Performers and Programs

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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Golden, Gail World of Wonders! Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
The Wondermakers perform 3 interactive folktales from around the world! Libraries can select their 3 folktales by requesting The Wondermakers Top 10. The stories to select from are from Puerto Rico, Kenya, Mexico, the USA, England, Japan, Central Africa, Ireland, Russia, and Italy. Whole audience participation as well as audience volunteers who become characters in the stories are both part of the show! The stories are all from library books. The show encourages reading, creativity, and an interest in many cultures. Mime, humor, and colorful props and costumes are all included!
$201- $350
!, Spook Handy America's Ground Breaking Troubadour - Woody Guthrie History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Known as the Dust Bowl Balladeer - Woody Guthrie is America's most prolific folk songwriter of the 20th century. Born in 1912, Woody wrote hundreds, if not thousands, of songs that document the history, culture and concerns of 1930's, 40's and 50's America. His songs are highly educational, extremely fun and very sing-alongable. An excellent program for Libraries, Arts Centers, Churches, Schools and other meeting places. Pete Seeger covers some of Spook's songs and the two perform together several times per year. Visit www.spookhandy.com for more info on the artist and other programs and workshops.
$501- $1000
Feldman, Eve Reading for Writing Workshops Literature- Authors,
Literature- Creative Writing,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
Using the author's fiction writing as a launch pad, students analyze short readings and then tackle their own short writing projects. In advance, the author shares three short stories which she submitted for inclusion in a short story anthology entitled I FOOLED YOU. Students are invited to select the story they would have chosen before discovering which story was actually selected. Alternately, students are invited to experience at least a few chapters of one of Ms. Feldman's chapter books. Elements of the author's writing are then used to help students create their own writing selections.
$501- $1000
Newcombe, Melody BALLOON, PUPPET & JUGGLING FUN AND GAMES Performing Arts- Clowning,
Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Performing Arts- Juggling
Melody Newcombe, professional circus arts clown, offers a hands-on tour of the art of balloon twisting, puppetry and ventriloquism and juggling for children ages 3 and up. This is an introductory program. Extend the program to 2 hours for more hands-on opportunities for children ages 8 and up to go beyond the basics to reinforce their newly learned skills, and to allow them to choose a specialty to work and play at such as twisting balloons into more creations, operating puppets while doing read aloud role playing with the puppets or practicing juggling skills with balls, scarves or spinning plates (non breakable).
$201- $350
TheatreworksUSA, - CHARLOTTE'S WEB Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
The miraculous Charlotte and the lovable Wilbur star in E.B. White's ever-popular tale of bravery, selfless love and the true meaning of friendship.
$1001- $3000
Hartin-Gelardi, Lorraine Why Should Kids Have All the Fun? – Story and Art for Adults Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Visual Arts- Folk Arts
Why Should Kids Have All the Fun? – Story and Art for Adults The Little Mermaid, a story for adults, becomes the inspiration for a handmade book embellished with poetry and personal memorabilia.
$201- $350
Rosenberg, David Opening Minds - Adults Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Other
David Lawrence's "Opening Minds" MIND READING program amazes adult and senior patrons when David demonstrates some unique and amazing mind reading ability. David uses participants from the audience in a fast paced and funny program, solving an complex mathematical problem in under 27 seconds, reaching into the audiences mind to tell them words that they only looked at seconds before, significant dates, names and other thoughts that they thought only they knew.
$201- $350
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
Keeffe Schwartzman, Gigi MUSIC & MERRIMENT!! (TODDLER PROGRAMS) A.K.A. GIGI'S MUSICAL ADVENTURES Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
SPECIAL MUSIC, PUPPET & MUSICAL STORY TIME FOR TODDLERS AND CAREGIVERS. MULTI-AWARD WINNING SINGER, GIGI, LEADS THE MUSIC AND MERRIMENT. DIFFERENT MUSICAL ADVENTURES ARE INCLUDED WITH EACH VISIT:DOWN ON THE FARM, OUT OF AFRICA, SPRING HAS SPRUNG, HOLIDAY THEMES, ETC. OFTEN INCLUDED IS AN INTRODUCTION TO A CHILD FRIENDLY CLASSICAL SELECTION TO PLAY ALONG WITH ON INSTRUMENTS (LEND ME A HAND BAND WOODEN SPOONS) AND/OR MARCH ALONG TO DEPENDENT ON NUMBERS AND SPACE. A WONDERFUL MONTHLY OR SEASONAL OFFERING FOR EVERY LIBRARY OR CHILDHOOD INSTITUTION. GIGI'S CD MOVEMENT & MERRIMENT WAS A 2008 FINALIST IN THE CHILDREN'S MUSIC WEB AWARDS FOR BEST ALBUM FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS AND BEST SONG FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS.
$351- $500
Tranchina, Gabriele Songs of the Americas Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Come and celebrate with us the beauty of the music from the Americas. Enjoy music all the way up from Canada down to Argentina. Among the wide variety of music find Latin Rhythms like the Bolero or the Tango, Waltzes like “Des Colores” from Mexico, Bossa’s and Samba’s from Brazil. You will hear famous songs like Consulelo Velazquez’ “Besame Mucho”, Jose Fernandez Diaz’ Guantanamera, Antonio Carlos Jobim’s “One Note Samba” and many more.
$201- $350
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