Cantastoria is Italian for "Sung Story". It is one of the oldest known forms of protest street theater originating in 6th century India. Cantastoria then spread across the globe and infused itself in many diverse artforms that still exist to this day. Historically performed on the street reflecting everyday experiences and local politics, it is art for the people and it has a vibrant life and place in today's tumultuous world. Why should you bring cantastoria into your activist practice? It is a way to make fast, meaning art to address any issue as it arises. It is a way to make folks on the street stop and think! It is a chance to unearth and liberate forgotten stories and unsung acts of revolution!!
Join Jabari Jones and Lyndsay Love as we learn the ins and outs of performing cantastorias and as we get to make our own about the issues that affect our lives!
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about jabari jones
Jabari S. Jones is a Burlington-based artist and racial justice activist. Pronouns are he/him/his. He has been performing on and off with Bread & Puppet Theater and other companies, and facilitating creative protest workshops, since 1999.
about lyndsay love
Lyndsay is an artist and organizer who lives in Plainfield, VT. She has worked with the Bread and Puppet Theater performing politically relevant shows for the past 8 years. She is also an enthusiastic member of The Make, a direct action and political art hub, and works on the Vermont Climate Union coordinating committee. She believes in the power of art to affect people, and enjoys putting that power to work in the streets.