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Description
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LaRue, Michele Women Breaking Loose: stories by Kate Chopin & Edna Ferber History,
Literature- Creative Writing,
Performing Arts- Theater
This pairing of stories by Louisianan Kate Chopin and Ohioan Edna Ferber explores in fiction two dilemmas that women still face daily: Who comes first—my family or me? Where do I belong—at home or at work? In Chopin’s poignant A PAIR OF SILK STOCKINGS (1894), widowed Mrs. Sommers takes an impromptu holiday from home. In Ferber’s REPRESENTING T. A. BUCK (1913), divorced =lady salesman= Emma McChesney longs for life off the road. In both women—our ancestors—we see ourselves. Michele LaRue is a professional actress (AEA, SAG-AFTRA) who has specialized in performances from America's Gilded Age for two decades. WOMEN BREAKING LOOSE is recommended for HS - adult audiences. It is especially popular during March, Women's History Month. =I wish you could come into every literature classroom, perform at every library, be on the stage in a theater in every town, helping people connect with that wonderful literature, teaching people to listen to the sounds of wonderful sentences. Do the humanities and arts commissions of every state know about you?= --Susan Koppelman, editor, multiple volumes of 19th-century American women’s short stories
$201- $350
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
Whitcomb-May, Andrea Many Clowns Many Worlds/ How Did WE Get Here? Performing Arts- Clowning,
Performing Arts- Mime,
Performing Arts- Theater
Many Clowns Many Worlds & How Did You Get Here? Performance workshops using hands-on theatre techniques that may include:clowning, ballooning, mime, theatre games, magic, juggling, acting & storytelling. Also includes a fun introduction to the history of clowning & theatre arts with pictures & stories from around the world & here at home. This program best fits ages 8 & up.
$101- $200
Sommerstad, Patricia NY, NY: Urban Gems to Explore Museums,
Performing Arts- Other
What makes New York City so exciting, so alluring? No matter how many times you visit, or even if you’ve lived there for a lifetime, New York City’s five boroughs provide a never-ending source of new discoveries. In a city of over 8 million people, 200 nationalities, hundreds of museums, parks and historic sites, and thousands of restaurants, the possibilities for surprise and delight are endless! We’ll explore in-depth several favorites from a new perspective and discover new, exciting and often underappreciated urban gems. And, of course, wherever we “go”, we’ll find the best foods and places to eat. You’ll leave with comprehensive handouts and most likely a prize or two! Power-point presentation.
$201- $350
Goddard, Pamela New York/New England Women in Song History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Hear the songs sung by New York and New England women through 200 years of time. Pamela Goddard has searched through field recordings and archives to bring these voices of the past to life. These songs tell the stories of average people, as sung by average people; the housewife, the farmer, the young people in love. This program includes photos and diary quotes to bring historical women to life.
$101- $200
Del Bianco, Lou Lou's Thanksgiving Show Multicultural- Native American,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Few performers excel as both musician and storyteller, but Lou Del Bianco is one who does.- PARENTS CHOICE Through storytelling and song, children will learn what the Pilgrims and the Native Americans meant by being thankful. In this 50 minute program, authentic Indian legends as well as folk songs handed down from our earliest settlers will be shared by all! Children will get a chance to say what they're thankful for. Both educational and fun, with lots of participation.
$201- $350
Vela, Laurie Story Laurie's Stories Literature- Authors,
Media- Other,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
Author/Illustrator/BookTelling Performer Laurie Story Vela, M.A. a.k.a. The Mother Goose Rapper presents Laurie's Stories for family audiences and/or preschool and juvenille groups. The shows blend Laurie's all original stories, rhymes, songs and characters in interactive, child-centered FUN that celebrates language and reading FUNdamentals. The audience participates in Laurie's Stories by reading, singing and moving along with the Mother Goose Rapper, Laurie Story and with the Laurie Story Book pages and characters displayed visually onto a big screen. Laurie's e books and characters are also available for free at www.lauriesstories.com in the Leaping Literacy Online Library featuring Laurie StorEBooks. It's super cyber Laurie Stories! We are also branching out our online library to include your children's eBooks ~ get creative and publish one at your library! See our eBook playshop listing and/or eBook creation page onsite. We have dozens of themes available. Our featured 2013 summer 'Digging' programs incorporating music and multimedia BookTelling with Laurie StorEBooks include Growing Gardens Of Words & Dinosaur Book Lore!
$201- $350
Manley, David Helping Drew Anti-Bullying Puppet Musical Performing Arts- Puppetry
Helping Drew is a musical puppet show with an anti-bullying message perfect for4-10 year-old children. This 30-minute program helps children recognize bullying and look for solutions within themselves and with the help of others. Kids and adults are instantly endeared to the puppet characters and the fun music which moves the lesson along. It's both entertaining and educational on this important subject of bullying. The program was designed for school assemblies and can easily be used in libraries or other educational and entertainment settings. Optional 10-15 minute Q&A at no additional cost.
$501- $1000
merwin, chris Kikyo Genso-Japanese music and dance Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
Kikyo Genso (beautiful illusion in Japanese) is a one of a kind duo consisting of Kishiko Hasegawa and Chris Merwin. Kishiko studied the ancient Noh theater dance and singing as a child in Japan and Chris Merwin has immersed himself in the esoteric music of the bamboo shakuhachi flute both in Japan and at home. Together they enchant audiences with a marriage of the two art forms that are not paired together in the traditional arts world of Japan. The program features elegant dance based on Noh dance accompanied by Zen Buddhist and classical music, as well as folk dances with the words sung in Japanese. The performers are authentically costumed in kimonos and cultural and historical background is given on all aspects of the performance. This show is the only one of it's kind anywhere and is as entertaining as it is educational.
$501- $1000
DuBois, Betsy Leland Faulkner Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Other
Leland sparks your audience's creativity and imagination with his unique performance using various art form to tell stories from around the world. He creates material that allows the spectator to enter into the imaginary with the actor. His original theatre productions have gained critical acclaim: paper becomes filled with movement and mystery, as butterflies appear to dance and multiply, or shadows seem imbued with a life of their own in an astonishing exploration of light.His creative use of visual effects, as servants to the imagination, creates a unique entertaining theatre event that gives audiences a new look at an ancient art. In the broadest sense, more happens in the spectator's imagination than exists on stage, worlds brought to life through simple gesture and the most basic of props.. By presenting material that allows the spectator to enter into dreams with the actor, Leland Faulkner's World of Wonder enables his audiences to walk away with visions of their own.
$501- $1000
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