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Storytelling Workshop: Understanding Dine Storytelling

Event Type
diversity & inclusion, native american, neuroscience, storytelling, workshop
Spurlock Museum
Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory, Urbana
Feb 18, 2017   9:00 am - 12:00 pm  
Alex Mares
Workshop only: $30/$20 student; Workshop and Concert: $35/$25 student; We cannot accept credit/debit cards or purchase orders

The focus of this workshop is information on the role and purpose of storytelling in Dine culture, including basic technique, the use of props and artifacts, and the interplay between the tangible and intangible.  Also discussed will be evidence on the unique effects of storytelling on the human brain from the field of Neuroscience.

With an educational background in Anthropology and Sociology, Mr. Mares has served as a Park Ranger in Texas and New Mexico for over 28 years.  This service included fifteen years as Lead Ranger at the world-renowned sacred site known as Hueco Tanks. He is a Certified Interpretive Guide through the National Association for Interpretation and is a traditional Winter Storyteller. Mr. Mares is of Dine (Navajo) and Mexican-American descent.

Alex will be performing the annual Winter Tales concert at 2:00 pm on this day.  All workshop participants are welcome to bring a sack lunch to eat after the workshop and join the audience for The afternoon performance.

Workshop size is limited. Register early!

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