Teaching artist Derek Phillips is conducting a series of monthly interactive storytelling sessions at all Creative Kids Academy metro locations. Interactive storytelling involves encouraging the listeners to participate in the story by becoming characters, speaking lines or providing sounds effects. These age-appropriate responses engage creative dramatic skills and build confidence. Most of the stories are adapted folk tales from various cultures. The forty-five minute sessions may sometimes conclude with the opportunity to ask questions or create and act out an original story. Derek Phillips has been a performing artist and educator for over thirty years. Currently, he is a teaching artist for the Children’s Theatre Company’s Neighborhood Bridges and Early Bridges programs. He tours internationally with Katha Dance Theatre, and performs English country dances with Minnesota Traditional Morris.
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