As part of Fine and Performing Arts Week, Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) held “StoriEstrella”, a storytelling concert where past and current students where able to put their new skills to the test in front of their fellow students, family, and friends of all ages.
One student who got to perform a story was Mariesa Rojas. Rojas told a story entitled “Angelita and the Giants,” which is like Snow White but is a Brazilian tale. One fun fact about her tale is that instead of a poisoned apple, there are poisoned slippers that cause the princess to fall into a deep sleep.
To most people, performing in front of their peers is nerve racking, but Rojas says it wasn’t all that bad, “My mouth was dry and my hands were sweaty, but once I started it was easy.” Rojas also said she enjoyed the event and thought it went smoothly, “I was impressed. I would do it again.”