Stoking the Fire

Earth Walk 2012 Presents:

Stoking the Fire, Stringing the Harp

An Evening of Myth and Story
with Storyteller Brian Rohr

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 – 6:00pm
$12-22 Sliding Scale

Hotel Congress
311 E Congress St
Tucson, AZ 85701

Storyteller, drummer and healing arts practitioner Brian Rohr travels from his Northwest home of Port Townsend, WA to join us for the Earth Walk Performance Series as a lead up to April’s Earth Walk event.

On Monday, January 23 – Rohr will talk, drum, and tell stories from the oral traditions of the world in his performance, Stoking the Fire, Stringing the Harp.

“It is our time to heal our relationship with the sacred and the living world.”  Says Rohr “We need to dance with our fire and our shadows, for in this way we reveal our gold… and the world is hungry for us to be living our gold.

“By doing this through story and in community, we find what is common and unique of our human condition and 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.”

There will also be an acoustic opening act by Blown Seals a local duo as well as a presentation from Earth Walk members, describing our plans for this years Earthwalk in April 2012.

While children and families are most welcome, please note that these telling’s tend towards an adult audience as we like to explore the complexities, paradoxes and medicine inherent in the old myths and folktales. Some mature themes, ideas and language may or may not be present.

About the Artists

Brian Rohr is a Storyteller and Healing Arts practitioner who resides in the Pacific Northwest – a land of constant rain, Evergreen trees, mountains and the waters of the Pacific Ocean.  In 2007, Brian left his hometown of Chicago and moved to Port Townsend, WA to study with Mythologist and Master Storyteller Daniel Deardorff.  Since that time, he has found his gift and his home.  Brian is an active Board Member of the Mythsinger Foundation and has shared myth and stories from different cultures to national and international audiences.  He fully believes that the old stories are alive, vital and can inform us on how to live our lives as authentic human beings.  Brian is married to his beloved Sarah.

“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.

“Brain breaths fire into the story and carries you to the belly of the beast.  His energy catapults you right into the story and you find yourself riding along with the cast of characters.  You can’t help but enjoy a storytelling by Brian.”
– Michele Podesto, Artist & Ritual Leader