Performers and Programs

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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Keezing, Jonathan Four Season Bear Music,
Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
The delightful tale of the year of a your bear with memorable songs, beautiful puppets, storytelling and movement. Libraries are given a cd for your collection to build excitement for the show.
$351- $500
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. AFRICAN ADVENTURE TALES - by Crabgrass Puppet Theatre Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
AFRICAN ADVENTURE TALES Two funny folktales from Africa come to life with stunning puppetry, spectacular scenery, and infectious music. In Koi and the Kola Nuts, the young son of a chief sets out on a wonderful journey in search of fortune, carrying only a sack of kola nuts. His kindness to the creatures he meets is rewarded when their help saves his life! And in Anansi the Spider, we meet one of the most hilarious trickster characters in world folklore!
$501- $1000
Austin, Robert A Concert In Magic by Robert Austin Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Other
Our Concert in Magic show is a large illusion show full of colorful magic, audience participation, wonderful music and beautiful costumes and of course spectacular illusions. It's a three person show that will keep people in awe. It's like watching a magical Broadway show live! It is now one of our most popular shows for libraries and parks. This show has a total of FOUR illusions including someone floating, dividing a person in three, the sword basket and sawing someone from the audience in half! And now includes LIVE SMALL ANIMALS!!! Robert is a full time professional and a long time member of SAG/AFTRA,ACTOR'S EQUITY and AGVA. He has appeared on television on LAW and ORDER, LAW and ORDER:Trial by Jury, The Jury, USA Up All Night, NBC's ED and Zero Hour. In movies he was in Spider-man II, Taking of Pelham 123, TAXI, The Interpreter, Louder than Words and Just My Luck.
$1001- $3000
Yacovella, Joanne Mother Goose Presents: The Magic of Reading (Ages 3-5) Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
Early literacy program. This program incorporates an interactive musical approach to foster an appreciation of easy books and nursery rhymes. The main activity is acting out a book and/or rhyme by performing music and movement using props and puppets.
$201- $350
Cavanaugh, Deb Toe Tappin' Tunes Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
An interactive program of exciting folk music to get you up and moving. Upbeat toe tapping tunes and songs on fiddle, mandolin, mountain dulcimer, limberjack, banjo, guitar and vocals. Originally designed for the 2005 Summer Reading Program, this program will fit into any theme.
$351- $500
Eisenberg, Jeff Sing and Sign Disability Awareness,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Other
Teaches basic sign language to normal hearing toddlers and preschoolers through music and songs. It's a thematic 3-4 session program. A great introduction to sign language. Educational, interactive and fun.
$201- $350
!, Spook Handy Spook Handy In Concert History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Spook Handy in Concert is the most popular show I do. Instead of being theme oriented, this is just simply me, my trio or full band showcasing mostly original songs from my 4 CDs. Sprinkled with occasional 60s and 70s folk songs or an obscure original, this concert engages audiences of all backgrounds and ages. 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
Davis, Lydia Adams Songfest! Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
This family concert blends improvisation, story telling and song. A mix of original ballads by Lydia Adams Davis and other great songwriters, comedic eco-puppets and familiar standards bring a diverse audience in the door to sing, laugh and share memories.
$201- $350
Bady, Robin GHOST Tales - For All Ages Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
Award winning storyteller Robin Bady draws from her own experiences as well as the wealth of literary, folk, historic and local tales and songs to create age appropriate programs. With the youngest children, she mixes songs with stories, which moderates any fear factor! For the oldest youth and adults, Robin often sets up an open mic, and encourages people who have their own story to share. Giggling Ghosts and Scary Songs - for the younger children True and Not So True Tales - elementary age Ghost Tales of....(whatever town, county, state...fill in the blank) Ghost Story: An Open Mic Every culture has its ghost stories, whether funny, silly, true, historic and/dor downright scary. Which do you want to hear?
$351- $500
Badji, Assane Melody Africa Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Dance
Melody Africa is a group of musicians and dancers dedicated to the appreciation and education of West African music, dance and culture. Bringing joy and creating communities through dance and music is our motivation and foundation. Melody Africa has performed in New York, Massachusetts and beyond. Guided by the artistic directorship of Assane Badji, Melody Africa brings to the stage an exquisite celebration of Guinean and Senegalese song, music, and dance. Assane is a professional dancer, choreographer, drummer and fire-eater from the Republic of Guinea in Africa. He has traveled to many countries including Japan, Spain and Portugal as the dance director of Ballet Bougarabour, before coming to the Hudson Valley.
$501- $1000
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