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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
DuBois, Betsy Leland Faulkner Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Other
Leland sparks your audience's creativity and imagination with his unique performance using various art form to tell stories from around the world. He creates material that allows the spectator to enter into the imaginary with the actor. His original theatre productions have gained critical acclaim: paper becomes filled with movement and mystery, as butterflies appear to dance and multiply, or shadows seem imbued with a life of their own in an astonishing exploration of light.His creative use of visual effects, as servants to the imagination, creates a unique entertaining theatre event that gives audiences a new look at an ancient art. In the broadest sense, more happens in the spectator's imagination than exists on stage, worlds brought to life through simple gesture and the most basic of props.. By presenting material that allows the spectator to enter into dreams with the actor, Leland Faulkner's World of Wonder enables his audiences to walk away with visions of their own.
$501- $1000
!, Spook Handy America's Ground Breaking Troubadour - Woody Guthrie History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Known as the Dust Bowl Balladeer - Woody Guthrie is America's most prolific folk songwriter of the 20th century. Born in 1912, Woody wrote hundreds, if not thousands, of songs that document the history, culture and concerns of 1930's, 40's and 50's America. His songs are highly educational, extremely fun and very sing-alongable. 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
Blank, Maya The Heart of Gold Flower Performing Arts- Theater
The Heart of Gold Flower (New!) - In this immersive and musical storytelling adventure, a brave little child sets off to find the Heart of Gold Flower - a magical flower that could make beloved Mother well again if she smelled it. Children enter the world of the story through song, movement and theatrical explorations. *Art Activity: Children are invited to create a loving gift of a planter for mothers and children to share using recycled containers, paint, colorful tape, clay, etc.
$501- $1000
Edgecomb, Diane A Fire In My Heart: Kurdish Folktales Literature- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
A Fire in My Heart: Kurdish Folktales: Based around Diane's new book of Kurdish folktales, this program introduces students and families to this pivotal Middle Eastern culture. Diane will present Kurdish stories she collected firsthand including The Lie a humorous story about a tall tale contest between an Uncle and his nephew, Fatima, the Kurdish Cinderella story and tales of how the moon and the Milky Way came to be. A map, anecdotes of her collecting experience and traditional dress and dance round out our exploration of this little known culture. Notice in the Salem News-2007 'How fun and exciting to have you visit Pine Point School! And, I have to tell you that I have heard such wonderful comments since the assembly. You inspired questions and comments all over campus and you were a hit with both students and faculty alike. Diane, I am in awe of your courage, and can't thank you enough for sharing your stories with us. With fond regard, Sandy Pereira, Cultural Enrichment, Pine Point School, CT'
$351- $500
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
!, Spook Handy Freedom Is Your Destiny History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Looks at historic and current day issues surrounding the quest for personal, political and spiritual freedom. 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
Yacovella, Joanne Mother Goose is on the Loose: Get Fit and Healthy (ages 3-5) Health & Fitness- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
Join Mother Goose as she utilized her MusAerobics (c) Program, a unique combination of music, aerobics and dance, to reinforce sound nutrition and exercise.
$201- $350
Reid, John Outrageous Balloons by John Reid Performing Arts- Other
John has been twisting balloons for 20+ years, has won countless awards and in April of 2014 set the world record for the largest balloon sculpture built by a single person. More than dogs and swords, John knows over 100 different designs including comical and unique characters and can twist 30-35 in an hour. John has also mentored 10 young twisters who are available at a more modest fee. Updated June 2014.
$351- $500
Gato, Nego Nego Gato Afro-Brazilian Music and Dance Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
The Nego Gato Afro-Brazilian Music and Dance Ensemble bring to their audiences the rich African influenced rhythms and dances of Salvador, Bahia, Brazi--areas known for customs deeply rooted in the traditions and spirituality of ancestral Africa. The ensemble was formed by the Artistic Director, Jose Sena, known professionally as Nego Gato, to share his experience of growing up on the streets of Salvador immersed in the magical sounds of street music, Carnaval and Candomble ceremonies. We present Living History and are accompanied by live percussion.
$1001- $3000
Davis, Katie Great Storytelling in Words and Pictures Literature- Creative Writing,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists,
Visual Arts- Cartooning
Beginning: How to draw great characters, brainstorm, and create a ‘voice’ for characters. Middle: Establish plot, setting, and conflict. End: Edit and re-write the story and create a resolution! Assemblies: Katie teaches story construction, sequencing, how ideas transform from thought to published book. Audience learns to do drawings of emotions, Katie shares her own mistakes, and teaches skills students can use when creating their own stories. Highly interactive program - audience helps write a story; volunteers make different emotional expressions. Katie draws their faces on the characters and together they create a new narrative with emphasis on beginning, middle and end. Workshops: brainstorming, plotting, descriptive narrative, and character development. Illustration: Katie teaches HOW TO SEE so you’re able to illustrate any story you write. Dear Katie, I'm usually 'ho-hum' when it comes to author visits. You were one to change my mind! You were...the best ever writing session, and I truly mean it! Jayne Pitt, teacher
$1001- $3000
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