Mythteller Brian Rohr and the Sacred Storytelling Series Present:
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Water, Floods and the Sacred Wound:
An evening of flood stories from around the world
Thursday, Aug 21 – 7:30pm (doors open at 7:15pm)
Awakenings – 1016 SE 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97214 [map]
$15, Advance ticket purchase click here:
Cultures all over the world recognize the power of water and tell of great floods of long ago that cleansed the world. At this time of the year the mountain snows melt and the waters journey, sometimes bringing great floods as they go about filling the rivers and ocean anew. These waters nourish the earth and our psyches. Mythteller Brian Rohr presents an evening of performative storytelling and mythology that will explore the archetypal and mythical water and flood stories from around the world, breathing them to life in the realm of the oral tradition.
Rohr invites us to follow the ageless wisdom inherent in the old stories, with powerful drumming and ritual to help us journey to a place where we ourselves live, breathe and dance among the ancient tales.
Please note that these tellings tend towards teen and adult audiences as we explore the complexities, paradoxes and medicine inherent in the old myths and folktales. Some mature themes, ideas and language 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.
Rohr is a member of the National Storytelling Network, the Healing Story Alliance, the Portland Storytellers Guild and the Jewish Storytelling Coalition.
“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