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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Theater, Open Hand The Chocolate War Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Open Hand Theater’s vibrant puppets of all shapes and sizes, some over 12 feet tall, are taking on the issue of bullying and escalating conflict in a colorful and delightful imaginary land inhabited by juggling dwarfs, stretchy bouncing giants, friendly flowers and other wise musical beings. Springer and Sprong, two seemingly inseparable pals, tumble into a series haphazard events that could lead to a catastrophic quarrel. Will the entire town follow them into battle? … or will a small stream of harmony bring them all back together again?
$501- $1000
O'Carroll, Magician Debbie Magician Debbie O'Carroll Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Other
Magician Debbie O'Carroll is a one of a kind performer. she combines stage magic with lots of active audience participation. Her appealing props, delightful costumes, enchanting magic, and physical comedy both educate and entertain.
$201- $350
The Games Man, TREVOR Project: Ribbon Dancer Performing Arts- Other,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Craft project, Party favor, and really cool toy all swirled into one! It's that classic ribbon-on-a-stick toy. When TREVOR opens up his Big Red Ribbon Suitcase, ooh and ahhs go through the crowd as they catch sight of all the different colors of ribbon Everyone gets their favorite attached to a wooden handle. And then the creativity begins! First, the kids decorate their handle with a wide variety of tapes. There's no limits to the amount of tape they can use, so the results are fabulous! And when the kids are done with their art project, they all begin waving them around in the air in one big Ribbon Dance! It really adds to the festiveness of your event. And the looks of joy on the children's faces are priceless. Plus, everyone has a personalized souvenir to take home, and will remember your event each time they pull out their Ribbon Dancer for more FUN later on.
Up to $100
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
Handy, Spook Songs of the Great Depression and Today History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
When the Great Depression hit, a whole new genre of American folk music was born. Songs about the Dust Bowl, the Great Migration, bread lines and soup kitchens, the New Deal and times of triumph and struggle circulated throughout labor camps, churches and family gatherings. These songs depicted down-to-earth everyday realities of the American laborer and farmer, the hungry and the industrious, centuries old traditions and the transition to a new modern society. It can be surprising how many of these old songs speak of challenges we face today and how new songs written about today's America can so resemble the songs of the Great Depression. An excellent program for Libraries, Arts Centers, Churches, Schools and other meeting places.
$501- $1000
Holder, Chris GODS, HEROES, MONSTERS AND MEN Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Exciting versions of well-known myths from Ancient Greece, plus a modern re-telling of an ancient story. Prometheus, the Cyclops, Zeus, Hera and Pandora all told in a lively, hip and hilarious manner.
$501- $1000
Davis, Lydia Adams Hits of 1909 History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
Hits of 1909. Lydia Adams Davis sings with guitar, dulcimer, ukulele and piano accompaniment. (In costume) Colonial/Civil War/Victorian/Turn of the Century/Tin Pan Alley and songs of various movements like temperance, abolitionist and suffrage.
$201- $350
Fultz, Dave Problem Solving and Learning Through Juggling Performing Arts- Juggling
This is a fun, informative and unique program that uses learning to juggle as an example of how to keep negative emotions from getting in the way of the learning process. Western New York juggler, Dave Fultz, discusses how negative emotions such as fear, confusion, and frustration can get in the way when you are trying to learn something that you may find difficult. A step-by-step incremental approach is introduced where each step has a clearly defined objective. Once you reach your goal for each step, you are prepared and confident that you can handle the next step. Kid's will learn the very best tried and true method of learning to juggle while they learn to learn. This is a humorous, entertaining and memorable approach to education that students may find helpful for many years to come.
$101- $200
Nayar, Divya Mala's Dream Performing Arts- Dance
Mala's Dream (2011) Mala, A young girl walks back in time, to ancient India, and visits temple dancers who teach her the art of story telling through dance. Mala explores the beauty of hand gestures in Indian dance that bring to life elements in nature like the flora and fauna around her. Informative performance and presentation This presentation concludes with an interactive session on story-telling through Indian dance.
$201- $350
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. ALADDIN AND THE WONDERFUL LAMP by TSF Productions Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
ALADDIN AND THE WONDERFUL LAMP is presented by TSF Productions and performed by Craig Babcock and Richard Stillman, using costumes, scenery, a wide variety of musical instruments, a clever script by Joe Cosentino, and original songs by Richard Stillman. Follow Aladdin’s journey of growth and self-discovery, as an enlightened genii empowers Aladdin to help himself. Through his exciting adventures, Aladdin finds that the richest treasure is the magic of knowledge. This inventive adaptation of the familiar Arabian Nights story is enhanced with enchanting magic effects.
$501- $1000
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