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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Japanese Arts Center, Ryu Shu Kan Sho-Do Japanese Brush Calligraphy Multicultural- Other,
Visual Arts- Other,
Visual Arts- Painting
Our Sho-Do workshop will begin with a brief history of calligraphy & painting in China & Japan and will explain how these arts are relevant today in Asia and in the West. Following will be a brief explanation of the body-mind-spirit unification through the basic techniques of controlling the brush along with the aesthetics and principles that are universal for the Japanese arts for cultivating calmness and concentration. Then the participants will experience the “Way of the Brush” as they begin to brush basic strokes of Japanese Characters.
$201- $350
Henderson, Kristine Tea Tasting: Pu-erh Teas Health & Fitness- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Other
Pu-erh tea is the most unique tea produced in the world. During this interactive seminar, we will explore several Pu-erh teas from the Yunnan province of China. Learn about how Pu'erh differs from the teas in other categories, specific health benefits associated with Pu-erh, and the history and lore surrounding the teas being tasted. Three teas will be tasted and discussed including: Pu-erh loose leaf; Pu-erh Tuo Cha; and Chrysanthemum Pu-erh.
$101- $200
Lynda Folk, Little Folk's Music! Little Folk's Music Life Skills- Parenting,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
***Lynda Folk and Little Folk's Music has returned to Long Island! New tales of a Western Adventure!** Little Folk’s Music is a natural approach to Language Acquisition, through multicultural vocal improvisation with the use of hand instruments comforted by physical rocking that sets a tempo. • Little Folk’s pedagogical based approach, discusses the four steps involved in this technique: (1) develop familiar, routine, singing patterns; (2) use a question and answer format; (3) use of daily motherease sounds (4) begin physical improvisation. • The class activities included yoga breath exercises that are developed around six categories: aural skills, rhythm activities, natural sound, vocal training, body percussion, dance technique. The structure: Beat; melodic phrasing; sound, time organization. • Music is a natural product of physical and intellectual learning. The patterning of a breathe with movement, Sounds become Little Folk’s accelerator. • Analytical of human communicative, sounds and behaviors, Little Folk’s Music guides families together with laughter and joy of family participation. A four-week class, that promotes Language Acquisition, Speech development, through Musical patterning which opens the cognitive window for literacy. Birth thru 5 years old.
$201- $350
Theater, Open Hand Grandfather Frost's Stories of Russia Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Open Hand Theater creates original performances based on the performance traditions of cultures around the world. Grandfather Frost weaves his magic through the Russian forest in a tale spun by Baba Yaga and her mischievous cat. Featuring Vladimir Vasyagin, our international artist in residence from Tomsk, Siberia, this traditional story introduces Russian heritage through its folk characters, music and unique style of puppetry.
$501- $1000
Singer, Lauren Weave a Mini Wall Hanging Multicultural- Other,
Visual Arts- Folk Arts,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Weaving provides an interesting foundation for building knowledge, interest and appreciation for other cultures! In this hand-on, creative class, samples of functional and decorative textiles from all over the world will inspire your own miniature weaving. Basic techniques in weaving, knotting and embellishment will be taught. Finished pieces make great wall hangings, accessories, jewelry or furniture decor. Students can experiment widely or follow instructor's sampler. For beginner as well as experienced students. Class is taught by award winning fiber and visual artist/Board Member of the Long Island Craft Guild,, art educator and creative arts therapist.
$201- $350
P., L. Unique Shamanic Journeys Health & Fitness- Sports,
Life Skills- Other,
Multicultural- Other
At certain points in one's life, it may become important to heal, to “empty” or “clean house” internally, in order to release old, worn-out beliefs, patterns, negative thought processes and unwarranted fears. Shamanic Journeying is the perfect way to heal old hurts, even stubborn ones, in order to experience wholeness and optimal health and well-being. Each workshop has a unique theme. Examples of themes are Seasons of the year, elements of Nature, such as water, essences of particular plants, such as pine from the forest, etc. I may lead students through a series of very gentle Yoga stretches and breathing techniques to help them to relax. We then transition into Shamanic Journeying, in order to get in touch with our innate wisdom and sense of perfect wholeness. In this state of consciousness, it becomes possible for students to gain profound insights into their own lives, those of their friends and loved ones, as well as the wider world in which we all live. Journeying as a group helps to create a safe, secure and supportive environment, in which an individual feels validated in her/his own experience.
$101- $200
Didgeridoo, Down Under Didgeridoo Down Under: Australian Music - Education - Entertainment! Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Didgeridoo Down Under is a high-energy, Australia-themed show that combines music, culture, puppetry, comedy, character building, storytelling and audience participation. The didgeridoo, usually a hollow tree trunk, has been played by Aboriginal Australians for at least 1,500 years, and is known for its otherworldly sound. But DDU is more than music. It’s interactive, educational, motivational and super fun for all ages!
$351- $500
Knight, Leonora Kundalini Yoga for Teens Health & Fitness- Sports,
Health & Fitness- Other,
Multicultural- Other
Kundalini Yoga, as taught by Yogi Bhajan is a branch of yoga which helps regulate the nervous and endocrine systems, improves focus and circulation, and moves energy in the body. I've been a dancer my whole life, and nothing feels as wonderful as Kundalini Yoga! Classes consist of warm ups, timed yoga sets called Kriyas, relaxation, meditation and some singing and chanting. Kriyas vary from class to class, so no two Kundalini classes are the same! Taught by KRI Level 1 Instructor Leonora Knight (RYT) Fully insured.
Up to $100
Bezrodnov, Vitaliy Balalaika and Piano Duo History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
An acclaimed virtuoso in his native Russia, Yuri Shishkin now brings to American audiences the magical sounds of the balalaika, a three-stringed triangular instrument considered the national instrument of Russia. Trained at the St. Petersburg Conservatory, Mr. Shishkin and his piano accompanist, Yulia Sydykbaeva, command an extensive repertoire that ranges from Russian and Eastern European folk to classical and contemporary compositions. With amazing versatility on this mysterious, alluring instrument, Yuri Shishkin will uplift audiences past their reserved inhibitions and onto their toe-tapping feet!
$501- $1000
Witkover, Richard Turkey...Istanbul and Beyond Media- Photography,
Multicultural- Other,
Other
Turkey has been called the "crossroads of Civilization". Its history pre-dates the bronze age. Many biblical events occurred there. The remnants of ancient Greek and Roman civilizations abound. Come and travel through this historic area by land, sailboat and hot air balloon. A 40 minute multi-media dvd-based presentation using modern computer techniques. In addition an exhibit of large high quality photographs will be presented
$201- $350
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