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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Bromka, Sondra & John A Celtic Mid-Winter Revel: Music for the 12 Days of Christmas Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Celtic Christmas and Mid-Winter celebrations through the centuries were a twelve-day flurry of spirited songs, mythical airs, quaint traditions, and mirthful customs and stories. The duo of John and Sondra Bromka offer an evocative and festive collection of seasonal music on their diverse array of Celtic instruments including harp, hammered dulcimer, 2 kinds of historic bagpipes, button accordeon, Irish cittern, bodhran, and guitar.
$351- $500
DiDonna, Joseph Bully Prevention Assembly Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Magic
BAND Together: No Bullies Allowed This program is designed to deal with the every increasing problem of bullying in schools. The word 'bully' is defined and then the students are taught important life lessons on how to deal with people that hurt them. I was bullied as a child and I want to help put an end to the constant stream of belittling behavior using my magic to convey the message that nobody deserves to be bullied. Students will also learn about diversity and specific (non violent)ways to deal with bullies. Bring this program into your elementary school and I guarantee you will see a difference in the bully-victim ratio at your school. The acronym BAND explained: B- Be a buddy not a bully A- Ask for help N- Nobody deserves to be bullied D- Don't join in, help instead Call me today toll free 1-877-518-MAGIC to find out how to bring this life altering program to your school.
$501- $1000
Schotter, Roni You Too Can Be A Writer Literature- Creative Writing,
Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
I speak to children as "fellow writers" emphasizing the writing tips found in my book, NOTHING EVER HAPPENS ON 90TH STREET, but including others, i.e. THE BOY WHO LOVED WORDS, MAMA, I'LL GIVE YOU THE WORLD, ALL ABOUT GRANDMAS, and F IS FOR FREEDOM. I emphasize the pleasure I have in writing AND in re-writing. I show the entire process from my very rough drafts to galleys to the actual press sheet from the printing press. My aim is to communicate and make contagious the pleasure & power I get as a "writer/detective," using my 5 senses to record the world.
$1001- $3000
Fultz, Dave Gravitational Bull Juggling Show Performing Arts- Clowning,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Juggling
Western New York Juggler Dave Fultz and his son Kyle deliver a very eclectic and entertaining show that is wonderful for schools, churches, block parties or any type of family fun event. Juggling, comedy, magic, storytelling, balloon sculpture and audience participation are all part of this fun filled demonstration. Dave has performed on stage multiple times with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and also appeared in the American Academy of Ballet's adaptation of the Nutcracker. Kyle and his partners came in second in the Buffalo's got Talent Contest sponsored by radio station 103 THE EDGE. Balls, clubs, rings, devil sticks, diabolo, rubber chickens, plungers, and, in appropriate settings even knives and flaming torches will fill the air in this 40 – 60 minute show. So whether you are amused or amazed, stand back because we’re throwing stuff around!
$201- $350
O'Carroll, Magician Debbie The Irish Magic Show Performing Arts- Magic
Magician Debbie O’Carroll's IRISH MAGIC SHOW blends mystifying stage magic with lively physical comedy to introduce youngsters to a clan of delightful characters from Irish lore. They will meet the comical, ghostly Pooka, participate in an Irish language poem about the Banshee and discover the secrets of the Gruagach and the Fear Dearg. They will join in the magic of an illusive sea serpent called the Ollphéist, and encounter the mischievous headless Dullahan. This program is sure to charm audiences of all ages with the enchantment of The Emerald Isle.
$201- $350
Keeffe Schwartzman, Gigi BUGS & BOOKS: A MUSICAL JOURNEY Music,
Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Great for 2008 Summer Reading Theme. Includes original call & response song of the African Story THE CATERPILLAR'S TALE with gathering drum and props and puppets. The song BUTTERFLY written for the Bronx Zoo's Butterfly Blast and related Native American tales. Songs/stories/games about Bees/Ants and other insects and related books.
$351- $500
Marshall, Nate Nate the Great, Juggler Performing Arts- Juggling
Nate the Great is an interactive, 1-man street-style juggling show with comedy, volunteers, very difficult juggling set to pre-recorded New Orleans jazz music, fire breathing and fire juggling. Strolling juggling also available at hourly rates. See more: www.juggling.nateandkatemusic.com Nate the Great's Juggling Workshops teach the basics (to advanced, if student is not just beginning) of ball, ring, and club juggling; feather balancing, plate spinning, and devil sticks. Ages 10+ is best. 1/2 hr or full hour workshops available.
$351- $500
Boyer, Jeff Simple Machines - Mad about Science Show Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Science
Learn about simple machines in all their different forms with Professor Von Schmartkopf. A wacky and fun-filled educational show.
$501- $1000
Edgecomb, Diane New Age Gawain and the Green Knight History,
Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
A Mischievous Medieval Romp! Diane Edgecomb accompanied by Margot Chamberlain – Celtic Harp. The stakes are high for Arthur’s men’s group. First, into their midst, comes a bungee-jumping Green Man who delivers an ancient macho challenge. Then a mysterious rider gallops off with his head under his arm, taunting Gawain to follow. But the greatest fun comes when three very different female archetypes use their wiles in an attempt to corrupt Gawain’s new age virtue. Welcome to New Age Gawain and the Green Knight, Edgecomb’s hilarious send up of the men’s movement. Loosely based on the 14th century poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Edgecomb’s comedic adaptation has New Age Arthurian knights running for their therapists faster than you can say Litigation! Tom Megan’s score provides a lush atmosphere of sound as we journey along the ‘road less traveled by’ in this fun loving tale.. This 50-minute performance can be combined with other seasonal tales for a longer wintertime program or stand alone as entertainment for any time of year. Appropriate for audiences ages 12 and up. This unusual New Year's tale is available in December and January. Humorous and entertaining parody - Booklist Magazine
$501- $1000
Arm-of-the-Sea, Theater At the Turning of the Tide History,
Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Theater
This theater extravaganza is a celebration of the Hudson River Estuary. Incorporating mask characters, large puppet figures, vivid paintings and live music, the show explores themes from the natural and social history of the Hudson. Appropriate for family audiences and students, grades 1-8. School performances include study guide and post performances discussion with cast. Photos & video available at www.armofthesea.org
$1001- $3000
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