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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Bady, Robin Brave Girls and Strong Women Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Not all girls want to wait for a hero! Take a journey with music and story through folklore, fairy tales and real life heroines with tales of brave princesses. strong girls and clever women. Robin's tales of strong resourceful women bring Women’s History to vibrant life. Robin Bady is an acclaimed storyteller who travels the United States and Europe telling and listening to stories. She is the past President of the Storytelling Center of New York City.
$351- $500
Bromka, Sondra & John A Celtic Mid-Winter Revel: Music for the 12 Days of Christmas Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Celtic Christmas and Mid-Winter celebrations through the centuries were a twelve-day flurry of spirited songs, mythical airs, quaint traditions, and mirthful customs and stories. The duo of John and Sondra Bromka offer an evocative and festive collection of seasonal music on their diverse array of Celtic instruments including harp, hammered dulcimer, 2 kinds of historic bagpipes, button accordeon, Irish cittern, bodhran, and guitar.
$351- $500
Gertsacov, Adam Exploring With Henry Hudson History,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Science
In this exhaustively researched show by actor, director, and performer Adam G. Gertsacov, Henry Hudson comes to life in a thrilling re-telling of his adventures on the high seas. Full information at http://www.henryhudson.info. The show imagines Hudson having just returned from his fateful third voyage and giving a presentation to “investors” (the audience) about his fourth voyage to continue his quest for the Northwest Passage to China. Through the course of the show, audience members will have the opportunity to “join” his crew, learn a sea shanty, learn how to navigate using state of the art sixteenth century instruments, and hear his thrilling tale of landing in the New World and visiting this strange new island named Manna-Hatta. At the end of the performance, audience members are encouraged to ask Henry any questions they like about his rich and varied life as a sea captain, explorer, navigator, and Elizabethan gentleman. Hudson lived during the age of Shakespeare, Francis Bacon, Galileo, El Greco, and Queen Elizabeth. This 40 minute educational performance is suitable for all ages, and is available for extensive touring during the Henry Hudson Quadricentennial (Summer 2009).
$501- $1000
Nugent, Margie The Art of Henna Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Other,
Visual Arts- Folk Arts
Learn about the art of henna - how to mix it, why it's used, what the designs mean. Perfect for holiday celebration or as a full class. Everyone leaves with a henna and an appreciation for this ancient art form. Handouts provided.
$101- $200
Goldstein, Dana Enough for All: Native Americans and the First Shared Thanksgiving History,
Multicultural- Native American,
Performing Arts- Theater
This original musical recounts the year leading up to the first recorded Thanksgiving in 1621, a time when Pilgrims and Wampanoag Native Americans worked together. Without help from the Native Americans, the colonists would never have survived. Enough for All is told from the perspective of both colonists and Wampanoag villagers, who eventually put aside their differences and learn to trust each other as human beings. When they sit down together to give thanks, they are beginning the tradition that we celebrate today. Though we know that this hopeful beginning is short-lived, at least for this moment, there is enough for all. Students are encouraged to learn from the past, especially from these moments of peace between cultures. This inspiring production is geared toward grades K-6 and is available in November.
$1001- $3000
Newcombe, Melody Laughter is the Best Medicine Health & Fitness- Other,
Performing Arts- Other,
Science
Do you like to laugh? Would you like to put more laughter into your life to reduce stress, enjoy your day and feel better? Well, it's a clinically proven fact that laughter heals. Melody Newcombe will take you on a science journey into how your body responds to laughter, and tears. You'll learn fascinating facts to marvel at. Then you'll go on a very funny journey of interactive laughter exercises to help you create well being within yourself, no matter your age. You will all love this program designed for fun, laughter and better health. You will find that this laughter therapy session will stay with you for weeks to come, bringing a sense of well being, joy and happiness into every part of your life. Melody 'Whoopsy Daisy' Newcombe is a professional performer and science teacher. She will bring gales of laughter to the hearts, bodies and minds of audiences of all ages.
$351- $500
DiLorenzo, Kris SHAKESPEARE’S WOMEN: THEY’RE NOT WHO YOU THINK THEY ARE! Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
Juliet’s a romantic teenager, Lady Macbeth’s an evil conniver, Kate’s an untameable shrew─ wrong! Shakespeare never paints a one-dimensional portrait. There’s much more to these and other females like Queen Margaret, Hermione, and Tamara, than meets the eye─ and you may be very surprised by what they’re really like. The clues to their personalities are in Will's original scripts. Actress Kris Dean performs Shakespeare’s women the way he wrote them, not the way we’re used to seeing them. You'll never look at them the same way again! Kris trained at the Royal National Theatre Studio in London, studied with Royal Shakespeare Company members, and was a master student of director Patrick Tucker, London’s Original Shakespeare Company founder. She has played many classical roles on the New York stage and appeared in Provincetown and Boston, as well as in her own one-woman show. Kris is a member of SAG and AFTRA
$351- $500
Davis, Katie Great Storytelling in Words and Pictures Literature- Creative Writing,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists,
Visual Arts- Cartooning
Beginning: How to draw great characters, brainstorm, and create a ‘voice’ for characters. Middle: Establish plot, setting, and conflict. End: Edit and re-write the story and create a resolution! Assemblies: Katie teaches story construction, sequencing, how ideas transform from thought to published book. Audience learns to do drawings of emotions, Katie shares her own mistakes, and teaches skills students can use when creating their own stories. Highly interactive program - audience helps write a story; volunteers make different emotional expressions. Katie draws their faces on the characters and together they create a new narrative with emphasis on beginning, middle and end. Workshops: brainstorming, plotting, descriptive narrative, and character development. Illustration: Katie teaches HOW TO SEE so you’re able to illustrate any story you write. Dear Katie, I'm usually 'ho-hum' when it comes to author visits. You were one to change my mind! You were...the best ever writing session, and I truly mean it! Jayne Pitt, teacher
$1001- $3000
TheatreworksUSA, - Queen Nur's BULLY-FREE ZONE Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Folk tales, fables and hip-hop take center stage in Queen Nur's inspiring show about accepting each others' differences.
$501- $1000
Sonny and Perley, Sonny and Perley Jazz, International Cabaret, and American Songbook standards History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Music includes a mix of Jazz, International Cabaret, ( French and Brazilian material )and Great American Sonbook standards. Prgram includes stories about the music and the composers
$351- $500
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