Stoking the Fire, Stringing the Harp
Saturday, January 9, 2016
6:00pm, Doors open at 5:45pm
$15 Suggested Donation, no one turned away.
More if you can, less if you cannot.
MUSE Collective: 400 NE 62nd Avenue, Portland, OR
Please join the MUSE Collective in presenting Storyteller/Mythteller Brian Rohr as we engage in one of the oldest acts known to humans: listening to the old stories as a community shared in the ways of the oral tradition.
In his performance, Stoking the Fire, Stringing the Harp, Brian invites the listener to dance with the themes of feeling lost, appropriate anger, unexpected compassion, artistry and renewal. By doing this through story and in community, we recognize and find meaning in the commonality and uniqueness of our human condition. In this way we become more than just audience, we become participants in this ancient act, feeding our soul with the nourishment gifted by our ancestors.
“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.
In 2007 he began his mentorship in the art and magic of performative mythology and storytelling with mythologist and master storyteller Daniel Deardorff.
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: 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, The Sacred Storytelling Series in Portland, OR and more.
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