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NSN Storyteller Profile ... Christopher Agostino

3 Windsor Rd
Baldwin, NY 11510

(516) 771-8086


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Christopher Agostino's StoryFaces—Tales of Transformation and Wonder.
"I am a painter and a storyteller, and this is how I tell my tales"
The stories come to life on the faces of the audience in this innovative performance, an inspiring fusion of theatre and visual arts. StoryFaces is an exciting and unusual storytelling show, in which volunteers are brought on stage and face painted to illustrate stories as Christopher tells them, captivating the audience with folktales and his uniquely animated original stories. This amazing series of shows includes performances for adults and family audiences — plus educational programs for schools. See the video “What Is A StoryFace?” and learn more at agostinoarts.com

In his performances, Christopher Agostino shares discoveries from his 30 year adventure in theatre, storytelling and painting faces, and his exploration into the anthropology of the art of transformation. Christopher has appeared on the NBC Today Show and the CBS Early Show and performed for hundreds of theaters, schools, libraries and festivals, ranging from such unusual settings as the World Bodypainting Festival to the World Science Festival.
Christopher was part of the opening presentation of the 2013 NSN Conference, a featured teller at the Florida and Rockland Storytelling Festivals, and the upcoming Story Crossroads, Utah 2016.

The Eye of the Demon: a cycle of tales about Japanese Demons and the Samurai who fight them. Including tales of legendary samurai Minamoto no Raiko and Watanabe no Tsuna in their battle against the Goblin Earth Spider, plus the tale of the Ibaraki Demon and the haunted bridge. Performances for adults and brave family audiences.

And for adult audiences, college audiences and educational settings:
Before Cave Walls...the story on our skin
Anthropology, Art, Stories and Painted Faces like you've never seen before.
Before we ever painted a cave wall, we painted ourselves... We are the symbolic species, defined by our art and imagination. Our skin is the edge of who we are, and when we mark our skin we take control of our identity and proclaim our humanity.

Types of stories I tell:

I tell comic, heroic and motivational folktales; animal tales; adventure tales; cultural tales of mask and bodyart traditions, and my own uniquely animated original stories -- in an innovative performance style incorporating visual art along with spoken word -- illustrating the stories with painted faces as I tell them. A wide repertoire of thematic shows available for Family audiences and school shows. Programs for teens, colleges and adults also mix in anthropology and cultural studies.

I tell stories for:

All Ages

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My travel requirements:

please contact me to determine travel costs

School Districts I am cleared to work in:

currently performing in school districts throughout the New York/Tri-State area

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