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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Epstein Kravis, Anna Spooky Tunes For Halloween Song & Puppetry Concert Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Halloween songs and stories designed to delight and not frighten little ones, while thoroughly entertaining older children. A Halloween favorite at libraries for years, this program includes synthesizer keyboard, puppets, lots of participation-- including all the ingredients to make a wonderful Spooky Stew! Children may be invited to come in costume! Great Halloween fun for ages 3-8!
$501- $1000
Forsyth, Sondra The Great Gatsby Performing Arts- Dance
The Great Gatsby is a residency for middle school or high school students. The ballet has original choreography and a story line by Sondra Forsyth based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Teaching Artists conduct workshops with up to 100 young people, any combination of grades 6-12. The residency culminates in a costumed performance. We have a valid NYC DOE requirements contract and we are eligible for Suffolk County BOCES and P/NW BOCES funding. Private schools and some public schools use PTA funds
$3001+
Goldstein, Dana First Lady: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Changing Role of Women in American History History,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
Eleanor Roosevelt had a view of American History that few can rival. In this original, interactive production, Eleanor shares her amazing journey: from her sheltered childhood at the turn of the century, to her volunteer work, on to her support of women’s suffrage, her life as a First Lady through depression and war, and then beyond that, to her active role in the blossoming civil rights movement and her work at the United Nations, where she was figural in the creation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Eleanor Roosevelt wasn’t just a First Lady; she was First Lady of the World. First Lady introduces audiences to some of the most influential women of the 20th century. Historical music and audience interaction bring students closer to the people and events that helped transform the role of women in the United States. First Lady is available in March and is an ideal way to celebrate Women’s History Month.
$1001- $3000
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
TheatreworksUSA, - FREEDOM TRAIN History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
Harriet Tubman, the intrepid conductor of the Underground Railroad, comes to life in an extraordinary production, with traditional music of the period. One of Theatreworks' biggest hits!
$1001- $3000
O'Keefe, Kevin Circus Minimus - The Circus Around the World Performing Arts- Clowning,
Performing Arts- Juggling,
Performing Arts- Other
  The Circus Around the World provides the ultimate project-based learning experience for elementary school children. Each class chooses one country and one circus art (i.e. tumbling, juggling, clowning, partner acrobatics, or balance). Students investigate the culture, history, cuisine, language, and geography of the countries. The learning spans the entire curriculum including math problems focusing on sequencing, spatial relations and timing. A collaborative approach is used that incorporates music, mask-making and art projects. The theme is extends into all the curricular activities of the day and is reflected back into the upcoming circus show. The Circus Around the World makes their studies relevant, tangible and exciting.
$3001+
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. SHADOWTALES by Rick Adam Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Discover the timeless magic of hand shadows. Using hands and simple cutouts this program illustrates familiar stories, tales and fables with shadow. Audiences will learn, firsthand how to cast shadows on a wall and create worlds where anything is possible.
$501- $1000
Miller, Paul The Science of Awesome Health & Fitness- Other,
Performing Arts- Juggling,
Science
Interactive comedy juggling show exploring science concepts such as spin, balance, and fall, while motivating audiences to set goals and learn awesome skills.
$501- $1000
Steele, George Nature Tunes and Tales Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
This group participatory, theater-in-the-round style presentation of songs and stories covers topics in ecology, plant and animal life and environmental stewardship concepts. Be a Frog Chorus, shout out a Solar Power Chant, learn to identify oaks with Know, Know, Know Your Oaks, let everyone know that you are a Nature Lover. Enjoy a fun filled presentation of movement, song and story while learning about the natural world all around us.
$101- $200
Kolodner, Arnie Harry Potter Magic Show Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Award winning magician and actor Arnie Kolodner portrays Professor Dumbledore as he leads the children in a wizarding class at Hogwarts. He causes objects to appear, disappear, transfigure and levitate. One of the children in the audience will dress as Harry and float in Mid-air! 10 other themes available as well. Choose from: Peter Pan, Star Wars, Wizard of OZ, Cinderella, Snow White, Beauty and the Beast and Alice and Wonderland, The Mentalist or Classic Magic.We integrate interactive children's theater with amazing magic illusions for all ages.
$351- $500
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