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Program
Category
Description
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Haynes, Jeff Rhythm and All That Jazz History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
April is Jazz Appreciation Month You think you don’t like Jazz? Percussionist, Jeff Haynes presents a multi-genre musical showcase that gets his audience to listen closely and think again. “Rhythm and All That Jazz“ is more than just a performance of a Jazz band. It is a creative exploration of the genre and how it is part of the fabric of music that students hear on commercials, movies and around their families. Jeff and his network of talented professional musicians weave a performance and discussion of musical genres ranging from today’s chart toppers, to blues, classic R&B, to American folk. Students will enjoy a moving performance, while learning to hear and appreciate how many of the rhythmic patterns and musical elements trace back to jazz. Thus allowing students to listen to Jazz with a greater understanding and appreciation for the genre.
$501- $1000
TheatreworksUSA, - Patrick Garner's ARCHIMEDES & THE POWER OF MATH History,
Performing Arts- Theater
Chronicle the exploits of the ancient world’s greatest mathematician, Archimedes! Using mathematic principles like arithmetic, geometry and trigonometry, he perfects the lever, calculates the volume of complicated shapes, and even wards off Greece’s enemies by developing weapons of “math destruction!” This curriculum-based wonder will prove to your math-phobic students that math is cool, fun, and incredibly useful in everyday life!
$501- $1000
Rosenberg, Paul Homespun Community Dancing with Peter, Paul & George Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
Come kick up your heels to live fiddle music! Enjoy a tradition of community dancing and music handed down from generation to generation. Everyone gets involved – from ages 2 to 102 (especially those who have not danced before) -- in easy-to-learn American barn dance favorites: circles, squares, contras, as well as folk dances from around the world, like Ireland, Russia, Turkey, Israel, Tahiti, Mexico, France, Scandinavia, China and Africa. The toe-tapping tunes consist of reels, jigs, polkas, hornpipes and waltzes. Instruments may include fiddle, banjo, flute, pennywhistle, clarinet, guitar, piano, recorder, percussion, and more. While participation in the dancing is encouraged -- it's hard to sit still -- it's also fun to just watch and listen to the music. This program helps children develop an awareness of our traditional way of life - when people lived without electricity and had to make their own entertainment - and discusses the origins, sounds and uses of traditional instruments. The Family Dance usually includes a short sit-down period to talk about the dancing, music, instruments, and cultures. Here's a video sample of a family dance: http://homespun.biz/interfamilydance.htm
$351- $500
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. THE LAST DRAGON ON EARTH by the Crabgrass Puppet Theatre Performing Arts- Puppetry
For as long as anyone can remember, princes have killed dragons and rescued princesses. But what happens if the princess doesn’t need rescuing — and the dragon to be killed is the very last one on Earth? Learning to live together in peace is the theme of this modern fairytale, which is also a wonderful introduction to the concept of species extinction. It is brought to life by the Crabgrass Puppet Theatre with their trademark blend of beautiful puppets, fabulous scenery, and hysterically funny action.
$501- $1000
Epstein Kravis, Anna It Takes All Colors To Make a Rainbow MULTI-CULTURAL Song & Puppetry Concert Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Join Anna for multi-cultural fun and appreciation,in a show featuring highly interactive songs, stories, indigenous rhythm instruments, adorable multi-cultural puppets, LuLu the Singing Lama, sign language and lots more! Children have a chance to join Anna and be right in the show! Colorful cultural insights and stories create an appreciation of differences, and a sense of friendship, shared hopes and dreams, around the world.
$351- $500
Edgecomb, Diane Tales of the Supernatural Literature- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Tales of the Supernatural For adults, not appropriate for ages 11 and under. Just in time for Halloween, Diane presents an unusual collection of eerie tales and songs. Definitely not for kids, this evening event features a true ghost story Edgecomb collected about the misshapen standing stones of Avebury, England and the eerie force that emanates from them. The performance has a decidedly Celtic slant exploring the Gaelic traditions that influence Halloween including the humorous encounter with the devil that brought about the first Jack O’Lantern
$501- $1000
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
Boyer, Jeff The Science of Magic Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Science
THE SCIENCE OF MAGIC. Arthur C. Clark once wrote that “sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic” and today we live in the age of technology. We are surrounded by magic. In the first half of this show “Boyer the Magnificent” entertains and amazes us with several classic magic illusions. Objects change colors, light bulbs blaze to life with no apparent power source, and spheres levitate before us. Is this magic? “Professor Boyer” says “No!” In the second half of the show he performs these same feats using the tools of modern technology. Explaining laws of physics as he goes, the professor teaches the audience the principles that make these astounding demonstrations possible. Throughout the show volunteers are brought up on stage to participate in an event that amuses, amazes, educates and entertains.
$501- $1000
Smith, Joy Songs and Stories from Around the World Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Songs and Stories from Around the World: Join me as we travel through China and Russia on quest for the impossible or perhaps explore Africa and learn of the many cultures and traditions on a single continent. What country? What culture? Through stories and tales ranging from Europe to Asia, North and South America, from Australia and Africa we will look at what is similar to us and what is intriguingly different.
$351- $500
Levin, Ira and Julia 3 Cheers for Shakespeare! Literature- Authors,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
400 years after the ol' bard shuffled off this mortal coil we are literally still singing his plays and praise. Join The Levins as they weave a garland of stories and sing-along cheer reflecting William's part in ushering a Renaissance into our lives. Interactive, uplifting and inspiring. www.thelevinsmusic.com
$351- $500
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