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LaRue, Michele Gettysburg: One Woman's War History,
Literature- Creative Writing,
Performing Arts- Theater
Three stories from Elsie Singmaster’s 1913 classic GETTYSBURG--STORIES OF THE RED HARVEST AND THE AFTERMATH: =July the First=: War comes to Gettysburg—where are the armies? =The Battleground=: Lincoln comes to Gettysburg—where will it end? =Mary Bowman=: Sightseers come to Gettysburg—where has it led? In Singmaster’s powerful and specific exploration of a Civil War icon’s physical and emotional terrain, fictional townswoman Mary Bowman lives the war and its legacy—from the first shots at Willoughby Run to the consolation of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, to the country’s healing a half century on. REVIEWS INCLUDE: What you have to offer is priceless. There is almost nothing in the whole big 150th celebration that focuses on women. . . . So masterfully, professionally, affectively and effectively presented… Truly a treasure. --Paula Olinger, Associate Professor, Gettysburg College; Member, Historic Gettysburg Adams County “Michèle LaRue gives a moving portrayal of one woman’s devastating loss during the Civil War. This program is a touching, intimate portrait of the personal toll of war during a crucial time in our history.” --Jan Oblinger, Adult Program Coordinator, Fremont Public Library, Illinois
$201- $350
Handy, Spook Passing Along the Folk Music Tradition History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
For generations children grew up singing with the whole family, at large gatherings, at school or in their churches. Before the advent of radio, TV and the internet this was the primary form of entertainment. Today, however, many people are worried that this centuries-old tradition is being deleted from the hard drive of the modern human experience. Along with that, society is losing one of the most powerful tools for building strong families and strong communities. This program is simple. Let’s make sure our kids know some of the treasures of American Folk Music. Singing old favorites like This Land is Your Land, If I had a Hammer, I’ve been Working on the Railroad, She'll be coming Around the Mountain and maybe some newer songs. If the children don’t already know a song we’ll take the time to teach them. Parents are encouraged to sit with their children and help them learn the songs. An excellent program for Libraries, Arts Centers, Churches, Schools and other meeting places. Pete Seeger covers some of Spook's songs and the two perform together several times per year. Visit www.spookhandy.com for more info on the artist and other programs and workshops.
$501- $1000
Bromka, Sondra & John DIG THAT CANAL! ‘15 Miles on the Erie Canal' Family Fun Musical Storytelling; With FREE companion options - Folk Instruments of Along the Canal; Introduction to Theatercraft History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
'15 Miles on the Erie Canal' is a colorful and very participatory historic musical storytelling event for the whole family. Enjoy this lively collage of Tall Tales, Costumes, Music and Sing-along Songs as the artists share an unforgettable story of New York’s famous waterway. Presented in 19th century 'folk opera' performance style, it sparkles with canal-era music from cultures along the canal, performed on a rare collection of historic instruments including hammer dulcimer, banjo, fiddle, hurdy gurdy, early squeezeboxes, canal horn, and more. Our story unfolds as Captain Simon Slick and Irish cook Sallie Waters meet up with Sal, a truly amazing mule who makes quite a splash (and also happens to be guest from the audience!). Together they set off on a rollicking journey down The Grand E-ri-e Canal, 8th Wonder of the World! Great characters, great stories, and an unforgettable historic enrichment experience for Summer Reading Programs! NOTE: For a gala event, our “15 Miles” performance may be expanded with your choice of NYS Canal Cultural Heritage workshop activities: expanded singing roles for a children’s/family chorus; lively canal-era children's dances; and even student-written Tall Tale vignettes for the Grand Finale. Custom-designed programs, special events welcome.
$351- $500
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
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
Singer, Lauren ZUMBA KIDS Health & Fitness- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Dance
Zumba Kids, formerly known as Zumbatomic, is a specially designed dance-fitness program developed for children aged 8-12 and 4-8 (Zumba Kids Jr.). Besides creating a fun, exciting, party-like way to exercise, goals include increasing focus, confidence, coordination, memory, rhythm, self-expression as well as self-control. Music and moves are child friendly and easy to follow and draw from Latin, pop, Indian and world music. Class is taught by licensed and experienced Zumba teacher, group fitness instructor, dancer and creative arts therapist-see my website:http;//laurensinger.zumba.com Wear low tread shoes and clothes to move in. Bring a water bottle.
$101- $200
Gillman, Jackson BUGS! Music,
Nature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Doodlebugs, spiders, ants and other crawlies are featured in this low-life revue. Marilyn Solvay, Director of Education and Public Programs, Children's Museum of Maine reported: Jackson's skills as a musician and teacher highlight the program from beginning to end! His mixture of humor, sensitivity, and educational content made him a perfect addition here at the Children's Museum.
$351- $500
Lynch, Robin Robin Lynch Aerialist Performing Arts- Other,
Performing Arts- Dance,
Performing Arts- Theater
Robin Lynch Aerialist is a one-woman operated unique enterprise, which delivers aerial performance with unforgettable expression of spirit and the passion of true professionalism.
$201- $350
Tom, Copper Mr. Vegas Man Presents Hey Santa! Music,
Nature- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
This is a holiday show of music & comedy presented by Mr. Vegas Man ( Copper Tom's alter ego). It's a seasonal extravaganza featuring popular Christmas songs including: 'Let It Snow','Winter Wonderland', 'White Christmas', 'Blue Christmas','Here Comes Santa Claus' & much more- as well as the original Christmas blues song written by Mr. Vegas Man, 'Hey Santa!' Professional, fun & affordable - this show is especially good for seniors & families.
$201- $350
Nager, Stuart Instant Shakespeare (Improvised) Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
(Intermediate to Advance) Shakespeare is nothing to be afraid of. In an improvisational and interactive class, the group will journey into one of Shakespeare's famous plays. Using actual text and student’s own words, the play will be the thing to come alive for you. Join us in this fun exploration of classic theater. That is the long and the short of it. Get a deeper understanding of Shakespeare, his times, and the play examined. Whether it is exploring the streets of fair Verona in “Romeo and Juliet,” the enchanted forest of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” the storm tossed isle of “The Tempest, or the battlements of Elsinore in “Hamlet,” the students will be transported into the play, for it is the thing.
$351- $500
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