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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Gillman, Jackson The Dancing Man Performing Arts- Dance,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
Lively, interactive songs and stories to move and groove with, featuring the title story, performed with sign language. The story's author, Ruth Lercher Bornstein, declared that Jackson IS the Dancing Man.
$351- $500
Theater, Arm-of-the-Sea Turtle Island Medicine Show Multicultural- Native American,
Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Turtle Island Medicine Show is a contemporary fable and cautionary tale inspired by both the Lenape Indian origin story and by current reports from climate studies. The show features whimsical kinetic sculptures, richly painted paper mache masks and puppet figures that range in size from 12 inches to the 16 foot tall Tree of Life. Composer & music director Dean Jones' inventive score loops together gongs, hoop drum, jaw harp and trombone scats in a medley of live sound. He also supplies voices for narrator and characters. Meanwhile four nimble, shape-shifting performers bring to life the mask and puppet multitudes. The Lenape origin story describes a great flood and how various animals try to dive to the bottom and bring up mud. When one of them, Muskrat, finally succeeds and Duck and Frog spread the mud on Turtle's back, this tiny island grows into a mighty continent. Arm-of-the-Sea carries the tale into the fossil-fueled modern moment where climate change threatens to de-stabilize this Turtle Island home. Appropriate for family audiences and grades 1-8. School performances include a study guide and post performance discussion with cast. Photos and video available at www.armofthesea.org
$1001- $3000
Yacovella, Joanne Mother Goose is on the Loose: Early Literacy (ages 3-5) Health & Fitness- Other,
Performing Arts- Other,
Performing Arts- Dance
Early Literacy (Ages 3-5) Join Mother Goose as she uses nursery rhymes and simple tunes presented through music and movement to strengthen early literacy skills.
$101- $200
Yacovella, Joanne Get Creative with Mother Goose Music,
Performing Arts- Dance,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Join Mother Goose and her puppet friends as they tap into children's innate creative abilities. In a fun-filled atmosphere children put their own spin on the familar Nursery Rhymes and simple tunes.
$201- $350
Singer, Lauren CREATE A PERSONAL MANDALA DRAWING AND POEM Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Other,
Visual Arts- Drawing
In this creative and educational workshop, participants will design a personal mandala drawing and will write a short poem relating to the mandala (poem is optional). Images of Tibetan sand mandalas will be on view and participants will learn about their role in promoting world peace. The ephemeral and individual beauty of the mandala will be highlighted. Students will work with fine colored markers or colored pencils and will have the option of using design tools for added control and complexity. Meditative music will create a relaxing and focused experience. Class is taught by Lauren Singer, MPS, ATR award-winning artist, art teacher and creativity development specialist.
$201- $350
Conrad, Bob Books Are Magic Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Bob Conrad takes your audience on a Magical look at reading and all the exciting things that can be found in a book. Meet Bernie the Book Worm, Sam the Talking Book, Bob's puppet friend Junior. Magic from far away lands. Stories about animals , famous people, and How to do it! Loaded with audience participation and side splitting laughter. Your audience will see just how much fun Reading can be. Bob Conrad is the author/illustrator of several educational children's books including, Bob Conrad's Rain Forest Animals, Bob Conrad's Deep Sea Adventure, Bob Conrad's Great Americans and You can do Magic.
$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
Haynes, Jeff Percussion & Spoken Word Workshop Literature- Poetry,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
This is a poetry workshop, designed inspire writing, offer a platform for self expression and presentation and cultivate personal voice. Jeff would work with students on coloring and bringing to life their words with percussion. A one day workshop or can be structured to weekly sessions over the course of one month. Based on budget, interests and audeince. Ideal for 5th grade to adults. 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.
$1001- $3000
Ciaravino, Joseph Prestino's Magic Show Other,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Other
I provide a classic 'rabbit out of the hat' style magic show that keeps both grownups and kids laughing and fully engaged. The show includes colorful props, a live rabbit, and enormous amounts of audience participation. Balloon twisting is also offered, and a ventriloquist act will soon be offered. A small clip of my show can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvjqcbWilwc
$201- $350
Richter, Chip Chip & The Munks Music,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Chip & The Munks are a high energy, really fun, bluesy folk rock band for family audiences.With original songs and some popular covers (Beatles, James Taylor)they will have kids and parents dancing in the isles. Perfect for festivals, fundraising events, community celebrations.
$501- $1000
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