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Program
Category
Description
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Bromka, Sondra & John 'The Boy Who Went to Visit the North Wind' Participatory Storytelling + 'Who Has Heard the Wind' Children's Concert History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Sondra and John Bromka bring audiences on a wind-swept journey to 'long ago and far away' with the telling of this fine traditional tale. Look forward to an energetic tandem storytelling performance that is underscored with live music on Celtic harp, enriched with historic authenticity, and alive with abundant participation that is well suited to audiences of all ages. A tale of wonder, magic, and heroism, the story unfolds when a poor boy's meal is unwittingly blown away, taken to the four corners of the earth by the all-powerful North Wind, and cannot be returned. In exchange, a magic tablecloth, magic donkey, and magic stick are three marvelous gifts offered by the Wind. But in the end, the most important gift of all is surely the North Wind's sage advice: 'All you have to do is keep your eyes & ears open.' As in the best of traditional folktales, there is the timeless appeal of a thought provoking theme. Here, justice & fairness are of universal concern to young children. And they will enjoy their favorite storytelling elements: patterns and repetition, personification, and especially, the wondrous and curious ways of 'long ago & far away.'
$351- $500
Smith, Joy Scary Stuff Literature- Poetry,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
A program of stories, poems and songs featuring ghosts, witches, vampires and other odd occurrences. Stories ranging from mildly odd or simply funny to very creepy and at least one "jump" tale.
$201- $350
Sommerstad, Patricia All the Little Italys Multicultural- Other,
Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
When it comes to celebrating, don’t we each have a little Italian in us? Why not celebrate your “inner Italian” with a trip to Italy right here in New York! Between 1880 and 1920, over four million Italians entered the United States. Learn how those who settled in New York’s neighborhoods made their cultural imprint on the city. With four Little Italys to visit in New York’s boroughs, there’s plenty to see and do. We’ll take a “tour” through each one, with an in-depth look at attractions, restaurants, markets, bakeries, shops; all that makes them uniquely Italian. Plus, we’ll “tour” another Little Italy in a city only two hours from New York. Complete itineraries, thorough information about each neighborhood and directions for car/public transportation/parking will all be provided. And, of course, prizes for all! Buon viaggio!
$201- $350
Schrier, Jeffrey Recycling trash into a Memorial Environmental Sculpture, Wings of Witness History,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Visual Arts- Other
Wings of Witness: Recycling for a Memorial Environmental Sculpture Participants learn about environmental issues, ethics and tolerance, by recycling soda can tabs into memrorial. 30 minute assembly for K-3 youth focusses on household recycling. 40 minute assembly for 4-12 grade includes W.W.II history with stories of courage amidst racism. Students help build a monumental Holocaust memorial out of soda tabs, symbols for those who perished. Materials are provided. Tasks: K-3 counting, sharing and stringing tabs on wires; 4-12 students make tab feathers for this massive butterfly touring the country. All become part of a team of 50,000 helpers. See www.wingsofwitness.org for dramatic photos, educator responses, bio and workshop details. Other art residencies can be custom designed.
$351- $500
Golden, Gail SCIENCE IS A BLAST! Multicultural- Other,
Multicultural- Native American,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
SCIENCE IS A BLAST! ties in closely with the summer reading program's Fizz, Boom, Read initiative. The Wondermakers tell 3 folk tales in story theatre style. The stories are from Eastern Europe, Asia, and the Native American culture and they have to do with science topics -- astronomy, health, and the weather. Children from the audience are selected to help The Wondermakers tell the stories by playing roles "on stage." It's fun (and educational) for children ages 3 - 10 and the whole family. Produced and directed by Gail Golden who recently moved back to New York State from Orlando where she was Cinderella's Fairy Godmother at Disney World.
$101- $200
TheatreworksUSA, - Living Voices Productions' NATIVE VISION History,
Media- Video,
Performing Arts- Theater
Native Vision is the experience of Native Americans in the 1930's and 1940's. A Navajo girl explores her family's past while struggling to keep her culture in a government-run boarding school. Her vision of becoming a modern healer in a changing world is brought to life as her community joins the U.S. in World War Two.
$501- $1000
Sterns, Michael MAKE A SPLASH INTO READING AUTHOR STORYTELLING SHOW Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
I (the author), perform a high energy, dynamic, interactive, multi-media storytelling show encompassing my book: Kokopelli & the Island of Change. This book's nautical theme (complete with sea creatures, island living, and pirates!) fits perfectly with the MAKE A SPLASH AT YOUR LIBRARY theme! My show utilizes the ancient art of storytelling mixed with vocal sound effects and character voices, projected images of my book's illustrations, a native flute musical interlude that I play personally, as well as tons of audience participation. My show is hilarious most of the time, serious at others... this dynamic really draws the children in! I have performed this identical show at over 700 elementary schools nationally, with over 500,000 children of ALL AGES having loved it to date. I have over 60,000 copies of my books in circulation, so you're getting a best-selling author storytelling as well!
$201- $350
Nager, Stuart What A Character: Character Development through Improvisation Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
(Intermediate to Advance) You've been told to embody the character in performance or in an improvised scene. What a Character will help that as you explore the emotional and physical range of levels to create a true character on stage. This is a fully hands on and interactive workshop that is safe, non-judgmental and, overall, FUN. Approach character development with a more clinical eye and justify your choices.
$351- $500
Jeffers, David Imagination Theater Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Story Telling at it's best. Watch as Mr.J tells the story of Allthesameville, a town where everyone and everything is the same. Watch Dave transform himself into 3 different characters who live in this boring town. Elements of drama, magic, puppetry are all combined in this super interactive story.
$201- $350
Friedman, Jeffrey StoryPlay InterACTIVE Children's Theater Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Visual Arts- Other
StoryPlay is as limitless and creative as a child's imagination! This program is designed so that children can take personally part in a storytelling activity by creating characters and making up their own lines in an interactive adventure led by Mom's Choice Award Winning storyteller Jason Edwards. It is suitable for any child old enough to talk and interact, because reading skills are not required for participation. Jason begins the story and cues the performers when it is time to deliver their lines. The storyteller’s prompts, such as “And the monster made a noise that sounded like…” or “But my mom didn’t believe me, so she said…” continue until the tale is guided to its ultimate conclusion. It may sound complicated, but children of all ages and levels of ability can successfully take part in this activity due to the clever scripting by Mr. Edwards, author of WILL ALLEN AND THE GREAT MONSTER DETECTIVE, WILL ALLEN AND THE RING OF TERROR, AND WILL ALLEN AND THE HIDEOUS SHROUD.
$101- $200
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