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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
DiLorenzo, Kris Acting Shakespeare in One Easy Lesson Performing Arts- Theater
Open to teens, too, this is a fun way for even non-actors to act: using the original method of the actors in Shakespeare’s troupe: they had no rehearsals and had only their own lines, not the whole script. The secret: Shakespeare's acting instructions are "coded" into the text, through devices like capital letters, strange spellings, odd punctuation, and even passages that make no sense. All you have to do to act the lines is be able to read them, and follow Kris's very simple instructions. No experience or British accents necessary!
$351- $500
Warren, Kenneth COMEDY VENTRILOQUIST & LECTURER KENNY WARREN Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Performing Arts- Theater
Kenny Warren is one of America's foremost academic authorities on the art of ventriloquism, having written an entire Masters thesis (published and available online) entitled "The Revival of Ventriloquism in America" describing the ancient history of this unusual art form up until the present day. He's performed in nightclubs, the comedy circuit, National television and commercials, corporate venues, etc. First presenting his comedy ventriloquist act, he henceforth lectures on the topic of the history of the art form offering an interesting question and answer session. Mr. Warren also teaches the art of ventriloquism privately.
$501- $1000
Bady, Robin Drawing Stories From Around the World! Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Visual Arts- Drawing
Drawing stories are among the oldest forms of storytelling in the world, coming from the era of cave drawings to and happening still today. They are fun, surprising, and easy to learn. Storyteller Robin Bady will share the magic. First, she performs one of the stories from her global repertoire. Then you learn to do it yourself. Finally, working individually or in groups or as a class, you create your own drawing stories that you then will present to the others in the workshop. By the end of the show, you will have learned a whole new way of communicating. You will surprise your teachers, astonish your family, and have a whole lot of fun! Robin is a world travelling performer and loves to tell her stories and listen to yours too!
$351- $500
Sonny and Perley, Sonny and Perley Jazz, International Cabaret, and American Songbook standards History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Music includes a mix of Jazz, International Cabaret, ( French and Brazilian material )and Great American Sonbook standards. Prgram includes stories about the music and the composers
$351- $500
Newcombe, Melody 'Dig into Reading with Mother Earth' Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Science
Melody a.k. Mother Earth will inspire kids to DIG INTO READING as she reveals amazing secrets about the world of plants,soil, mammals, reptiles, birds & bugs Dig into the fascinating facts with interactive Storytelling, Nature Lore, Animal SFX, Puppetry, Ventriloquism, Comedy, Magic, Music and Songs, Melody will Mesmerize Any Audience. Melody, her research and photography was featured on National Geographic Society CBS-TV special The Hidden World of Insects, NBC-TV The Cicada Story, WNET-TV Dining Out on Edible Wild Foods and has been interviewed on NPR Weekend Edition and on countless other radio and TV stations around the USA. For more information or to book shows for library, school assembly and classroom programs, call or email Melody Newcombe at 845-853-3761. Thank you.
$201- $350
Schembri, Pamela Middle School Storytelling Performing Arts- Storytelling
UCK! STORIES? At OUR age? - Even the toughest crowds enjoy Pamela's personal stories (i.e., The Cross Bronx Expressway) and her modern-day Greek myths. Mixed with a ghost story or two, you'll see your teenagers spellbound.
$351- $500
Lappen, Henry Henry the Juggler Performing Arts- Clowning,
Performing Arts- Mime,
Performing Arts- Juggling
Henry the Juggler (AKA Henry Lappen) is wanted! He is wanted by audiences everywhere for his zany attempts to defy the laws of gravity. He juggles any number of balls, clubs, rings, members of the audience . . . He balances strange items on the tip of his nose. Everything is accomplished wordlessly as Henry uses body language and gesture (and road signs!) to express himself. Caution: Henry is known to use innocent bystanders in his act. Henry the Juggler is a professional. He has been seen by tens of thousands up and down the East Coast - at theaters, schools, libraries and festivals. He has been performing for over thirty years. He studied physical comedy at California's Dell'Arte School. He is an active member of the International Jugglers' Association. A workshop follows each show, where Henry teaches some of the skills he has presented.
$351- $500
Durst, James JAMES DURST: 'Hue Manatee's Quest' Music,
Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Singer-songwriter James Durst presents a 1-man musical adventure, rich in humor, song & story to dramatize themes of environmental sustainability, unity in diversity, friendship & peace. The central characters Hue (as in 'color' or 'cry of alarm') Manatee and Flickati Cricket seek the wisdom of renowned change agent Leon Chameleon, only to be invited along on a journey to his ancestral homeland, the Galápagos. Along the way, they overcome numerous perils while meeting and sharing songs with Shining Eagle (Northern Hemisphere shaman of the Imáji Nation), a trio of dolphins, a whale threatened by a whaling ship, Ella Condor (Southern Hemisphere medicine woman of the Todos tribe), and a popular street-corner quintet known as Acapellago. Cameo appearances are made by Hansel & Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood & Goldilocks to populate Leon's parable explaining how our protagonists differ from the 'two-legged ones' in a 5-part tour de farce, 'Lost in the Kuda Shuda Woods.' Ideally suited for families with older children, as the humor employs wordplay and the music is sophisticated yet accessible. Imagine 'The Lion King' meets 'Candide.'
$501- $1000
Edgecomb, Diane Fit For A King's Ear History,
Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Fit for a King's Ear: Diane Edgecomb accompanied by Margot Chamberlain on Celtic harp. This Medieval program is filled with tales of unusual princesses and Arthurian Knights. Performed in the bardic style of story accompanied by harp, the program celebrates the very best of classic tales from long ago. Whether taking the audience on a wild joy ride to steal away the Princess of France or enlisting audience help to solve an ancient Arthurian riddle, Margot's captivating harp music and Diane's characterizations and narrative skills keep everyone involved.
$351- $500
Golden, Gail SPLISH SPLASH: Jump into the Story Pool! Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
SPLISH SPLASH: Jump into the Story Pool! ties in closely with the summer reading program for NYS libraries 2010. This 45 minute long show is based on three folktales (from library books) and encourages summer reading. The folktales are from Africa, England, and Puerto Rico and are lots of fun for children ages 3-10 and their families. The program includes a high degree of audience participation including Spanish language content and children from the audience being selected to play characters in the stories! It's a memorable summer reading experience for the whole family!
$101- $200
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