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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Nugent, Margie Balloon Twisting Other,
Performing Arts- Clowning,
Visual Arts- Other
The art of balloon twisting is mesmerizing. Who wouldn't want to learn? We offer balloon twisting as an addition to our other programs and as a stand-alone class. For the classes we supply everything including the pumps. We have taught this program successfully at various camps.
$101- $200
Edgecomb, Diane Join In! History,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Join In and travel around the world with these captivating multi-cultural legends. Each tale offers a participatory look at our common love of story. Celebrate engaging narratives, animal characters, songs in different languages and home-spun wisdom as one of New England’s favorite storytellers takes us from the heart of the Amazon rainforest to the villages of Africa on the wings of story, rhythm and song. “My family was at your amazing performance of “Join In” yesterday. It’s amazing how you bring together many aspects of art and present them for kids so they use their imagination to “see” all the characters you’re talking, dancing and singing about. Personally, I was very happy with your folktales about the rainforests. I’m from Brazil where we have a rich heritage from Africa and we live in the US where my son was born. We loved to hear “O Pião entrou na roda, ó pião! Roda pião, bambeia pião!”. I used to sing this song myself when I was kid. It was delightful. :~)” ~Marcia, Linden School, Malden, MA
$351- $500
CLEMENTS, JEHAN Traditional Folk Tales Literature- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
1 - Fairy Tale & Folk Tale - Important Storytelling Words 2 - How Nemisis Brought Stories to the World - African Folk Tale 3 - Nasrudin Tales - Sufi tales from the Masters 4 - We're Having Fun - A Sing-a-Long Song
$351- $500
Graham, Michael The Three Wishes / The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing Performing Arts- Puppetry
THE THREE WISHES This folktale favorite is flavored with a dash of dialogue, a generous helping of humor and the twists of plot for which the Spring Valley Puppet Theater is known. THE WOLF IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING A hungry Wolf tries to outwit the savvy Shepherd and make a meal of the helpless, little Lamb. Helpless? Maybe not! Adapted from the Aesop Fable, this popular story is enlivened with a colorful Mexican setting, a humorous communication gap and a surprise ending! Both productions feature handmade puppets, scenery and lively scripts.
$351- $500
O'Keefe, Kevin Circus Minimus - The One-Man Circus in-a-Suitcase Performing Arts- Mime,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Former Big Apple Circus instructor Kevin O'Keefe delights and inspires audiences to practice compassion and follow their dreams. An entire cast of circus characters emerges from one small suitcase - a band, head usher, ringmaster, magician, and an Italian circus family. However, the most important performers come from the audience. Each show is a dialogue between the audience and the characters - a lighthearted collaboration.
$501- $1000
Story Theatre, Activated Digging Diversity Disability Awareness,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Each show features 2 of the following stories: The Treasure and the Bridge - Tops and Bottoms - The Iron Dragon - Simple Ivan - The Hat Seller and the Monkey Performed before a giant oversized book with lots of physical comedy, American Sign Language and audience participation. At the end of each library performance, kids are sent to search for books related to the show. Shows are recommended for preschool-8th grade students and family audiences. http://activatedstorytheatre.com for more info
$351- $500
Deem, James Becoming a Young Writer Performing Arts- Literary Artists
I briefly introduce some of the books I've written and discuss how I get my ideas. I tell children the story of how I became a writer in the fifth grade. Using PowerPoint, I talk about the research I do in writing a book. Sometimes I use images related to my books Bodies from the Bog, Bodies from the Ash or Bodies from the Ice to help students understand the work involved (and the pleasures of research). I conclude by discussing how much fun writing is and encouraging students to write their own stories. If there is time, I may read a small portion from one of my novels (The Very Real Ghost Book of Christina Rose or The Mystery Club of Luna Drive). I always allow time for children to ask questions at the end of my presentation.
$1001- $3000
TheatreworksUSA, - Living Voices Productions' NATIVE VISION History,
Media- Video,
Performing Arts- Theater
Native Vision is the experience of Native Americans in the 1930's and 1940's. A Navajo girl explores her family's past while struggling to keep her culture in a government-run boarding school. Her vision of becoming a modern healer in a changing world is brought to life as her community joins the U.S. in World War Two.
$501- $1000
Reid, John John Reid's Comedy Magic Show Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Other,
Visual Arts- Other
A comedy magic show that is perfect for kids ages 5+, and their families. It's interactive using 6-7 volunteers throughout the show. The show can be tailored to special theme or specific age group. Finale includes levitating a member of the audience! Maybe combined with balloon twisting and/or face painting for additional fee. updated June 2014
$501- $1000
Field, Barb Zany Science with Prof. Womboggle Performing Arts- Clowning,
Science
BJ and Company will custom design the right program for your needs. We have worked extensively with children and families and performed hundreds of shows. SUGGESTED PROGRAM: (other topics are available!!!) Barb will come as Prof. Womboggle. She will do a fun, hands-on science lesson about the most dangerous chemical compound in the world! First we will discuss how one atom of oxygen (a highly combustible element) combines with two atoms of hydrogen (also highly combustible) to create this compound… DON'T let the students know that it’s water! Then we’ll do several experiments together which demonstrate the unique properties of water. The students love learning about science with Prof. Womboggle. www.bjandcompany.com
$201- $350
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