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Program
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Description
Fee
Bromka, Sondra & John Bells & Motley Victorian Musical Celebration of Christmas Past History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Music and customs of a traditional Christmas of Dickens' time included jovial and ceremonial songs with choruses for all to share, ballads steeped history, costumed characters or 'guisers,' tableaux and games, dances, and the presence of holly, ivy, and evergreen. This musical voyage back to the spirit of Christmas Past offers a magical time for family and friends to gather and share the origins of our traditions. Across England, wealthy households would celebrate with great musical feasts and pageants, and folks would go from door to door, singing wassailing songs that ended with the request for 'a toast and a good loaf or cheese, and we’ll be on our way.' Featured will be wassail songs from Cornwall, Somerset, and Gloucestershire. Other traditions will include a special processional bagpipe air from Northumberland to 'pipe your bounds' to insure abundance and well being throughout the new year. This peek behind the history of Christmas celebration uncovers the universal within the season's mirth and merriment, and plants the seeds of ideas for reestablishing some of the old traditional elements for community celebrations - further enriching the meaning and majesty of this important holiday season.
$351- $500
Defibrillators Band, The The Defibrillators/Original Music that will jump start your heart and revive the spirit Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
The Defibrillators are a group of aging baby boomers and professional musicians who write songs that depict the foils and foibles of growing old gracefully. All members are seasoned performers that bring humor, harmony and hot rhythm and blues music to any venue. Our songs can be sampled at MySpace.com/thedefibrillators. The Defibrillators have been entertaining audiences for almost ten years with their unique style and take on the getting older generation. Their shows can be done with amplified music or for smaller, intimate venues, acoustically. It is a show that audiences will not forget as we have cd's for sale too.
$501- $1000
Tincknell, Roger Winter Sostice Celebration Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
This festive program includes songs of light from around the world that have been bringing people together during the dark of winter. Songs from Asian, African, Native American and other traditions are often interspersed with more familiar Chanukah and Christmas songs. Familiar seasonal sing-a-longs are also included to round out the program bringing warmth and good humor to all ages. Programs can also be tailored to fit the event. For example, when folks are offering a Christmas party they may prefer a program of mostly Christmas carols and winter sing-alongs.
$201- $350
Miller, Paul Read Yourself Silly Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Juggling
Paul tells the story of how a trip to the circus inspired him to visit his library to learn more about juggling which led to balloons, magic, and the history of the circus. Throughout the performance he models how learning through books can be fun and often times you find things you didn't even know you were interested in! It is an engaging show for all ages (adults laugh as much as the kids!) with lots of audience participation.
$351- $500
!, Spook Handy Breaking New Ground - Tales from a Traveling Troubadour History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
This is Spook's most popular program. Spook’s been to every American state except North Dakota, Hawaii, Michigan and Long Island (huh?). And he’s met all kinds of people with all kinds of backgrounds – some comical, some downright sad. In this humorous, heartwarming and inspiring concert Spook will share stories and songs about the places he’s been, people he’s met and the jobs and other predicaments he’s found himself in. An excellent program for Libraries, Arts Centers, Churches, Schools and other meeting places. Pete Seeger covers some of Spook's songs and the two perform together several times per year. Visit www.spookhandy.com for more info on the artist and other programs and workshops.
$501- $1000
Marshall, Barry New York State Historical Folklore History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Presentation of stories and songs from the history of NY State, ranging from Native American origins through Dutch and English colonization, Henry Hudson's exploration, and the NY State tall tale tradition. Many stories to choose from including: Abenaki stories, ghost stories, tall tales, NY State folktales, more!
$351- $500
Kruk, Jonathan Sleepy Hollow, the Hudson and New York Spirits History,
Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Ghost stories are rooted in our local history. A performance based on primary sources enchants audiences with historic fiction featuring Native, Colonial and Revolutionary New York. Topics include; Sleepy Hollow's ghosts, pirates and patriots on the Hudson River, and discovering the origins of the Headless Horseman. Ask too for a special program based on your local history and lore. Shows are performed in impeccable 1775 garb. Ask to have The Hudson River Ramblers and get authentic stories and songs of old New York. Selections include Yankee Doodle, George Washington, and Pete Seeger.
$201- $350
O'Carroll, Magician Debbie Celebrate the December Holidays Magic Show Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Theater
This exciting and colorful program captivates children ages 4 to 12 with mystifying stage magic, comic dance and enchanting lore. The audience will actively participate in Debbie's merry celebrations of Christmas, Hanukkah, Las Posadas, The First Day of Winter, Dewali, New Year's Eve, St. Stephen's Day, Three King's Day and more as they learn about the different holidays that light up this special month.
$201- $350
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
Yacovella, Joanne Mother Goose is on the Loose: Early Literacy (ages 3-5) Health & Fitness- Other,
Performing Arts- Other,
Performing Arts- Dance
Early Literacy (Ages 3-5) Join Mother Goose as she uses nursery rhymes and simple tunes presented through music and movement to strengthen early literacy skills.
$101- $200
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