Directory of String Figure Performers

 

Here is an alphabetical listing by state/country of individuals willing to demonstrate and/or teach string figures in nearby schools, libraries, festivals, senior centers, etc.:

 

USA

State

Name/Email

Location/Comments

AZ
CA
HI
OK
MI
NY
NY
NY
TX

Eric Lee
Michael P. Garofalo
Lois & Earl Stokes
David Titus
Barbara Schutzgruber
Laurel Sharp
Lin Bartlett-Taylor
Tom Cutrofello
Deborah Vaden

Tucson area. Free
Red Bluff. Has a SF web site, check it out. Free
Island of Kauai, donation, visit their web site.
World-ranging polished professional, visit his web site.
Professional string figure storyteller, visit her web site.
Syracuse, will travel within a 30-mile radius. Free
Retired teacher. Performs for schools and groups in Western New York and Central Ontario.
Does string figure workshops in libraries in the NYC area.
Teaches figures at Irving Public Library on on-going basis. Free

 

Canada

Province

Name/Email

Location/Comments

B.C.
B.C.
Ont.
B.C.

Lori Lachance
Anne H. Glover
Beverly Matson
Marian Rose

Central Vancouver Island. AKA "Toodles" the clown.
Victoria. Professional. US and Canada, English/French.
Guelph. Retired teacher/librarian. Local storyteller.
Musician, dance educator and publisher based in Vancouver, BC, Eng/French,

 

Australia

State

 
Name/Email

Location/Comment

VIC

Mike Jackson

Travels world entertaining kids with string and a truck load of musical instruments. Visit his web site.

 

France

 
Name/Email

Location/Comment


Sam yada CANNAROZZI

"Storyteller in String Figures". Visit his web site and watch video .

68 rue Neyret
01600 Parcieux FRANCE
tel 00 33 4 78 28 88 62



 

Germany

 
Name/Email

Location/Comment


Guenter Frei

German string performer. Visit his web site.



 

Venezuela

 
Name/Email

Location/Comment


Ludwig Caballero

Caracas, Venezuelan string performer. Visit his web video.

 

If you are a string figure performer anywhere in the world (or out of it), rank amateur or polished professional, please click here to add your name, location, and comments to this directory by email.

Sharing string figures is fun and always appreciated. You DO NO have to be an expert, or anything close to one, to demonstrate and teach string figures. Learn the 12 easy figures in the introduction and you will know 12 more figures than most people. Get the word out that you "have string, will travel" (at least a short ways) and you'll soon be in demand. A class of kids is not a hard audience to please—you really can't fail with string figures, so try it and you'll probably like it.

Click here for some amateur how-to hints and tips. If you're a "Free" volunteer performer, and thousands of you are needed, remember that you can always decline an invitation or hint that you would require gas money, a free lunch, or some inducement for out-of-the-way travel. String figures are a "really cool" gift to world culture, but someone has to promote them—especially in the USA and other culturally backward western countries. :-)

 

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