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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Rogers, Robert Turtle's Big Dream! Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Performing Arts- Theater
Once upon a time there was a talkative little turtle who had an ambitious dream - to fly! He was so captivated by the idea of seeing the world from way up in the air, that he spoke about it constantly to all the other animals in the forest, wondering how he could accomplish his goal. Based on a Native American legend, this is a play about reaching beyond the every day and striving to do more, even when it seems to be impossible. Puppeteer Robert Rogers has applied all the imagination and skill that he has acquired over a 31 year career.
$351- $500
Schembri, Pamela Telling Stories, Writing Books Literature- Creative Writing,
Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Pamela Schembri, professional storyteller and author of the easy-to-read series Second-Grade Friends (Holt)presents a fascinating and lively program which combines the writing process and its relationship to storytelling. If you can tell it, you can write it - and people understand this connection after listening to her speak. Using storyboards, journal excerpts and folktales, this is a great program to motivate young writers.
$351- $500
Hopkins, Allen Annie & Al On the Erie Canal History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Storyteller Fran Carlisi-Paxson joins Allen Hopkins to re-enact Erie Canal days. Fran plays "Annie," a canal boat cook, while Allen is an itinerant 19th-cehtury musician. Fran recounts several "tall tales" from the canal tradition, while Allen sings songs collected from NY State sources, pertaining to the history and social life of the canal. Program is given in period costume, using antique instruments, and features dialog and byplay that outline some of the lesser-known historical facts of the canal era. The program takes a humorous perspective on many facets of 19th-century Erie Canal life. This program has been presented at Spencerport Canal Days, Livingston County Historical Museum, Greece Historical Society, and elsewhere.
$201- $350
National Circus Project, National Circus Project National Circus Project Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Clowning,
Performing Arts- Juggling
The NATIONAL CIRCUS PROJECT provides spectacular circus performances, exciting circus skills workshops and amazing student and camper circus shows. Our incredible programs are designed to generate enthusiasm, encourage motivation and self-discipline, and to foster creativity and confidence in “children of all ages”! We are a non-profit organization that exists to preserve and promote traditional circus arts through education and entertainment. For the past 25 years NCP has provided circus arts performances, residencies, workshop programs, teacher training seminars and more to schools, recreational centers, libraries and camps throughout the Eastern US. NCP's circus education programs are presented at every grade level - from elementary through university. Since its inception, our education specialists have presented over 5,000 circus performances and conducted more than 50,000 hands-on workshops, involving almost 6,000,000 students. Our international artist exchange program brings cultural dimension to the arts experience and has included acclaimed circus artists from England, Australia, Puerto Rico, Russia, Latvia and the People's Republic of China. The National Circus Project has been recognized with a US Congressional Commendation for "helping to further the cause of international understanding" through its artistic exchange programs.
$501- $1000
Field, Barb Kids Under Construction - Build a Better World Other,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Other
BJ and Company will custom design the right program for your needs. We have worked extensively with children and families and performed hundreds of shows. SUGGESTED PROGRAM: (other topics are available!!!) Barb will come as BJ the CONSTRUCTION WORKER. She will do a fun, hands-on program including music, magic, skits, and audience involvement. Children and families will learn about how to build a better world by being the kind of person this world needs. We will talk about important values we all should have ... joy, peace, patience, kindness, and gentleness. www.bjandcompany.com 607-432-0988
$201- $350
Fischer, Joe Hocus Pocus It's Joe Fischer Performing Arts- Magic
A program that will astound, baffle, delight, thrill and entertain your audience. This fast paced show has the perfect blend of magic, audience participation, comedy and excitement. JOE FISCHER has an outstanding rapport with children. The ability to communicate on their level is what makes this show real magic.
$201- $350
Bierko, Scott Let Your Yoga Dance Health & Fitness- Other,
Performing Arts- Dance
LET YOUR YOGA DANCE is a transformative, feel-good experience where the participants release stress and find joy through fun dance moves facilitated by the leader, Beth Bierko. Some say LET YOUR YOGA DANCE is like Zumba because it incorporates the dance steps of a spirited exercise class. Others say it’s more like yoga because so many of the moves are variations on poses found in a typical hatha yoga class. Still others maintain it’s a square dance with hipper music They’re all correct!
$351- $500
Edgecomb, Diane Fairy Legends of Ireland Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
There is plenty of laughter and delight in this animated retelling of Ireland’s best-loved gems including Irish favorites like Gilly Blackfoot where a young lad’s aversion to washing his feet causes him to fall in with a fairy band. Cloaks of invisibility and magic spells abound as hapless Gilly sets out to help free the Princess of France. Known for her vivid comedic style, Diane brings delight to her interpretations of these classic Irish favorites. This performance is accompanied by Margot Chamberlain on Celtic harp.
$501- $1000
Cain, Ron Band Together with the Wizard of Books Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Magic
Get ready to rock with the Wizard of Books! This summer, magician Ron Cain invites young readers to help him form a wizard rock band. The 45-minute magic show highlights the 2018 New York state summer reading program theme, Libraries Rock! Appearing as the Wizard of Books, Ron uses magical, musical tricks to encourage children to read. Volunteers perform illusions with offbeat instruments he conjures. Youngsters also learn about literary and historical wizards, including Merlin, Morgan le Fay and Harry Potter. The Harry Potter universe has inspired its own musical genre called wizard rock. Since 2002, bands like Harry and the Potters and Draco and the Malfoys have performed songs about J.K. Rowling's wizarding books.
$201- $350
Sullivan, Rory Michelle Dino Sings! Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Other
Get ready to sing, dance, stomp, and roar with Rory Michelle! 'Dino Sings!' gets kids and families active the whole time through dino-themed sing-and-play-a-longs based on favorite kids' songs. Rory Michelle performs regularly for kids and families throughout the tri-state area. Kids and adults alike respond to her enthusiasm and joy - and you will, too! Testimonials: [Rory is] vivacious, energizing and dynamic with her music. She connects with parents and children alike as she is generally likable, warm and silly! ... Rory... is joyful and full of enthusiasm on a stage, park lawn, synagogue basement, bookstore nook or any other space. She is a natural and it’s clear that she just loves singing ... songs to children and families. It’s a passion and anyone can see it right away. - Leemor Ellman, Director, Empowerment for Families with Young Children, Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ Rory does amazing work with the youngest members of our community and is also a master at engaging parents! - Rabbi Ravid Tilles, Merrick Jewish Center
$201- $350
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