- 6:30 p.m.
- Le Nouvel Hôtel & Spa, St. Mathieu Room
1740 René-Lévesque Blvd. W., Montreal
A beautiful girl is hatched from a large zebu egg. Her mother promises terrible consequences if the girl ever leaves, but fate has other intentions. Join master storyteller Jan Blake as she takes you on an enchanting journey through African myth and magic.
- $10 | includes light refreshments
RSVP by November 7, 2012, online or call 514-848-2424, ext: 4397.
Information: email@example.com / 514-848-2424, ext. 3881
Blake is one of Britain’s outstanding female storytellers, performing in theatres and festivals throughout Europe.
Born in Manchester, England, to Jamaican parents, she was inspired by recordings of 'Miss Lou' (Louise Bennett) and began storytelling in 1986. She rapidly gained an international reputation for witty and exhilarating performances. Specialising in folktales from West Africa, North Africa, the Arab world and the Caribbean, her repertoire is full of tales of powerful women. In 2004 she took the American National Storytelling Festival by storm.
She has worked as an artist in residence at various theatres in England, developing close links with the National Theatre, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, The Deptford Albany, the Lyric theatre in Hammersmith and Battersea Arts Centre. She is closely involved with projects to develop a new generation of British storytellers of African and Caribbean descent.