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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. THE DAY IT SNOWED TORTILLAS by Crabgrass Puppet Theatre Literature- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
A delightful Mexican folktale in which creative problem-solving is the key ingredient that helps a poor couple outwit a gang of bullies. A poor woodcutter and his wife have the chance of a lifetime – to become rich! All they have to do is keep a secret . . . something the woodcutter simply can't do. His clever wife cooks up an ingenious plan, and all she needs to do is make it snow – in July – in Mexico! The recipe for this hilarious folktale includes fantastic puppets, marvelous music, and one very funny chicken!
$501- $1000
Wayfinder Experience, Inc. More Precious Than Gold: A Literary Treasure Hunt Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
“More Precious Than Gold” A Literary Treasure Hunt Meet all of your favorite characters from your favorite books in one magical day, as they come to your library for a fun and delightful treasure hunt! Participants will work together to find a treasure that supports or enhances reading- library cards, bookmarks, books, etc. Combine your love of reading with your keen wits, and answer riddles brought to you by characters from Alice in Wonderland, Winnie the Pooh, Harry Potter, and many more! The Wayfinder Experience is an organization designed to supply a safe environment in which participants may delve into deeper levels of teambuilding, cooperative play, and improvisational theatre. Wayfinder runs summer camps, arts education programs, birthday parties, literacy enhancement events, corporate training seminars, and special events. For more information, please visit our website: www.wayfinderexperience.com.
$201- $350
Newborn, Ph.D., Jud TO LIFE! A HOLOCAUST HERO'S MODERN MIRACLE (The Amazing Story of the Man Who Brought the First News of the Holocaust to the West) (Holocaust, Jewish, Christian, History) History,
Museums,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
An evening of mystery and revelation. Revolving around the author's thrilling discovery of an unsung Holocaust hero's lost artifacts, Dr. Newborn tells a miraculous, life-affirming story of how three seemingly disconnected lives—his own included—magically intersected over time & space. They did so via the saving grace of the the Polish Jewish Bund's great spokesman, Artur Zygielbojm—-a tragic hero who sacrificed his life to bring the first news of the Holocaust to the West. Newborn's discovery links him by surprise to Zygielbojm's surviving niece, a 75 year-old champion ballroom dancer who brings him under her spell, inducing him to dance-—not to mourn, but to celebrate Jewish survival. A kind of post-modern Hasidic tale of the Holocaust that entrances, beguiles and moves all listeners. (With dramatic visuals)
$1001- $3000
Tolliver, Lisa You've Got a Face For Radio Media- Other,
Other,
Performing Arts- Other
YOU'VE GOT A FACE FOR RADIO! teaches participants to produce and host radio shows to be aired on the radio and/or online. Episodes will be recorded as podcasts and available on demand via the Internet. Modules - which may be selected and customized according to school budgets, schedules and available equipment - include: 1. Defining show topics and identifying interview subjects, 2. Working with sponsors and stakeholders, 3. Conducting interviews, 4. Marketing and promoting radio shows, 5. Hosting online shows, 6. Researching subjects online and in the library, 7. Photographing subjects (digital or analog cameras are required; cameras may be disposable), 8. Videotaping subjects - Part I (analog or digital camcorders are required), 9. Videotaping subjects - Part II (analog or digital camcorders are required), 10. (10) Podsafe music, 11. Editing and archiving podcasts. CATEGORIES: Literature, Music, Theater, Visual Arts, Professional Development. NYS STANDARDS: I, II, III, IV.
$3001+
Keeffe Schwartzman, Gigi EARTH IS A GIFT Music,
Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Gigi® and Family from the highly acclaimed Gigi® and the Lend Me a Hand Band® lead a wonderful interactive celebration of our planet through story and song. Songs and stories cover many different cultures and the various inhabitants of our planets. The music is a compilation of original and traditional songs sung and accompanied by Gigi® on acoustic/electric guitar and Granny Franny on Synthesizer. Children are offered multiple avenues of participation through either taking part in stories involving chants, playing specific instruments, play acting parts with puppets and/or acting as action leaders to the songs. A favorite for Earth Day or programming of mixed ages, this program can easily be adjusted for all children and their families.
$351- $500
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. THE MYTHMAKERS (Richard Stillmand & Gerald Fierst) Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Richard Stillman and Gerald Fierst are THE MYTHMAKERS, who act out as well as narrate stories from around the world, accompanied by authentic musical instruments from each culture. Programs can focus on various themes, including ANTIQUE MUSIC/ ANCIENT TALES, (stories and music from around the world) RENAISSANCE/ MEDIEVAL MONSTERS AND MINSTRESL, JEWISH FOLKTALES WITH KLEZMER MUSIC, TALL TALES/ AMERICAN FOLK MUSIC, and HOLIDAY TALES AND MUSIC AROUND THE WORLD. The show is full of audience participation and climaxes as the whole audience helps in creating an improvised story, which uses the models of the past to create a contemporary myth.
$501- $1000
Theater, Open Hand Grandfather Frost's Stories of Russia Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Open Hand Theater creates original performances based on the performance traditions of cultures around the world. Grandfather Frost weaves his magic through the Russian forest in a tale spun by Baba Yaga and her mischievous cat. Featuring Vladimir Vasyagin, our international artist in residence from Tomsk, Siberia, this traditional story introduces Russian heritage through its folk characters, music and unique style of puppetry.
$501- $1000
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
Reynolds, Jackie Hands-On Balloon Twisting Workshop Performing Arts- Clowning,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Need a group activity that is fun, educational, teaches cooperation, motor skills, and is also visually stimulating? Let's twist balloons while playing Simon Says! Great hands-on activity with music for children and adults ages 8 and up. (Really good for teen, tweens, and families.) Younger kids, ages 5,6 and 7 have a ball twisting easy animals. Simon Says: Let's Give it a Twist!
$201- $350
LaRue, Michele My Summer Vacation: 2 stories by Sarah Orne Jewett & H.C. Bunner History,
Literature- Creative Writing,
Performing Arts- Theater
Celebrate summer the old-fashioned way: with two short stories, vividly performed by professional actress Michèle LaRue. Michèle unique presentations of century-old American TALES WELL TOLD have garnered admiration from Maine to Oklahoma: =It's difficult to find the words to describe the wonder of what you do!=; =You could hear a pin drop!=; =LaRue is as close to perfect as possible.= In Jewett's THE NICE PEOPLE (1890), a charming young couple creates confusion at a rustic New England resort. In Bunner's MISS ESTHER'S GUEST (1893), a charitable spinster invites a stranger from the City to her country home. A member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA, Michèle has specialized in performances from America's Gilded Age for two decades. Born in Oswego, NY, Henry Cuyler Bunner was for most of his professional life editor-in-chief of Puck, the earliest American comic weekly. His stories about New York City foreshadowed the work of O. Henry. Sarah Orne Jewett lived her entire life in South Berwick, Maine. MISS ESTHER’S GUEST appeared in THE COUNTRY OF THE POINTED FIRS, her best-known and “finest” work, which chronicles a fictional town on the Maine coast.
$201- $350
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