Hometown: Nyack, NY
Web site: http://www.davidgonzalez.com
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With speech, sound, mime, dance and above all, inspired imagination, nationally acclaimed master storyteller/performer David Gonzalez is keeping the ancient art of storytelling alive. His street style humor continues to entertain thousands of young audiences with the 2008-2009 nationwide tour of Aesop Bops! and The Frog Bride, in conjunction with the release of their complementary DVDs. As poet/guitarist/band leader, Gonzalez creates jazz-infused shows that combine his contemporary poetry with the Afro-Cuban rhythms of Latin jazz. His most recent project, City of Dreams featuring the Poetic License Band, is scheduled to run at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in January 2009. Gonzalez’s latest social justice-themed project is Wounded Splendor, a two-year community residency that will culminate in a 2010 world premiere. As a public speaker/poet, he was one of the featured performers at the 2008 National Storytelling Festival, Lincoln Center’s 2008 Imagination Conversation symposium, and the 2008 Alliance for a New Humanity conference alongside Deepak Chopra. http://www.davidgonzalez.com.