Join us with storyteller Dr. Tatiana Riabokin for Kirilo - The Strongest Man in Kyiv, a traditional Ukrainian Folk Story about Kirilo who defeated the dragon!
Dr. Riabokin hails from the Ukrainian community of the Twin Cities and now calls the enchanted forests of northern Minnesota home. She has a wealth of knowledge about Ukrainian music, history and folklore as well as Ukrainian herbal healing traditions. She will be joined by Stefan Iwaskewycz from the Ukrainian Village Band!
Proceeds from this event will go to Stand With Ukraine MN in support of their humanitarian aid efforts in Ukraine.
Join us with master folk artist John Rajtar, for stories about the intricate and ancient designs on Pisanki - Polish Easter Eggs!
"I have been given a gift. I remember seeing my first Polish Pisanki at my Babcia's (Grandma's) home in NorthEast Minneapolis. I was completely mesmerized by their colors and symbols- a mystery that I wanted to pursue. Pisanki were the perfect marriage of history, tradition, culture of my Polish soul. It has evoked comfort and value to something crafted by hand with a spirit and pride handed down from aged hands to the young. Pisanki are the bridges that connect culture and tradition living in the US with a Polish heart." -JR
Participants are invited to design their own egg at home!
All Story Table events are designed to capture the imagination of elementary aged children while welcoming the participation of their extended family members.
Here's the format for the 90 minute session and what to expect from your next Story Table event:
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Ting- The Chinese character for listen, suggests a nuanced and empathetic way of communicating with others. Inspired by this teaching and research that proves that 90% of communication is non-verbal, Story Table sessions are grounded in the practice of listening with our eyes, ears, hands, feet and hearts.
The Story Table Foundation is committed to incorporating Multiple Intelligence Theory because studies show that comprehension is greatly improved when all learning styles are engaged. By actively working with their hands, asking questions and developing embodied cognition, each child is allowed to learn in a way that aligns with their strengths.