An art form from the Continent of Africa
Is Said has traveled to Africa every year for the last 30 years.
Story telling helps an audience to use their imagination and work
together as a group. It stretches the mind beyond the sounds of
joy and beauty. It is shapes of twisted information weaving a story
and bringing the audience into your story.
Is Said usually tell stories that require a cast of which the
audience is used to act out the story. This gives the audience a
chance to see and be right in the story as it unfolds messages of
fun and history.
Story telling is much like performing performance poetry, One
uses their whole body to tell the story. Minor rules of story telling:
every story must have a beginning, middle, and an ending,
characters, dialogue, location, place of action, moral, message,
sometimes music, dance, animals, conflicts and conclusions.
The most important thing about understanding a story is, using
Author, mentor, community-based activist and educator, Is Said provides sage leadership on a national level as well as in
the greater Columbus arts community. He conceives, stages, writes, and performs unique multimedia arts events,
combining visionary, historical-based poetry or prose synergistically with high-energy African music and dance. Founding
the Columbus-based “Advance Party” in 1973, he brings to life a powerful, spiritual vision to inspire, inform, and empower
diverse audiences. With an inclusive multicultural approach, Is Said serves formally and informally as consultant to many
arts agencies and individuals, seeking his wisdom born of a lifetime of community experience. He shares his expertise
with school age or homeless youth, growing artists, and senior citizens, conducting educational workshops fostering
literacy, creativity, performance skills and, most importantly, self-awareness. Is Said received the King Arts Complex 24th
Annual Legends & Legacies Award in 2011.
Urban Arts Center
of Performing Poetry
Is Said & The Advance Party
Thursday, November 7, 2013
The Lincoln Theater
769 E. Long Street
Columbus, Ohio 43203
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