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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Davis, Katie Novel and picture book Author-Illustrator Visit! Literature- Creative Writing,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists,
Visual Arts- Drawing
Beginning: How to draw great characters, brainstorm, and create a ‘voice’ for characters. Middle: Kids interactively establish plot, setting, and conflict. End: Children edit and re-write the story and create a resolution! Assemblies: Katie teaches story construction, sequencing, how ideas transform from thought to published book. Kids learn to do drawings of emotions, Katie shares her mistakes, and teaches skills students can use when creating their own stories. K-3: Highly interactive: children help write a story; volunteers make different emotional expressions. Katie draws their faces on the characters and together they create a new narrative with emphasis on beginning, middle and end. 4-6: Workshops: brainstorming, plotting, descriptive narrative, and character development. Illustration: teaches kids HOW TO SEE so they’re able to illustrate any story they write. Dear Katie, I'm usually 'ho-hum' when it comes to author visits. You were one to change my mind! You were...the best ever writing session, and I truly mean it! Jayne Pitt, K teacher
$1001- $3000
Chambers, Trish Alexander Hamilton: The Man Who Made Modern America History,
Performing Arts- Other
The presentation is the story of Alexander Hamilton, one of the Founding Fathers of our country. It highlights the life of a brilliant immigrant and self-made man. The story is a timeline that traces his life from its meager beginnings of poverty and illegitimacy through his military, civic and political career to his untimely death in 1804. Alexander Hamilton introduced many concepts that are part of our lives today. These concepts are discussed and explored.
$201- $350
Shimeta, Kathleen Life, Love, Song! A Visit with Gena Branscombe Literature- Poetry,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
This show is a tribute to an inspiring composer whose life and work were well in advance of her time. A one-woman retrospective of Miss Branscombe's life showcases the romantic beauty of her exceptional music. A performance full of family entertainment, enchantment and inspiration! Composer Gena Branscombe was a leading figure in American classical music from 1905 until her death in 1977. Her richly melodic, award-winning body of work includes over 150 art songs, chamber music, choral works and piano compositions. An integral part of New York City and State musical life in her time, Miss Branscombe was also the founder and leader of the Branscombe Choral, with an illustrious career that included performing and conducting for kings, presidents and the celebrated figures of her time.
$501- $1000
Nall, Christine Face Painting by CHRISTINE Other,
Performing Arts- Other,
Visual Arts- Painting
I have been building children's imaginations through face painting for 12-years now, in both Texas - where I am originally from and New York City - where I currently live. I believe a child's most creative years are when they are young and if we build on their imagination we help them continue to be creative throughout their lives. So their imagination will be open to exploring this grand world around them in a creative way. In many ways they are more creative than I am, and I am always amazed at the ideas they come up with for me to transform them for a few hours. As an artist, art teacher and a professional face painter I do my best to encourage their imaginations to run wild! My talents are not limited to only children's parties, as I have also been hired for adult events and Masquerade balls. I received my BFA - Bachelor's in Fine Art from the University of Texas in Austin. Examples of where face painting is a wonderful addition to a planned event : children's birthday parties, work / company parties, school events, openings, promotions, holiday parties, Halloween, Purim, Mardi Gras, and many more! www.christinenall.com
$101- $200
Haynes, Jeff Percussion from Around the World Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
We listen to music each day and hear percussive rhythms that we move to, but can’t begin to identify or place their origin. This workshop will give students a chance to see, hear and play percussion instruments from all corners of the world. To develop a series for a residency or monthly events, this workshop can be combined with any of the following topics: *Percussion from Around the World *Drum History/Culture Series *Careers in the Music Industry Series *Percussive Art Workshop *Literature in Motion Series *Coloring Music with Percussive Instruments *Rhythm in Everyday Life *An Inside Look at a Recording Studio *Band Dynamics: The Chemistry Behind the Groove *Exploring Genres in Music Concert Series
$1001- $3000
Yacovella, Joanne Mother Goose Presents: An Intergenerational Program For the Child in All of Us Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
This is a lively, interactive program which incorporates music and movement (MusAerobics copyrighted). Fun for children, parents and grandparents and every age in between.
$201- $350
Edgecomb, Diane Tall Fall Tales Literature- Other,
Nature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Tall Fall Tales brings alive the autumn world of nature with original stories and songs sure to delight both young and old. In the hilarious tale Plenty of Nuts, young Beatrice just cannot sit still in class. In the end, a lesson from a neighborhood squirrel helps her learn how to concentrate. Fall Fire, based on a Native American myth, tells how a friendly beaver painted the trees with autumn's fiery colors. Celebrate fall and New England with this enchanting seasonal performance. 'Thank You for your performance of ‘Tall Fall Tales’ at the Mansfield Public Library last month. The stories were wonderful, and wonderfully presented, with just the right blend of humor, action, and reverence for nature. The audience was entranced. Your program was a perfect way to celebrate autumn, and National Children’s Book Week.' Kitty Schacht, Youth Librarian, Mansfield Public Library, Mansfield, MA
$351- $500
Boertzel, Brooke Fair and Square Anti-bullying Theater Workshop Performing Arts- Theater
This interactive anti-bullying performance and workshop for 3rd-5th grades helps students understand and responsibly deal with conflict. Three actor educators visit your library and perform an interactive drama which explores an incident that occurs within a fictional elementary school. Throughout the drama, highly trained actor educators periodically step out of role and facilitate talk-backs with the students, reflecting on the story. Throughout Fair and Square, students will witness important moments in the story where the characters are faced with difficult decisions. Through guided discussions, students will then actively explore the potential dangers of reactionary decision-making, and the consequences of those decisions. Towards the end of the performance, students become actors themselves as they take on roles in the drama, collectively determining the outcome of the story!
$201- $350
A Barrel of Fun Productions, Art Miller A Barrel of Fun Puppet Shows Music,
Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
A Barrel of Fun has a variety of puppet shows available. All shows include a live musical and ventriloquist soft puppet warmup with audience participation. Puppet shows include delightful, believable hand puppet characters who also sing with music tracks. All of our puppet shows are audience interactive, FUNNY and engaging. Summer library reading programs are our a specialty, featuring each year's state theme. For this summer's 2014 Fizz, Boom, Read! theme, we suggest the Science Fair on the Farm puppet show, suitable for ages 6 and under. Check website for photos and show descriptions.
$201- $350
Theater, Arm-of-the-Sea Criss-Crossing Borders/ Cruzando Fronteras Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Jaguars prowl, monkeys howl, and a sea turtle saves a fisherman in this delightful series of tales performed in Spanish and English by two talented performers. Inspired by Arm-of-the-Sea’s travels in Central America. CRISS-CROSSING BORDERS incorporates a handmade style of visual storytelling to portray kinship ties between animals and humans, and between people living on opposite sides of a border. This presentation connects with ONE WORLD-MANY STORIES theme of the 2011 Summer Reading Program
$351- $500
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