A special storywalk & STORYTELLING with Antonio Rocha
ArtsBarnstable, Belonging Books and Hyannis Public Library are pleased to present Sea of Voices StoryWalk™ and Storytelling programs this June and July, all are free events, open to the public. These programs are made possible with the generous support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council Festival & Programs grant.
STORYTELLING: Sunday, July 9, 10:30am -11:30am, Storyteller Antonio Rocha will perform “Under African Skies,” a children’s storytelling show, in the Cape Cod Toy Library’s Outdoor Play Oasis behind the Hyannis Public Library. The show explores the diversity of the African continent and features an impressive set of Antonio’s sound effects and signature moves!
Saturday, July 8, 2:00pm to 3:00pm, join Storyteller Antonio Rocha at the Hyannis Harbor Overlook along the Walkway-to-the-Sea through Hyannis Village Green for “Crossroads,” a culturally diverse performance of tales from around the world. This program entertains and also addresses matters of communication, self-esteem, conflict resolution and respect. This performance is for general audiences including adults.
Through July 9, 2023, visitors passing through the Hyannis Village Green and Harbor Overlook along the Walkway–to-the-Sea can read the book, “A Day Without Words,” by Tiffany Hammond. This is a self-guided Storywalk™ offered in partnership with Belonging Books, ArtsBarnstable and Hyannis Public Library. The book, A “Day With No Words,” is a colorful and engaging picture book for young readers that shares the special bond between children and parents and what life can look like for families who use nonverbal communication, utilizing tools to embrace their unique method of “speaking.”
Free parking in Town Hall Public parking lot, accessible from Main or South Street entrances. It is easy to Park and Walk to the Harbor Overlook and Hyannis Public Library and Hyannis Main Street. The Harbor Overlook is at the base of Hyannis Village Green at the corner of Ocean & South Street, Hyannis. Free Parking in Town Hall Public Parking lot, walk through Hyannis Village Green to Harbor Overlook.
Hyannis Public Library is located at 401 Main Street and is visible from the Town Hall Public Parking lot.
ABOUT Antonio Rochas: www.storyinmotion.com
Antonio Rocha is an award winning internationally acclaimed storyteller. His unique fusion of mime and spoken word has been featured in premier venues in the United States, as well as at events in 15 other countries spanning 6 continents. With his tenor voice, realistic sound effects, unique characters and mesmerizing moves, Antonio can reach a vast age group entertaining kids and adults. He is sure to tickle your funny bone and delight your soul no matter your age. Antonio’s programs include folktales, original personal stories, myths, comedy, movement pieces and stories based on his immigration to the USA from Brazil.
ABOUT Belonging Books: www.belongingbookscapecod.com
Erica Tso Haidas, the founder and owner of Belonging Books, is a mother, a racial equity advocate, a pro bono immigration lawyer and a food, nature, people and book lover.
In a place where a non-majority person can often feel extremely isolated, lonely and othered, Belonging Books was created to build a community that centers and celebrates BIPOC voices, stories and work, with a dream to provide a physical, year-round gathering place to feel joy, solidarity, safety and belonging.
Please contact the venue directly with any questions.