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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Lienhard, Marco Taikoza, Japanese Festival Drums and dance Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
Taikoza presents a unique and exciting program using Japanese Taiko drums (that weigh up to 200lb drums) and bamboo flutes. The program will take you on an unforgettable journey through Japan. It will take students to different areas and through the seasons of Japan. Students will be experiencing a new culture in a fun and exciting way, they will get a chance to see and at times touch the ancestral drums. The taiko drum has the power to touch everyone with its thunderous sounds and vibrations. Taikoza hopes to open the students’ eyes to the richness of the Japanese culture and spark an interest. We hope that this will spark an interest in other world cultures. Taiko has been associated with many aspects of Japanese culture since ancient times. It is said that Taiko was used to drive away the plague and evil spirits. In the Shinto religion, it was used to call upon and entertain the gods, or kami, and in Japanese Buddhism, its sound was the manifestation of the voice of the Buddha.
$501- $1000
Nager, Stuart everywhere I look...: a biographic monologue experience Life Skills- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
everywhere I look... a true story of a concentration camp survivor and the horrors that still plague us today (older teens and adults only) *Language issues that are integral to the performance.
$501- $1000
Jeffers, David A Clown Is Born Performing Arts- Clowning,
Performing Arts- Juggling,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Did you ever wonder what is was like to become a clown? Watch, as my wife Kathleen becomes CoCo the clown right in front of your audience. Listen to the oohs and ahhs as she puts on all that sticky make-up. CoCo also explains how clowning started. You'll just love this presentation. This is a great program for children afraid of clowns because they learn that it's just a regular person with make-up on.
$201- $350
LaRue, Michele The Bedquilt Literature- Creative Writing,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Visual Arts- Crafts
=She never knew how her great idea came to her . . . so beautifully difficult a pattern could be only for the angels in heaven to quilt.= In 1906 Dorothy Canfield Fisher published THE BEDQUILT, her paean to the quilter’s craft—and to the indomitability of woman’s spirit. In her vibrant performance, professional actress Michèle LaRue brings this forgotten story to life. THE BEDQUILT’s unlikely heroine, a downtrodden, elderly spinster, is taken for granted by her New England family. Although unskilled, Aunt Mehetabel is =clever in the way of patching bedquilts.= The suspenseful story reveals her journey to admiration and self respect through her art, as over five years she painstakingly devotes herself to the realization of her ideal. THE BEDQUILT harkens back to a time when literature was written for the ear, and Fisher’s evocative prose gives Michèle ample opportunity to enthrall. In her honest and energetic performance, she embodies eight distinct characters, using Down Eastern dialect to recreate a lost era. =I was enchanted by the story and your delivery, and warmed by the audience's joyful response to a well-told tale, told well.= Artistic Director, Metropolitan Playhouse, NYC
$201- $350
Crocker, Keith HAL ROACH - Hollywood's Hidden King of Comedy Media- Film,
Media- Video,
Performing Arts- Clowning
Hal Roach was certainly a well know producer, but so few realize that this man gave us some of the best comedic acts that Hollywood had to offer. From his humble roots being born to Irish immigrant parents in Elmira NY, to his journey to California to become a successful prospector, Hal Roach himself never envisioned becoming the King of Comedy. But he did, giving us Harold Loyd, Laurel and Hardy, The Little Rascals and so many more. This program focuses on Roach's early career and creative output, and will use 16mm comedy shorts to exemplify Roach's output.
$101- $200
Mahoney, Lisa Mammoth Follies Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Performing Arts- Theater
Be guided on an entertaining trip through prehistory in this unique full-stage production of live children’s theatre, with an old-fashioned revue of original songs, jokes, and Earth shattering dances performed by lovable giant puppets! This is a truly fun, and educational performance for the whole family. Giving various performances on topics of, science, literature and history, throughout the year that entertain and fit into NY State's school curriculum.
$1001- $3000
The Games Man, TREVOR The On-The-Go High-Octane Special Other,
Performing Arts- Other
AN ENERGETIC EVENT FOR ACTIVE PEOPLE Although we won't be running the entire time, this is an active event popular with college students, teens, and older school age children with energy to spare. It's an hour of active, non-sports, everybody-wins, strategy games that challenge you no matter what your skill levels. And, if breathers are needed, we'll sit down for a few Minute Mysteries to challenge their brains while their bodies rest. What kind of games? Try this: it takes team work for everyone to catch the runner in Line Cross, and it certainly is a challenge for one lone individual to hold everyone at bay in Smaug's Jewel. It's 1-on-1 competitive running in Elbow Tag, and everyone working together to get untangled in Knots. Lots of tag games, including Cross Tag, Blob, Rock Paper Scissors Tag, and the incomparable Go Ten. Plus unusual team games like Dho-Dho-Dho, Lemonade, and Elves Giants & Wizards! All in all, it's a solid hour of excitement, a total blast, and a might lot of FUN! Check out Project: Ribbon Dancer for a great add-on craft project.
$351- $500
Basini, Lisa Let's make an ediable Snowman Life Skills- Food,
Performing Arts- Other,
Visual Arts- Other
Let's make an ediable snowball. Make a snowball good enough to eat! Comes with Bakery product, frosting, apron, paper chef hat and a box to take home your project.
$101- $200
Cain, Ron The Case of the Missing Bunny Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists,
Performing Arts- Other
Appearing as the mysterious magician Professor Arcane, Ron Cain trades his top hat for a Sherlock Holmes cap when his bunny Watson disappears. Young audience members become magical detectives using clues and illusions to find the bunny. Throughout the 45-minute show, Ron stresses the value of reading and visiting your local library. The magic show highlights the New York State Library reading program theme, Get a Clue @ Your Library.
$201- $350
Edgecomb, Diane Christmas Magic History,
Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Master storyteller Diane Edgecomb presents a rich performance of fanciful tales full of holiday magic and fun. Find out about Johnny Molasses, a very adventurous Christmas tree ornament and take part in a Santa Claus adventure. The program culminates with a beautiful little Native American legend telling of the meaning and importance of the evergreen trees.
$351- $500
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