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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Epstein Kravis, Anna Toddlers and the Arts Workshops for Little Ones & Their Adult Friends Music,
Performing Arts- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
This very special offering is targeted to the youngest children, ages 2- 2 1/2, and their significant adults. Favorite songs, developmentally appropriate movement activities, and fun with props, such as shaker eggs, parachute, colorful dinosaur bean bags, and fantasy bubbles, create a special time for very young children and adults to enjoy, together. It includes age and developmentally appropriate material, created and collected from Anna's 30+ years as an educational music consultant and teaching/performing artist. Extensive experience with this age group. This popular program was created in response to special grant funding, and has been back by popular demand, for the past 5 consecutive years.
$501- $1000
Samarripa, Consuelo Stories with Consuelo/Cuentos Con Consuelo Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
Stories with Consuelo/Cuentos Con Consuelo offers multicultural poetry and storytelling.Consuelo Samarripa shares her Mexican heritage through stories, tales, poetry, and folklore. Unique bilingual blends and noise makers, as well as her use of shawls, add interest to her storytelling style. She also conducts workshops and seminars for children, educators, and adults. Her varied life experiences allow her to relate to audiences through a different perspective-- as a native and a foreigner. The Cuentos Celebration and World Medley programs offer a bilingual blend of folktales and historical stories that may be customized for presenters and their audiences. The Cuentos Celebration consist of various Hispanic tales, folklore, poetry and historical stories. The World Medley program consist of multicultural folktales and folklore, and some Aesop fables. Stories exposing character traits such as loyalty, honesty and integrity are woven into the programs. The repertoire can span through various two hour storytelling concerts. Other programs are available for adult or children's workshops, special holiday events, keynotes, and festivals
$501- $1000
Martin, Rafe Rafe Martin, Author & Storyteller Literature- Authors,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Rafe Martin's programs encompass the power of both writing and oral performance. They create lasting excitement about reading, writing and stories. Listeners become more aware of story patterns, and the contributions of divers cultures to modern society. Martin demonstrates the power of words to allow each of us to see what our own minds create. Each session includes a performance of one of Rafe's award-winning books and a Q&A.
$501- $1000
Pelham, Ruth Dream Big, Sing! Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
"Dream Big, Sing!" Concert Through out all time, singing together has been one of the most powerful and effective ways that human beings have made our shared dreams for a better world come true. During this inspiring concert, audiences of all ages will sing along with Ruth Pelham as she leads songs from numerous social movements about freedom, hope, justice, equality and environmental responsibility. A special part of the program will be audience members making up new words to Ruth’s original songs like, “Look To the People” and “Turning of the World” as a way of expressing our yearnings for a safe and peaceful planet.
$351- $500
Scalise, Jody Motion Man Performing Arts- Mime,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Dance
Motion Man.-Mechanical Man, New Vaudeville, Mime Magic, Circus, Juggling, Audience Play. Giant Bubbles, Floating Cubes Improvisation-ILLUSION. Comedy, Parasols-Giant Streamers, Step Ladders, Floating Scarves, Spinning Plates and Contortion!
$351- $500
Siy, Alexandra One Tractor: Counting Literature- Creative Writing,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Visual Arts- Painting
Listen to my story book, ONE TRACTOR, and learn counting rhymes and games in this interactive story time for young children.
$201- $350
Theater, Open Hand Monkey Business Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
With its interactive play stage, Open Hand Theater engages children ages pre-K - 2nd grade in their own performance of the well-loved story, Hats for Sale. In our version each monkey is a vowel sound. With puppets and a stage, sounds and lots of fun with repetition, children participate in acting out the story.
$101- $200
Gardner, Tom 'Tommy' From The Uncle Brothers Family Concert Music,
Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Other
Tommy (Tom Gardner) from The Uncle Brothers presents an upbeat, interactive and parent friendly show, and loaded with important messages like reading, value of libraries, respect, using imagination, and many others. Having fun is our primary goal so that messages are absorbed. -Over 220 parents and kids thoroughly enjoyed your lively and entertaining music!- Jim Karge, Saratogo Springs Public Library Note: This show is different than Tommy's show for younger children because the songs are aimed at the older children (5-10), but the younger ones love it as well. The program is very similar to the Uncle Brothers family concert, except the kids are more a part of the show.
$201- $350
Nugent, Margie The Art of Henna Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Other,
Visual Arts- Folk Arts
Learn about the art of henna - how to mix it, why it's used, what the designs mean. Perfect for holiday celebration or as a full class. Everyone leaves with a henna and an appreciation for this ancient art form. Handouts provided.
$101- $200
Lazzarini, James Extra! Extra! Read All About It! (Reading encouragement show.) Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Magic
Extra! Extra! Read All About It! (Reading encouragement show.) Amore will amaze children 3 to 12 years with a performance that tops all others. Fast paced and original, this one of a kind performance utilizes amazing magic, hilarious side-splitting comedy, live animals, music, and loads of audience participation all intertwined with a message about libraries, the value of books and the importance of reading. Feel the excitement as you witness colorful handkerchiefs turn to magic canes and objects materialize out of thin air. Visual magic combines with the encouragement of reading in this electrifying show. Never seen before illusions and audience participation make this a show you and your students will long remember. Fly like Peter Pan, Pass through Alice’s Looking Glass, perform magic like Harry Potter and even become the Cat in the Hat! From the moment the show begins until the grand finale the children will be mesmerized and mystified by Amore. Perfect choice for the summer reading club kick off, end of the summer party or during the school year vacations!
$351- $500
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