Laura Simms

Laura Simms, USA (E)

eine der Initiatoren der weltweiten Renaissance der Erzählkunst! She is an award winning story teller, recording artist, teacher, writer and humanitarian. Remarkable performances of traditional stories interwoven with personal narrative have earned her worldwide recognition and honoras since 1968. She has created an irresistable cutting-edge performance that bridges ancient oral tradition and performance art. Her storytelling is meaningful and uncannily entertaining for her international audiences.

Her work has varied from serving as artist-in-residence at universities to creating original theater-dance works, co-designing a playground based on a fairy tale to working in conflict resolution and peace making with refugees.

In 1979 Weston Woods Studio produced already the first storytelling and music record featuring Laura’s stories. We are honored to have her here at the festival.