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Program
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Description
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Encore Performing Arts, Inc. ROSA'S RIDE: the life of Rosa Parks History,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
ROSA’S RIDE: THE ROSA PARKS STORY is presented by four professional actor/singer/dancers, with inventive staging, and an inspiring score by Jonathan Luks—using jazz, blues and gospel styles. We follow the struggles of a young girl through the indignities of prejudice to discover her strength of conviction, as a simple act of civil disobedience gives birth to the civil rights movement. An intriguing backdrop which evolves from black and white to an intricate mosaic enables us to take “Rosa’s Ride” to a new dawn, and creates a powerful theatrical experience for young audiences.
$1001- $3000
Randall, Mike Charles Dickens Presents: A Christmas Carol a solo performance starring Mike Randall Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
In 1867, Charles Dickens visited America! He performed over 70 sold out performances in cites like Boston, New York, and Buffalo! The most popular story he shared on that visit may be the best loved holiday tale ever written: Christmas Carol. the greatest storyteller of all time returns to tell his greatest story. a talented actor and magnetic stage presence...when Randall loses himself in one of those Dickensian bouts of rich description, he’s at the top of his game. Buffalo News as Charles Dickens in A Christmas Carol- Randall hit the bullseye...Barbara Tucker Tonawanda News
$1001- $3000
Marshall, Barry New York State Historical Folklore History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Presentation of stories and songs from the history of NY State, ranging from Native American origins through Dutch and English colonization, Henry Hudson's exploration, and the NY State tall tale tradition. Many stories to choose from including: Abenaki stories, ghost stories, tall tales, NY State folktales, more!
$351- $500
Warren, Kenneth Comedy Ventriloquist and Vocal Illusionist/lecturer Kenny Warren Performing Arts- Puppetry
Comedy Ventriloquist and Vocal Illusionist Kenny Warren & "Joey O'Leary" presents a fascinating and highly entertaining comedy stage performance along with his lecture based on his book "The Revival of Ventriloquism in America" dealing with the actual history of this unusual art form. Children of all ages will appreciate and be captivated by this highly specialized art form!
$501- $1000
Kolodner, Arnie Harry Potter Magic Show Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Award winning magician and actor Arnie Kolodner portrays Professor Dumbledore as he leads the children in a wizarding class at Hogwarts. He causes objects to appear, disappear, transfigure and levitate. One of the children in the audience will dress as Harry and float in Mid-air! 10 other themes available as well. Choose from: Peter Pan, Star Wars, Wizard of OZ, Cinderella, Snow White, Beauty and the Beast and Alice and Wonderland, The Mentalist or Classic Magic.We integrate interactive children's theater with amazing magic illusions for all ages.
$351- $500
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. THE LAST DRAGON ON EARTH by the Crabgrass Puppet Theatre Performing Arts- Puppetry
For as long as anyone can remember, princes have killed dragons and rescued princesses. But what happens if the princess doesn’t need rescuing — and the dragon to be killed is the very last one on Earth? Learning to live together in peace is the theme of this modern fairytale, which is also a wonderful introduction to the concept of species extinction. It is brought to life by the Crabgrass Puppet Theatre with their trademark blend of beautiful puppets, fabulous scenery, and hysterically funny action.
$501- $1000
Sonny and Perley, Sonny and Perley From Paris to Rio History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
From Paris to Rio--Music of French origin pre 1960 to Brasilian Music post 1960. This live performance of concert vocalist/percussionist Perley Rousseau and keyboardist Sonny Daye highlights the music of Edith Piaf and other French artists prior to the making of the film “Black Orpheus”, and then focuses on the Brasilian music that was subsequently brought to the United States in the 1960's.
$351- $500
Arm-of-the-Sea, Theater Turtle Island Medicine Show Multicultural- Native American,
Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Turtle Island Medicine Show is a contemporary fable and cautionary tale inspired by both the Lenape Indian origin story and by current reports from climate studies. The show features whimsical kinetic sculptures, richly painted paper mache masks and puppet figures that range in size from 12 inches to the 16 foot tall Tree of Life. Composer & music director Dean Jones' inventive score loops together gongs, hoop drum, jaw harp and trombone scats in a medley of live sound. He also supplies voices for narrator and characters. Meanwhile four nimble, shape-shifting performers bring to life the mask and puppet multitudes. The Lenape origin story describes a great flood and how various animals try to dive to the bottom and bring up mud. When one of them, Muskrat, finally succeeds and Duck and Frog spread the mud on Turtle's back, this tiny island grows into a mighty continent. Arm-of-the-Sea carries the tale into the fossil-fueled modern moment where climate change threatens to de-stabilize this Turtle Island home. Appropriate for family audiences and grades 1-8. School performances include a study guide and post performance discussion with cast. Photos and video available at www.armofthesea.org
$1001- $3000
!, Spook Handy The Works of Pete Seeger - Another Ground Breaking Troubadour History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Spook has had the privilege to perform alongside Pete several times per year at concerts and festivals since the two met in 2003. Along the way, Spook has learned a lot of Pete's favorite songs and the stories behind them. He's even contributed verses to one of Pete's newer songs and sang on his latest CD. Pete Seeger will turn 94 on May 3, 2013. This program looks at the legacy, struggles, songs and stories of one of Americas most beloved folk singers - the man who gave us If I Had a Hammer, Turn, Turn, Turn, and Waist Deep in the Big Muddy. An excellent program for Festivals, Libraries, Arts Centers, Churches, Schools and other meeting places.An excellent program for Libraries, Arts Centers, Churches, Schools and other meeting places. Pete Seeger covers some of Spook's songs and the two perform together several times per year. Visit www.spookhandy.com for more info on the artist and other programs and workshops.
$501- $1000
Hartin-Gelardi, Lorraine Cinderfella & the Sisters Ugly - New Ways to Tell Old Tales Performing Arts- Storytelling
Join storyteller Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi for a fun, participatory workshop using familiar stories to tell new tales! Listen to Lorraine spin an updated version of a well-known fairy tale then learn how to make up your own adaptation. We’ll play with the personality of the hero, add unique details and decide if the right ending for the story is really “happily ever after.”
$201- $350
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