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Program
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Description
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Friedman, Jeffrey MonsterMaker Craft Program Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Visual Arts- Drawing,
Visual Arts- Crafts
A serpent with seven eyes, the face of a lion, and three tails? Anything is possible when children's imaginations and creativity run wild in the MonsterMaker program, which combines storytelling and craft-making into a single activity. During the performance of a creepy monster story, the children in the audience are called upon to fashion the MONSTERS that the character in the story must confront by using their imaginations and craft materials including Styrofoam balls, pipe cleaners, clay, molds, and cloth to produce effigies of something fearful. The crafters then help the performer to conquer these creatures by constructing the tools that inspire the bravery and confidence required to defeat them.
$201- $350
Revels-Bey, Napoleon Rhythm Kings Dizzy-Morocco-Cha-Cha Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Please visit our website:www.revels-bey.com Rhythm Kings Ensemble Afro-Cuban & American Jazz Ideal for Moorish America, Hispanic, African, Jazz or American Music Month The award winning rhythmic elements of music as they are demonstrated through the different styles from Africa, North and South America and Europe. Choose from Latin, African, or Caribbean programs. The Latin program is based on Afro-Cuba music and the styles of meringue and cha-cha, South American homemade instruments, and paper bags. The Caribbean program features the steel pan and is inspired by music from the islands like calypso, reggae and limbo. Grades: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Audience: unlimited NYS Standard(s): SS Arts Standard(s): 1, 2, 3, 4 Curriculum: Global Studies, Multicultural Studies, US History, Character Education Art Form(s): Music, Dance, Social Studies Length: 45 minutes
$1001- $3000
Willis, Audrey Spontaneous Creativity: Riffing on the Blues Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Children/Teens will learn how to write a blues song with the help of established musicians. Participants will collaborate to create traditional blues tunes and leave with an understanding of how music is created using standard blues formats. This program is good for libraries and senior centers at well as other institutions.
$351- $500
TheatreworksUSA, - Felix Pitre's ANIMAL TALES Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Sing and laugh along with Latin American singer-storyteller-musician extraordinaire, Felix Pitre, as he presents a collection of wonderful animal stories and songs celebrating the environment and teaching respect for creatures large and small. This audience-participation treat for young audiences includes stories from Brazil, Mexico, and Peru, with songs such as Froggie Went a Courtin', Alouette, and The Lion Sleeps Tonight, among others.
$501- $1000
Byers, Kathy YOUR SCHOOL IN SONG CREATE ONE TODAY! Literature- Creative Writing,
Music,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Co-written with input from all classes participating in the songwriting process. Additional songs are written as students are inspired by the "muse" in the classroom. Forty-five minutes per class works well for brainstorming, creating lyrics and melodies and voicemail recording with an iPod in the classroom. The school is presented with a CD-recording of their own School Song and a printout of lead sheet and lyrics. A celebratory assembly culminates the songwriting experience.
$351- $500
Connolly, Carol Holly Jolly Holidays Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Celebrate the season with songs and stories of the holidays. A festive combination of music and storytelling excitement, this performance will spark kids' imaginations and get everybody in a holiday mood. Do you hear sleigh bells jingling? Come and sing along!
$201- $350
Bromka, Sondra & John Musical Traditions of Ireland & Other Celtic Lands History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
The Bromkas have been performing concerts of traditional Celtic music as a duo for the past 25 years, gathering a rich and varied repertoire, and acquainting eager audiences with the traditions and mysteries found within that heritage. For the Celts, music and mythology are closely intertwined, with potent images evoked on the traditional instruments including fiddle, harp, hammered dulcimer, squeezeboxes, pennywhistle, bodhran (Irish frame drum.) Of special interest are John’s collection of different bagpipes, representing several Celtic traditions. To complement the Irish, the artists share favorite music within the Welsh, Manx, Breton, Scottish, and Galician Celtic traditions.
$351- $500
White, Corey Follow your Fire! Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Other,
Visual Arts- Other
Imagine if feeling different in life is actually not so different. The audience will follow their own path through this workshop as they learn about being yourself, keeping it safe, oh, and did we mention Fire Dancing! Highlights of this program include audience participation, dance and acrobatics, comedy, history, as well as a question and answer portion and a trivia filled follow up web video. Follow your Fire will take the audience through their own story of learning how to follow their own path in life, even if it means going against the grain. That story is about the rich, historical cultures that modern day fire dancing comes from. The audience will even get to try what its like to warm up and spin practice poi. Then, the moment we have all been waiting for, the fire show! After our hands on fire safety section, the troupe will demonstrate all the props the audience has learned about in a display of fire and light. We will follow up with a question and answer portion plus an online trivia video for the audience to follow up with.
$351- $500
Jeffers, David Clown Is Born Workshop Performing Arts- Clowning,
Performing Arts- Juggling,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
This program works great if Kathleen presents her A Clown Is Born Program, where she becomes a clown right in front of the children. Check this site for a more detailed explanation. After the program she takes the older children (1st grade and up) and shows them how to become a clown. Make-up and costumimg are demonstarted and then she teaches each of the children how to make a balloon animal.
$201- $350
Yacovella, Joanne Mother Goose is on the Loose: Caring and Sharing (ages 3-5) Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
Join Mother Goose as she presents songs that encourage self-esteem and caring for others.
$201- $350
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