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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Shepard, Mark DrumSongStory Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
DrumSongStory is an eclectic, ever changing, shape shifting, globe circling, archetype exploring, community building boundary breaking, mind/heart/ear opening celebratory combination of Drums, Songs and Stories. DrumSongStory is appropriate for all ages and can be tailored to serve a wide range of themes and topics. They are multicultural, multidisciplinary and support the multiple intelligences. Each performance is customized depending on audience age, theme, time of year or other variables. Ideal for mixed audiences of children and adults.
$501- $1000
Blank, Maya The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Actress/dancer Maya Blank and multi-instrumentalist Uri Sharlin invite the children to tell the story with original music and song, dance, hand-made props, costumes and set-designs. The children participate as individuals and as a group.
$501- $1000
Childress, John Bates Mindmajik History,
Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Other
Mindmajik is a multimedia demonstration of mentalism and hypnosis. It is great clean fun entertainment that explores the mysteries of the mind and also emphasizes that we can achieve great things when we put our minds to it. John Bates opens with some audience participation demonstrations of mentalism to fascinate the audience. (This part of the program is optional and can be dropped if there are time constraints.) Then John Bates explains how hypnosis works. After that he asks for volunteers to come up and be hypnotized and runs through a series of skits that are both entertaining and educational, demonstrating the many effects of hypnosis. The show wraps up with a positive message about the power of the human brain. www.Mindmajik.com
$201- $350
Kelly, Erin Lee Erin Lee and the Up Past Bedtime Band Family Concert Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Erin Lee is an award-winning songwriter whose family music has received rave reviews (“Irresistible!” -Disney’s Family Fun Magazine) and radio play from Massachusetts to New Mexico. Her original tunes from her first two CD’s have earned her national attention as one of the freshest, funniest, and insightful performers for kids. The Up Past Bedtime Band are a group of talented New York City musicians who can usually be found up well past bedtime playing everything from country music to punk in many of NYC’s top venues. Together they create a fabulously interactive family concert featuring funky drumming, electric violin, and silly songs about assorted childhood challenges –from accidentally losing your lunchbox to accidentally getting locked in the bathroom. Winter concerts explore sledding, sneezing, and itchy snowsuits, summer shows feature tunes about boating and baseball. This January they received both an ASCAP Award and a Kids Music Award for 2011. “This rockin' kids band delivers a mix of funk, rock and blues in quirky songs about the trials of growing up.” - Time Out New York Kids. “Catchy and memorable music and vocals, and an overall undeniably feel-good vibe.” - Kids Music Award.
$351- $500
Schembri, Pamela Pre-K Storytelling: Imagination Soars! Performing Arts- Storytelling
Before there were books, there were stories. In this program, Pamela shares the communicative power of storytelling with listeners who may not yet read. Using a full repertoire of participatory stories, she captures the imaginations of preschoolers with songs and repetition, teaching in the style of our ancestors.
$351- $500
McIntosh, Story Laurie Flying on the Wings of Our Words Literature- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Story Laurie introduces students to the art of storytelling and walks them through the process of preparing their own folk tale or fable for the telling. In the workshop sessions, storytelling and improve games help the students develop useful storytelling skills such as developing eye contact and use of gesture and voice. The artist teaches students to learn their story by developing imagery and creating a storyboard, rather than through rote memorization. In grades 3 & up, students work individually or with a partner; for grades K-2, students learn a group tale to share with other groups or classes.
$201- $350
DuBois, Betsy POST Comedy Theater Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Dance,
Performing Arts- Mime
Post Comedy Theater performs a series of stories ala Carol Burnett or Sid Ceaser - creating a whole cast of characters to comunicate his stories. Post has performed from Moscow to Mexico - all across the US and from the Lincoln Center to coal mines in West Virginia. All ages are amused and enthralled by his creative performance.
$1001- $3000
DuBois, Betsy Catskill Puppet Theater History,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Since 1979, John Potocnik and Carol Mandigo, co-founders of the Catskill Puppet Theater, have been touring internationally, enchanting young and old with their delightful musical productions! Able to set up indoors or out, the Catskill Puppet Theater shines equally on a big stage or a lawn. Their full sets, colorful scenery and large, beautiful puppets transform even the simplest environment into a fantasy world rich with wonder and excitement! Shows include Hiawatha, The Willow Girl, Sister Rain and Brother Sun, Ivan's Three Wishes, The Lion's Whiskers, The Toen That Fought Hate and The Villain's Moustache. The Catskill Puppet Theater takes great pride in carrying on in the living tradition of the old traveling puppet troupes, bringing high quality children's theater to over 75,000 people each year!
$501- $1000
Newborn, Ph.D., Jud LIONS OF JUDAH: THE COMPLETE, UNSUNG STORY OF JEWISH ANTI-NAZI RESISTANCE (Holocaust, Jewish, Christian, History) History,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Dr. Newborn sets the dramatic and still barely known story of Jewish anti-Nazi resistance in an eye-opening framework, providing accounts of Jewish heroism that will surprise and inspire--while fundamentally changing our assumptions about how Jews responded to Nazi terror. LIONS OF JUDAH teaches audiences of all backgrounds, Christian, Jewish and other, the true meaning of courage, as we face the danger of fanaticism, bigotry and anti-democratic forces today.
$1001- $3000
McIntosh, Story Laurie Story Laurie's Super Sonic Adventure! Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Science
Fasten your seatbelts and prepare for a wild ride through the world of sound with Story Laurie. In her inimitable style, Laurie will take your audience on a wacky adventure, exploring topics such as the mechanics of sound, onomatopoeia (Fizz! Boom! Baa!) and other wonders. We’ll visit the Museum of Aural Anachronisms, with its permanent exhibit on typewriters, rotary dial telephones and vinyl records. And we’ll even travel to France, where turkeys say “glou, glou, glou” and dogs say “ouah, ouah!” Yes, folks, through story, song, improv aplenty and tons of fun audience participation, you can’t ask for a more engaging, high energy show for your SRP audience. Bring Story Laurie to your public library, and you, too, will learn why she was voted 2013 “Best Children’s Performer” by Hudson Valley Magazine.
$201- $350
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