Don’t you love attending an event that stirs your imagination, evokes deep laughter and perhaps tears? Welcome to storytelling, an art form that fills your mind, body and heart. A good storyteller can weave you through the spectrum of emotion and create an image that returns months and years later; a line, metaphor, or moral that sticks with us – an intellectual anchor that we can draw upon. Being engaged with a fine storyteller is a work out for the soul; a bright mode of communication and connection in this quick throw away society. SOMOS has created an annual event that provides just this kind of outlet and opportunity.
SOMOS's Taos Storytelling Festival is held every October at the TCA, Taos Center for the Arts. It offers an impressive lineup of tellers spinning their tales in concerts, children stories, a workshop, a story swap and in visits to our local schools.
The 2012 Festival was held on October 19 and 20 at the TCA. Headlining storytellers were Dovie Thomason, Kevin Kling, Bob Kanegis and Liz Mangual, and local favorite Cisco Guevara. Here are some pictures from the weekend.
Pictured: Liz Mangual and Brook Walker;
Cicso Guevera; Dovie Thomanson;
and Kevin Kling.