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Performer
Program
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Description
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McIntosh, Story Laurie Flying on the Wings of Our Words Literature- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Story Laurie introduces students to the art of storytelling and walks them through the process of preparing their own folk tale or fable for the telling. In the workshop sessions, storytelling and improve games help the students develop useful storytelling skills such as developing eye contact and use of gesture and voice. The artist teaches students to learn their story by developing imagery and creating a storyboard, rather than through rote memorization. In grades 3 & up, students work individually or with a partner; for grades K-2, students learn a group tale to share with other groups or classes.
$201- $350
Hirschman, Keith Leaf The Happy Good Time Family Friendly Comedy Juggling and Dynamic Fire Show Other,
Performing Arts- Juggling,
Performing Arts- Other
Keith Leaf's juggling odyssey began on his trip around the world ten years ago and has never stopped. He has performed his unique multi-cultural comedy and fire show thousands of times across America and afar. Juggling professionally for the last five years Keith's dynamic act combines gut-splitting comedy with mindblowing skill. Rare and unusual fun for everyone. International street artist, Keith Leaf takes fire juggling to a whole new level, integrating fire staff, meteor rope, and torch performances with fire tennis rackets, flaming dog leashes and his own world-renowned invention the Flaming Slinky of Death. Watch in amazement as he lights his Butt on fire three times in every show.
$201- $350
Keeffe Schwartzman, Gigi LET'S TAKE A TRIP! (FOR SUMMER 2011) Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
GREAT FOR SUMMER 2011! We'll wind up our imaginations with Gigi's new "Imagination Key" song, and travel the world through music, stories and interactive skits.We'll also see how some stories and songs "travel the world" in different versions. Puppets, music and completely interactive.
$351- $500
McKeon-Pierce, Lonna Oral History: Connecting to your Family with Storytelling Genealogy,
Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
This interactive program is ideal for conferences, church groups, clubs, libraries, and retirees. Many techniques are given for gathering and sharing family stories that reveal Aha! moments about who we are and what our family gifts and curses are. Using family photos, artifacts, and songs to get the juices flowing, many workshop participants experience epiphanies and connect with their families and communities in a new and enriched way.
$351- $500
TheatreworksUSA, - MISS NELSON IS MISSING Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
The students in Room 207 were the worst-behaved class in the whole school: spitballs stuck to the ceiling; paper airplanes whizzing through the air – even though they had the sweetest teacher of all, Miss Nelson. But when Miss Nelson unexpectedly does not come to school one day, the class gets the strictest substitute they have ever met: Miss Viola Swamp! The search is on for Miss Nelson, who seems to have vanished. Hopefully the students of Room 207 will find her before it's too late – for them! This lighthearted musical from Two Beans Productions reminds us all to show appreciation to those that we value!
$1001- $3000
Lawrence, David Opening Minds for young adults Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Other
David Lawrence's Opening Minds program encourages young adults to utilize all of their mental abilities, while David demonstrates some unique and amazing mind reading ability. David uses participants from the audience in a fast paced and funny program, solving an complex mathematical problem in under 27 seconds, reaching into the audiences mind to tell them words that they only looked at seconds before, significant dates, names and other thoughts that they thought only they knew.
$201- $350
Willis, Audrey Spontaneous Creativity: Riffing on the Blues Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Children/Teens will learn how to write a blues song with the help of established musicians. Participants will collaborate to create traditional blues tunes and leave with an understanding of how music is created using standard blues formats. This program is good for libraries and senior centers at well as other institutions.
$351- $500
TheatreworksUSA, - Queen Nur's SWEET POTATO PIE & SUCH! Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Incomparable storyteller Karen Nur El-Amin presents a tasty treat of stories, songs and dance celebrating African-American Heritage accompanied by African instruments. This highly energetic and interactive performance will delight as well as enlighten all ages.
$501- $1000
McIntosh, Story Laurie Dig In with Story Laurie Music,
Nature- Gardening,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
The time is ripe to book a performer whose work is so genuinely ALL about "Digging In"! For years, Story Laurie's repertoire has reflected her twin passions for both community gardening AND reading. For 2013, you can rest assured that Story Laurie's Summer Reading Program offerings will serve up a cornucopia of fresh & delicious songs and stories -- as well as a few classics -- all magically woven together into a wonderful concert that is just right for kids of all ages. Gardens, book worms, and kid community heroes will all meet up in this program featuring some of the songs from Story Laurie's highly-acclaimed "Groovin' in the Garden" CD -- from which you can download free tracks to whet your appetite at www.storylaurie.com.
$201- $350
Haynes, Jeff The Rhythm & Your Words Literature- Poetry,
Music,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
Sometimes the key to self expression is to listen. Percussionist Jeff Haynes creates an array of percussive landscapes, to help writers heighten their awareness and sensitivity to the rhythm and the range of their inner voice. Over the course of this two day writing and performance workshop, 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. Each participant will perform with Jeff.
$1001- $3000
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