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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Handy, Spook 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
Pelham, Ruth Dream Big, Sing! Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
"Dream Big, Sing!" Concert Through out all time, singing together has been one of the most powerful and effective ways that human beings have made our shared dreams for a better world come true. During this inspiring concert, audiences of all ages will sing along with Ruth Pelham as she leads songs from numerous social movements about freedom, hope, justice, equality and environmental responsibility. A special part of the program will be audience members making up new words to Ruth’s original songs like, “Look To the People” and “Turning of the World” as a way of expressing our yearnings for a safe and peaceful planet.
$351- $500
Halpern, Roberta Global Rhythms- Dance Without Borders Health & Fitness- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Dance
A Total Participatory Family Program recommended for ages 5+ - children, adults, families! A creative, fun, exciting multi-cultural musical movement journey around the world. De-Stress! Socialize! Work Out! Have Fun! And Learn!!!!! Beginning with gentle stretching and yoga warm-ups, participants are guided through movements inspired by world rhythms, experiencing a great workout, much laughter, and joy. Movements are suggested through demonstration and creative visualization. Dance games create a friendly, non-threatening, light-hearted environment for even the most reluctant non-dancers.
$101- $200
Oliveira, Nelson Heroes Magic Show Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Clowning
For the summer of 2015, I am presenting an all NEW program titled, HEROS Magic Show which will tie into the New York summer reading club theme. Just imagine one lucky patron being able to FLOAT 3 FEET IN THE AIR when they read a book about one of my favorite super hero's SUPERMAN! Once children see this happen at your library, I'll have books flying off of your shelves in record numbers. You'll see an instant increase in circulation! You'll see so many books checked out, you'll actually think you're the super hero for having me kick off your summer reading with my Heroes magic show! My goal with my summer program is to get the children in your community excited about the learning process and to help reinforce the fun of reading. You'll see an instant increase in circulation as I use popular children's books my the program. You can visit my library page on my website for more information regarding my brand new Summer Reading Show called: Heroes Magic Show: http://www.DominoLibraryShows.com Ask about our Block Booking Discount if you team up with 1 or more libraries near you for the same day!
$351- $500
Northshield, Sarah Stories Songs and Silliness Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Lots of familiar rhymes, songs, fingerplays, movement, feltboards and a book or two. Everyone gets a big sticker at the end, followed by music and bubbles. Children must have an adult caregiver.
Up to $100
TheatreworksUSA, - FLY GUY & OTHER STORIES Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
A new musical revue based on favorite children’s books. Book titles subject to change. Fly Guy Meets Fly Girl (by Tedd Arnold) Diary of a Worm (by Doreen Cronin) Fluffy the Classroom Guinea Pig (by Kate McMullan) Horace & Morris But Mostly Dolores (by James Howe) Kitten’s First Full Moon (by Kevin Henkes) Lilly’s Big Day (by Kevin Henkes) Paper Bag Princess (by Robert Munsch)
$1001- $3000
Yacovella, Joanne Mother Goose is on the Loose: Busy Bodies (ages 1-3) Health & Fitness- Other,
Performing Arts- Dance,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Busy Bodies (Ages 1-3) Join Mother Goose as she uses nursery rhymes and simple tunes presented through music and movement to tap into toddlers innate need to move, jump and dance. It is fast paced and varied to accommodate their age appropriate attention span and very busy bodies.
$201- $350
Carpenter, Regi Read to the rhythm! Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Dance
Read to the rhythm is a high energy program for families that combines stories, music, and dancing.
$351- $500
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