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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. Math + Magic = Fun by Super Scientific Circus Other,
Performing Arts- Magic
Join Mr. Fish or Lisa Lou in this fast paced visual magical show designed specifically for grades K-3 with the purpose of creating exciting for Mathematics. The performance explores curriculum specific mathematical principles; counting forward, backward, by 2's, 5's and 10's, addition and subtraction, the use of doubles, and the clock to assist in understanding fractions. Magic, music, circus skills, comedy and audience participation keep students focused and excited.
$501- $1000
LaRue, Michele The Apple Tree: a celebration of spring and poor housekeeping History,
Literature- Creative Writing,
Performing Arts- Theater
Old Sarah Blake—=small and intense=—is a relentless dynamo of obsessive good housekeeping. Her neighbor, Sam Maddox—a gangly giant of a man—has =lived somehow without much work.= When a fall through =one of Mother’s nice cane seat-chairs= puts old Edison Blake out of commission, the Maddox family learns =It’s terrible hard work cleanin’ house.= The collision of these two very different couples on one eventful afternoon reveals the true value of a glorious spring day. New England author Mary E. Wilkins Freeman conjures her story with insight, humor, and affection. Written in 1903, THE APPLE TREE harkens back to a time when literature was written for the ear, and Freeman’s evocative prose gives LaRue ample opportunity to enthrall. In her honest, vibrant performance, the actress embodies four distinct characters, using “Down Eastern” dialect to recreate a lost era. Michele is a member of both actors’ unions: Actors’ Equity and SAG-AFTRA. She has performed vintage American short stories for two decades, touring nationally with a wide-ranging repertoire of TALES WELL TOLD.
$201- $350
Boertzel, Brooke Alice's Story, An Anti-bullying Performance and Workshop Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
Alice's Story is an interactive theatre performance and workshop exploring the theme of bullying. During this performance and workshop, children function as: *Audience members...as they view short scenes performed by the artists. *Critical thinkers...as they brainstorm effective strategies to counteract bullying. *Actors...as they implement their ideas through role playing. This program promotes the importance of community, friendship, social and personal responsibility and empathy.
$101- $200
McIntosh, Story Laurie Small Heroes, Big Voices History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
In THE perfect performance for your 2015 Every Hero Has A Story program, award-winning children's performer Story Laurie will feature stories and songs about kids who have done some amazing and inspiring things! Your summer readers will love learning about Sybil Ludington who, as a teenage girl, rode her horse all through a long rainy night to alert the American militia that, The British are burning Danbury! Muster at Ludington’s! We’ll have fun singing along to the song about the Lambeth children -- a group of Canadian kids who saved 'eleven fine maples standing in a row' from being cut down as they sat in the trees, swinging in the breeze. We’ll celebrate more well-known heroes, too -- like Malala Yousafzai, who won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. And we’ll even sing a song celebrating the hero that is inside each of us. Engaging, participatory educational & fun!
$201- $350
Lewis, Alan I Grew Up On A Farm Literature- Authors,
Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
I am the author of the children's book, I Grew Up On A Farm. I come dressed as a farmer in overalls, straw hat and red handkerchief. I bring with me farm paraphanalia such as; a wooden chicken crate, chicken hook, egg baskets (with wooden display eggs, different colored eggs, large feed sack, realistic toy chickens, and other farm implements. I tell stories of my experiences growing up on a farm using the various farm implements. I then read my book to the group. It is on Power Point format, so large audiences are not a problem. The book and presentaion are non-fiction and are aligned to the NYS Standards for Social Studies, 2nd- 4th grade. Free 4 page teachers guide. Check out www.IGREWUPONAFARM.COM
$351- $500
Handy, Spook Ground Breaking Troubadours History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Spook Handy has been called “a modern day troubadour in the style of Pete Seeger and Phil Ochs.” In fact, Spook’s style of acoustic guitar, harmonica and singing fits right in with the Ground Breaking Troubadours of the 20th Century – Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Peter Paul and Mary, Phil Ochs and others – who paved the path for thousands of acoustic songwriters and folk musicians to follow. This program tells the history of America through songs that were often the first of their kind. Many of the songs in this program and the stories behind them were taught to Spook by his mentor Pete Seeger.
$501- $1000
Cohen, Dan Daddy-O! Music,
Performing Arts- Dance,
Performing Arts- Other
Danna Banana (solo or with a band) explores what it means to be a Dad from a child’s point of view. And a dad’s!
$201- $350
Rajeckas, Paul Imagination in Motion Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
Imagination in Motion highlights the role of sharing and collaboration in the creative process by teaching students about the Three Cs: Concentration, Cooperation and Commitment. The show draws on various theatrical styles, including mime, modern dance and vaudeville, weaving audience participation into slow motion encounters, a boy's struggle to escape from a video game, and a giant vacuum cleaner that sweeps the performers offstage
$501- $1000
Conrad, Bob Fun with Ventriloquism Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
A very special show that will delight your entire audience. See Bob bring an inanimate object to life and turn it into a living personality, as he creates Tennessee Turtle from a sock. Meet Co Co the Playful Chimp, and Gooney Bird the five foot tall bird puppet. Members of the audience will take part in the Balloon Blowing Contest of the Century. It's laugh a minute fun with one of the best vents around in a program of audience participation, balloons, ventriloquism and fun, fun, fun. Bob Conrad is the author/illustrator of The Puppetry Workshop Manual, Mouth Puppets, Bob Conrad's Rain Forest Animals, Bob Conrad's Deep Sea Adventure, and Bob Conrad's Great Americans.
$201- $350
Smith, Dr. Andrew J. From the Sublime to the Ridiculous Performing Arts- Storytelling
A lighthearted look at the spectrum of odd, funny, and downright strange things which people in law enforcement, firefighting, emergency services, parks anbd recreation, government, education, and customer service fields experience on a daily basis. Most are amusing commentaries on the current stream of interest of the general public, but others are more serious and may have impact on our lives from a public policy standpoint.
$201- $350
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