Professional Level Storyteller

Name: Bernice Hune
Email: bernicehune@rogers.com
Phone Number: (416) 922-7451
Website: www.bernicehune.com

Biography:

Bernice spins gold mountain stories, telling traditional folktales from Asia entwined with Canada’s immigrant history stories. She is a storyteller, actor, radio broadcaster and arts educator who grew up in Toronto immersed in Cantonese songs and stories – elders sharing traditional folk tales as well as personal stories about the railway, the head tax, and the struggle for the rights of full citizenship.
Her work has been highlighted at the Multicultural History Society of Ontario as well as at the Canadian Museum of Immigration – Pier 21 in Halifax.
For young audiences, her school programs are linked to the curriculum (K to gr 12). Bernice has made over 900 visits to schools in Ontario. She visited Vancouver Island for the TD Canadian Children’s Book Week Tour.
Bernice has performed at various cultural events in Canada as well as at the Singapore International Storytelling Festival.

Repertoire

Telling to all ages, popular stories include:

  • “The Magic Paint Brush” & other traditional tales for celebration
  • “Leung, Leung”, a dragon sounding word to actively engage the very young
  • “Li-Shi & the Mulberry Tree“ tells of  intrigue on the ancient trade route
  • “Ghost Train”, a Canadian classic about the transcontinental railway
  • “BaBa’s Blue Shirt” – social justice begins with hidden head tax papers

Programs / Workshops Offered

To learning centres, designed for children, youth, adult or senior participants.

Target Audience

Diverse audiences of all ages.

Geographic Area

GTA — more travel is negotiable