Part of the Earth Up Conference
Storytelling, music and song form an enchanting weave in this story and harp performance celebrating the deep spirit of trees. Clothed in the rich metaphors of myth, these humorous and heartfelt traditional tales reawaken our imagination to the deep wonder and beauty of the forest. Stories include, “Kansakura,” a delicate tale of love centered around the honored cherry trees of Japan, “The Dancing Spirit of the Birch” from Czechoslovakia and “Three Green Ladies,” a poignant legend about the ancient tree spirits of Cornwall, England. Refreshing and lyrical each piece is surrounded by evocative music from the culture, Celtic harp and song.
A passionate teller of folkloric and original tales that center on the natural world, Diane’s innovative stories range from entertaining eco-tales to Seasonal and Solstice performances with music and song. Her place-based: “Living Myth Events,” lead audiences through special landscapes linking the journey with stories that reflect on the nature that surrounds us. From the Arnold Arboretum to AMC huts, she has given workshops, keynotes and storytelling performances on the interplay of nature, narrative and myth for over thirty years. www.livingmyth.com