Stories, Songs, and Dances of the French Voyageur

Oakland Township Parks Recreation Commission is thrilled to host storyteller-musician, Genot “Winter Elk” Picor who will bring an interactive frontier history alive to audiences of all ages. Storyteller Genot Picor will perform Stories, Songs, and Dances of the French Voyageur on Saturday, July 9 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at historic Cranberry Lake Farm, 388 West Predmore Road, Rochester, MI 48363.

Take a journey into Michigan’s past with storyteller-musician Genot “Winter Elk” Picor. His storytelling style combines Native American reverence for the earth with French animation and embellishment. Genot’s engaging show, “Stories, Songs and Dances of the French Voyageur,” brings forth all the skills this master storyteller can employ; Native American hand-talking, interactive stories with hand puppets for children, sing-a-longs, humorous tall tales and simple audience dance numbers. Picor will be your scout into yesteryear. Join us for a lively, entertaining and educational experience. Fiddler Michael Francis and bassist Mark Szabo will accompany.

Genot Picor, Storyteller, comes to Oakland Township

Genot Picor, Storyteller, comes to Oakland Township

Genot Picor has performed in every corner of Michigan, from Rockwood to Ironwood, from Sault Ste. Marie to Niles and beyond. Genot was given the Native American name of “Winter Elk” on Sept. 28, 2003 by Mr. Leon Locklear, Tuscarora/Cherokee Elder and former President of Southeast Michigan Indians, Inc. He is a Touring Member of the Michigan Arts and Humanities Council and a published folklorist.

You must register by Tuesday July 5.  The cost is $3 for residents of Oakland Township and $5 for non-residents.  If it rains we will move the storytelling to the Flumerfelt Barn located on-site at Cranberry Lake Farm.

For more information including how to register, please visit our website or call the Parks and Recreation office at 248-651-7810.

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