A Dance of Tales and Tunes
A live storytelling and musical performance, weaving traditional tales of wisdom and music from the violin.
This is a live (May 2017) recording of “A Dance of Tales & Tunes,” an elegant performance in which story performer Sally Perkins weaves her wisdom tales from around the world with the music of violinist, Thomas Wyatt Watkins and special guest performances by trumpeter James Zanker. The stories and music range from traditional Jataka tales from India to more contemporary tales about music in World War II, and the musical selections range from traditional Irish fiddle tunes to classical pieces by J.S. Bach. Performance occurred in the Indiana Landmarks Cook Theater in Indianapolis, IN.
Out of the Doghouse into the Heart
Sally Perkins tells a hilarious, personal family story about her husband and her pitiful attempts at training precocious poodles.
Sally Perkins is a story performer in Indianapolis, IN. She tells stories of all sorts (folk, wisdom, historical, personal, and ghoulish) to audiences of all ages. Her stories captivate audiences, making them laugh, cry, learn, and love. She has been commissioned multiple times to create and perform historical stories and has performed at the Indy Fringe Theater Festival (2014 & 2015), the Indianapolis Crown Hill Cemetery Ghost Story Festival, the Indiana Landmarks Center, and in many, many other venues. In 2018 she’ll be performing in the “Haunting in the Hills Storytelling Festival” in Tennessee. Sally also trains & coaches professionals on storytelling and effective presentations. On her best days you can find her telling stories to children at Riley Children’s Hospital!