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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Kruk, Jonathan HEROES on the HUDSON History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Stories of heroes from along the Hudson, the Catskills and New York, dramatically performed by a master storyteller, featured on CBS Sunday Morning. Selections include: Washington's Spectacles Save the New Nation, The Girl Who Out-rode Paul Revere, Stanton & Anthony Get the Vote, Pete Seeger's Clearwater Dream. Plus, the story of your local hero! Add a folk musician for authentic regional songs; Yankee Doodle, Tenting Tonight, This Land is Your Land and more. Interactive with children stepping into stories, turn and talks, and a Q&A.
$201- $350
Schuman, Sandor Same and Different: The Neverending Story of Chanukah History,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Many people have some knowledge of the Jewish holiday of Chanukah, usually incomplete and often inaccurate. I present the historical origins of the holiday in a way that is entertaining, understandable, and informative to audiences whether or not they are already familiar with the holiday. I am especially concerned with universal aspects of the story that relate to the ongoing struggle of people whose cultural and/ or religious background is different from that of the dominant culture. (This presentation was featured at "Sharing the Fire: The Northeast Storytelling Conference" in 2013 and will be published in "Story Club Magazine" in December, 2016.)
$101- $200
Crocker, Keith HAL ROACH - Hollywood's Hidden King of Comedy Media- Film,
Media- Video,
Performing Arts- Clowning
Hal Roach was certainly a well know producer, but so few realize that this man gave us some of the best comedic acts that Hollywood had to offer. From his humble roots being born to Irish immigrant parents in Elmira NY, to his journey to California to become a successful prospector, Hal Roach himself never envisioned becoming the King of Comedy. But he did, giving us Harold Loyd, Laurel and Hardy, The Little Rascals and so many more. This program focuses on Roach's early career and creative output, and will use 16mm comedy shorts to exemplify Roach's output.
$101- $200
Knight, Leonora Multiply To Music Life Skills- Finance,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Are your students struggling with their times tables? I wrote these songs for my own son and they really work! If your students respond well to music watch their skills improve after participating in this program. And they DO participate! Each child is given a lyric sheet to sing along. Props and costumes are used as children come up on stage. Music styles include pop, reggae, rock, swing and jazz waltz. There’s even a cheer! CD’s are available to reinforce learning. This educational material will reach out to your students reinforcing the powerful connection of math and music
$201- $350
McKeon-Pierce, Lonna Babushka Tales Literature- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Understanding the diversity of cultural heritages, Mrs. McKeon Pierce tells tales of Eastern Europe with ethnic costume, props, and song. Babushka means grandmother, and these stories are folktales with the universal appeal of hearing tales on your grandma's lap.
$351- $500
Epstein Kravis, Anna National Library Week Song & Puppetry Concert Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
This highly interactive song and puppetry show is perfect for National Library Week! Well-loved songs, colorful puppets and many chances for children to be in the show celebrate children's favorite authors and more. Anna's funny puppet friend LuLu the Singing Llama shares hilarious poems that children love! Anna has been a favorite performer at libraries, schools and museums all over LI, and Westchester for over 25 years. To date she has offered over 2,000 library concerts nationally and internationally. This show is appropriate for Pre K, and young family audiences, ages 2 and up. Visit www.annaekravis.com for more information. Lots of library recommendations available on request.
$351- $500
Crocker, Keith I LOVE LUCY - Lucille Ball - From Hollywood to Television History,
Media- Film,
Performing Arts- Clowning
This program is a delightful examination of the career of comedic actress Lucille Ball, from her humble beginnings in Jamestown, NY to her rise to stardom in Hollywood and her later television career, Lucille Ball was one of the most beloved and trend setting female comic in the history of motion pictures and television. And while her whole output as an actress is explored, we give special attention to her television career, I Love Lucy in particular. In fact the highlight of this program is a 16mm showing of a rare I Love Lucy episode title Paris At Last. For years programers and audiences alike have been asking for this, and here it finally is...
$101- $200
Latta, Tim Lattawork/Motion 360 Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Clowning,
Performing Arts- Dance
Is it theater? Is it dance? Is it circus? It’s all of these and more. It’s a performance for now- a new way of looking at creative thinking and how we can use it in our daily lives- in schoolwork, interactions with peers, building self esteem, confidence and tolerance. Everything and everyone around us has a story to tell and the potential to teach us something. In Motion 360, Tim Latta (former Pilobolus, Momix, Faustwork) demonstrates how we can, literally, stumble over everyday objects to unlock our creativity and help us discover what those stories can be. He creates dance/theatre pieces using objects that range from the ordinary (rollerblades and chairs) to the extraordinary (stilts, masks and milk cans!). While entertaining the audience, Mr. Latta is also teaching a whole new process of exploration. We learn that everything in the world around us can be used as a tool for creative problem solving. This process can be used in a classroom, a workplace and throughout our lives. Motion360 will leave audiences saying, “I can”. “Tim’s commitment to teaching and nurturing creativity in young people is obvious and infectious.” (All ages)
$501- $1000
Ehlert, Dave Mark Twain, 100 Years Later History,
Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Mark Twain tells his own story from River Boat Pilot to America's Favorite Storyteller. Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn, and other characters from Twain's books are brought to life. Twain's quips are interwoven with historical references of his time.
$351- $500
North Shore Theatre Group, Greg Oliver Bodine POE, TIMES TWO: Twin tales of mystery, murder...and mortar Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
North Shore Theatre Group presents Greg Oliver Bodine in POE, TIMES TWO -- a double bill of one-man, stage adaptations of 'The Cask of Amontillado' and 'The Black Cat' by Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849). These two plays are staged back-to-back with minimal set and lighting effects, and are performed without an intermission in an hour. One actor. Two classic horror stories! Suitable for Ages 10 - Adult. A fun evening or afternoon of good old-fashioned thrills, chills and all things spooky -- a must-see for Poe enthusiasts and fans of mystery and horror. Perfect for the Halloween season! 'A scary, stunningly staged, high-fright homage to the creator of the horror story.' –-Ronald Gross, New York Theater Buying Guide. POE, TIMES TWO is being offered as part of NSTG's SOLO CLASSICS Performance Series. The program combines elements of classic literature, drama and storytelling in a solo, narrative performance format, which is designed to give audiences an exciting, live, theatrical experience that is at once immersive, enlightening and educational. Nominated for THREE 2012 New York Innovative Theatre Awards! NOT AVAILABLE in 2016.
$501- $1000
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