Vera Oyé Yaa-Anna, affectionately known as Auntie Oyé, is a Liberian-born acclaimed master storyteller who transports her audience to West Africa through “imaginary” interactive storytelling. She is the Executive Director of Oyé Palaver Hut, an established cultural arts organization that integrates storytelling performance with culinary art to focus on physical and emotional wellness. She tours nationally and internationally, presenting her dynamic programs that include dance and the traditional djembe drum. This energetic cultural educator’s performances are celebrating diversity. She is a three-time DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities Fellowship Program recipient.
Events taking place from October through December will be available in the Fall Lottery opening on September 7th.
Linking Art Health & Wellness (Storytelling and West African Dance)
Presented by: Oyé Palaver Hut, Inc.
With the help of traditional West African dance, music, and storytelling, this program promotes health, wellness, human services and arts, culture, and the humanities through nutrition and physical exercise by integrating applied storytelling and literacy practices in interactive, experiential teaching/learning workshops.
Length of Event: 45 Minutes -1 hour
Content Area: Arts
Medium: Dance; Music/Music Production; Theatre; Performance Art;
Learning Standards: TBD
Grades: K - 12th
Ticket Capacity: 25
Ticket Cost: $3