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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Rosenberg, Paul Homespun Community Dancing with Peter, Paul & George Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
Come kick up your heels to live fiddle music! Enjoy a tradition of community dancing and music handed down from generation to generation. Everyone gets involved – from ages 2 to 102 (especially those who have not danced before) -- in easy-to-learn American barn dance favorites: circles, squares, contras, as well as folk dances from around the world, like Ireland, Russia, Turkey, Israel, Tahiti, Mexico, France, Scandinavia, China and Africa. The toe-tapping tunes consist of reels, jigs, polkas, hornpipes and waltzes. Instruments may include fiddle, banjo, flute, pennywhistle, clarinet, guitar, piano, recorder, percussion, and more. While participation in the dancing is encouraged -- it's hard to sit still -- it's also fun to just watch and listen to the music. This program helps children develop an awareness of our traditional way of life - when people lived without electricity and had to make their own entertainment - and discusses the origins, sounds and uses of traditional instruments. The Family Dance usually includes a short sit-down period to talk about the dancing, music, instruments, and cultures. Here's a video sample of a family dance: http://homespun.biz/interfamilydance.htm
$351- $500
Tincknell, Roger Children's Songs and Singing Games Music,
Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
CHILDREN’S SONGS & SINGING GAMES Interactive Program for Young Children Sing, move, dance and play rhythm instruments while exploring other cultures with traditional, original and contemporary songs and play-parties! This program includes a variety of traditional, multicultural, contemporary and original songs that stimulate the imagination and inspire singing, moving and dancing. Children imitate animals, take imaginary journeys, create song lyrics and learn Spanish and other languages through call and response singing. Quiet songs and lullabies are interspersed with high energy movement songs. The program is performed on a wide variety of instruments including, guitar, banjo, mandolin, drums and harmonica. Children are often invited to play Latin, African and Native American percussion instruments.
$201- $350
!, Spook Handy The Songs of Peter Paul and Mary History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
There's a great picture of the Beatles back stage at the Ed Sullivan show in 1964 staring in awe at Peter Paul and Mary. The Beatles knew they were in the company of incredible and important musicians. This trio did more to make American folk music accessible to the masses than anyone else. People all over the world sang along to "Puff the Magic Dragon," "Leaving on a Jet Plane" and "Blowin in the Wind." And audience members can't help but sing along with Spook as he leads them through this heart-opening, educational, and voice-raising program! (Occasionally, Spook is joined by Paul Prestopino who toured with PPM for 15 years as a back up musician.) An excellent program for Libraries, Arts Centers, Churches, Schools and other meeting places.
$501- $1000
Knight, Leonora Mini Math Music Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
Children come up to perform original songs with full orchestra sound as they learn to count by 10s, 5's, have a pizza party and divide by 8, brush the little paws of their doggie and add to 4. They will count by 3's dressed as chefs from all over the world. Concert will feature Danny Kaye's "INCHWORM" and "LADYBUG PICNIC" from Sesame Street. Costumes and props and a variety of musical styles make the concert a great way to reinforce the connection of math and music.
$201- $350
Conrad, Bob The Dig into Reading Magic Show Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
This years show is all about reading and all the magic you can find in a book. Bob explores all different kinds of books; Folktales, books about foreign lands and famous people, animal stories, how to do it books. Your audience will meet Digger the Dog who digs reading, Bernie the Book Worm who digs into books, and Sam the Magic Talking Book. Bob will show you just how much fun reading can be. It's Magic, Puppets, Ventriloquism, Balloons, Audience participation and lots of laughs and fun.
$201- $350
Shaw, Will The Fun and Funny Juggling Show Performing Arts- Clowning,
Performing Arts- Juggling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Will Shaw presents "The Fun and Funny Juggling Show", an award winning blend of physical comedy, verbal wit and amazing skills. Audiences of all ages will be treated to astounding displays of juggling, hat tricks, music, balance tricks, sight gags, cowboy rope spinning, boomerangs, spinning tops, audience participation and offbeat but sophisticated clowning steeped in the traditions of the great comedians from the silent film era to the present.
$351- $500
Golden, Gail The Wondermakers Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
THE WONDERMAKERS perform folktales from around the world using story theatre, humor, mime, imagination, and comedy improv techniques. Our programs can be customized around any topic and are always highly interactive. Children even get selected to play characters in the stories! Shows include STORY SOUP, GARDENS OF THE EARTH, and CATCH THE READING BUG. We also offer programs for teenagers, parents, and librarians including interview techniques, customer service, team building, communication, parents as leaders, change in the workplace, diversity, violence prevention, and sexual harassment.
$201- $350
Desai, Mala Sculpture Comes Alive Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Dance
Carved on temple walls and Buddhist caves dating back to 2 B.C. are mythological stories in India. Mala performs Odissi, the oldest Indian classical dance form with rhythmic footwork, elaborate facial expressions, hand-gestures, head, neck and body movements exquisitely choreographed to bring these sculptures to life. A brief slide-show is presented before the performance.
$351- $500
Edgecomb, Diane The Salmon of Wisdom Literature- Other,
Nature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
True tales and original stories of encounters with the wild. This inspiring and entertaining performance is especially for nature lovers. The show starts off with an upbeat rhyming story of a New York cabbie who travels “up North” in search of a loon. Filled with humorous and evocative moments as we travel with the greenhorn cabbie as he reconnects with the wild. This piece is complemented with beautiful Native American legends and Diane’s original story The Salmon of Wisdom ~ a true tale of a mysterious and inspiring journey along California's Pacific Coast ~ a story of the beauty and mystery of nature. A one of a kind performance by one of New England’s favorite storytellers.
$501- $1000
Puppetry, Prevention Through Promoting Peace with the Friends from Sunshine Center Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Through creative story board stories, multi-cultural puppets, and follow-up activities children learn important skills for the prevention of violence. Topics include expressing feeling, making decisions, appreciation of diversity, dealing with bullying and teasing, anger management and more
$201- $350
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