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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Theater, Arm-of-the-Sea 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
Rogers, Robert Stone Soup Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Performing Arts- Theater
A musical play of the old folk tale which answers the question, Is it possible to make a soup from just a stone? This version concerns a soldier who comes upon a small village of very selfish people. When no one offers to give him something to eat, the soldier uses his wits to amaze them all with a pot of boiling water and, yes, just a stone. This is a story about friendship, trust and self-reliance - three issues that couldn't be more important in today's world.
$351- $500
Gillman, Jackson On a Wing and a Song Music,
Nature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
A bird's eye view of the cycle of seasons. Includes nest building, hatching, feeding, learning to fly, migration. Ideal for pre-school to primary grades with interactive poems, stories, finger plays, simple sign language, and lots of participatory movement. Nicole Vigeant of Tomales CA Elementary School reported: The performance was fantastic and the kids loved it. It was perfect for the age group present which was preschool - 3rd. I loved the fact that almost the entire performance was done without props.
$351- $500
Bromka, Sondra & John Christmas Musical Folk Traditions Around the World & Across Time History,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Dance
The evocative sounds of the arraye of rare historic and folk musical instruments will lead you into the nooks and crannies of France, Spain, Germany, Italy, and the British Isles in a celebration of Christmas traditions in many lands. From festive tunes for dance and procession, to evocative ballads and songs for chorusing - this rich and festive holiday musical program features seasonal aires, songs, and traditions. Instruments include the hurdy gurdy, French and Northumbrian bagpipes, Celtic harp, Swedish nykleharpa, Irish pennywhistle, and much more.
$351- $500
Morse, Andy EVERY HERO HAS A SONG Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Dance
Every Hero Has A Song is a 50 minute program that focuses on Andy'e hero's, the children. In this program there will be active participation through music, dance and story telling. Children will have many opportunities to add their input while they create together. Andy's targeted age range is pre-school through 3rd grade. Block bookings are delightfully encouraged. Many references available upon request.
$351- $500
Hawkins, Jim Irish Stories and Songs Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
A program of Irish Stories and Songs taken from a variety of themes in Irish history, folklore, culture and tradition. Most of the stories and songs are humorous, though serious pieces in relation to the above themes can be performed. The program is crafted towards adults, but I have found that children of all ages have enjoyed the stories and songs. Some of the stories ("God and the Devil Dividing the People") are personal and others such as "The White Doe," "The Boy who Had No Story" and "Robert Emmet's 'Speech from the Dock'" are taken from Irish folklore and history. I also include the stories of Eamon Kelly in my performances. In the course of the performance, I discuss aspects of Irish history, cultiure and tradition and encourage the audience to speak of their own Irish roots.
$201- $350
Powell, Jack Jack Zucchini Songwriting Workshops Media- Video,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
During a 60- to 75-minute session, students explore the craft of songwriting by writing and recording a song that is uniquely their own, based on a theme or curriculum-related topic. They work cooperatively to form a musical composition by: brainstorming ideas, writing lyrics, composing a melody, and gaining personal experience with the creative process. The song is then rehearsed and recorded, and the school receives a CD recording containing the students’ song (as well as an online downloadable Mp3 version to share with parents!) Jack uses live recording “loop” technology to achieve a full band sound by layering percussion, bass, acoustic guitars, harmonica, trumpet, and vocals (He's always adding new instruments and sounds to the mix.
$201- $350
Chenkin, Randi The Randirobics Health and Fitness Show Health & Fitness- Sports,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Dance
The Randirobics Show is an interactive space age fitness program, which encourages health and well being. This exciting and energetic show features kids sing-along aerobics, fitness games, original music and lots of out of this world fun! The program helps kids to gain a new sense of body awareness and confidence while at the same time developing social interaction skills. Randi also offers programs for those children with special needs . The MISSION of Randirobics is to lead kids into a healthy lifestyle around the globe. Please visit with her at www.Randirobics.com
$501- $1000
Jeffers, David A Clown Is Born Performing Arts- Clowning,
Performing Arts- Juggling,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Did you ever wonder what is was like to become a clown? Watch, as my wife Kathleen becomes CoCo the clown right in front of your audience. Listen to the oohs and ahhs as she puts on all that sticky make-up. CoCo also explains how clowning started. You'll just love this presentation. This is a great program for children afraid of clowns because they learn that it's just a regular person with make-up on.
$201- $350
Reid, John Outrageous Balloons by John Reid Performing Arts- Other
John has been twisting balloons for 20+ years, has won countless awards and in April of 2014 set the world record for the largest balloon sculpture built by a single person. More than dogs and swords, John knows over 100 different designs including comical and unique characters and can twist 30-35 in an hour. John has also mentored 10 young twisters who are available at a more modest fee. Updated June 2014.
$351- $500
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