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Encore Performing Arts, Inc. THE DAY IT SNOWED TORTILLAS by Crabgrass Puppet Theatre Literature- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
A delightful Mexican folktale in which creative problem-solving is the key ingredient that helps a poor couple outwit a gang of bullies. A poor woodcutter and his wife have the chance of a lifetime – to become rich! All they have to do is keep a secret . . . something the woodcutter simply can't do. His clever wife cooks up an ingenious plan, and all she needs to do is make it snow – in July – in Mexico! The recipe for this hilarious folktale includes fantastic puppets, marvelous music, and one very funny chicken!
$501- $1000
Jeffers, David Puppet Power Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
These puppets are loved by audiences everywhere. Some of them include - Tweedsmore, she's a bird that can't fly, Mr. Johnson, he's a magician that likes himself a bit too much, Grumpy Old Grandma, she needs to learn to be nice if she wants friends - as well a whole bunch more depending on what your needs are. We also offer a Black Light puppet show.
$201- $350
Haynes, Jeff The Rhythm & Your Words Literature- Poetry,
Music,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
Sometimes the key to self expression is to listen. Percussionist Jeff Haynes creates an array of percussive landscapes, to help writers heighten their awareness and sensitivity to the rhythm and the range of their inner voice. Over the course of this two day writing and performance workshop, participants will be engaged in various exercises and discussions to help them connect Jeff’s percussive textures with their inner voice. They will see first hand how percussion can bring out different inflections in their writing and delivery. The workshop invites participants to bring their poems to perform with Jeff and/or come with an open mind, ready to write and perform something inspired by the sessions. As participants listen to Jeff play, they will become in-tune with the “voice” of the rhythm. Participants will be challenged to allow their writing and performances to reflect on: how the rhythm makes them feel; where does it take them; and what their inner voice will say in return. Each participant will perform with Jeff.
$1001- $3000
Goldstein, Dana Lady of Copper, the musical story of the Statue of Liberty and Immigration History,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
Lady of Copper is the musical story of the Statue of Liberty and Emma Lazarus, the poet who composed the inspiring words on the statue's base "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free..." This show celebrates immigration and the diversity that makes America strong. Now in its 9th year, this original musical has been called "the best arts-in-education assembly we have ever had" (Arts Coordinator), "a great way to celebrate the values of America" (New York Times), and "a poignant reminder of everything for which we should be thankful" (Big Apple Parent). Geared for students in grades K-6, this fun and educational production is a perfect addition to any American History curriculum. In recent years, many schools have chosen the show as an educational and uplifting way to commemorate September 11th. Lady of Copper is also appropriate for Black History Month, Women's History Month, Memorial Day, July 4th and other holiday celebrations.
$1001- $3000
Gaulin, Sasha Hula Hoop Dancing with Fire Gypsy Health & Fitness- Other,
Performing Arts- Dance,
Visual Arts- Other
Sasha is a hula hoop dance instructor and a professional hula hoop dancer. The program starts with a 5 minute hoop dance performance and then I teach the kids or the group how to hoop dance. The size of the group is only limited by the space. I will have hula hoops already made for the class. But I can also do a hoop making workshop.
$201- $350
Maurer, Jim Beat Box Workshop Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Ever wish you could play the drums, with your mouth???? Well Jester Jim is teaching the art of beatboxing to all young and old. A great introduction for kids to learn about tempo, and the sounds of music. Check out video clips of Jim doing his beatbox show on the website www.jesterjim.com.
$101- $200
Miller, Paul The Science of Awesome Health & Fitness- Other,
Performing Arts- Juggling,
Science
Interactive comedy juggling show exploring science concepts such as spin, balance, and fall, while motivating audiences to set goals and learn awesome skills.
$501- $1000
Pitkin, David J. New York State legends, folklore and ghost stories Performing Arts- Storytelling
My most recent book (9/1/10) contains New England Ghost stories, but I have also written two books of Saratoga County tales as well as two books of NY State ghost stories. I speak to students in an intriguing way, not scary, and ask them to think about the issues involved. It is a new way to study history, as some of the people of the past seem to return from time to time. My storytelling has been an enjoyable part of my life for a dozen years.
$201- $350
Schembri, Pamela Author Visit Literature- Creative Writing,
Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Using her storytelling as a springboard for writing, students will see how the plot and characters have developed in the series Second-Grade Friends. Interactive program with slides, suitable for elementary-aged students.
$351- $500
Shepard, Mark Mysts & Magick: Drums, Songs & Stories From Ireland Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Celebrate the music and tales of Ireland! From the magical seals called Silkies to the likes of Giants, Finn McCool and Cucullien, to Grace O'Malley - the Irish pirate Queen (a real historical character) to the wee fairy folk, Mark Shepard draws on his Irish heritage and involves the audience on an adventure in music and story.
$351- $500
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