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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Davis, Lydia Adams One Earth So Green and Round - Songs of Nature Music,
Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
One Earth So Green and Round - Songs of Nature Lydia Adams Davis is an Arts in Education Specialist , composer/guitarist and recording artist dedicated to environmental education. Lydia presents wild animal puppets and integrates science with humor and song. An acoustic band is available as well. Sound clips for all tracks can be heard at the album's website: www.oneearthsogreenandround.com Davis also offers literature-based storybook songs and historical programs.
$351- $500
Nager, Stuart Running With Scissors: The Basics of Improvisation (Beginners Class) Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
If you have been afraid of doing improv or are just starting out (or need a refresher) this is the workshop for you. Led in a safe and non-judgmental atmosphere, discover the Yes And inside of yourself. Improvisation is more than the games. We all can improvise. Discover the creative side inside yourself. Totally hands on and interactive...and fun! Improvisation has many theater and life lesson applications; come explore them!
$351- $500
Kitty, Alan Mark Twain Today Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
This show is what the children make it. We offer stories from the oral tradition that made it possible for Twain to become the beloved performing artist and author; and add stories that reflect Twain’s gift of improvisation. This show was inspired by a Clemens family tradition. After dinner each night, he would tell his children impromptu stories about objects in the room. They would make suggestions at will that made the stories more to their liking. For this series of shows, a few stories are told. Then the children get to ask Twain any question they like. The answers will be in the form of a story or anecdote.
$1001- $3000
McGovern, Brian The Art of Magic Performing Arts- Magic
Amazing sleight of hand and comedy magic. Great for kids ages 5 and up.
$201- $350
Golden, Gail Be Creative at Your Library! Literature- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
Be Creative! is a program of multicultural folktales told story theatre style by 2 professional actors. The program is highly interactive -- featuring audience participation, language and cultural information, humor, and mime. The emphasis is on encouraging reading -- the stories were all found in library books! -- and on creativity. Audience volunteers even get to join the actors in acting out the stories! The Wondermakers have been performing in schools and libraries since 1985 with Young Audiences. The Director of The Wondermakers, Gail Golden, is also Mrs. Claus in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC and was Cinderella's Fairy Godmother at Walt Disney World!
$201- $350
Gato, Nego Nego Gato Afro-Brazilian Music and Dance Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
The Nego Gato Afro-Brazilian Music and Dance Ensemble bring to their audiences the rich African influenced rhythms and dances of Salvador, Bahia, Brazi--areas known for customs deeply rooted in the traditions and spirituality of ancestral Africa. The ensemble was formed by the Artistic Director, Jose Sena, known professionally as Nego Gato, to share his experience of growing up on the streets of Salvador immersed in the magical sounds of street music, Carnaval and Candomble ceremonies. We present Living History and are accompanied by live percussion.
$1001- $3000
Boertzel, Brooke Literature, Arts, Family! Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
Make illustrations leap off the page! Write original songs based on a favorite book! Imagine and explore the world of your favorite literary characters! These fun-filled, 90-minute workshops bring families together to make drama, music and art all based on books. After a group Read Aloud of a selected book, participants will work with highly trained teaching artists to explore the themes in that book through theater, music and creative movement activities.
$201- $350
Newcombe, Melody FACE PAINTING - BECOME STORYBOOK CHARACTERS Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Visual Arts- Painting
Audience members can volunteer to get their faces painted to look like storybook characters. Then performing and fine artist Melody Newcombe, will read stories out loud while the characters are coached to act out the stories. Stories are picked based upon audience age the librarian chooses. You can see more of Melody Newcombe's face painting on her facebook page or at her website www.melodynewcombe.com
$201- $350
Schembri, Pamela Multicultural Tales Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
With her keen sense of dialog, Pamela inhabits characters from many parts of the world. Students travel from one country to another, discovering how traditional folk tales connect us all. Favorites include The Magic Orange Tree and other Haitian tales, Anansi stories (including African, Jamaican and North American versions), native American tales, and extraordinary selections from Europe and Asia.
$351- $500
LaRue, Michele My Summer Vacation: 2 stories by Sarah Orne Jewett & H.C. Bunner History,
Literature- Creative Writing,
Performing Arts- Theater
Celebrate summer the old-fashioned way: with two short stories, vividly performed by professional actress Michèle LaRue. Michèle unique presentations of century-old American TALES WELL TOLD have garnered admiration from Maine to Oklahoma: =It's difficult to find the words to describe the wonder of what you do!=; =You could hear a pin drop!=; =LaRue is as close to perfect as possible.= In Jewett's THE NICE PEOPLE (1890), a charming young couple creates confusion at a rustic New England resort. In Bunner's MISS ESTHER'S GUEST (1893), a charitable spinster invites a stranger from the City to her country home. A member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA, Michèle has specialized in performances from America's Gilded Age for two decades. Born in Oswego, NY, Henry Cuyler Bunner was for most of his professional life editor-in-chief of Puck, the earliest American comic weekly. His stories about New York City foreshadowed the work of O. Henry. Sarah Orne Jewett lived her entire life in South Berwick, Maine. MISS ESTHER’S GUEST appeared in THE COUNTRY OF THE POINTED FIRS, her best-known and “finest” work, which chronicles a fictional town on the Maine coast.
$201- $350
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