Danielle Daniel Storyteller - 2011

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Mille Lacs
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Measurable Outcomes may be collected by survey, anecdotal responses, pre-test/post-test, observations; Describe proposed end user change in Behavior, Attitude, Skills, Knowledge, Condition and/or Status.Attendees will learn about the art of storytelling, its techniques and nuances and find their own voice, vision and style. Attendees will be exposed to a performance by a professional storyteller.

Measurable Outcome(s)

"I loved the interaction both Danielle and Alphonse had with the audience. Very personal.""It totally encouraged me.""Thank you very much for allowing us to attend the storyteller program. The students really enjoyed it. They all liked different stories. Their favorite thing was having parts in the stories.  We also loved the music." "The program was fabulous.  The music, the storytelling, the participation.....one of the best programs we have had! It was all great, the children loved it.  I even had one of them hiding behind his coat for the scary story."

Project Overview

Storyteller Danielle Daniel partnered with two ECRL branch libraries (Cambridge Public and Princeton Area Libraries) and presented two workshops for children and adults teaching attendees the art of storytelling. Members from the speech teams from two local high schools were also invited to take part in the workshops. The event culminated with a storytelling performance using participants from the workshops for students at the Princeton Elementary School. Storyteller, Danielle Daniel also presented a solo storyteller performance.

Danielle Daniel also presented a storytelling performance at the 4H Regional Summer Camp at St. Croix State Park near Hinckley, MN for campers and their families.

Project Details

Event Dates, Locations and Attendance at each individual event:
March 10, 2011 – Cambridge Public Library (16)
March 30, 2011 – Princeton Area Library (11)
March 30, 2011 – Princeton Public School (800)
June 29, 2011 – 4H Regional Summer Camp at St. Croix State Park near Hinckley (150)

• Partner Organization(s): Princeton Public Schools; Pine County 4H Program, St. Croix State Park

• Partner Organization(s) Contribution/Role in the Program: Princeton Public Schools provided the venue for the storytelling performance by workshop attendees and the performance by professional storyteller, Danielle Daniel. The St. Croix State Park and the Pine County 4H program provided the venue for the storytelling performance and assisted in coordinating the program.

Program Outputs:
A total of 977 children and adults attended the programs at the school performing arts center and local libraries.