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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Hirschman, Keith Leaf The Happy Good Time Family Friendly Comedy Juggling and Dynamic Fire Show Other,
Performing Arts- Juggling,
Performing Arts- Other
Keith Leaf's juggling odyssey began on his trip around the world ten years ago and has never stopped. He has performed his unique multi-cultural comedy and fire show thousands of times across America and afar. Juggling professionally for the last five years Keith's dynamic act combines gut-splitting comedy with mindblowing skill. Rare and unusual fun for everyone. International street artist, Keith Leaf takes fire juggling to a whole new level, integrating fire staff, meteor rope, and torch performances with fire tennis rackets, flaming dog leashes and his own world-renowned invention the Flaming Slinky of Death. Watch in amazement as he lights his Butt on fire three times in every show.
$201- $350
Oshlag, Rebecca and Rachel Sherlock: Scientist and Savant (2014 Summer Reading Program) Performing Arts- Storytelling
Spark a reaction from your teens with this program about Sherlock. An enduring character in detection fiction, Sherlock has become popular with teens due to recent portrayals in films and television series. This StoriesGalorious program will enable teens to identify the considerable contributions to forensic science made by Sherlock and explore the complex personality of this brilliant detective. Sherlock’s creator, the extraordinary Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is fascinating in his own right. A discussion of his remarkable life will permit teens to determine aspects that influenced the development of the characters of Sherlock and Watson. The rendition of several of Doyle’s favorite Sherlock stories by Rebecca and Rachel will further spark interest in reading modern and original versions of Holmes’ adventures, seeking additional information about his author, and learning more about forensic science.
$101- $200
Bromka, Sondra & John Dreaming, Digging In, and Doing: 'THE ANT & THE GRASSHOPPER, AESOP'S FABLED FIDDLER' Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Dance
Bells & Motley's musical storytelling performance is a Greek classic concerning the value of Dreaming, Digging In, and Doing! We all understand how our lives' pressing labors hang in a balance with the wonders of artistry and expression, through colors and sounds and dances. In our telling, we are confident that all will appreciate the carefully drawn moral concerning the value of both work & play. As we weave the tale through Ant and Grasshopper’s year in four episodes, each scene begins with the appropriate movement of Vivaldi's 'Four Seasons' evocatively performed by the artists on harp, nyckelharpa, tromba marina, and winds. The action and mystique of the tale are further highlighted by the audiences’ contributions on medieval fiddles (researched and built by the artists themselves), percussion, and dancing. At the end of our maiden performance of this show, a young fellow excitedly asked: 'Where will we all be performing this next?' Exploratory Expressions by audience+artists, before the performance: -The Grasshopper's Fiddling Troupe - The Ant's Percussion Troupe - The Butterfly Dancers And now, Dear Audience, Places!! Let the story begin as together we play and sing the 15th c. song of 'El Grillo' the Cricket!
$351- $500
!, Spook Handy America's Ground Breaking Troubadour - Woody Guthrie History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Known as the Dust Bowl Balladeer - Woody Guthrie is America's most prolific folk songwriter of the 20th century. Born in 1912, Woody wrote hundreds, if not thousands, of songs that document the history, culture and concerns of 1930's, 40's and 50's America. His songs are highly educational, extremely fun and very sing-alongable. An excellent program for Libraries, Arts Centers, Churches, Schools and other meeting places. Pete Seeger covers some of Spook's songs and the two perform together several times per year. Visit www.spookhandy.com for more info on the artist and other programs and workshops.
$501- $1000
Epstein Kravis, Anna Fiesta Latina-Americana & Cinco de Mayo BILINGUAL Song & Puppetry Concerts Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Celebrate Hispanic cultures with this lively, fun and interactive song & puppet concert featuring bi-lingual songs, indigenous rhythm instruments, and stories from a variety of Latin American lands. If space permits, perhaps even an interactive circle dance! Program is appropraite year-round, & for Cinco de Mayo Holiday celebrations. Colorful musical and cultural insights come alive through participation with song, movement, puppets and instruments! Traditional and original songs, adorable hand puppets, LuLu the Singing Lama, songs remembered from Anna's childhood, and colorful costume enhance the event. Celebrate appreciation of Hispanic cultures and contributions, so present in our everyday lives!
$501- $1000
Forsyth, Sondra The Unicorn's Secret Performing Arts- Dance
"The Unicorn's Secret" is one of our "Ballet-in-a-Day" events for elementary schools. Teaching Artists conduct morning workshops with up to 200 children, any combination of grades K-5. After lunch, the students share the stage with the Teaching Artists in a costumed production of this original ballet with choreography and story by Sondra Forsyth. See the sample schedule below. We can tailor it to suit your needs. We have a valid NYC DOE requirements contract and we are eligible for Suffolk County BOCES funding. Private schools and some public schools use PTA funds.
$1001- $3000
Schotter, Roni You Too Can Be A Writer Literature- Creative Writing,
Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
Award-winning author of 28 books, including NOTHING EVER HAPPENS ON 90TH STREET, used by many teachers to model writing, THE BOY WHO LOVED WORDS, winner of the 2006 Parents' Choice Award, and MAMA, I'LL GIVE YOU THE WORLD, winner of Oppenheim Platinum Award. I speak to children as fellow writers and share my passion for the power and pleasure of words and story. I urge children to turn their ideas, events and feelings into stories by observing carefully, using their imagination, and asking, what if? I show my messy notebooks and drafts to emphasize the value and pleasure of rewriting. With fun exercises and writing tips based on my many books, I aim to convince children that writing--whether fiction or nonfiction--is both rewarding and easy.
$1001- $3000
of New Zealand, Kahurangi Maori Dance Theatre People of the Pacific Genealogy,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Dance
People of the Pacific brings to life the culture, heritage and languages of the South Pacific islands of Tahiti, Hawai'i, Samoa and New Zealand in a fun, interactive, entertaining and highly educational way. Authentic costuming, live music, energy and audience participation come together to take the audiences on a journey to far away islands where the way of life is different and exciting but the pride in culture is strong.
$1001- $3000
Rowe, Elizabeth Living with History History,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
My father was born in 1893. This program covers events I heard of first-hand about his life in Europe and America, including his account of the 1914 Christmas Truce in the trenches, how he barely escaped that war alive and how his 'war horse" didn't.
$201- $350
Pelham, Ruth PeaceSongs! Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
**Reduced fees available for multiple programs in one day or block booking with multiple libraries for the same day.** The voices of children from around the world can be heard singing out for peace and justice through the poignant songs and stories that are part of the PeaceSongs! program. Inviting audiences to sing along, Ruth Pelham will perform 'No Uranium Mining' composed by eighth graders from the Havasupai Tribe who live at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Other songs among many will be 'People Are People' that fifth grade students from Lansingburgh, NY composed to send messages of hope and sustenance to tsunami refugee children in Sri Lanka. PeaceSongs! is the newest of Music Mobile's programs and is grounded in the belief that participatory singing can change the world for the greater good.
$351- $500
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