How can we show up for what we love most?
Reconnecting to the spark of life. Laughing at fear.
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What is SPARK STORY?
- SPARK STORY is a unique experience combining story, songs and playful interaction
- Awakens courage, compassion and creativity
- Based on neuroscience, positive psychology, emotional intelligence and world spiritual traditions
- Effective for ages 10-100
- Flexible formats and length, from 5 minutes to 1 hour, plus optional workshops
- Is presented in yoga centers, churches, schools, youth groups, theaters, Ignite and TEDx-style events, conferences, retreats, story events, campfires, and house concerts in private homes
COMMENTS about SPARK STORY:
Your story reminded me of what I want most – to be at home, in me.
– Isabel, Buenos Aires, Argentina
I can relate to all your characters – the good girl, the workaholic, the rebel, and still wanting to keep your heart. Even from the beginning I started to cry, with the little girl. It’s very powerful.
– Milena, Scotland
We can all understand this. I want my daughter and my mother to see it.
– C. Hille, Seattle
Your performance was a joy to watch, to see you, hear you, feel you. You spoke about all of us… I heard the sound of my soul.
– Patricia, Argentina
It’s absolutely brilliant! We are not so unique as we all think.
– Vickie Dodd, Sacred Sound Works, Washington
I really appreciated all the layers that you put on…every one of us resonates with that, and the unwinding. It’s a beautiful, beautiful thing.
– – M. Hoven, New Mexico
It was very moving. Coming from a performing background, and having seen a lot of polished work that doesn’t always move you… when it’s real, it’s very palpable. Thank you.
– Joule L’adara, New York
This is my life story!
– audience member, Island Theatre production, Bainbridge Performing Arts
Past Spark Story Performances/Workshops:
May 14, 2017 “The Courageous Art of Following our Hearts” Mothers Day Service, Unity Center for Positive Living, Centralia, WA
May 13, 2017 “Awakening our True Voices” workshop for mothers, daughters and women, Embody Movement Studio, Centralia, WA, Centralia, WA
Apr 29, 2017 “The Courageous Art of Following our Hearts” Sound Spirit, Suquamish United Church, Suquamish WA
Apr 22, 2017 Vocal Improvisation Community event, Century Ballroom, Seattle WA
Mar. 26, 2017 “The Courageous Art of Following Your Heart” Heart of Wellness, Olympia WA
Nov. 5, 2016 “The 5th Way Introduction,” private home, Winlock, WA
Apr. 28, 2016 Video performance, The Barn with a View, near Port Gamble, WA
Apr. 26, 2016 “Hearts + Voices: Sound, Song & Story Alchemy” Green Lake Village, Seattle WA
Apr. 17, 2016 “High Heart Activation: Cacao Ceremony” with Erika Charbeneau and Matthew Gordon-Eklund, Olympia, WA
Mar 18, 2016 House Concert, home of Katherine Willard, Bainbridge Island, WA
Dec 18, 2015 Sacred Groves‘ Red Tent Ceremony, Bainbridge Island, WA
Oct 17, 2015 “Activate your Authentic Voice” workshop, Dayaalu Center, Bainbridge Island, WA
July 23, 2015 Soul Food Coffeehouse, Redmond, WA
June 21, 2015 Sacred Sound Retreat, NatureBridge, Port Angeles, WA
June 15, 2015 Wise Acres Community House, Indianola, WA, performance for teens and parents
Mar 11, 2013 Regaining Confidence, TedX Youth (non-official event), Bainbridge High School
Mar 16, 2013 Women of Wisdom Community Connections workshop, Seattle WA
Aug 18, 2012 Bainbridge Performing Arts, Bainbridge Is. WA; Winner, Island Theatre 10 Minute Play Festival
Also in 2012 The Barn with a View, Port Gamble, WA; Days Creek, OR Wild Woman’s Circle; Thorpe Family Gathering, Breckinridge CO
Christine Castigliano weaves story, song and creative play to open hearts and inspire courageous actions. “Spark Story,” her musical experience and workshop, lights up conferences, stages and homes in the Northwest. Past work with story includes TIME Magazine; feature films; public television; online education; and young adult novels. She’s led Teen Talking Circles, teen summer camps, and women’s empowerment circles for over 5 years. A former soloist with Seattle’s Total Experience Gospel Choir, she offers sound healing, retreats, coaching, books and music at HeartsQuest.com.
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