Primary type of performance
Bi or Multi Lingual
Diane is known for her humor, depth, & tenderness, as well as the intimate & personal rapport that she has been making with her audiences worldwide for over twenty years. She is truly a master of the oral tradition using expression, gesture, and intense emotion, to create multiple characters for each story. Through stories, songs, American Sign Language, humor and audience participation, she brings her tales to life. While emphasizing the history, struggles and triumphs of the African American experience as well as African & Southern tales, she also loves to tell stories that hold truths touching upon our common humanity, including personal stories as well as many tales from across the globe. . She believes that telling and listening to each other?s stories not only enables us to learn about each other, but also to understand each other better. She views storytelling as a traditional art form that can promote literacy, imagination, and values in the young.