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Haynes, Jeff Teen Cirlces of Healthy Drumming Health & Fitness- Other,
Performing Arts- Other
Description: Weekly drum circle sessions for teen students ages 12-16 years old. Each session would be comprised of 10-15 students. Each participant will be able to pick a drum to play for a 40 minute session. Each session will be broken into two (2) parts: Drumming Instruction Students would receive instruction on developing rhythmic patterns, playing within a group, and exploring the various sounds and tones of the drum. Self Expression through Open Drumming Students will get to drum freely with various genres of music, thus experiencing the pleasure of being inside/a part of the music.
$1001- $3000
Hudert, Christopher Travelin' Jack & Co. Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
An itinerant puppeteer with a hand puppet booth and a knack for tall tales entertains family audiences much as puppeteers did in America’s Colonial days. Three American folk-tales are told with hand puppets by a single puppeteer who serves as both narrator and character in the show. Based on a Jack tale, a slave story-song, and a morality tale, these stories reflect the depth, scope, and humor of early American storytelling. The first story, “Foolish Jack,” is a Jack tale about Jack’s adventures when he first leaves home. The second story tells “Why Dogs Chase Cats.” The final story, “A Bundle of Troubles,” is a morality tales that teaches a valuable life lesson: count your blessings, not your troubles. As contemporary as it is classic, this show is a delight for audiences of all ages.
$351- $500
The Games Man, TREVOR Project: Ribbon Dancer Performing Arts- Other,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Craft project, Party favor, and really cool toy all swirled into one! It's that classic ribbon-on-a-stick toy. When TREVOR opens up his Big Red Ribbon Suitcase, ooh and ahhs go through the crowd as they catch sight of all the different colors of ribbon Everyone gets their favorite attached to a wooden handle. And then the creativity begins! First, the kids decorate their handle with a wide variety of tapes. There's no limits to the amount of tape they can use, so the results are fabulous! And when the kids are done with their art project, they all begin waving them around in the air in one big Ribbon Dance! It really adds to the festiveness of your event. And the looks of joy on the children's faces are priceless. Plus, everyone has a personalized souvenir to take home, and will remember your event each time they pull out their Ribbon Dancer for more FUN later on.
Up to $100
Van Egmond, Timothy The Sailor's Trade History,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Sea Shanties (work songs) and fo’c’sle songs (songs for recreation) from the days of ‘wooden ships and iron men.’ Yankee Notions is Jim Douglas and Tim Van Egmond. Both are accomplished singers, storytellers, and musicians (guitar, hammered dulcimer, English concertina, pennywhistle, Appalachian dulcimer). Performing throughout New England for close to 20 years, Yankee Notions has been featured in hundreds of community concerts and festivals, schools, libraries senior centers, and heritage museums (including Old Sturbridge Village (MA), Historic Deerfield (MA), Mystic Seaport (CT), and Old Bethpage Village Restoration (NY).
$501- $1000
Graham, Michael Jack and the Beanstalk Performing Arts- Puppetry
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK This popular classic features beautifully crafted hand and rod puppets, colorful scenic design, special effects and an original script in which Jack, with the help of a clever Chicken, saves the day! The Spring Valley Puppet Theater production of Jack and the Beanstalk holds many surprises in this new approach to this old favorite. Michael Graham's production of Jack and the Beanstalk was awarded in 1994 Citation of Excellence in the Art of Puppetry by UNIMA-USA, the American Center of the Union Internationale de la Marionette. The show runs 35-40 minutes. An informative and fascinating curtain-down question and answer period can follow school performances! A demonstration of some of the puppets follows public performances.
$351- $500
Kruszka, Donald Jack and the Beanstalk Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
A fast-paced, fun story of a boy, his cow, and the beanstalk that changed their lives. Featuring the Giant! Presented as part of the 2011 One World, Many Stories Reading Theme at a number of Western New York libraries.
$101- $200
Samarripa, Consuelo Stories with Consuelo/Cuentos Con Consuelo Literature- Authors,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Award winning Author with Stories with Consuelo/Cuentos Con Consuelo offers multicultural poetry and storytelling.Consuelo Samarripa shares her Mexican heritage through stories, tales, poetry, and folklore. Unique bilingual blends and noise makers, as well as her use of shawls, add interest to her storytelling style. She also conducts workshops and seminars for children, educators, and adults. Her varied life experiences allow her to relate to audiences through a different perspective-- as a native and a foreigner. The Cuentos Celebration and World Medley programs offer a bilingual blend of folktales and historical stories that may be customized for presenters and their audiences. The Cuentos Celebration consist of various Hispanic tales, folklore, poetry and historical stories. The World Medley program consist of multicultural folktales and folklore, and some Aesop fables. Stories exposing character traits such as loyalty, honesty and integrity are woven into the programs. The repertoire can span through various two hour storytelling concerts. Other programs are available for adult or children's workshops, special holiday events, keynotes, and festivals
$1001- $3000
Sommerstad, Patricia New York, New York, The World in a City Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
You don't have to travel great distances to see the world. New York's five boroughs are a microcosm of the nationalities of the world. The program is a Powerpoint travelogue of New York City's ethnic neighborhoods, including cultural attractions, itineraries, restaurants, markets and accomodations. The focus is on the food of each culture. It is highly interactive, with questions and prizes throughout. The tone is light-hearted, and the audience is encouraged to comment and have fun!
$201- $350
Crocker, Keith CHARLEY CHASE - From Silent Clown to Creative Cohort History,
Media- Film,
Performing Arts- Clowning
Charley Chase was a popular character actor throughout the teens and 20's, he got his start in cinema when he told legendary producer Hal Roach that he could "play anything" and then proceeded to do an imitation of a lighthouse. But what makes Charley Chase stand out from the other silent comedians of the time was that he ended up writing and directing for some of the biggest acts in the business including the Three Stooges and Andy Clyde. He also acted along side such astonishing acts as Laurell & Hardy, Buster Keaton and "Fatty" Arbuckle. Find out all about this underestimated comic genius in this great 60 minute program. Features a showing of the Charley Chase classic short You Said a Hatful! (1934) in Sound Super 8mm format.
$101- $200
Edgecomb, Diane Tales For The Earth Nature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
A Celebration of Nature and all the simple things we can do to help. Tales for the Earth is a beloved performance that is both educational and entertaining. It explores topics such as Water Conservation, Recycling and Wildlife Protection. Like all of Diane's programs, the performance is tailored to suit each specific audience. Depending on the age range stories may include: What Now, Cloacina?, Diane's hilarious water conservation story about a water sprite who travels through the sewage system in search of her pond or Boy Who Loved the Swamp, based on the true story of a 5th Grade student who saves his favorite nature spot from development. In addition contemporary tales explore ways to foster a whole Earth ethic. What shines through the entire presentation is a love and respect for our place in nature; with many ideas communicated about how we can create a difference. "Diane- Thank you for adding your magic to our Earth Day celebration this past weekend. We had over 1100 happy visitors that day, which is wonderful. You were so amazing with your messages and your dramatic "art." Thank you for coming!"Bonnie Drexler, New England Wildflower Society
$351- $500
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