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Bromka, Sondra & John 'BAWSHOU & the WATER DRAGON' A Traditional Chinese Hero Pageant for 'Every Hero Has A Story' SUMMER READING PROGRAM 2015 Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Dig deep into a cave of the earth--the Sun has been captured by a Fearsome Dragon and hidden away. The HERO of our tale is Bawshou, a young man who courageously rises to the challenge of freeing the Sun. With the help of a golden phoenix, a small parcel of earth, a magic robe, and a heroic dream, Bawshou travels afar to seek out and rescue the Sun, for the good of his people and all the land. Children actively participate as they portray the flowing river, the sounds of the sea, the playing of the gong, the dancing stars, and much much more! The artists evoke a magical atmosphere in this important Chinese tale, employing authentic oriental techniques and traditions including stylized dramatic forms and movement, mythology, exotic costumes, and unusual musical sounds. Chinese folk instruments (erhu, p’i p’a, guzheng harp, sona, Chinese Theatre drum, flutes & whistles, and gong) are featured, combining to make this unforgettable performance piece a joyous celebration of oriental culture. 'Bawshou' was commissioned by the Springfield MA Museum of Fine Arts in 1994. (see accompanying Chinese Dragon Mask Workshop/Parade).
$351- $500
Martin, Rafe Rafe Martin, Author & Storyteller Literature- Creative Writing,
Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Rafe Martin is the 2008 recipient of the NYLA Empire State Award for the contribution of the body of his work to children's literature. His author programs encompass the power of both written and oral performance. They create lasting excitement about reading, writing & stories. Martin demonstrates the power of words as a creative technology allowing us each to see what our own minds create. In each session he performs one of his award winning stories, teaches about language, reading & the writing process & engages in a lively Q&A with his audience.
$501- $1000
Maurer, Jim Jester Jim Show Music,
Performing Arts- Juggling,
Performing Arts- Other
With nothing more than a truck full of props and his orange t-shirt, Jester Jim takes the stage and starts his show. Young and old are glued to his every sound as he performs his amazing beatbox intro. Kids and parents alike will talk about the show for weeks after and Libraries can’t seem to get enough of Jim and his plungers. Jim performs over 200 shows a year and was voted best family entertainment by the Boy Scouts of America. Everyone will love ‘The Jester Jim Show’.
$351- $500
Torgan, Keith Music Master Classes and Clinics with a Master Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Master musician, Juilliard graduate and college professor, Barbara Siesel’s years of experience teaching all levels make her uniquely qualified to work with students from elementary school to college to conservatory. Each master class is designed to address the precise needs of your particular group of students. Whether it’s learning a band or orchestra part, the basics of breathing and tone production, repertoire and more, Siesel responds to the needs of your students and school. 8 and up
$351- $500
Pasqual, Julie Loud and Rowdy Tales Performing Arts- Storytelling
This storytelling BLAST features folktales that come from around the globe, and performed using Julie's training in dance, theatre, and clown!! Various types of stories will be included - from porquoi tales - that explain natural occurrences, to trickster tales - where the little guy outwits the big guy. All adapted for modern audiences, and all delivered with a ton of fun!!
$351- $500
Goddard, Pamela New York/New England Women in Song History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Hear the songs sung by New York and New England women through 200 years of time. Pamela Goddard has searched through field recordings and archives to bring these voices of the past to life. These songs tell the stories of average people, as sung by average people; the housewife, the farmer, the young people in love. This program includes photos and diary quotes to bring historical women to life.
$101- $200
Crocker, Keith LAUREL & HARDY: THE SILENT YEARS Media- Film,
Media- Video,
Performing Arts- Clowning
This is an excellent addition to my "Lost in Laughter with Laurel & Hardy" program which covers their sound work. In this program we examine how the classic comedy team got paired together by Producer Hal Roach, and we look at the silent short comedies produced in the late 1920's. We will watch one of their classic silent short comedies, Do Detectives Think from 1927. It was this short that solidified the classic persona they would adapt and in term would make them the most recognizable comedy teams in history. This program uses DVD.
$101- $200
Agostino, Christopher Before Cave Walls...The Transformation Lecture Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Visual Arts- Folk Arts
Before Cave Walls…the story on our skin A Dynamic Lecture by Christopher Agostino Before we ever painted a cave wall, we painted ourselves. Christopher Agostino,  author of Transformations: The Story Behind the Painted  Faces, presents an interactive performance lecture on this art of transformation.  An exceptional visual artist and fascinating speaker, he delves into the use of masks and makeup in cultural traditions and  world theater, symbols and iconography in tribal body art, and the influence of traditional sources on the early 20th century modern artists and current culture.  This performance challenges audiences to consider the origins of our collective humanity while taking performance art in a new direction — illustrated live on the faces of volunteers. Originally created as an instructive program for theatrical makeup artists and facepainters, Before Cave Walls… has developed into a performance proven fascinating for artists of all fields and general audiences as well, including family audiences, adults and college students. Presentations for theatres, libraries, festivals, and colleges. See the Before Cave Walls… video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-2l0i4Lu0k For additional information see: http://agostinoarts.com/BeforeCaveWalls
$501- $1000
Nugent, Margie Face Painting and Body Arts Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Other,
Visual Arts- Painting
Using skin as the canvas - the perfect celebration art. Face Painting, Glitter Tattoos, Airbrush Tattoos and Henna. This program is a perfect add-on to a reading program, carnival or special event. Also available to teach. We have many write ups and are the preferred vendor for many local venues. We love special requests and working with kids of all ages.
$101- $200
Friedhoffer, Bob MAGIC TRICKS - SCIENCE FACTS Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Science
LIBRARY PROGRAMS There are a number of programs available for libraries based upon Friedhoffer's books and academic work. All of the programs listed have been successfully presented at libraries across the United States. He can appear at you library as an author, a scientist, a magician, and/or a teacher. Available programs: Magic Tricks - Science Facts a/k/a The Scientific Magic Show Boomerangs - How to Make and Throw Them A History of Scientific Recreations Science Fair Workshops for Parents and Students Magic Shows for Children Magic Shows for Young Adults The Deception of Perception - How One's Senses Can Be And Are Manipulated Einstein and the Quantum World - Analogs of Relativistic and Quantum Science to Understanding of The Very Large and the Very Small
$501- $1000
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