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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Forsyth, Sondra The Great Gatsby Performing Arts- Dance
The Great Gatsby is a residency for middle school or high school students. The ballet has original choreography and a story line by Sondra Forsyth based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Teaching Artists conduct workshops with up to 100 young people, any combination of grades 6-12. The residency culminates in a costumed performance. We have a valid NYC DOE requirements contract and we are eligible for Suffolk County BOCES and P/NW BOCES funding. Private schools and some public schools use PTA funds
$3001+
Newcombe, Melody The Magical World of Bugs and Things That Go Bump in the Night Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Science
With the help of puppets and storytelling, Luna the Fairy Godmother of the Enchanted Forest brings science and nature to her audiences. Topics of camouflague, metamorphosis and animal behavior help to explain survival. Kids will see first hand some of the wonders of the natural world. Luna, Melody Norsgaard Newcombe, was featured on the National Geographic Society CBS-TV special "The Hidden World of Insects" among many other TV specials about nature. She will tell astounding tales of wonder and intrigue from "The Enchanted Forest"
$351- $500
Hawkins, Jim Irish Stories and Songs Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
A program of Irish Stories and Songs taken from a variety of themes in Irish history, folklore, culture and tradition. Most of the stories and songs are humorous, though serious pieces in relation to the above themes can be performed. The program is crafted towards adults, but I have found that children of all ages have enjoyed the stories and songs. Some of the stories ("God and the Devil Dividing the People") are personal and others such as "The White Doe," "The Boy who Had No Story" and "Robert Emmet's 'Speech from the Dock'" are taken from Irish folklore and history. I also include the stories of Eamon Kelly in my performances. In the course of the performance, I discuss aspects of Irish history, cultiure and tradition and encourage the audience to speak of their own Irish roots.
$201- $350
McKeon-Pierce, Lonna Remembering Anna Marlak: A Trunk Show on Immigration History,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
This one-woman show uses artifacts from Mrs. Pierce's grandmother, as she re-tells her immigrant journey all alone, through Ellis Island, to Binghamton, NY, in 1907. This makes the ordeal understandable, powerful,and personal. The storyteller draws each item from the trunk, including photographs, costumes, and small treasures from the Russian and Armenian cultures. The trunk is the very same used by Mr. Pierce's grandmother, who escaped the Armenian Genocide in the early 1900's. Audience members are encouraged to preserve oral histories and artifacts of their ancestors to help understand themselves better; and realize what gifts and curses run through their family history.
$201- $350
merwin, chris Japanese songs, stories, and dance with Kikyo Genso Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Dance
An enchanting program of songs, stories, and dance from Japan by Kishiko Hasegawa and Chris Merwin, known as Kikyo Genso. The audience will learn to sing in Japanese, dance Japanese folk dances, and hear stories told by a Kishiko, a native of Japan. Chris accompanies her on the shakuhachi, an ancient bamboo flute. It's sound, which is like no other flute in the world, helps transport the audience off to Japan. The performers dress in kimonos, and Kishiko uses Japanes fans, umbrellas, and scarves as props in her dances. The stories teach good moral lessons and are age appropriate, and cultural and historical information is given. This program is highly educational yet still fun and entertaining, and there is no other show like it in the Tri-State area.
$501- $1000
Kruk, Jonathan Fizz + Boom = Invention Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Science
This program will intrigue older children with the compelling stories and skits of several inventors and their inventions. Fulton and the steamboat, Edison and the electric light, Hedy Lamarr and radio waves, plus the surprising secret behind the invention of the telescope. Ask for a tale on your favorite inventor. The bibliography includes; Ideas That Changed the World by DK Publishing, and Spectrum Spread & Hedy Lamarr by Rob Walters.
$201- $350
Sommerstad, Patricia NY, NY: Urban Gems to Explore Museums,
Performing Arts- Other
What makes New York City so exciting, so alluring? No matter how many times you visit, or even if you’ve lived there for a lifetime, New York City’s five boroughs provide a never-ending source of new discoveries. In a city of over 8 million people, 200 nationalities, hundreds of museums, parks and historic sites, and thousands of restaurants, the possibilities for surprise and delight are endless! We’ll explore in-depth several favorites from a new perspective and discover new, exciting and often underappreciated urban gems. And, of course, wherever we “go”, we’ll find the best foods and places to eat. You’ll leave with comprehensive handouts and most likely a prize or two! Power-point presentation.
$201- $350
Novogrodski, Marvin The Magic of Science Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Science
The Magic of Science explains the scientific process, from the art of experimenting to the creation of an invention. With simple experiments that kids can try at home, they learn about air pressure, carbon dioxide and the invention of the wheel. The Magic of Science draws a link between the work of artists and scientists, encouraging persistence and exploration. Check out streaming video at www.marvmarv.com. K-6th graders A professional performer since 1984, Marvelous Marvin incorporates dance, theater, magic and circus arts with his love of research and science. The Magic of Science is scripted with a humorous, rhythmic rhyming text and was created with support from The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. Marvin is now living in Fort Lee, New Jersey. Behold the twirling perpetous! Thrill to the billiard-ball spinning sculptures! Marvel at the eight-foot tall photo collage!
$501- $1000
Bromka, Sondra & John 'The Boy Who Went to Visit the North Wind' Participatory Storytelling + 'Who Has Heard the Wind' Children's Concert History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Sondra and John Bromka bring audiences on a wind-swept journey to 'long ago and far away' with the telling of this fine traditional tale. Look forward to an energetic tandem storytelling performance that is underscored with live music on Celtic harp, enriched with historic authenticity, and alive with abundant participation that is well suited to audiences of all ages. A tale of wonder, magic, and heroism, the story unfolds when a poor boy's meal is unwittingly blown away, taken to the four corners of the earth by the all-powerful North Wind, and cannot be returned. In exchange, a magic tablecloth, magic donkey, and magic stick are three marvelous gifts offered by the Wind. But in the end, the most important gift of all is surely the North Wind's sage advice: 'All you have to do is keep your eyes & ears open.' As in the best of traditional folktales, there is the timeless appeal of a thought provoking theme. Here, justice & fairness are of universal concern to young children. And they will enjoy their favorite storytelling elements: patterns and repetition, personification, and especially, the wondrous and curious ways of 'long ago & far away.'
$351- $500
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. THE FOOL AND THE FLYING SHIP by Flying Ship Productions Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
THE FOOL & THE FLYING SHIP is a warm and imaginative Russian fable performed by 2 actors, who portray dozens of zany characters. Embark on a fascinating journey of personal discovery as three brothers seek to find a flying ship and win the hand of the princess. FLYING SHIP PRODUCTIONS presents elaborate musical theatre performances, with inventive staging, dynamic choreography, creative costumes and magnificent scenery. All shows feature Broadway-caliber actor/singer/dancers, humorous scripts and original songs by Jonathan Luks.
$501- $1000
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