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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Theater, Open Hand Masks of Life Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
Artistic director Geoffrey Navias follows the events that mark the important moments in ones’ life, no matter where or when you live. These events are celebrated in many cultures through traditions and rituals using masks, movement and stories. Throughout this lively performance, Mr Navias demonstrates how the mask evokes body movement, emotion and character
$351- $500
Rowe, Elizabeth Living with History History,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
My father was born in 1893. This program covers events I heard of first-hand about his life in Europe and America, including his account of the 1914 Christmas Truce in the trenches, how he barely escaped that war alive and how his 'war horse" didn't.
$201- $350
Edgecomb, Diane Tall Fall Tales Literature- Other,
Nature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Tall Fall Tales brings alive the autumn world of nature with original stories and songs sure to delight both young and old. In the hilarious tale Plenty of Nuts, young Beatrice just cannot sit still in class. In the end, a lesson from a neighborhood squirrel helps her learn how to concentrate. Fall Fire, based on a Native American myth, tells how a friendly beaver painted the trees with autumn's fiery colors. Celebrate fall and New England with this enchanting seasonal performance. 'Thank You for your performance of ‘Tall Fall Tales’ at the Mansfield Public Library last month. The stories were wonderful, and wonderfully presented, with just the right blend of humor, action, and reverence for nature. The audience was entranced. Your program was a perfect way to celebrate autumn, and National Children’s Book Week.' Kitty Schacht, Youth Librarian, Mansfield Public Library, Mansfield, MA
$351- $500
Zupp, Brad FUNance For Kids Life Skills- Finance,
Performing Arts- Juggling,
Performing Arts- Theater
In one assembly, students learn the importance of math, even if they hate fractions! Far from a boring lecture about what kids “should” do, “FUNance-Where Fun and Finance Collide” keeps kids laughing and amazed with comedy, juggling, magic, circus skills and mini game shows as they learn financial concepts such as: Financial Goal Setting; Living Within Your Means; The Importance of Saving; Needs Vs. Wants; Compound Interest; Where Money Comes From (and Goes); Inflation, Saving Vs. Investing, and much more. Perfect for family audiences (the adults might learn a thing or two as well) and kids grades K-6. Brad Zupp created “FUNance For Kids” from a deep understanding of both entertainment and finance. His years of experience as a financial planner and world-renowned performer make him uniquely qualified to teach kids financial literacy. View reviews, more details and a preview video at: www.FUNanceForKids.com
$501- $1000
Rogers, Robert Aesop's Fables Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Performing Arts- Theater
Take pride in who you are, even if you are slow as a tortoise; don't be greedy, and practice what you preach. These are some of the lessons taught in five of the most delightful and timeless stories by the ancient Greek writer, Aesop. These two thousand year old stories have been told around the world for generations. This version by Robert Rogers includes, How the Tortoise beat the Hare, The Fox and the Grapes, The Mother and Son Crabs, The Lion and the Mouse, and The Monkey and the Jar of Peanuts.
$351- $500
Mayes, Tom Clown Classes Performing Arts- Clowning,
Performing Arts- Juggling,
Visual Arts- Other
Learn to Juggle! Did you know that juggling is great mental and physical exercise, can help relieve stress, and improves concentration? It’s also a lot of fun! Macaroni demonstrates his juggling skills using balls, clubs, rings, and spinning plates. Then he teaches participants the basics of juggling using scarves and balls. This program is suitable for ages five and up. It may be taught by Tom Mayes or in costume as “Macaroni the Clown.” Balloon Twisting! Learn about the history and art of balloon sculpting, then learn to twist a few balloon animals during this hands-on program. Balloons are provided. This program is suitable for ages five and older. It may be taught by Tom Mayes or in costume as “Macaroni the Clown.”
$101- $200
Lawrence, David Dig Into Reading Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Theater
An exciting, interactive program featuring magic, music, puppetry, all based on the 2013 library theme Dig Into Reading. We use books from library collections to weave a fun filled collection of magical routines into a program that both delights children, and encourages them to check out books from the library.
$201- $350
!, Spook Handy America's Ground Breaking Troubadour - Woody Guthrie History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Known as the Dust Bowl Balladeer - Woody Guthrie is America's most prolific folk songwriter of the 20th century. Born in 1912, Woody wrote hundreds, if not thousands, of songs that document the history, culture and concerns of 1930's, 40's and 50's America. His songs are highly educational, extremely fun and very sing-alongable. 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
McIntosh, Story Laurie Journey to Ellis Island: An Immigration Story Genealogy,
History,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
In this touching and powerful performance, Story Laurie portrays her grandmother as an immigrant girl full of hopes and dreams. Listeners travel with the young Carmela on this emotional (and often humorous) journey as she departs her hometown of Potenza, Italy, crosses the Atlantic and arrives in New York Harbor, ready to begin a new life in a strange and magical land. The performance (25-30 mins.) is followed by a discussion/Q&A session about US immigration. Journey to Ellis Island is also available as a residency program where Laurie helps students develop the skills to research their own family stories. The residency culminates in individual or group art projects (eg. a song written by students and which tells of the collective immigrant experience; class “quilt” that depicts each family’s story).
$201- $350
Bromka, Sondra & John Dreaming, Digging In, and Doing: 'THE ANT & THE GRASSHOPPER, AESOP'S FABLED FIDDLER' Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Dance
Bells & Motley's musical storytelling performance is a Greek classic concerning the value of Dreaming, Digging In, and Doing! We all understand how our lives' pressing labors hang in a balance with the wonders of artistry and expression, through colors and sounds and dances. In our telling, we are confident that all will appreciate the carefully drawn moral concerning the value of both work & play. As we weave the tale through Ant and Grasshopper’s year in four episodes, each scene begins with the appropriate movement of Vivaldi's 'Four Seasons' evocatively performed by the artists on harp, nyckelharpa, tromba marina, and winds. The action and mystique of the tale are further highlighted by the audiences’ contributions on medieval fiddles (researched and built by the artists themselves), percussion, and dancing. At the end of our maiden performance of this show, a young fellow excitedly asked: 'Where will we all be performing this next?' Exploratory Expressions by audience+artists, before the performance: -The Grasshopper's Fiddling Troupe - The Ant's Percussion Troupe - The Butterfly Dancers And now, Dear Audience, Places!! Let the story begin as together we play and sing the 15th c. song of 'El Grillo' the Cricket!
$351- $500
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