Angela Davis, the Yarnspinner
Embark upon a marvelous adventure with Angela, The Yarnspinner, as she uses the ancient art of storytelling to bring to life tales from around the world. Through song, humor, movement, drama and audience participation, ANGELA spins tales of adventure to captivate the imagination of both young and old. Angela pulls threads from a variety of ethnic backgrounds; African-American, Cajun, Modern and updated traditional stories, weaving the themes of self-esteem, choice making, and other contemporary issues to motivate and capture the imagination of today's audience.
Angela Davis is a teller of myths, folklore, fables, dramas and legends. As an entertainer and recording artist, she offers a variety of stories guaranteed to nurture the hearts and minds of children of all ages. Angela has inspired rave reviews from past performances.
As a professional educator, Angela offers resources to teachers, librarians and parents to enhance the education and personal growth of children. She uses storytelling to introduce children to imaginative literature, history and cultures from around the world. She excites curiosity and boosts confidence in a child's ability to communicate through reading, writing and listening. The Yarnspinner is listed in the Louisiana State Artist Roster.
As a workshop educator, Angela uses stories as a teaching tool, demonstrating to teachers how storytelling skills can breathe life into a curriculum to improve teaching skills and classroom learning.
Angela Davis has been enchanting audiences with her storytelling performances at schools, libraries, festivals, and museums throughout the country and has drawn listeners from ages 3 to 103 into the magical world of story theater.
"Everyone has a friend or two who can tell a story. But Angela Davis, the Yarnspinner, knows how to pull you in and hold you transfixed. You are powerless in her storytelling spell and find yourself laughing hysterically. Angela is captivating!"
New Orleans Times-Picayune