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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Connolly, Carol Storytelling Programs and Workshops Literature- Creative Writing,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Professional Bio: For 30 years, a teacher, storyteller, traveler, and writer, Carol has collected stories from around the world. The constantly expanding repertoire of this accomplished performer includes folk and fairy tales, myths, literary tales and original stories. Carol presents programs in schools, colleges, libraries, museums, churches, senior centers, nature preserves, on radio and television, and at festivals and civic and community events throughout the Northeast. She has been a scheduled performer at festivals in the US and Great Britain. She is a member of the highly acclaimed storytelling quartet, Four Stories High, and the duo, Tales and Tunes. Program Titles/Themes: Participation Stories, Strong Women Stories, Mountain Merriment, Multicultural Folktales, Tales of Fools and Wise Ones, Seasonal Stories, Tales of Times Past, Tales to Tickle Your Funnybone, Environmental Stories, Tales of Mystery & Enchantment, Storytelling Workshops for parents/teachers/ children.
$201- $350
Epstein Kravis, Anna Parent-Child Hands On Music Workshop Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
This very special workshop offers very young children and a parent the opportunity to share interactive music, movement and puppet fun together! Limited to young children, (ages 2 & 3) and a parent, this program draws on Anna's 25+ years as an early childhood music consultant and educator in the field of early childhood music. It includes age appropriate favorite songs, movement, rhythms, puppets and instruments to play. Easy Lap-Songs and chants are learned, with lyrics to take home, allowing parents to easily continue music fun with their youngsters at home! This program presents a joyful musical experience, increases many early learning skills and builds early literacy skills. It's a fun, imaginative, shared learning time for children and their parents!
$501- $1000
Boertzel, Brooke The Storyteller's Candle Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
In 1929, a warm and dynamic woman named Pura Belpré became the first Latina librarian in New York City. At a time when non-English speakers didn’t always feel welcome in the library, Pura helped many immigrants to feel at home there, and inspired a love of reading in generations of young people. In The Storyteller’s Candle, a skilled bilingual storyteller plays Pura, greeting audiences in their own school or public library, and showing them the wonders that can take place there. Through a blend of storytelling, music and puppetry, young audiences will learn about Puerto Rican folklore and the library’s important role in the community. Kids sing along and become puppeteers as Pura’s stories unfold. Based on the bilingual book, The Storyteller’s Candle By Lucia González with illustrations by Lulu Delacre.
$101- $200
Fultz, Dave Gravitational Bull Juggling Show Performing Arts- Clowning,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Juggling
Western New York Juggler Dave Fultz and his son Kyle deliver a very eclectic and entertaining show that is wonderful for schools, churches, block parties or any type of family fun event. Juggling, comedy, magic, storytelling, balloon sculpture and audience participation are all part of this fun filled demonstration. Dave has performed on stage multiple times with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and also appeared in the American Academy of Ballet's adaptation of the Nutcracker. Kyle and his partners came in second in the Buffalo's got Talent Contest sponsored by radio station 103 THE EDGE. Balls, clubs, rings, devil sticks, diabolo, rubber chickens, plungers, and, in appropriate settings even knives and flaming torches will fill the air in this 40 – 60 minute show. So whether you are amused or amazed, stand back because we’re throwing stuff around!
$201- $350
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Marvels of Motion (Show) Other,
Performing Arts- Other,
Science
Isaac Newton would be proud! Come explore his laws of motion with us in this abundantly engaging physics performance. Observe the power of all sorts of forces including gravity, centrifugal force, inertia and much more. Then we will harness the power of these forces together to create astonishing jetpacks and even a rocket-propelled car! This Mad Science show is sure to please everyone and inspire more imaginative learning in all of our audience members!
$351- $500
DiDonna, Joseph Amazing Magic by Joey D Performing Arts- Magic
I will make you look like a hero with this fun blend of magic and comedy that is designed to amaze and amuse school kids and families. You can use the show as a fundraiser, or for fun nights for schools/libraries. A number of schools have used this as a reward for reading programs (PARP, etc)
$351- $500
Byers, Kathy YOUR SCHOOL IN SONG CREATE ONE TODAY! Literature- Creative Writing,
Music,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Co-written with input from all classes participating in the songwriting process. Additional songs are written as students are inspired by the "muse" in the classroom. Forty-five minutes per class works well for brainstorming, creating lyrics and melodies and voicemail recording with an iPod in the classroom. The school is presented with a CD-recording of their own School Song and a printout of lead sheet and lyrics. A celebratory assembly culminates the songwriting experience.
$351- $500
Mc Dade, Ed Singin' on the Rails Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Other
Boomers, Gandy Dancers, Steel Drivers, Greaseballs, Hogheads, Section Bosses and Road Masters come alive in the songs and stories of the resolute men who built, inhabited, maintained and ran the railroads during the Age of Steam. Ed McDade sings and plays guitar, banjo, harmonica and rhythm instruments. He breathes life into the old songs and tall tales of the Irish immigrants and African American work gangs whose hard labor, ingenuity and bravery made the railroads possible. This presentation will be part talk, part drama/comedy and part musical performance. The program includes songs like Pat Works on the Erie, Wreck of Old 97, Cannonball Blues, John Henry, Railroad Bill and stories like Casey Jones, Finnigan to Flannigan and O'Callahan's Solution.
$351- $500
Smith, Joy Memoir: A Personal Journey Through the Civil Rights Movement History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
I integrated a school in Tennessee when I entered the first grade. It was the same year as the Little Rock nine. My father was a Civil Rights preacher and through him I met Martin Luther King, Jr. when I was 11 years old and later Rosa Parks - two iconic figures of the Civil Rights Movement. This program is my personal story along with songs and other related stories about tolerance, acceptance and pride.
$351- $500
Powell, Jack Songwriting Workshops and Performances with RiverJack “Zucchini” Literature- Creative Writing,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
RiverJack’s( comprises one-third of The Zucchini Brothers ) highly engaging style motivates students to participate actively in the creative process. Through dynamic performance, demonstration, and audience participation, RiverJack provides an introduction to the processes of looping, songwriting, and recording, and leaves participants with a finished product that they are proud to call their own. RiverJack uses “loop” (live recording) technology to achieve a full band sound by layering percussion, bass, acoustic guitars, harmonica,trumpet and vocals. During a 60- to 75-minute session, participants will explore the craft of songwriting by writing and recording a song that is uniquely their own, based on a theme or curriculum-related topic. They will work cooperatively to form a musical composition by: brainstorming ideas, writing lyrics, composing a melody, and gaining personal experience with the creative process. The song is then rehearsed and recorded, and the library will receive a CD/mp3 containing the participants’ song.
$201- $350
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