Honoring the Dark, Waking the Light
Mythteller Brian Rohr and the Sacred Storytelling Series Present:
Honoring the Dark, Waking the Light:
A Performance of Story and Myth
Friday, December 19 – 7:30pm (doors open at 7:15pm)
Awakenings – 1016 SE 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
$15 Advance Tickets and at the door.
Every year the world lives, dies and is reborn once again, as the sun gradually recedes to the darkest night of the year and then returns us back to light. In celebration of this annual transition, Mythteller Brian Rohr invites the community to ‘honor the dark’ and ‘wake the light’ by engaging in the ancient tradition of wintertime myth-telling, listening to myth and story celebrating the themes of darkness, light, creation and the winter solstice.
Please be aware that while families are invited and welcome, mature themes may be present.
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“Sharing the ancient art of storytelling as a way to educate, entertain and offer healing to individuals, communities and the living world.”
Brian Rohr is a Storyteller/Mythteller who resides here in the Pacific Northwest, recently moving from Port Townsend, WA to Portland, OR.
In 2007 he met mythologist and master storyteller Daniel Deardorff whose artistry convinced him to give up the steady life and move to the small rural town of Port Townsend, WA, to be mentored in the art and magic of performative mythology and storytelling.
Since this time, Rohr has toured as a featured teller for national audiences, taught and performed at major conferences, festivals, high schools, universities, synagogues and libraries. The list includes: the 14th International Jewish Renewal Aleph Kallah; Northwest Folklife Festival in Seattle; Illinois State University; Trickster Tales Storytelling Festival in Washington State; Tapestry of Jewish Learning in Austin, TX, the Mankind Project and more.
Rohr was named by JT News as a “10 Under 40” recipient – Honored as one of ten notable Jewish people in Washington under 40 years old who are doing important and inspirational works within the community, specifically honored as a storyteller.
As a storyteller, Brian focuses on the old stories – the myths, folktales and fairy tales – from many different cultures, knowing that these old stories are alive, vital and can inform us on how to live our lives as authentic human beings, helping to make sense and meaning of the living world we are a part of.
“You’re helping to keep cultures and ancient tales rich and alive in an age of quick info and technology.”
– Joe Roche, Wrier, Actor, Humorist
“Thank you for your stories… You are a very passionate and gifted storyteller. I was moved, intrigued, and inspired by the folklore and how you weaved the story together. Each one resonates truth.”
– Eric J Jones. Sr.
“It is rare I suggest a teacher and teller so completely. I encourage you to go [to this performance].”
– Abby Gail Layton, Meditation Teacher