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Biography

Lorraine is a mother and grandmother who lives in a small cedar castle in the Appalachian mountains, surrounded by birds, gardens and forest bordered by a stream. Her carefully crafted tales of wonder create universes that capture the imagination of her young audiences.

Since her studies in education she has been working with children for more than three decades. It is during her many years as a Waldorf Kindergarten Teacher that she honed her storytelling skills, developing a varied repertoire of stories and inspiring workshops. Her bilingual performances have captured the hearts of many young souls across the country. She also holds different series of workshops for adults.

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Les contes de Lorraine

Created in 2000, Les Contes de Lorraine offers children 3 to 9 years old, tales adopted into table puppet theatre. The artist’s intention is to cultivate active listening through storytelling from within, holding in the heart the wisdom they contain. The living language of the tales envelops the child in delight, improves his sense of wonder and cultivates the imagination. In a warm surrounding, sound and light reveal a magic world, and, “Once upon a time…” comes to life through the beauty of the setting. In a moment, the child is carried to where the storyteller’s voice brings him.

Each tale is followed by a creative workshop, if requested. There are approximately twenty tales of wonder in the repertory of Les Contes de Lorraine, available in French and in English.

« If ever there was an art on which the whole community of mankind has worked, it is of the ageless tale. The folk tale is the primer of the picture-language of the soul.” - Joseph Campbell