On our earth, before writing was invented, before the screen was invented, story flourished. That is why we know that story is like water. It should be shared by all, heard by all, drank by all; by all our vast, incredible, extraordinary family of humanity.
Christopher Rivas has swallowed glass and lived to tell about it. He's an international performer and championship storyteller who has developed a signature style of powerful-joyous-sexy storytelling, and he's the founder of LifestyleDeZine.
I've fallen in love and dedicated my life to the power of personal stories and personal truths. The truth that we are greater, we take up space, we matter. Through our personal stories we begin to take ownership of each and every moment, destroying the myth that we are just another cog in the wheel. In my workshops, participants are asked to consider what it would mean to live in a society where this personal truth is seen and valued as the conduit for community healing and health.
Facilitating through stories is at the heart of my work as an artist-activist. My work has been featured in ORIGIN magazine, and I've had the opportunity to offer my Story For Healing Work in many settings all over the world, from The Dominican Republic to Budapest, Belgrade and beyond. Conducting residencies and leading workshops for all ages, in all fields. I believe in the experience of every human being, and that every perspective and story matters.
Out of these workshops come an understanding of how essential story is for leadership, creativity, community and empowerment.
Speaking & Engagements: Guest lecturer at NYU, UCLA and CalArts, Entrepreneurs Organization, DAH Teatro in Belgrade, Community Arts Partnership, Peace and Love Film Festival in Örebro Sweden, Los Angeles GreenFest, and Featured in Origin Magazine.
Workshops: Facilitated and developed workshops for The Hollywood Heart Foundation, LAUSD, LAMP on Skid Row, UCLA, CalArts, The Museum Of Broken Relationships, The Skirball Museum, Agape International Spiritual Center, and The US Embassy. I facilitate a 5 week Storytelling Workshop "How To Win The MOTH" in LA & NY.
Storytelling For Peace Building- There's nothing more empowering and liberating than owning ones personal truth, and I'd love to come in to set it free. I've been fortunate enough to create programs for the US Embassy, multiple NGO's and Non-profits. I know I have a workshop that is essential for you and your programs mission.
Storytelling for Corporations- Fu@k your PowerPoint, screw your notes, Story sells. More important than the product, is the story. Bring me in to sit with your team and let's find your story. I can help your company find and craft that perfect Pitch, give their TED talk, or simply get on the same page.
Storytelling For Leadership and Team Building- Increase your leadership skills through storytelling.
Contact me for more information and availability on workshops and seminars.
I'm grateful and blessed for every day being able to do what I love; sharing my He(Art).
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