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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Franco Feeney, Betsy Giant Book & Song Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
For younger students, it is an eye-popping experience to see an almost 6-foot wide picturebook open before them! The smallest of worlds comes to life in a big way when Mrs. Feeney turns the pages of her giant book. The American Association for the Advancement of Science has praised the book saying, “Amoeba Hop is an innovative approach to introduce young students to the world of microbiology, using song lyrics.” The students will also perform the story of Amoeba Hop right in the classroom using large cutout characters from the book and the little girl’s umbrella & coat!
$201- $350
Edgecomb, Diane A Celtic Evening Literature- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Irish Culture comes to life with Storytelling, Song and the strains of the Celtic harp. In A Celtic Evening, Diane brings to life Ireland’s storytelling treasures from the humorous Legend of Knockgrafton to the hauntingly beautiful Deirdre of the Sorrows. The most famous of all Irish romances, Deirdre weaves together Druidic prophecies with a forbidden passion so profound it dares to defy the fates. The performance is set against a lush background of harp music: original and traditional melodies played by the versatile Margot Chamberlain on a variety of Celtic folk harps. Enjoy an evening of humor, passion and music with these two inspiring performers. A Celtic Evening is also available as a full musical event with the addition of Michael Punzak on story and fiddle and Tom Megan on accordion, keyboard and pennywhistle. Thoughtfully composed and beautifully presented, A Celtic Evening was a joy for us all. The combination of both your talents made for an inspirational evening that moved the audience to laughter and to tears, and left us with a feeling that magic was in the air. Director of programming, Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA
$501- $1000
Tranchina, Gabriele Jazz for Kids Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
This program is for toddlers, preschoolers and their parents/caregivers. It will introduce our little ones to jazz while yet interactive, fun and age appropriate. The presenters will offer jazz standards like "Take the A Train" as well as jazzy original children music and traditional children songs "jazzed up".
$201- $350
Story Theatre, Activated Digging Diversity Disability Awareness,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Each show features 2 of the following stories: The Treasure and the Bridge - Tops and Bottoms - The Iron Dragon - Simple Ivan - The Hat Seller and the Monkey Performed before a giant oversized book with lots of physical comedy, American Sign Language and audience participation. At the end of each library performance, kids are sent to search for books related to the show. Shows are recommended for preschool-8th grade students and family audiences. http://activatedstorytheatre.com for more info
$351- $500
Conrad, Bob The Magic of Health & Fitness Health & Fitness- Other,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
An exciting program that deals with an important problem; the health and fitness of our youth. Your audience will see such subjects as diet and Exercise explained in a magical way that is at once fun and easy to understand and remember. They will classmates take part in Bob Conrad's Aerobics Class and assist him in astounding feats of magic. Conrad will explain the importance of eating good foods, as well as the negative aspects of habit-forming substances such as drugs,alcohol, caffeine and tobacco. He will explain the differences of various types of exercise including resistance,aerobics, cardiovascular, and flexibility. Using his talents as a magician, Bob Conrad will attack the subjects of exercising and eating properly in a fun and amusing manner. This is a fun filled program loaded with audience participation and excitement. Your audience will receive an important message that will be long remembered.
$351- $500
Aleandri, Emelise Mask of Venice and Carnevale Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Other,
Visual Arts- Other
Description and history of masks; displaying of Venetian masks, history of Carnevale; when possible instruction in Renaissance dance, quadriglia and/or pantomime exercise; of cost permits, my entire musical theatre company can perform a commedia dell'arte skit and a Carnevale performance which includes audience participation
$201- $350
Haynes, Jeff Teen Cirlces of Healthy Drumming Health & Fitness- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Description: Weekly drum circle sessions for teen students ages 12-16 years old. Each session would be comprised of 10-15 students. Each participant will be able to pick a drum to play for a 40 minute session. Each session will be broken into two (2) parts: Drumming Instruction Students would receive instruction on developing rhythmic patterns, playing within a group, and exploring the various sounds and tones of the drum. Self Expression through Open Drumming Students will get to drum freely with various genres of music, thus experiencing the pleasure of being inside/a part of the music.
$1001- $3000
Walsh, FARMER TOM and TIGER TOM READING ON THE FARM WITH "FARMER TOM" WALSH Music,
Nature- Gardening,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Farmer Tom Walsh creates A CELEBRATION OF READING! FARMER TOM has brought reading excitement to student with assemblies for schools, PARP and libraries for over 25 years! Within his unique and engaging program, involving Action and Silly Songs, Storytelling, Movement, Laughter, Learning, Sing-a-long, Props, Audience Participation and Hand Clapping, Farmer Tom Walsh inspires the students to pick up a book or use the internet(with guidance) and see how enriching, educating and entertaining reading can be! Farmer Tom Walsh educates by bringing a understanding of farm culture, safety, farm animals, history of farming, the first green industry, recycling, science, nutritional value of fresh vegetables, cooperation, working together and the fun of physical activities through music and songs from down on the farm. We really get moving!
$201- $350
Forest, Heather Heather Forest, Storyteller/Author Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
From drama to comedy, vivid tales of enchantment and adventure come to life in the imagination of the listener as renowned storyteller/children's book author Heather Forest masterfully spins tales from world folklore. Her lyrical, minstrel style of storytelling blends original music, poetry, prose, and the sung and spoken word. Homespun wisdom abounds in her retellings of global folk and fairy tales that span time and place yet celebrate the common threads of human experience
$501- $1000
Edgecomb, Diane In The Groves Multicultural- Other,
Nature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Celebrate trees and flowering plants with this unique performance. Refreshing, lyrical and provocative In the Grove looks at the many ways different cultures have imagined the living world of trees. From a delicate tale of love celebrating the Cherry trees of Japan, to an old English song that speaks of the hidden language of flowers, to the poignant Cornish legend of One Tree Hill, we'll travel ‘round the world in story celebrating this garden of delights. Each tale is surrounded by music and songs from many lands. The event culminates with the haunting Czech legend The Dancing Spirit of the Birch Grove. “It awakened in all of us there a sense of the spirit in things.” Jay O’Callahan
$501- $1000
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