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Program
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Description
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Gertsacov, Adam Exploring With Henry Hudson History,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Science
In this exhaustively researched show by actor, director, and performer Adam G. Gertsacov, Henry Hudson comes to life in a thrilling re-telling of his adventures on the high seas. Full information at http://www.henryhudson.info. The show imagines Hudson having just returned from his fateful third voyage and giving a presentation to “investors” (the audience) about his fourth voyage to continue his quest for the Northwest Passage to China. Through the course of the show, audience members will have the opportunity to “join” his crew, learn a sea shanty, learn how to navigate using state of the art sixteenth century instruments, and hear his thrilling tale of landing in the New World and visiting this strange new island named Manna-Hatta. At the end of the performance, audience members are encouraged to ask Henry any questions they like about his rich and varied life as a sea captain, explorer, navigator, and Elizabethan gentleman. Hudson lived during the age of Shakespeare, Francis Bacon, Galileo, El Greco, and Queen Elizabeth. This 40 minute educational performance is suitable for all ages, and is available for extensive touring during the Henry Hudson Quadricentennial (Summer 2009).
$501- $1000
Bady, Robin Drawing Stories From Around the World! Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Visual Arts- Drawing
Drawing stories are among the oldest forms of storytelling in the world, coming from the era of cave drawings to and happening still today. They are fun, surprising, and easy to learn. Storyteller Robin Bady will share the magic. First, she performs one of the stories from her global repertoire. Then you learn to do it yourself. Finally, working individually or in groups or as a class, you create your own drawing stories that you then will present to the others in the workshop. By the end of the show, you will have learned a whole new way of communicating. You will surprise your teachers, astonish your family, and have a whole lot of fun! Robin is a world travelling performer and loves to tell her stories and listen to yours too!
$351- $500
Bromka, Sondra & John Bells & Motley Victorian Musical Celebration of Christmas Past History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Music and customs of a traditional Christmas of Dickens' time included jovial and ceremonial songs with choruses for all to share, ballads steeped history, costumed characters or 'guisers,' tableaux and games, dances, and the presence of holly, ivy, and evergreen. This musical voyage back to the spirit of Christmas Past offers a magical time for family and friends to gather and share the origins of our traditions. Across England, wealthy households would celebrate with great musical feasts and pageants, and folks would go from door to door, singing wassailing songs that ended with the request for 'a toast and a good loaf or cheese, and we’ll be on our way.' Featured will be wassail songs from Cornwall, Somerset, and Gloucestershire. Other traditions will include a special processional bagpipe air from Northumberland to 'pipe your bounds' to insure abundance and well being throughout the new year. This peek behind the history of Christmas celebration uncovers the universal within the season's mirth and merriment, and plants the seeds of ideas for reestablishing some of the old traditional elements for community celebrations - further enriching the meaning and majesty of this important holiday season.
$351- $500
Goddard, Pamela That Old Song and Dance History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
Enjoy the simple pleasures of long ago through this fun hour of historical playparty games, songs, and dances. Playparties were a way for children and families to enjoy music and dance when no instruments were available. We'll learn simple songs and dances from the 19th century, still enjoyed by children today. Pamela Goddard brings nearly twenty years of history museum education experience to this and other programs.
$101- $200
Friedhoffer, Bob THE PROFESSOR AND HIS AMAZING SCIENCE MAGIC SHOW Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Science
SCHOOL PROGRAM INFORMATION The shows are based upon current national Science Education Standards as adopted by the National Science Teacher's Association. ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS - HIGH SCHOOLS MIDDLE/JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS ____________________ The average presentation lasts between 45 and 60 minutes. Q & A time is set aside if requested by the school. Programs of different time spans are available. Many schools opt to have 2 programs allowing for difference in age and grade levels. The content of the shows vary when possible taking into consideration developmental levels of the grade school audiences and also is tied into the current curriculum where possible. The program for the younger children emphasizes that science is fun and worth pursuing with a limited amount of scientific information appropriate for that age group. The program for the older students has the same emphasis but includes a greater amount of age/developmentally appropriate scientific information
$1001- $3000
Conrad, Bob Circus of Fun Performing Arts- Clowning,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
A Magic Circus with magic, ventriloquism, balloon animals, audience participation and lots of fun. A member of the audience becomes a magic clown, meet Fred the Magic talking table and ventriloquist figure Rags the Tramp Clown. It's a Circus of Fun. Bob Conrad is the author/illustrator of several educational children's books including; Bob Conrad's Rainforest Animals, Bob Conrad's Deep Sea Adventure, and Bob Conrad's Great Americans.
$201- $350
Maher, Nora Storytime Stage Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
STORYTIME STAGE is a fun-filled, fast-paced combination of audience participation, performance and lots of pretend. Classic tales and original stories are brought to life by two storytellers and the children in the audience. Featuring award-winning original songs and a big healthy dose of imagination, Storytime Stage will delight both children and adults alike. Typical shows are 45 minutes long and feature three or four stories and several songs and rhymes. Our stories and songs include positive social and educational messages while maintaining a high level of energy, creativity and fun! Storytime Stage is geared to families, with something for big kids, little kids, and their grownups. We also offer special programs such as Madcap Mother Goose and Not-So Spooky Halloween for children under 4.
$351- $500
Crocker, Keith WILLIAM CASTLE - The Ultimate Showman History,
Media- Film,
Performing Arts- Theater
William Castle was the ultimate film promotion artist of the 1950's. Anyone who's ever seen House on Haunted Hill (1958), The Tingler (1959), 13 Ghosts (1960) will attest to this. Emergo- The skeleton flying over the audiences who paid to see House on Haunted Hill, movie theater seats wired with a minor electrical voltage to give the audience of the Tingler the sensation that the Tingler itself was crawling up on them, or even the special glasses you needed to put on in order to see the ghosts in 13 Ghosts. Castle knew how to sell a picture and keep audiences coming back for more. This program will give you a complete history of William Castles, from his humble beginnings right through his pioneer horror pictures of the 1950's and finally to his acceptance by the art-house crowd for his production of Rosemary's Baby. Includes film memorabilia and a selection of trailers from Castles work via DVD. A perfect show for the Halloween season. NEW 2012
$101- $200
Singer, Lauren CREATE A PERSONAL MANDALA DRAWING AND POEM Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Other,
Visual Arts- Drawing
In this creative and educational workshop, participants will design a personal mandala drawing and will write a short poem relating to the mandala (poem is optional). Images of Tibetan sand mandalas will be on view and participants will learn about their role in promoting world peace. The ephemeral and individual beauty of the mandala will be highlighted. Students will work with fine colored markers or colored pencils and will have the option of using design tools for added control and complexity. Meditative music will create a relaxing and focused experience. Class is taught by Lauren Singer, MPS, ATR award-winning artist, art teacher and creativity development specialist.
$201- $350
Hudert, Christopher The Magic of Hans Christian Andersen Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Applause Unlimited celebrates one of the 20th century’s greatest storytellers - Hans Christian Andersen - with a new adaptation of this award winning show. Sometimes serious and heartwarming, sometimes downright silly, but always fun, the show features storytelling and song as well as over twenty hand puppets, rod puppets, and marionettes in three of Andersen’s best loved tales: “The Ugly Duckling,” “Thumbelisa,” and “The Emperor’s New Clothes.”
$351- $500
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