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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Golden, Gail World of Wonders! Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
The Wondermakers perform 3 interactive folktales from around the world! Libraries can select their 3 folktales by requesting The Wondermakers Top 10. The stories to select from are from Puerto Rico, Kenya, Mexico, the USA, England, Japan, Central Africa, Ireland, Russia, and Italy. Whole audience participation as well as audience volunteers who become characters in the stories are both part of the show! The stories are all from library books. The show encourages reading, creativity, and an interest in many cultures. Mime, humor, and colorful props and costumes are all included!
$201- $350
TheatreworksUSA, - Queen Nur's VOICES OF COURAGE History,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Acclaimed storyteller Queen Nur takes on the roles of several exceptionally strong African-American pioneers including Sojourner Truth, Ida B. Wells, Mary McLeod Bethune and Cathy Williams, in an indellible tour de force performance.
$501- $1000
Rogers, Robert Fizz, Boom, Read - Little Leonardo and the Fantastic Flying Machine. Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Science
Time travel back to 15th Century Italy, where young Leonardo Da Vinci works as an apprentice in the studio of the "great" Master Antonio del Verrocchio, the foremost painter and sculptor of his day. Inspired by all the books, tools, charts, artwork and maps around him, Leonardo is drawn to the world of science, and uses his sense of invention to build a machine that flies.
$351- $500
Crocker, Keith HOLLYWOOD BALLYHOO - The Selling of Genre Cinema to the General Public History,
Media- Film,
Performing Arts- Theater
Now this is a truly fun program that will delight your audience. We explore the various gimmicks used by film producers to sell their product to the unwary public, gimmicks such as 3-D, Odorama, Smell-O-Vision, Cinerama, CinemaScope, etc... are all explored and shown as examples via a DVD presentation. Memorabilia that includes lobby cards, posters, and various props used to lure in the audience are also shown. Various film genres are discussed, including Horror films, Westerns, Comedies, Holiday Movies, and much, much more. NEW 2012
$101- $200
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. THE LION & MOUSE & OTHER TALES by Crabgrass Puppet Theatre Literature- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
THE LION & MOUSE & OTHER TALES: SMART AND SMALL CONQUERS ALL, Fantastic Folktales from Around the World -Can a turtle win a tug of war with a mighty elephant? Can a tiny mouse help an enormous lion? Can a jackal outwit a terrifying tiger twice his size? Find out asCrabgrass Puppet Theatre travels around the globe to tell stories that show even the small and weak can have a big impact on the world. With beautiful puppets, fabulous pop-up scenery and their signature hilarious style, the award-winning Crabgrass Puppet Theatre presents tales from Africa,Asia and Europe that will inspire and enthrall children of all sizes.
$501- $1000
Shepard, Mark Mysts & Magick: Drums, Songs & Stories From Ireland Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Celebrate the music and tales of Ireland! From the magical seals called Silkies to the likes of Giants, Finn McCool and Cucullien, to Grace O'Malley - the Irish pirate Queen (a real historical character) to the wee fairy folk, Mark Shepard draws on his Irish heritage and involves the audience on an adventure in music and story.
$351- $500
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
Keeffe Schwartzman, Gigi TRAVELING THE WORLD WITH MUSICAL TALES (GREAT FOR SUMMER 2011) Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
GREAT FOR SUMMER READING 2011! Gigi, Family & Friends from the Lend Me a Hand Band weave their musical magic in a series of multicultural programs incorporating folk tales and music from around the world – all set in an interactive format. The audience participates through chants, actions and song as the tales unfold. The programs contain stories such as: The Caterpillar's Tale (call and response song), The Vinegar Bottle, How Rabbit Got His Ears,and Abiyoyo, to name a few, as well as songs in different languages. – Adjusted to requested age group.
$351- $500
Epstein Kravis, Anna MULTI-CULTURAL Winter Holiday Song & Puppetry Concerts Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Celebrate the Holiday(s) of your choice with this joyous song and puppet program! Include non-religious Holiday and seasonal favorites (Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwaanza, Eid-- any or all, your choice) and/or well loved, fun songs of the winter season. Lots of participation, synthesizer keyboard, LuLu the Singing Lama, Huggy the Holiday Bear, adorable hand puppets and many opportunities for children to be in the show! Ages 2-8 (+ -) and family audiences. Great Holiday & winter time fun for all!
$501- $1000
Mayes, Tom The Macaroni Show! Performing Arts- Clowning
Macaroni’s comedy magic and juggling show is sure to captivate the children with lots of audience participation and funny business that’s perfect for school or camp assemblies, community celebrations and company picnics. Individuals are invited up “on stage” with Macaroni to join in the fun and make the magic happen! Macaroni will even grab an unsuspecting adult and put him or her in the show! Macaroni comes equipped with his own portable sound system and microphone set-up.
$201- $350
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