Welcome!

Dear friends,

I am glad to see you here. Below you will find links to each of my DVDs, CDs, and other media. For more information, you can visit my website as well, at www.storyinmotion.com

I hope you will come back often and send me a note.
Best,
Antonio Rocha

Book: The Party in the Sky ~ A Festa no Céu

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The Party in the Sky
A Festa no Céu
by Antonio Rocha

Turtle had a dream, and that was attending the big Party in the Sky. As unlikely as that was, Turtle persevered, never gave up and made many friends along the way. You will root for Turtle in the journey to realizing its dreams, and learn that nothing is impossible with the help of family and friends.

Bilingual in English and Portuguese.
Educa Brazil, 36pp. Hardcover.
Ages 5+. Illustrations by Cedrick
Dawson. $17.50

Visit the web site www.educabrazil.com to purchase the book.

DVD: Under African Skies

Under African Skies
Spring 2008 DVD
2008 Parents’ Choice Gold Winner
Ages: 5 & Up
Producer: Twilight Productions

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Review:
A master storyteller and performer, Antonio Rocha returned from a life-changing trip to Africa with a unique souvenir of sorts. This DVD is a compilation of four stories, inspired by Rocha’s trip to the content to celebrate his 40th birthday. All have a wonderful message and are brilliantly performed with minimalist backgrounds and props. Rocha’s inventive and imaginative style allows him to engage audiences of all ages, but seems to resonate particularly well with kids. The physical comedy, with its exaggerated movements and facial muggings, is very similar to the antics of comedy shows like Whose Line is it Anyway, but the messages about getting along and appreciating one another are quite poignant. Bonus features include a personal story about overcoming fears, an additional performance, and detailed tips on learning to mime.
Laura Fries ©2008 Parents’ Choice

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DVD: Jungle Tales

Jungle Tales

jungleThis is a 40 minute VHS or DVD featuring three Brazilian folktales and some mime work through Antonio’s unique blend of verbal narrative and movement. It is sure to entertain and educate both young and adults.

Contents:
1- The Party in the Sky, a brazilian tale.
2- Excuse the Spider, patomime.
3- The Boy and the Firefly, a brazilian tale.
4- The Chrysalis, pantomime.
5- Ape on the loose., pantomime.
6- The Deer and The Jaguar share a house, a brazilian tale.

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DVD: An Understanding Beyond Our Own

An Understanding of Our OwnAn Understanding Beyond Our Own contains both universal tales and personal narratives from Antonio’s Brazilian background, beliefs and travel experiences. With his celebrated and unique fusion of mime and verbal narrative, Antonio delivers stories that not only reflects his past, but also a way into the now and future.
Here are some eloquent words from Jay O’Callahan about the DVD:
“ What wonderful work! I loved the stories. Antonio is so graceful, his voice and characters are alive and compelling. His DVD is fun, fascinating, intimate and masterful”.  Jay O’ Callahan – Master Storyteller, NEA Recipient, NSN Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient. 
Content:
1- The Kid and the Giant.
2- Alazao, the Horse that saved six lives.
3- The Eagle who thought it was a Chicken.
4- Life begins when you turn 40!
And including, By the seashore, a Mime short.