Artistic Name:
Donna Jacobs Sife
Donna Jacobs Sife
Phone number:
+61 417241418
Celular :
+61 417241418

ME? WE! Cultural Diversity for primary and secondary school levels and adults In light of Australia's diviversity of cultural backgrounds, this performance features a repertoire of story, poetry and song, that spans the world's traditions and folklore.
The stories encourage empathy and an appreciation of other cultures, through exploring different points of view and experiences. The stories implicitly respond to bullying, prejudice, fear of difference, being part of a community, and conflict resolution.
This performance highlights both the uniqueness and the common thread that binds together our individual, communal and universal experiences.

MURMURING TREES AND AN EAR TO THE GROUND Environmentalism and giving Meaning to Life for primary and secondary school levels and adults In response to the pressures of commercialism and materialism, this performance gives value to those things we cannot see or hold. We ask: What is it that makes us truly rich?; What is it that gives us happiness?; and What price do we pay when we ignore these things?
Themes raised are ecological awareness, environmentalism, sustainability, inner wealth, responsibility to the earth and future generations.

THE WAYFARER'S PATH . Exploring our own lives as great quests and mythic adventures for secondary school levels and adults.
Nearly every story is a "quest' story " where the hero goes in search of truth, justice, freedom or happiness.
With this performance/workshop we create a dialogue between this universal story tradition and our own lives, each informing the other.
There is value in sharing personal stories and recognizing ourselves in each other. Seeing our lives in mythic terms, can elevate our lives and provide a big picture as a reference point that in turn sustains and enriches all that we do.
Through creative writing, movement,and storytelling, the participants will be encouraged to appreciate the purpose of their existence, and accept the full gamut of life's experience with curiosity, intention and a sense of adventure.

The BEAUTY MYTH . Being a Woman in Today's World for adolescent girls and adults In response to pressures on women in today's world, particularly regarding body image and ageing, this collection of stories, poems and song reflect ideas of " sovereignty over our own lives, being true to ourselves, considering what true beauty is, and exploring the nature of love and sexuality.

Curriculum Vitae / Resume:

Donna Jacobs Sife is a writer, award-winning storyteller and peace -worker. From the United Nations to Woodford Folk Festival, her considerable international reputation is built on her capacity to bridge difference " be it within our societies, our communities or ourselves. For nearly two decades she has travelled widely throughout the world teaching and telling stories.

Member of International Storytelling Network.
International Storytelling Network
International Storytelling Network
Author of:

Naked truth, CD, 1999, Sydney

Living in Harmony - Stories for Life, CD, 2008


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Red Internacional de Cuentacuentos (RIC) :: International Storytelling Network

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