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StoryFest features international teller Brenda Wong Aoki
Annual festival celebrates the art of storytelling
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Kennesaw State University StoryFest presents:
Saturday, February 12-13, 8 p.m.
All We Leave is a Story
Legend of the Morning Glory
KENNESAW, Ga.—The Kennesaw State University Department of Theatre and Performance Studies will present the third annual StoryFest Feb. 12 and 13 in the Performance Hall of the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center. World-renowned storyteller Brenda Wong Aoki will take the stage along with the KSU Tellers, a student performance ensemble.
“Brenda Wong Aoki draws from her diverse cultural background to create a wide variety of stories,” says Assistant Professor Hannah Harvey, who is coordinating the event.
Of Japanese, Chinese, Spanish and Scottish descent, Aoki synthesizes Japanese Noh and Kyogen theater, commedia dell’arte, modern dance and everyday experience. She is acclaimed as one of America’s foremost soloists, performing in such venues as The Kennedy Center, New Victory Theater on Broadway, Hong Kong Performing Arts Center and the Esplanade in Singapore. Her performance at KSU will include a brand new work entitled "The Legend of Morning Glory," based on a Kabuki story about the daughter of a powerful samurai, who meets and falls in love with a poor boy.
The Los Angeles Times says, "Aoki encompasses the comic and the tragic with fine, quick, delicate gestures, using everything from her expressive hands and face to her long sweeping black hair. . . making relevant and magical even the most faraway tales."
The KSU Tellers are also recognized stateside and internationally. In addition to performing at local schools and southeastern festivals, the student ensemble has performed in Europe, earning a four-star review from the British Theatre Guide.
Performances will take place at 8 p.m. on Feb. 12 and 13 in the Bailey Performance Center. Admission for each evening is $18. For more information and to order tickets, contact the box office at 770-423-6650 or online.
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A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of more than 21,000 from 142 countries. The third-largest university in Georgia, Kennesaw State offers more than 65 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including new doctorates in education and business.
The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts programs.