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Crocker, Keith ARTFUL VISCERA - An Exploration of the Italian Horror film 1960 through 1980 History,
Media- Film,
Performing Arts- Other
The Italians reinvented the horror film between 1960 and 1980. Generally, the genre was frowned upon by the fascist movement of the 1930's, but once the war ended and Italy had a chance to get back on their feet, they ended up making up for lost time by producing some of the most frightening films ever to grace a movie theater screen. From the trend setting work of directors like Mario Bava (Black Sunday) to the misanthropic nightmares of Lucio Fulci (Zombie), Italian horror films continue to place their mark on the current crop of American made nightmare films. Join me for the ultimate history lesson on European trash cinema. Comes complete with a vintage memorabilia presentation plus a 16mm showing of a digest version of Horror Castle (1963). This program would be very popular with your younger teenage and college years patrons.
$101- $200
Drums of Japan, Ryu Shu Taiko Taiko Drums of Japan Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
Drawn from the rich folk heritage of Japan, the Ryu Shu Kan presents: Taiko Drums of Japan. This hour long program introduces the audience to the exciting sounds and sights of a Taiko performance. The Drummers play powerful rhythms as they move around the drums with martial arts choreography. Karate & Samurai Sword Forms/Kata enhance the feeling of the ancient Samurai spirit of the Japanese people and traditional Japanese Folk dance weaves its way throughout the show. The elegant sound of the Japanese harp -Koto- is played as well as the haunting sounds of the Shakuhachi bamboo flute as an interlude between the thunder of the Taiko pieces. The Ryu Shu Kan is sponsored by the Japan Center at Stony Brook University and this program is part of their community outreach program: Introduction to Japanese Culture.
$351- $500
Del Bianco, Lou Hans Christion Andersen Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
The most exciting performer in the field.- BILLBOARD MAGAZINE A one man musical entertainment! 45 minutes of music and stories like the Kings New Clothes, The Ugly Duckling, Thumbelina and lots more. All of these stories teach us something about ourselves.
$351- $500
Edgecomb, Diane Midsummer's Magic Multicultural- Other,
Nature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Experience the beauty of the Summer Solstice in Legends and Songs from Many Lands. Drawn from cultures all over the world, Midsummer’s Magic is a story and music celebration of nature at the time of the Summer Solstice. This delightful and entertaining performance brings alive Celtic, Czech, English, Japanese and Australian legends of tree-spirits, fireflies and magical transformations. Midsummer’s Eve is traditionally a time of magic when the luminous world of fairies can join with our own. In this unforgettable story and music event master storyteller Diane Edgecomb and Celtic Harper Margot Chamberlain take us to the heart of the season on the wings of story and song.
$501- $1000
Boyer, Jeff The Attainable Sustainable Energy Show Performing Arts- Theater,
Science,
Visual Arts- Other
The Attainable Sustainable Energy Show Kids discover the power of earth, wind and sun! Jeff Boyer engages and wows while inspiring excitement in renewable energy. Gripping experiments and visual effects transform wind, solar, bio-fuel and geothermal energy into usable green power. A mild-mannered scientist turns Eco-man as kids help him generate the fun. It’s educational energy! Jeff's science shows and web study guides effectively supplement and boost your science curriculum. Prepare students for the energy sources of the future.
$501- $1000
Jeffers, David A Tale To Tell Performing Arts- Clowning,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Many stories are available. All of our stories are designed to include the audience. In my case, the children will come on stage and dress up as some of the characters. Stories include - But No Elephants ( accept those who are different), Albert the Turkey (hard work pays off),Abalard the Lost Lamb(do what your parents ask you to). You'll love these stories and really appreciate the messages.
$201- $350
Oshlag, Rebecca and Rachel Midsummer Knights Tales: Stories of Heroes from the Middle Ages (2015 Summer Reading Program) Performing Arts- Storytelling
Teens will be enthralled by the accounts of heroes from King Arthur’s realm and other legendary kingdoms in the British Isles. In addition to traditional storytelling, Rebecca and Rachel also employ literary storytelling, which requires close adherence to the written word, to bring modern translations of the Middle English works to their audiences. These stories continue to entertain and inspire, and modern audiences will enjoy them as much as did listeners during times long past. This program can be adapted for an audience of teens and adults. Created for the 2015 NYS Summer Reading Program, Every Hero Has a Story and year-round.
$101- $200
Hudert, Christopher Travelin' Jack & Co. Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
An itinerant puppeteer with a hand puppet booth and a knack for tall tales entertains family audiences much as puppeteers did in America’s Colonial days. Three American folk-tales are told with hand puppets by a single puppeteer who serves as both narrator and character in the show. Based on a Jack tale, a slave story-song, and a morality tale, these stories reflect the depth, scope, and humor of early American storytelling. The first story, “Foolish Jack,” is a Jack tale about Jack’s adventures when he first leaves home. The second story tells “Why Dogs Chase Cats.” The final story, “A Bundle of Troubles,” is a morality tales that teaches a valuable life lesson: count your blessings, not your troubles. As contemporary as it is classic, this show is a delight for audiences of all ages.
$351- $500
Robinson, Tyrone Let's Make a Musical! Performing Arts- Literary Artists
Ever want to learn how a Broadway show gets written? This two-hour workshop covers how to structure book (script), lyrics, and music of a musical. From A Chorus Line to Fiddler On the Roof to My Fair Lady. Join ASCAP award-winning New York composer/lyricist Tyrone L. Robinson for an exciting fun exploration of the Broadway musical.
$201- $350
Marin, Craig HAMLIN Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
“HAMLIN” is a modern, magical puppet theatre production. A timely retelling of that timeless telling-the-truth tale, The Pied Piper, HAMLIN features a colorful troupe of Flexitoon puppets, marionettes, scenery, shadow animation, blacklights and special effects. The cast of characters include a handicapped little girl named Bree who comes to the rescue; her father is the put-out-of-business-by-rats cheese maker, Monsieur Roquefort; CooCoo Roacha is the Jiminy Cricket-style roach who is also the Piper’s manager. The Piper himself is a cat. There are rats galore to guarantee guffaws. The story is rich with comedy and positive messages; a perfect family and artistic entertainment.
$1001- $3000
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