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Program
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Description
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Bisker, Ellia Marie Curie: Radium Songs Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Science
Folk-noir musical duo Charming Disaster presents a cycle of original songs inspired by the life of the scientist Marie Curie, her research and discoveries, and their repercussions – from the struggles she faced as a female scientist, to the relationship of equals she shared with her fellow-scientist husband Pierre, to her discovery of radium and the principles of radiation, to the “radium girls” who were poisoned by their work painting watch dials with luminous paint. These songs touch on themes from Curie’s biography, the physics of radiation, and the consequences of nuclear physics in the world. Charming Disaster frames each song with contextual information in a storytelling format, with room for audience interaction and questions. Instrumentation is guitar and ukulele with male/female duet vocals.
$351- $500
Cohen, Dan Bananukah Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Other
Join Danna Banana and two travelling musicians as they tell the story of the Festival of Lights using original and tradition songs, games and a little help from your audience. A splashy celebration with music, costumes, props and the unstoppable Latke Faries. (appropriate for ages 3-12)
$501- $1000
Handy, Spook Songs of the Great Depression and Today History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
When the Great Depression hit, a whole new genre of American folk music was born. Songs about the Dust Bowl, the Great Migration, bread lines and soup kitchens, the New Deal and times of triumph and struggle circulated throughout labor camps, churches and family gatherings. These songs depicted down-to-earth everyday realities of the American laborer and farmer, the hungry and the industrious, centuries old traditions and the transition to a new modern society. It can be surprising how many of these old songs speak of challenges we face today and how new songs written about today's America can so resemble the songs of the Great Depression. An excellent program for Libraries, Arts Centers, Churches, Schools and other meeting places.
$501- $1000
Bala, Rich NYS History in Song History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
With his voice, guitar, harmonica, and mountain dulcimer, Rich takes you on a musical journey through New York's vast history. Along the way, you'll hear authentic, traditional songs from the region's homes, farms, mountains, waterways, and communities. Often dressed in period clothing, Rich's programs tell the stories of the people of the "Empire State" from the Colonial Period and Revolutionary War to more recent times.
$351- $500
Rivest, Robert Laughter Yoga for Wellness Health & Fitness- Other,
Health & Fitness- Sports,
Performing Arts- Mime
What is Laughter Yoga? Laughter Yoga combines fun, easy to learn, laughter exercises and games with deep, centering breaths and simple, calming movements. Laughing, moving, playing - A great way to bring people together! Laughter Yoga is a complete “well-being workout” that is sweeping the world. In 1995 Dr. Madan Kataria, a Physician from Mumbai, India, launched the first Laughter Club with merely a handful of people. Today it has become a worldwide phenomenon with more than 6,000 Social Laughter Clubs in over 60 countries. Laughter Yoga is based on the scientific fact that the body cannot differentiate between laughter exercises and real laughter . You get the same physiological and psychological benefits! · Boosts immune system · Releases endorphins · Increases oxygen intake · Decreases stress hormones · Creates a joyful connection with others! Robert Rivest's is a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader, a Comic Mime Artist,and a Stress Management Educator.
$351- $500
The Games Man, TREVOR The On-The-Go High-Octane Special Other,
Performing Arts- Other
AN ENERGETIC EVENT FOR ACTIVE PEOPLE Although we won't be running the entire time, this is an active event popular with college students, teens, and older school age children with energy to spare. It's an hour of active, non-sports, everybody-wins, strategy games that challenge you no matter what your skill levels. And, if breathers are needed, we'll sit down for a few Minute Mysteries to challenge their brains while their bodies rest. What kind of games? Try this: it takes team work for everyone to catch the runner in Line Cross, and it certainly is a challenge for one lone individual to hold everyone at bay in Smaug's Jewel. It's 1-on-1 competitive running in Elbow Tag, and everyone working together to get untangled in Knots. Lots of tag games, including Cross Tag, Blob, Rock Paper Scissors Tag, and the incomparable Go Ten. Plus unusual team games like Dho-Dho-Dho, Lemonade, and Elves Giants & Wizards! All in all, it's a solid hour of excitement, a total blast, and a might lot of FUN! Check out Project: Ribbon Dancer for a great add-on craft project.
$351- $500
Van Egmond, Timothy Mystery Mastery Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
A sleuth's case file of stories and songs about solving the crime, catching the thief, and guessing the riddle! Tim’s dramatic style of voice, movement, and facial expression brings stories to life, and his gift of encouraging participation makes for high-spirited and engaging programs. He’ll accompany stories and songs with guitar, mountain dulcimer, limberjack, mouth bow, and conga drum. A program bibliography will be available so that books containing the stories can be on display, and Tim will recommend them in the program to celebrate and encourage reading. Tim has been delighting and captivating audiences all over the country for over 30 years. He has been selected for the New England States Touring Program, the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Education Programs, and the New Hampshire State Library's Kids, Books, and the Arts Project.
$351- $500
Agostino, Christopher The Bodacious Book Shows: I, II and III Literature- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
Our Bodacious Book Shows inspire kids to pick up and read books that are so fun they’ll want to read more. Featuring comic characters like Professor Fineprint and Beatrice the Bookworm, with Bob Bookmark and Rita Digest hosting the “Have You READ It?” Game that involves the entire audience with questions and challenges about great books. These shows celebrate the joy of reading in a way that completely engages both kids and their parents. Three different versions available: I — The Classics Bob and Rita remind students of the fun they’ve had with their favorite books. Featuring a madcap rendition of “Jack and the Beanstalk” starring the audience and a 60’ beanstalk II — World Tour Books from other countries and folktales from around the world show that whenever you open a book it will take you somewhere. Featuring a folktale from Africa: “Who’s In Rabbit’s House?” III — Nature Tales Animal tales, poetry, and books celebrating Nature are the theme for our most colorful Book Show. Including a traditional folktale: “Home in the Sky” in which 13 audience volunteers help create an ocean full of life onstage.
$501- $1000
Productions, Dream Jam Barry G Show Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
MyKaZoo Universal Music recording artist Barry G, a founding member of the critically acclaimed Dream Jam Band will give an interactive concert featuring songs from his new family album, "Huh Uh," as well as some earlier favorites. Barry G's signature style is inspired by traditions ranging from rock and roll, Appalachian ballads, the blues and western swing, compelling all to feel the magic of his show. Barry G’s guitar virtuosity is one of the engines that drive his beloved music and his singing and songwriting are joyous elements in its fabric. He has toured across the country performing at festivals and venues and songs and music videos are popular on children’s music channels. Barry G’s album, “Huh Uh, is praised by critics. Family Man writes, “…the project is polished but nonetheless feels personal. Barry G addresses his young audience with the guidance of an adult who can seamlessly enlighten kids while also urging them to have a good time.” ABCD Diaries, “gives it an A +.”
$351- $500
Mankita, Jay Home Sweet Home - Build A Better World 2017! Music,
Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Other
Build a more sustainable world with Jay Mankita's fun, interactive songs on reducing, reusing, recycling, and renewing, plus composting, anti-littering, and groundwater awareness. Serious topics, framed in fun! An exciting mix of material featuring Jay’s guitar and keyboard, After 2,000 performances throughout the Northeast, Jay is ready to rock, enrich, and inspire with his eco-friendly show! This concert is great for all-age audiences, and as in all Playful Earth concerts, there is nothing 'juvenile' here; older kids and parents/caregivers will love the show.
$351- $500
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