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Description
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Theater, Arm-of-the-Sea Tales from the Odyssey Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Visual Arts- Other
With a cast of colorful characters and deft sleight-of-hand, master puppeteer Patrick Wadden brings to life Homer's ancient epic of Odysseus and his trouble-fraught journey home from the Trojan War. A voyage of two-weeks turns into ten years as capricious gods and wayward mortals thwart the Hero’s passage across the 'wine-dark sea'. The infamous one-eyed Cyclops, the alluring Sirens, six-headed Skylla, and the terrible whirlpool of Charybdis are but a few of the legendary monsters in this timeless adventure story. Through courage, cleverness and determination Odysseus triumphs over these trials and eventually is reunited with his family. Tales From the Odyssey is designed to introduce young audiences (ages 7 & up) and their families to one of the foundational stories of western literature. The visual elements in this poetic presentation are inspired by ancient Greek painted ceramics. Available June -December 2015, the show is well-suited for public libraries and small community venues. In fact, it's a perfect fit for the 2015 Summer Reading Theme: Every Hero Has A Story.
$351- $500
Connolly, Carol Tales 'n Tunes Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Award-winning children's recording artists, Carol Connolly and Don Darmer bring tales and tunes from around the world to audiences of all ages. Their songs and stories engage children and have them singing and clapping along. Adult listeners are enchanted by their musical stories. Together, they bring folk and fairy tales to life for their audiences. Their CD, Travelin' Down the Road, is a NAPPA Honors Award winner and an honored recipient of an iParenting Media Award. They released their second CD, Bunches of Beasts, in late 2006. It has received rave reviews in Booklist and School Library Journal. Selected Programs: World Passport: A Musical Journey Around the World, Harvest Hijinks, Wild! About Reading, Story Safari, Spooktacular Songs and Stories, New York State Stories and Songs, Anchors Aweigh, Holiday Celebrations from Around the World. Tales ‘n Tunes will also design a program to suit your needs.
$201- $350
Kumalo, Robbi Keep The Beat Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Keep the Beat is multi-lingual world music concert featuring folk songs from around the globe with pulsating energy and interactivity. The emphasis of the concert is how people all over the world are connected by music, history, and daily interaction. Robbi K & Friends chant with you in Yoruba, hum Zulu folk songs like Mbube, dance to the Latin clavé rhythm, and sing in reggae style celebrating l’chaim; and the many things we have in common with each other. Robbi shares stories about her travels as a musician, and through call & response you'll find yourself singing in 5 different languages. Keep the Beat is a wonderful concert for festivals, schools, and main stage family programs. Children exposed to these songs will not only be singing them for many years to come but hopefully will be inspired to become loving and open-minded participants in the global community.
$351- $500
Singer, Lauren TODDLERS DANCE AROUND THE WORLD Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
Bond with your toddler, 18 months-4 years, in this engaging program designed just for the preschooler and caregiver. Exciting music from all over the globe will captivate toddlers as well as adults. Dance, play shakers, move with scarves, body beat and interact in this playful group experience. This is a great way to introduce toddlers to authentic world music, rhythm and movement and to socialize with other children.
$101- $200
Central Park Zoo, Wildlife Theater Wildlife Theater from the Central Park Zoo Nature- Environment,
Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Theater
Since 2001 Wildlife Theater has been traveling from the Central Park Zoo to schools, libraries, camps and community centers with their enchanting interactive theater experience. Our performances inspire kids to learn and care about our natural world. Programs include everything from pigs to penguins, and rain-forests to rivers. Using drama, puppetry, games and songs it is all about audience participation as an effective method of teaching environmental science for a fun and unique educational experience.Please visit our website for descriptions and a video of our programs.
$351- $500
Lawrence, David Escape the Ordinary - Adults Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Other
David Lawrence's 'ESCAPE THE ORDINARY' MIND READING program amazes adult and senior patrons when David demonstrates some unique and amazing mind reading ability. David uses participants from the audience in a fast paced and funny program, reaching into the audiences mind to tell them words that they only looked at seconds before, places that they desire to visit, significant dates, names and other thoughts that they thought only they knew.
$351- $500
Epstein Kravis, Anna A Fall Harvest Song & Puppetry Concert Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Colorful leaves, pumpkins, scarecrows, and harvests abound in songs and stories that include saying Thank You for a bountiful life! Program includes lots of participation, the hilarious antics of LuLu the Singing Llama, synthesizer keyboard, and lots more puppets! Children have a chance to be in the show! A perfect celebration for Fall or Thanksgiving!
$351- $500
Fultz, Dave Problem Solving and Learning Through Juggling Performing Arts- Juggling
This is a fun, informative and unique program that uses learning to juggle as an example of how to keep negative emotions from getting in the way of the learning process. Western New York juggler, Dave Fultz, discusses how negative emotions such as fear, confusion, and frustration can get in the way when you are trying to learn something that you may find difficult. A step-by-step incremental approach is introduced where each step has a clearly defined objective. Once you reach your goal for each step, you are prepared and confident that you can handle the next step. Kid's will learn the very best tried and true method of learning to juggle while they learn to learn. This is a humorous, entertaining and memorable approach to education that students may find helpful for many years to come.
$101- $200
A Barrel of Fun Productions, Art Miller A Barrel of Fun Puppet Shows Music,
Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
A Barrel of Fun has a variety of puppet shows available. All shows include a live musical and ventriloquist soft puppet warmup with audience participation. Puppet shows include delightful, believable hand puppet characters who also sing with music tracks. All of our puppet shows are audience interactive, FUNNY and engaging. Summer library reading programs are our a specialty, featuring each year's state theme. For this summer's 2016 On Your Mark, Get Set, Read theme, we suggest the Fitness On the Farm Puppet Show. (This program is suitable for ages 6 and under.) Check website for photos and show descriptions.
$201- $350
TheatreworksUSA, - MISS NELSON IS MISSING Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
The students in Room 207 were the worst-behaved class in the whole school: spitballs stuck to the ceiling; paper airplanes whizzing through the air – even though they had the sweetest teacher of all, Miss Nelson. But when Miss Nelson unexpectedly does not come to school one day, the class gets the strictest substitute they have ever met: Miss Viola Swamp! The search is on for Miss Nelson, who seems to have vanished. Hopefully the students of Room 207 will find her before it's too late – for them! This lighthearted musical from Two Beans Productions reminds us all to show appreciation to those that we value!
$1001- $3000
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