Hawk’s performances dynamically bring the wonders and wisdom of ancient cultures to life. Whether sharing myths, legends, or ‘true to life’ tales, each tale offers a fresh perspective of how people all over the world have come to value and to respect the diversity of each other and the natural world around them. Shows often incorporate unique musical instruments, many of which Hawk personally handcrafts. Stories and folk songs emphasize positive character development and the importance of finding our own unique creativity within our families and communities.
Book reading and signing opportunities are also available for Hawk’s two children’s books, The Story of the First Flute and The Way of the Forest.
Interactive and highly educational, all shows are adjusted to fit the age, group size, and occasion. Fees are dependent upon the length and type of program presented, the number of performances and days booked, as well as, travel requirements. Discounts are available for back-to-back and block bookings.
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“You were fabulous! I loved the stories you told during your school-wide performance. You had the kids totally engaged! Thank you for spending time with us - it was a wonderful residency and we hope to have you back again next year!”- Lori Dibble, Principal
“I have never seen our kids so animated after an experience!”- Parent
“You charmed us with your music, captivated us with your stories, showed us where we’ve come from, and challenged us to appreciate and live in harmony with the natural world around us.”- Nancy Frady, School Teacher
“I have never seen children with such wide eyes - eyes filled with wonder, excitement, and sheer joy. The excitement and animation that Hawk brings to each story and song stimulates the imagination of children and adults alike.”- Jon Durham, Montessori School Director
“A gifted storyteller, musician, and cultural folk artist - Hawk Hurst is a true Bard!”- Robert Johnson, Jungian Analyst & Storyteller
“As a teacher, I believe that learning takes place best if lessons are complimented with stories. Hawk’s stories go a step beyond entertaining - they have encouraged the children I teach to become storytellers, to create their own stories, and to explore the cultures from which his stories originated. As an educator, I could ask for no more!”- Jon, Teacher, Boone, NC