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Mariella Bertelli

Mariella  BertelliMariella Bertelli, storyteller and librarian, is a bilingual storyteller, as comfortable in telling in English as she is telling in Italian, as much at ease telling rhymes to babies as she is telling stories to seniors. She has translated, adapted and told stories from Boccaccio’s Decameron and Ariosto’s Orlando Furioso and many Italian fairy tales. Her repertoire includes folk and fairy tales, literary, personal and original stories based on her background and life experience. Over the years she has collaborated with other storytellers to create shows that blend many of the visual and performing arts with storytelling – including the Bankelsang Project, Alice Then and Now, A Night at Boccacio’s, and three Toy Theatre shows: Masetto, Alibech, Cinderella or the little shoe. She has performed at National and International Festivals and events in Canada, the US, South Africa, Belgium and Italy for many years.

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