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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Halpern, Roberta Global TAP Workshop Health & Fitness- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Dance
ROLL UP THE RUGS for Global TAP, a fun basic tap workshop for ages 7 and up- No experience necessary!! Participants will be the percussionists playing with the rhythms of lively world music, while learning the basic steps of tap and some simple choreography. Guaranteed these new tappers will be tapping out the door with smiles on their faces and some new moves to try at home. NO tap shoes required!
$101- $200
McGovern, Brian The Art of Magic Performing Arts- Magic
Amazing sleight of hand and comedy magic. Great for kids ages 5 and up.
$201- $350
Rivest, Robert Laughter Yoga for Wellness Health & Fitness- Other,
Health & Fitness- Sports,
Performing Arts- Mime
What is Laughter Yoga? Laughter Yoga combines fun, easy to learn, laughter exercises and games with deep, centering breaths and simple, calming movements. Laughing, moving, playing - A great way to bring people together! Laughter Yoga is a complete “well-being workout” that is sweeping the world. In 1995 Dr. Madan Kataria, a Physician from Mumbai, India, launched the first Laughter Club with merely a handful of people. Today it has become a worldwide phenomenon with more than 6,000 Social Laughter Clubs in over 60 countries. Laughter Yoga is based on the scientific fact that the body cannot differentiate between laughter exercises and real laughter . You get the same physiological and psychological benefits! · Boosts immune system · Releases endorphins · Increases oxygen intake · Decreases stress hormones · Creates a joyful connection with others! Robert Rivest's is a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader, a Comic Mime Artist,and a Stress Management Educator.
$351- $500
Rogers, Robert Professor Pennywhistle and the Round the World Story Balloon Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Performing Arts- Theater
Imagine a magical balloon that knows when and how to touch down in the most exotic places right in the middle of a story, just at the most important moment. This is the invention of Professor Pennywhistle, whose curiosity and enthusiasm about exploring the world takes him - and us - to the most surprising places. It's a celebration of diversity - and more important - the common things that people share all around the globe. We'll visit the arid landscape of Africa, where the animals must remember the name of a tree that will drop its fruit only if they can shout it out loud; the Palace of the Emperor of China, who has lost his best friend - a nightingale - and doesn't know what to do; a little cottage in the woods of France, where an elderly woman learns the secret of a soup made from only a stone. And finally, we'll return to the good old U.S.A. and meet Pecos Bill, America's first cowboy, and help him lasso a wild tornado. We live in a big, wide, wonderful world, and Professor Pennywhistle is more than happy to be our tour guide.
$501- $1000
Arm-of-the-Sea, Theater Turtle Island Medicine Show Multicultural- Native American,
Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Turtle Island Medicine Show is a contemporary fable and cautionary tale inspired by both the Lenape Indian origin story and by current reports from climate studies. The show features whimsical kinetic sculptures, richly painted paper mache masks and puppet figures that range in size from 12 inches to the 16 foot tall Tree of Life. Composer & music director Dean Jones' inventive score loops together gongs, hoop drum, jaw harp and trombone scats in a medley of live sound. He also supplies voices for narrator and characters. Meanwhile four nimble, shape-shifting performers bring to life the mask and puppet multitudes. The Lenape origin story describes a great flood and how various animals try to dive to the bottom and bring up mud. When one of them, Muskrat, finally succeeds and Duck and Frog spread the mud on Turtle's back, this tiny island grows into a mighty continent. Arm-of-the-Sea carries the tale into the fossil-fueled modern moment where climate change threatens to de-stabilize this Turtle Island home. Appropriate for family audiences and grades 1-8. School performances include a study guide and post performance discussion with cast. Photos and video available at www.armofthesea.org
$1001- $3000
Austin, Robert A Concert In Magic by Robert Austin Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Other
Our Concert in Magic show is a large illusion show full of colorful magic, audience participation, wonderful music and beautiful costumes and of course spectacular illusions. It's a three person show that will keep people in awe. It's like watching a magical Broadway show live! It is now one of our most popular shows for libraries and parks. This show has a total of FOUR illusions including someone floating, dividing a person in three, the sword basket and sawing someone from the audience in half! And now includes LIVE SMALL ANIMALS!!! Robert is a full time professional and a long time member of SAG/AFTRA,ACTOR'S EQUITY and AGVA. He has appeared on television on LAW and ORDER, LAW and ORDER:Trial by Jury, The Jury, USA Up All Night, NBC's ED and Zero Hour. In movies he was in Spider-man II, Taking of Pelham 123, TAXI, The Interpreter, Louder than Words and Just My Luck.
$1001- $3000
Epstein Kravis, Anna National Library Week Song & Puppetry Concert Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
This highly interactive song and puppetry show is perfect for National Library Week! Well-loved songs, colorful puppets and many chances for children to be in the show celebrate children's favorite authors and more. Anna's funny puppet friend LuLu the Singing Llama shares hilarious poems that children love! Anna has been a favorite performer at libraries, schools and museums all over LI, and Westchester for over 25 years. To date she has offered over 2,000 library concerts nationally and internationally. This show is appropriate for Pre K, and young family audiences, ages 2 and up. Visit www.annaekravis.com for more information. Lots of library recommendations available on request.
$501- $1000
Productions, Dream Jam Dream Jam Productions presents: The World of Nickhoo Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
The World of Nickhoo, from Dream Jam Productions, is inhabited by fun-loving characters, each with their own story to tell. Together they solve problems, while exhibiting the true meaning of love and friendship. Professional actors and musicians, along with puppet characters perform a dynamic participatory musical adventure. The original music, soon to be released on children's radio stations across the country, will have you dancing in the aisles.
$501- $1000
Hanford, Thomas Musical Menagerie Music,
Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Musical Menagerie is a program of animal songs and stories that while appropriate for all ages is especially good for the 5 and under crowd. The songs are in a number of genres -rock and roll, calypso, African American folk songs, old time mountain music, and others. Audience participation via sing-along and audience role playing with painted masks is encouraged. My singing is accompanied by guitar, fiddle and harmonicas.
$201- $350
DuBois, Betsy Lyle Cogen Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
Lyle is a polished professional with an incredible voice and tons of charisma and charm to win over any audience. Lyle is equally at home in a classroom as performing on a large stage or festival setting. She brings with her Lincoln Center Professional Teaching Artist training, and great communication skills to enhance any performance, and help teachers and students get the most out of her performance. Take a few minutes and check out a few of her songs from her award winning collection of CD's and read some of the accolades she has received from such prestigious organizations as Parents Choice.
$501- $1000
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