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Program
Category
Description
Fee
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
Schotter, Roni You Too Can Be A Writer Literature- Creative Writing,
Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
I speak to children as fellow writers emphasizing the writing tips found in my book, NOTHING EVER HAPPENS ON 90TH STREET, but including others, i.e. THE BOY WHO LOVED WORDS, MAMA, I'LL GIVE YOU THE WORLD, ALL ABOUT GRANDMAS, and F IS FOR FREEDOM. I emphasize the pleasure I have in writing AND in re-writing. I show the entire process from my very rough drafts to galleys to the actual press sheet from the printing press. My aim is to communicate and make contagious the pleasure & power I get as a writer/detective, using my 5 senses to record the world.
$1001- $3000
Cruise, Jim Spoon Man - "Dig Into Reading" Literature- Authors,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
With the theme "Dig Into Reading", I'm thinking of a cereal bowl with books inside and 2 spoons digging in. I am a family musical interactive comedian and I'm also a published author. My book is called "Spoon Boy". I also offer a workshop for teens and adults called BYOS (Bring Your Own Silverware). My web site is www.SpoonMan.biz . I have my library brochure, video clips and info about my book on my web site. My program is around 45 minutes. With multiple bookings (on the same day), I can be as inexpensive as $300 per show. I don't mind driving an hour or more between libraries.
$351- $500
Rastu, Louise The Red Hot Mamas Senior Performing Tap Dance Troupe Performing Arts- Dance
THE RED HOT MAMAS have been kicking up their heels in the New York area for the past 20 years and their popularity has been steadily increasing with audiences of all ages. This group of tap dancers range in age from 54 to over 80. The company’s repertoire includes selections from Broadway shows, old time favorites and modern popular music. Their performances are sophisticated, professional and energetic and their costumes are spectacular. For more info: Email: TheRedHotMamas@yahoo.com Artistic Directors Louise Rastu 631-680-4271 Toni Wortman 631-757-8222
$351- $500
Engel, David WIZARD ACADEMY! Performing Arts- Clowning,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Other
Professor Hackensneezes Wizard Academy is an antic day in the life of a substitute professor of Magic. A zany mixture of Jerry Lewis and Harry Potter, perfect for Fall programs. Uncommon and refreshing physical comedy which features eccentric props, antic bubble-play, real magic, double-take inducing puppetry and fantastic musical scoring. My acts are like two shows in one with a sit-down stage show paired with an on-their-feet participatory segment that engages the whole audience no matter the size. In general I stress golden rules in a non-gender specific age appropriate and wholly zany atmosphere. My costumes are theater-grade quality, am insured and have a fantastic sound system. David Engel is a full-time family entertainer with twenty years experience, a clown doctor with the Big Apple Circus' renowned in-hospital Clown Care Program and featured in New York Magazines BEST OF NY: KIDS!
$351- $500
Desai, Mala Traditional Indian Dance Health & Fitness- Other,
Performing Arts- Dance,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Warm-up for ALL Dance genres with excercises based in Yoga. Participants will learn basic novement that build body-coordination, muscle strenght and balance. With an emphasis on breath, the session reduces stress and helps increase focus. A simple dance routine will be taught to traditional and popular Indian music that rounds out the work-out ending in fun and laughter.
$201- $350
Chambers, Trish Women At the Turn of the 20th Century 1880-1920 History,
Performing Arts- Other
At the turn of the century societies perception of women was in transition, due to the changes going on in the country. Technology, urbanization and immigration are driving changes in the social and economic status of women. The presentation discusses their advancement into the professions, arts and business. It discuses how women take the initiative to drive social change and innovative approaches to serious social issues like health, public welfare and suffrage while improving their own position in society.
$201- $350
Engel, David PIRATE SCHOOL: Follow Your Compass! Performing Arts- Clowning,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Other
Pirate School! The premier family-style comedy pirate act in America. Pirate School! is a madcap, swashbuckling one-man family vaudeville show created and performed by veteran New York physical comedian and actor David Engel. Featured in New York Magazine’s BEST OF NY: KIDS! Pirate School! has enthralled, emboldened and delighted thousands of families for over 15 years with it’s mischievous blend of clown theater, adept magic, zany music and special effects score and it's signature brand of boisterous full-audience participation.  During Pirate School! the bumbling professor Billy Bones teaches youngsters how to be good pirates with zany lessons on how to stand, talk, sing and laugh like Buccaneers; skulls talk, cutlasses drop and pets run amok. Ultimately Pirate School! aims to satisfy children’s universal curiosity about the briny Buccaneers of yore while subtly boosting their self-esteem and pro-social skills by prompting them to be more empathetic, responsible, courageous Corsairs. David Engel is a full-time family entertainer with twenty years experience, and a clown doctor with the Big Apple Circus' renowned in-hospital Clown Care Program since 1999.
$351- $500
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
Chambers, Trish Women Soldiers and Spies Of the Civil War History,
Performing Arts- Other
This presentation addresses those women who chose to become soldiers and spies during the Civil War. See how their ingenuity allowed them to perform successfully in both these endeavors. Learn why they selected the path they did and how they were able to function effectively as soldiers and influence history as spies.
$201- $350
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