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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Henderson, Kristine Tea Tasting: Green Teas Health & Fitness- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Other
Green tea is the second most commonly consumed tea in the world. During this interactive seminar, we will explore several teas from the top green tea producing countries of China, Japan, and South Korea. Learn about how green tea differs from the teas in other categories, specific health benefits associated with green tea, and the history and lore surrounding the teas being tasted. Three teas will be tasted and discussed including: Gunpowder; Sencha; and Boseong.
$101- $200
Cossio, Miguel Rare Folk Art Traditions from Around the World Multicultural- Other,
Visual Arts- Folk Arts,
Visual Arts- Other
Folk art traditions are expressions that have been with humans since the time of the first Civilizations. Such crafts have been passed along from generation to generation and today they form part of an ever evolving cultural heritage. As the people of the World come into ever closer and closer relationship, it is most important that Americans have full sympathy with, and understanding for all Nations. One of the most important ways of understanding any Nation is to know its folklore. For in its folklore, every people have embodied much of their culture and wisdom... Program include hands-on workshop, slide shows, folk art display with audience participation. Day of the Dead mask and puppets(Mexico)- Eye of God (Mexico)- Carnival masks (Latin America and the Caribbean)- Spirit masks (Africa)- Kites (India)- Shadow puppets (Indonesia)- Paper lanterns (China)- Accordion Books (Japan)are some of the hands-on art projects participants can create while learning about these incredible traditions!
$351- $500
Lienhard, Marco Taikoza: Voice of The Earth Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
Taikoza: Voice of The Earth concert. Taikoza has created a new sound using the thunderous rhythms of the ancestral Taiko drums and the magical sounds of the bamboo flutes. Roughly translated, Taiko means big drums-and that’s exactly what Taikoza brings. Big Drums, powerful rhythms, and electrifying, room-thumping energy. This exciting group draws from Japan’s rich tradition of music and performance to create a highly visual performance. Taikoza.com
$501- $1000
Heilbrun, Harvey Tell Me a Story, Sing Me a Song Literature- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Harvey Heilbrun's energetic and imaginative performances engage young and old in the art of the oral tradition. Join him as he spins folktales, sings, plays guitar, and breathes life into the imagination of the listeners. Using his 33 years of teaching experience in the middle and elementary school, including 25 years of singing and storytelling, Harvey presents everything from traditional Appalachian tales to classic legends, from historical songs to old-fashioned ghost stories. Younger grades will appreciate picture book based tales and story-songs. He will work with you to design the ideal program for your group. Multi-day follow-up workshops on storytelling with smaller groups are available. He is an ideal supplement to Balanced Literacy, Character Education, Environmental programs and Library reading programs for school age children. His program supports the Common Core standards. Harvey gathers his stories from a number of different sources, mainly folktale collections, picture books and tales that he’s heard from other tellers. He gets pleasure in telling tales that usually have a twist. He performs a number of curriculum/thematic related songs that he has written and songs of other famous songwriters.
$201- $350
Van Egmond, Timothy Mystery Mastery Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
A sleuth's case file of stories and songs about solving the crime, catching the thief, and guessing the riddle! Tim’s dramatic style of voice, movement, and facial expression brings stories to life, and his gift of encouraging participation makes for high-spirited and engaging programs. He’ll accompany stories and songs with guitar, mountain dulcimer, limberjack, mouth bow, and conga drum. A program bibliography will be available so that books containing the stories can be on display, and Tim will recommend them in the program to celebrate and encourage reading. Tim has been delighting and captivating audiences all over the country for over 30 years. He has been selected for the New England States Touring Program, the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Education Programs, and the New Hampshire State Library's Kids, Books, and the Arts Project.
$351- $500
Bierko, Scott Singable Stories From Around the World Multicultural- Other,
Multicultural- Native American,
Music
A Musical Journey Through the World of Books! “Singable Stories” is a forty-five minute, interactive concert of children's stories turned into songs by Beth & Scott Bierko. The material used in the program is based upon books of well-known children's folktales, myths and legends from diverse world cultures. Volunteers also locate countries on a 9'x12' world map backdrop. Countries covered include: Ireland, India, China, Switzerland, Russia and Native America. In addition to helping locate the countries, children are asked to participate in the stories. In most of the songs, students are invited to become actors on-stage and in others they sing or clap from their seats.
$351- $500
Carpenter, Margot Do We Want to Be Like Music? Multicultural- Other,
Music
Why do we care for music so much that we want to sing or dance? Does a good melody do what we want to do? Yes, say Barbara Allen and Robert Murphy, and in this workshop they'll show what Aesthetic Reaism teaches: Music puts opposites together, opposites that we want to put together in our lives! Notes rise and fall, are separate and together. A melody is both energetic and gentle, harsh and sweet. Aren't these same opposites ones we have and want to make sense of? Eli Siegel, the founder of the education Aesthetic Realism, stated in this principle: "All beauty is a making one of opposites, and the making one of opposites is what we are going after in ourselves." Through demonstrations with flute and drum, children will have the thrill of hearing how these two instruments, so different from each other, work together, add to each other! Do we want to be like those wonderful instruments and like notes in a song, which add to each other to make a beautiful meldoy? Do we want to add to all other people and to be added to by them?
$101- $200
Guerrero, Richie World Beat Groove Project Health & Fitness- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
The World Beat Groove Project performs original music that blends African, Cuban, Caribbean and Brazilian folkloric rhythms and melodies with flute, saxophone, keyboard and marimba creating a contemporary fusion of styles driven by conga, timbales, djembe and other various ethnic percussion.
$501- $1000
Hessler, Arielle The Art of the Book: Binding Styles of Asia History,
Multicultural- Other,
Visual Arts- Other
Asia has a rich history in bookbinding unique from the rest of the world. Learn about the evolution of the book in Asia, including the spread of the art from China to Japan, Korea, and the rest of the world, in this lecture/presentation. Handmade historical replicas and modern interpretations of each bookbinding style will be available for handling, as well as some handmade materials like mulberry paper and special handmade printed papers from different countries in Asia.
$201- $350
Singer, Lauren ZUMBA FITNESS FOR SPECIAL NEEDS POPULATIONS AND CAREGIVER Disability Awareness,
Health & Fitness- Other,
Multicultural- Other
Zumba's dance party atmosphere creates an engaging way for physically disabled and developmentally disabled populations,including people on the autistic spectrum to get fit while having fun. The exciting rhythms of Latin, International and pop music encourage even timid participants to shimmy, shake and shout while gaining valuable personal, interpersonal and fitness benefits. Objectives include increased self-confidence, focus, coordination, mastery, self-initiative, endurance as well as having an incredibly good time. This class is taught by licensed and experienced Zumba instructor and seasoned creative arts therapist.
$101- $200
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* Inclusion in this database does not indicate endorsement of any performer or program by the NYS Education Department, the Office of Cultural Education, the NYS Library or the participating library systems, nor does it eliminate the need for reference checks and appropriate standard screening procedures.

 

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