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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Chambers, Trish Jane Austen – Her Life and Times History,
Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
The presentation will cover the realities of English Society at the time of Jane Austen’s life and literary career. It will discuss what a woman’s life was like at the time, what was expected of her and what options were open to her. The performance will explore how Jane Austen portrayed society in her 6 major works, how the personalities of her heroines developed over the span of her novels and how events and experiences of her personal life are reflected in her writing. Some opinions on why her work is still so popular today.
$201- $350
Morse, Andy SING AND DANCE WITH ANDY THE MUSIC MAN Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Dance
Children will be encouraged to explore their imagination through music and movement. Children will be invited to sing, dance and engage their dramatic side. The goal of this program is to provide a safe and supportive place for children to express themselves. Everyone, children and adults alike, are invited to participate as much or as little as they are comfortable with. This program can be tailored to fit the needs of the audience and the space available.
$351- $500
Bromka, Sondra & John French Music, Instruments, & Dance Traditions of the Provinces Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
The Bromkas offer a memorable musical journey through the French Provinces! As traveling musicians who visit France each year to participate in regional music and dance festival, John and Sondra have a large repertoire of songs, instruments, and even lively circle and line dances that will be chosen to appeal to the age level and needs of your group. Rare and distinctive regional instruments in their collection include: Breton and Auvergnat bagpipes, hurdy gurdy, flutet et tambourin, more! There are also French songs especially for dancing. (Artists may present a concert of musical traditions, or a combination program of traditional dances, instruments, and songs. Other possibilities include participatory crepe-making activity, more!)
$351- $500
LaRue, Michele Tales Well Told: a repertoire of stories from America's Gilded Age, inc.: History,
Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
TALES WELL TOLD, a rich repertoire of vibrant short-story performances from America's Gilded Age, illuminates a variety of themes. Modern audiences recognize themselves and their own familiar dilemmas in those of our ancestors—history comes alive. Despite TV and films, the Internet and special effects, we still crave to simply listen to a story well told. With their powerful verbs, evocative adjectives, and rich dialects, these vintage tales were written to be read aloud. TALES authors include: Humorists Mark Twain, O. Henry, H. C. Bunner, Bret Harte; Local colorists Kate Chopin, Elsie Singmaster, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Sarah Orne Jewett, Alice Brown; Midwesterners Elia Peattie, Edith Wyatt, Edna Ferber; New Englanders Dorothy Canfield Fisher, Edith Wharton. The TALES WELL TOLD repertoire appeals to a wide variety of audiences (H.s. to adult)and interests. Sponsors consult with the actress to find the perfect stories to match their events—from Women’s History Month to Halloween, summer vacation to December holidays. =It’s difficult to find the words to describe the wonder of what you do! You transported us totally to another time, another place, and filled our lives with new friends.= -- Livingston Public Library, New Jersey
$201- $350
Boertzel, Brooke Alice's Story, An Anti-bullying Performance and Workshop Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
Alice's Story is an interactive theatre performance and workshop exploring the theme of bullying. During this performance and workshop, children function as: *Audience members...as they view short scenes performed by the artists. *Critical thinkers...as they brainstorm effective strategies to counteract bullying. *Actors...as they implement their ideas through role playing. This program promotes the importance of community, friendship, social and personal responsibility and empathy.
$101- $200
Bezrodnov, Vitaliy From Russia with Music - Award Winning Trio Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
“Moscow Nights” is an exciting, versatile trio of world recognized, prize- winning musicians from Russia. In a little over two years, they have already established themselves as one of the fastest rising folk groups in the U.S. These classically trained artists first took Western Europe by storm and now have brought their dazzling, toe-tapping music to North America. The repertoire is centered on masterpieces of Russian folklore and represents the diversity of the culture, ranging from gently humorous songs, to elaborate lyrical suites, to pulsating dance numbers. Russian folk music expresses the national character – outwardly reserved and cool but brimming with vigor, mischievousness and vibrancy inside. Their lively program presents an authentic picture of Russian folk traditions and culture. Lilting Balalaikas, dynamic Bayan Accordion, unique Trashotky & Loshky, humorous Dances and superb Vocals combine for an exhilarating and educational performance for audiences of all ages!
$501- $1000
Conrad, Bob Books Are Magic Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Bob Conrad takes your audience on a Magical look at reading and all the exciting things that can be found in a book. Meet Bernie the Book Worm, Sam the Talking Book, Bob's puppet friend Junior. Magic from far away lands. Stories about animals , famous people, and How to do it! Loaded with audience participation and side splitting laughter. Your audience will see just how much fun Reading can be. Bob Conrad is the author/illustrator of several educational children's books including, Bob Conrad's Rain Forest Animals, Bob Conrad's Deep Sea Adventure, Bob Conrad's Great Americans and You can do Magic.
$201- $350
Cain, Ron Fizztastic Science Magic Show Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Science
Watch children erupt into laughter and applause when Doctor VolCaino appears! Magician Ron Cain turns into a silly scientist for his new Fizztastic Science Magic Show, inspired by the summer reading theme, 'Fizz, Boom, Read! He performs illusions that celebrate science and highlight great scientists like Einstein and Edison. Plus, he encourages families to visit the library and read about his lab-coated heroes. Ron also teaches scientific principles behind the tricks of his trade in a Scientific Secrets of Magic workshop. Children learn simple magic tricks that involve chemistry, physics, biology, psychology and math. The former teacher and Syracuse University alum has specialized in educational magic since 1988. Children are active participants in shows related to reading, history, science, geography and ecology. Students also do hands-on activities that foster learning and self-esteem in his one-hour magical workshops. Ron also performs at schools, libraries, festivals, recreation programs and businesses year-round. His family-friendly, 45-minute magic shows are the highlight of special events & holiday celebrations. He even offers entertainment packages that include strolling magic and balloon sculptures.
$201- $350
Boyer, Jeff Har-Har Harry's Musical Magical Clown Show Performing Arts- Clowning,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Dance
Not your average clown show. Not your average clown. Harry sings, dances, performs magic, and leads games. Harry does it all! Har-Har Harry leads children in interactive performance that teaches them not only how to work together, but also how to dance, sing and play together. Children participate in magic tricks which will astound as well as amuse. This show is designed to bolster self confidence and encourage kids to live joyously! A veteran clown, Har-Har Harry puts on a hilarious and spellbinding show that is full of gags, laughs and life lessons. With over twenty years of experience under his belt, Jeff Boyer is a versatile performer who has studied with the Boston Shakespeare Company and has performed extensively for adults as well as children.
$351- $500
Bady, Robin GHOST Tales - For All Ages Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
Award winning storyteller Robin Bady draws from her own experiences as well as the wealth of literary, folk, historic and local tales and songs to create age appropriate programs. With the youngest children, she mixes songs with stories, which moderates any fear factor! For the oldest youth and adults, Robin often sets up an open mic, and encourages people who have their own story to share. Giggling Ghosts and Scary Songs - for the younger children True and Not So True Tales - elementary age Ghost Tales of....(whatever town, county, state...fill in the blank) Ghost Story: An Open Mic Every culture has its ghost stories, whether funny, silly, true, historic and/dor downright scary. Which do you want to hear?
$351- $500
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