School Programs for K-12

Children of all ages expressed tremendous enthusiasm for their experience with Motoko, noting her traditional way of dressing, her charming mannerisms, her fascinating stories,
and the special way in which she combined mime and stories. Leonard Strauss, Principal,
Swift River School,
New Salem, MA


Folktales from Asia (K-12)
Motoko specializes in telling stories from Japan, combined with participatory songs and mime movements. She also tells tales from China, Korea, and Southeast Asia. Her stories are humorous and wise, and impart cultural lessons and morals. This program is designed to enrich Language Arts and Social Studies curricula. A 45 minute session addresses up to 150 students in age-appropriate groups (K-2, 3-5, etc.) An intimate setting such as a library works best. (Click here for Teachers’ Packet.)

The Girl in the Mirror: Mime for Teens (Grades 7-12)
Designed to enhance Health Education curricula, this one-woman mime program addresses issues relevant to the lives of middle and high school students: puberty, peer pressure, and family life. It inspires discussion on healthy self-image and interpersonal relationships. A 45 minute performance plus 15 minute Q&A session. Audience limit: 300. (Read more.)

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