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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
merwin, chris Chris Merwin eclectic music program Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Chris Merwin-solo eclectic show. This show is truly one of a kind. Featuring Buddhist meditation music and folk songs on the Japanese shakuhachi flute, old time blues, gospel, and Hawaiian music on 1920s acoustic Hawaiian lap steel guitars, and some Appalachian influenced folk music on the ten stringed Colombian tiple. Cultural and historical background is given for the music and instruments making this show highly educational as well as entertaining. The instruments in this program are works of art and of the highest quality, and very few people will see or hear them anywhere.
$351- $500
Shih, Patricia Let's Go to China! Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Other
Patricia Shih leads the audience through a fascinating trip to the world's oldest continuous living civilization--China. Geography, history, language, music, art, dance, inventions and much more are covered. Patricia brings in many artifacts from her extensive collection including silk lotus shoes, puppets from Chinese opera, instruments and clothing. Patricia will gear the presentation to the age range of the audience. There is audience involvement in learning how to speak, read, write and understand 999 words in Chinese, singing a Chinese folk song, trying out a ribbon dance, and much more.
$501- $1000
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. THE AMERICAN SPIRIT by Gerald Fierst History,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Gerald Fierst brings to life eyewitness accounts of the men and women who shaped our nation. Experience the pageant of American history, with an emphasis on the vision, courage and values of the people who built it: including George Washington and the founding of our country; Chief Sequoah, of the Cherokee Nation; Sojourner Truth and the Civil War; the Wright Brothers and the age of invention; and Robert Kennedy, and Martin Luther King, visionaries of democracy. This is a dynamic one-man production with costumes, scenery and props.
$501- $1000
Samarripa, Consuelo Stories with Consuelo/Cuentos Con Consuelo Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
Stories with Consuelo/Cuentos Con Consuelo offers multicultural poetry and storytelling.Consuelo Samarripa shares her Mexican heritage through stories, tales, poetry, and folklore. Unique bilingual blends and noise makers, as well as her use of shawls, add interest to her storytelling style. She also conducts workshops and seminars for children, educators, and adults. Her varied life experiences allow her to relate to audiences through a different perspective-- as a native and a foreigner. The Cuentos Celebration and World Medley programs offer a bilingual blend of folktales and historical stories that may be customized for presenters and their audiences. The Cuentos Celebration consist of various Hispanic tales, folklore, poetry and historical stories. The World Medley program consist of multicultural folktales and folklore, and some Aesop fables. Stories exposing character traits such as loyalty, honesty and integrity are woven into the programs. The repertoire can span through various two hour storytelling concerts. Other programs are available for adult or children's workshops, special holiday events, keynotes, and festivals
$501- $1000
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
Conrad, Bob The Dig into Reading Magic Show Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
This years show is all about reading and all the magic you can find in a book. Bob explores all different kinds of books; Folktales, books about foreign lands and famous people, animal stories, how to do it books. Your audience will meet Digger the Dog who digs reading, Bernie the Book Worm who digs into books, and Sam the Magic Talking Book. Bob will show you just how much fun reading can be. It's Magic, Puppets, Ventriloquism, Balloons, Audience participation and lots of laughs and fun.
$201- $350
Gardner, Tom Reading Rocks! Tommy & The Uncle Brothers Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
A fun, interactive concert where the kids, dance, sing and clap along, and use their imagination. Includes, It's All There At The Library, Reading Rocks, Witch Doctor (Library Version), The Unicorn, Ice Cream Sundae, Lion Sleeps Tonight, and many others. Perfect for library summer reading programs!
$201- $350
TheatreworksUSA, - Living Voices' OUR REVOLUTION History,
Media- Video,
Performing Arts- Theater
Walk in the footprints of Peter Freeman, a soldier in the Continental Army during the American Revolution as he struggles to find a place for himself during the birth of both a new country and a new people —the first generation of African-Americans in the United States of America.
$501- $1000
Keeffe Schwartzman, Gigi LET'S TAKE A TRIP! (FOR SUMMER 2011) Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
GREAT FOR SUMMER 2011! We'll wind up our imaginations with Gigi's new "Imagination Key" song, and travel the world through music, stories and interactive skits.We'll also see how some stories and songs "travel the world" in different versions. Puppets, music and completely interactive.
$351- $500
Rosenberg, David FizzBoomRead Library Program Performing Arts- Magic,
Science
This interactive program will feature different aspects of science and experiments, with magical twists. We use music and plenty of laughter to emphasize books that can be borrowed from the library for the children to learn about gases, fireworks and astronauts. The program features books from library collections and a live bunny production, from a test tube!
$351- $500
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