Couple Tells Stories For A Living

5 years 11 months 1 week ago Tuesday, November 06 2012 Nov 6, 2012 Tuesday, November 06, 2012 6:39:00 PM CST November 06, 2012 in News
By: Crystall Cho

COLUMBIA - Sherry and Bobby Norfolk visited Columbia Public Library Tuesday to do their job - storytelling. About twenty kids and twenty adults filled up the "egg room," where the story was told. The Norfolk couple have been story performers and teaching artists for a living since 1987 and they perform about 300 shows a year. "Sherry and Bobby Norfolk's storytelling" is a featured program at the Columbia Public Library.

Sherry and Bobby walked on the stage with two microphones placed in front of them. The Norfolks began the story with making big gestures and loud sound effects. When Sherry storytold, Bobby made the kids laugh by creating funny faces. Sherry and Bobby also jumped around and engaged with the children sitting down in front of them to fill up the one-hour and fifteen minute storytelling with laughter. 

Bobby said the best part of being a storyteller is watching the reactions of his audience, kids and adults. "To us, it's a magical experience to hear the laughter, to see the eyes grow large and the bottom of the jaw drop, and you see the storytelling hypnosis takes place. And it's not just for the kids, storytelling is for adults too." 

Sherry and Bobby will return to the library three more times throughout November. 

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