The Fastest Plane

The Fastest Plane

Around the world in 45 minutes: a multi-lingual program that discusses: Geography, Social Studies, Language Arts, Reading, International Studies, Character Education, Foreign Languages and/or Environmental Science. An entertaining, international, dynamic program that weaves the power of dance, theatre, music and storytelling together. As the bamboo flute sounds, open up your imagination and prepare to embark on our journey. Travel back in time and across the world, landing in a time when animals could talk and some people could understand them! Dance through the streets of Brazil, Mexico, India and even the United States. Walk away ready to say “hello”ť in Spanish, English, Portuguese and Hindi. Leave the program with the knowledge of what a folk tales is and the desire to read, write and even tell other stories. Tales told are customized based on the Common Core focus area selected and the grade level(s) of the audience.

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Artist Background

Story Tapestries and Arianna Ross create educational, entertaining, international programs that weave the power of dance, storytelling, writing, visual art and theatre. Arianna uses the tools of her art forms to help youth foster a deeper connection to the subjects they’re learning and to guide educators to increase their effectiveness by incorporating arts-based strategies in their lesson plans. For 20 years she has performed and taught in schools, colleges, community centers, and concert halls. She custom designs every program to fit the age and needs of the audience. Recently, she secured $20,000 in matching funds to support high-need schools. She has worked with National Theatre, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Washington Performing Arts Society.

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