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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Halpern, Roberta Global Rhythms- Dance Without Borders Health & Fitness- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Dance
A Total Participatory Family Program recommended for ages 5+ - children, adults, families! A creative, fun, exciting multi-cultural musical movement journey around the world. De-Stress! Socialize! Work Out! Have Fun! And Learn!!!!! Beginning with gentle stretching and yoga warm-ups, participants are guided through movements inspired by world rhythms, experiencing a great workout, much laughter, and joy. Movements are suggested through demonstration and creative visualization. Dance games create a friendly, non-threatening, light-hearted environment for even the most reluctant non-dancers.
$101- $200
Bromka, Sondra & John 'THE HURDY GURDY CHILDREN'S CONCERT: FIZZ, BOOM, READ! Summer Program 2014 2-for-1 Special History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
The artists' extensive early instrument collection features a joyous diversity of historic Medieval, Renaissance, & traditional instruments. Playing upon the intriguing and rare historic hurdy gurdy to enrich our theme and setting, we are pleased to accompany our performance journey with an early music mini-concert specially designed for children, highlighting a diverse collection of early instruments of all shapes, sizes, and materials. Imaginations are courted with the mysterious and evocative sounds. As you enjoy this exploration of historic instruments from bagpipes to 'whittle and dub' you will marvel at the wonderful ways human kind has used wood, animal horn, reed, leather, and ingenuity to invent instruments that create a rainbow of musical sounds. This program is being packaged as a 2-for-1 with 'STONE SOUP WITH THE HURDY GURDY MAN' These two complementary programs unite perfectly to appeal to all the senses, a memorable and meaningful A treasure for the eyes, ears, and imagination!
$351- $500
Chesser, Richard Children's Literature Brought to Life Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
Steamer No.10 Theatre produces professional theatre for young audiences based on children's literature and NYS history. Our current repertoire includes: Rumpelstiltskin, Pied Piper, Cinderella Tales (compilation of: Yeh Shen, Glass Slipper, and Billy Beg and the Bull), Reluctant Dragon, Clinton's Ditch - Saga of the Erie Canal, among others. All of our shows are created to appeal to an audience aged 3 to 93, with a preference for performing to an audience of children with adults. Our goal is to inspire children and parents to go find the book, or books that the show is based on and read it for themselves. We love books and our life is about bringing them to life on the stage while remaining to true to the author, or the tradition out of which the story came. Each show is created to tour with 3-4 actors and a stage manager, a touring set and costumes; depending on venue we can also bring lighting and sound system. Steamer No.10 is funded in part by the New York State Council on the Arts The Key is Reading – it Unlocks the Treasures of the World - Children’s Literature Brought to Life.
$501- $1000
Sonny and Perley, Sonny and Perley I'll Take Romance History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
I’ll take Romance-Songs of love, romance and heartache Sonny and Perley along with bassist Tom Charlap present a concert about what makes the world go round. Drawing from a wealth of music from around the world sung in some of the romance languages as well as in English, this concert presents the many faces of love ( young love, old love, unrequited love, comedic, obsessive, etc ) as seen through the eyes of world renowned composers such as Cole Porter, Richard Rogers, Burt Bacharach, Edith Piaf, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and others.
$351- $500
Cain, Ron Magical Workshops Other,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Clowning
Central New York magician Ron Cain offers workshops that help young people enjoy and explore the magical world around them. Each combines class instruction with hands-on activities. IT'S MAGIC! teaches kids to perform magic with ordinary objects like cards, coins and rope. Ron's SCIENTIFIC SECRETS OF MAGIC teaches scientific principles behind the tricks of his trade. Children learn simple tricks that involve chemistry, physics, biology, psychology and math. CLOWNING AROUND shows them how to have fun with juggling, yo-yos and balloon animals. THE WORLD OF HARRY POTTER gives Hogwarts fans a chance to take magical classes and play wizard games. ENCHANTED CREATURES focuses on the folklore and legends surrounding elves, fairies, leprechauns, trolls, dragons and unicorns. MONSTEROLOGY sheds light on the seven monster families and invites students to use their imagination to create creepy creatures. A GATHERING OF GHOSTS introduces students to classic ghost stories and beliefs. THE WILD, WILD WEST lets children pretend to be cowboys (and girls) and learn about Wild Bill Hickok, Annie Oakley and Sitting Bull. A native Texan, Ron graduated from Syracuse University and took graduate classes in social studies education. He has taught at Onondaga Community College and Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES.
$201- $350
Friedman, Jeffrey StoryPlay InterACTIVE Children's Theater Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Visual Arts- Other
StoryPlay is as limitless and creative as a child's imagination! This program is designed so that children can take personally part in a storytelling activity by creating characters and making up their own lines in an interactive adventure led by Mom's Choice Award Winning storyteller Jason Edwards. It is suitable for any child old enough to talk and interact, because reading skills are not required for participation. Jason begins the story and cues the performers when it is time to deliver their lines. The storyteller’s prompts, such as “And the monster made a noise that sounded like…” or “But my mom didn’t believe me, so she said…” continue until the tale is guided to its ultimate conclusion. It may sound complicated, but children of all ages and levels of ability can successfully take part in this activity due to the clever scripting by Mr. Edwards, author of WILL ALLEN AND THE GREAT MONSTER DETECTIVE, WILL ALLEN AND THE RING OF TERROR, AND WILL ALLEN AND THE HIDEOUS SHROUD.
$101- $200
Pelham, Ruth Under One Sky concerts Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
**Reduced fees available for multiple programs in one day or block booking with multiple libraries for the same day.** Singing, hand-clapping, toe-tapping and sign language are all part of this upbeat and inspirational concert that takes children on a journey to celebrate the Earth and the rich diversity of our global family. At the heart of this program is Ruth Pelham’s longtime experience as a peace advocate and community song leader, as well as her participation in national and international 'peace through music' projects. This program features Ruth singing her original songs that teach participants how to make a positive difference in the world and be actively engaged in caring for our living Earth. Singing out about respect, compassion, understanding and cooperation, the 'Under One Sky' program weaves multiculturalism, environmental awareness, and social responsibility into a tapestry rich in hope and possibility.
$501- $1000
Northshield, Sarah Stories Songs and Silliness Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Lots of familiar rhymes, songs, fingerplays, movement, feltboards and a book or two. Everyone gets a big sticker at the end, followed by music and bubbles. Children must have an adult caregiver.
Up to $100
Rogers, Robert The Underground Adventures of Rudy Root, Jr. Nature- Gardening,
Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
He's one part gardener, one part elf, definitely someone who takes his job seriously and let's his curiosity take him wherever it goes. Rudy Root Jr. is ever vigilant about life underground. The roots of newly planted seeds that travel way down through the dirt; the insects and rodents who make their homes in the dank, dark earth; the mineral treasures that lie hidden from view. It's one adventure after another with Rudy as our guide.
$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.
$201- $350
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