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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Max, Steve Simon Sez For Better Listening & Respect Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Other
The “Simon Sez For Better Listening & Respect” assembly program is seen at over 100 schools each year. Unique, very funny and high energy, this 45 minute show offers 100% audience participation while teaching your students the importance of being a better listener and showing respect to themselves and others. Additional topics in the show include making good choices, not succumbing to peer pressure and it’s OK to make mistakes. Finally, big colorful banners adorn the stage area with messages of ‘Listening,’ ‘Respect’ and the ‘Six Pillars of Character’. This program contains many musical interludes as well as improvisation, putting it in the categories of both Music and Theater and satisfies the NYS Coser Compliance Standard 1: Creating, Performing and Participating in the Arts.
$501- $1000
Kumalo, Robbi Osebo's Drum Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
This is a wonderful storytelling performance for African-American History Month as well as all year round! Multiple Parents’ Choice Award winning storyteller Robbi K's spirit is clearly contagious, and the entire audience is soon singing and clapping along with the telling of how the turtle got its shell. Movement, singing and chanting set the scene for Robbi to unfold this amusing traditional tale of a little turtle who outwits the fierce leopard and is rewarded with a shell. Robbi moves about constantly, appealing to the audience as she acts out the many characters. This program can also include an African percussionist, budget permitting.
$501- $1000
Miller, Paul Do Something Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Juggling
Do Something is an engaging variety arts performance that challenges middle and high school students to identify their passions, research their options, excel in their efforts, and enjoy their lives.
$351- $500
Connolly, Carol World Passport: A Musical Journey Around the World Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Hola! Bonjour! Konnichiwa! Grab your boarding passes and travel around the world with the award-winning musical storytelling duo, Tales ‘n Tunes. This sing-along, clap-along, highly interactive program will take us to many countries. Through folk tales and multicultural songs from around the globe, young readers will explore our cultural diversity while celebrating the common bonds we share with our neighbors throughout the world. It’s an exciting, lively and fun musical story event that encourages kids and their families to participate both from their seats and on stage. Before we say “Adios!” “Au Revoir!” and “Ciao!” they’ll want to learn more, at the library, about this world of ours. Fasten your seat belts!
$201- $350
Desai, Mala Sculpture Comes Alive Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Dance
Carved on temple walls and Buddhist caves dating back to 2 B.C. are mythological stories in India. Mala performs Odissi, the oldest Indian classical dance form with rhythmic footwork, elaborate facial expressions, hand-gestures, head, neck and body movements exquisitely choreographed to bring these sculptures to life. A brief slide-show is presented before the performance.
$201- $350
Zalben, Jane Writing and Illustrating Children's Books Literature- Creative Writing,
Museums,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
The writing and art process in creating a children's picture book from the beginning idea to final bound book. Support materials demonstrate the stages: press sheets, sewing a 32-page book dummy, original art, galleys, manuscripts with editorial comments to show the visual / re-writing process. I also do writing workshops on middle-grade or young adult novels besides doing art and writing for the elementary grade level. I have published books for different age groups.
$351- $500
Cain, Ron Magical Workshops Other,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Clowning
Central New York magician Ron Cain offers workshops that help young people enjoy and explore the magical world around them. Each combines class instruction with hands-on activities. IT'S MAGIC! teaches kids to perform magic with ordinary objects like cards, coins and rope. Ron's SCIENTIFIC SECRETS OF MAGIC teaches scientific principles behind the tricks of his trade. Children learn simple tricks that involve chemistry, physics, biology, psychology and math. CLOWNING AROUND shows them how to have fun with juggling, yo-yos and balloon animals. THE WORLD OF HARRY POTTER gives Hogwarts fans a chance to take magical classes and play wizard games. ENCHANTED CREATURES focuses on the folklore and legends surrounding elves, fairies, leprechauns, trolls, dragons and unicorns. MONSTEROLOGY sheds light on the seven monster families and invites students to use their imagination to create creepy creatures. A GATHERING OF GHOSTS introduces students to classic ghost stories and beliefs. THE WILD, WILD WEST lets children pretend to be cowboys (and girls) and learn about Wild Bill Hickok, Annie Oakley and Sitting Bull. A native Texan, Ron graduated from Syracuse University and took graduate classes in social studies education. He has taught at Onondaga Community College and Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES.
$201- $350
Blank, Maya The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Actress/dancer Maya Blank and multi-instrumentalist Uri Sharlin invite the children to tell the story with original music and song, dance, hand-made props, costumes and set-designs. The children participate as individuals and as a group.
$501- $1000
Friedman, Jeffrey Monster Hunt - Library Skills Building Adventure! Life Skills- Other,
Media- Other,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
Looking for a fun way to TEACH kids LIBRARY SKILLS? In the Monster Hunt kids develop library research skills as they learn to use the library catalog and Dewey Decimal System to track down coded clues that will help them find and capture a lurking monster! Every child has his or her own clues to find - so every child succeeds - and every child takes part capturing the monster! Upon completion of the program, the children are all commissioned as deputy detectives in the Monster Detective Agency and rewarded with their own Monster Detective Badge.
$201- $350
McIntosh, Story Laurie Story Laurie's Super Sonic Adventure! Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Science
Fasten your seatbelts and prepare for a wild ride through the world of sound with Story Laurie. In her inimitable style, Laurie will take your audience on a wacky adventure, exploring topics such as the mechanics of sound, onomatopoeia (Fizz! Boom! Baa!) and other wonders. We’ll visit the Museum of Aural Anachronisms, with its permanent exhibit on typewriters, rotary dial telephones and vinyl records. And we’ll even travel to France, where turkeys say “glou, glou, glou” and dogs say “ouah, ouah!” Yes, folks, through story, song, improv aplenty and tons of fun audience participation, you can’t ask for a more engaging, high energy show for your SRP audience. Bring Story Laurie to your public library, and you, too, will learn why she was voted 2013 “Best Children’s Performer” by Hudson Valley Magazine.
$201- $350
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