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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
The Games Man, TREVOR The On-The-Go High-Octane Special Other,
Performing Arts- Other
AN ENERGETIC EVENT FOR ACTIVE PEOPLE Although we won't be running the entire time, this is an active event popular with college students, teens, and older school age children with energy to spare. It's an hour of active, non-sports, everybody-wins, strategy games that challenge you no matter what your skill levels. And, if breathers are needed, we'll sit down for a few Minute Mysteries to challenge their brains while their bodies rest. What kind of games? Try this: it takes team work for everyone to catch the runner in Line Cross, and it certainly is a challenge for one lone individual to hold everyone at bay in Smaug's Jewel. It's 1-on-1 competitive running in Elbow Tag, and everyone working together to get untangled in Knots. Lots of tag games, including Cross Tag, Blob, Rock Paper Scissors Tag, and the incomparable Go Ten. Plus unusual team games like Dho-Dho-Dho, Lemonade, and Elves Giants & Wizards! All in all, it's a solid hour of excitement, a total blast, and a might lot of FUN! Check out Project: Ribbon Dancer for a great add-on craft project.
$351- $500
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
Pitkin, David J. New York State legends, folklore and ghost stories Performing Arts- Storytelling
My most recent book (9/1/10) contains New England Ghost stories, but I have also written two books of Saratoga County tales as well as two books of NY State ghost stories. I speak to students in an intriguing way, not scary, and ask them to think about the issues involved. It is a new way to study history, as some of the people of the past seem to return from time to time. My storytelling has been an enjoyable part of my life for a dozen years.
$201- $350
Sterns, Michael MAKE A SPLASH INTO READING AUTHOR STORYTELLING SHOW Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
I (the author), perform a high energy, dynamic, interactive, multi-media storytelling show encompassing my book: Kokopelli & the Island of Change. This book's nautical theme (complete with sea creatures, island living, and pirates!) fits perfectly with the MAKE A SPLASH AT YOUR LIBRARY theme! My show utilizes the ancient art of storytelling mixed with vocal sound effects and character voices, projected images of my book's illustrations, a native flute musical interlude that I play personally, as well as tons of audience participation. My show is hilarious most of the time, serious at others... this dynamic really draws the children in! I have performed this identical show at over 700 elementary schools nationally, with over 500,000 children of ALL AGES having loved it to date. I have over 60,000 copies of my books in circulation, so you're getting a best-selling author storytelling as well!
$201- $350
Knight, Leonora PreSchool Interactive Concert Music,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
Preschoolers will engage in singing along to popular songs with movements, expression and sense memory exercises. Children will also participate when some of their favorite books come alive through songs in a variety of musical styles. List of books can be sent ahead of time so children are familiar with stories. Children will be asked to follow directions, recall time sequences, feel temperature changes, count in Spanish and much much more!
$201- $350
Goldstein, Dana Lady of Copper, the musical story of the Statue of Liberty and Immigration History,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
Lady of Copper is the musical story of the Statue of Liberty and Emma Lazarus, the poet who composed the inspiring words on the statue's base "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free..." This show celebrates immigration and the diversity that makes America strong. Now in its 9th year, this original musical has been called "the best arts-in-education assembly we have ever had" (Arts Coordinator), "a great way to celebrate the values of America" (New York Times), and "a poignant reminder of everything for which we should be thankful" (Big Apple Parent). Geared for students in grades K-6, this fun and educational production is a perfect addition to any American History curriculum. In recent years, many schools have chosen the show as an educational and uplifting way to commemorate September 11th. Lady of Copper is also appropriate for Black History Month, Women's History Month, Memorial Day, July 4th and other holiday celebrations.
$1001- $3000
Lazzarini, James Phenomenon (mentalist show for teens) Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Other,
Science
Phe•nom•enon (f∂ näm´∂ n∂ n) noun 1. Something experienced; a fact or occurrence that can be observed. 2. Something notable; something that is out of the ordinary and excites people's interest and curiosity. 3. A remarkable person or thing. 4. A new and exciting show created for the sophisticated expectations of a young adult audience. Do you believe in ESP and power of the mind? An exciting show created for the sophisticated expectations of a young adult audience. Phenomenon is a presentation of profound and unbelievable events in a fast-paced, fun format. This one of a kind performance will make the audience the stars of the show. Amore utilizes the audience throughout the performance for astounding demonstrations of the mind and body incorporating psychology and parapsychology, body language, power of suggestion, hand writing analysis and misdirection. Predict lottery numbers, foresee the future, read people’s minds, see a demonstration of the human lie detector, sightless vision and more. Experience Phenomenon and you will believe. Phenomenon is a show that challenges an audience to discover the power of their own minds.”
$351- $500
!, Spook Handy America's Ground Breaking Troubadour - Woody Guthrie History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Known as the Dust Bowl Balladeer - Woody Guthrie is America's most prolific folk songwriter of the 20th century. Born in 1912, Woody wrote hundreds, if not thousands, of songs that document the history, culture and concerns of 1930's, 40's and 50's America. His songs are highly educational, extremely fun and very sing-alongable. An excellent program for Libraries, Arts Centers, Churches, Schools and other meeting places. Pete Seeger covers some of Spook's songs and the two perform together several times per year. Visit www.spookhandy.com for more info on the artist and other programs and workshops.
$501- $1000
Bottino, Steve Zucchini Brothers 100% Healthy - 100% Fun!!! Music Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
A musical trio-Steve (keyboards), Jack (guitar) and Sam (drums), all of whom sing. The concert is a dynamic, interactive show with a focus on such topics as health, safety, self-esteem and the environment-all presented in various musical styles with lots of humor. Great for adults as well!
$501- $1000
Crocker, Keith JEWISH INFLUENCES IN FILM History,
Media- Film,
Performing Arts- Other
This program focuses on the influence of Jewish immigrants on the United States film culture during the Golden Age of Hollywood and, depending on the program picked by the participating sponsor, will focus on examples of actors (Kirk Douglas, Melvin Douglas), actresses (Lauren Bacall, Shelley Winters), directors (Billy Wilder, Otto Preminger) and producers (Samuel Goldwyn, Carl Laemmle). Program concludes with a showing of a 16mm condensation of the Marx Brothers Monkey Business (1931).
$101- $200
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