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Description
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Edgecomb, Diane Join In! History,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Join In and travel around the world with these captivating multi-cultural legends. Each tale offers a participatory look at our common love of story. Celebrate engaging narratives, animal characters, songs in different languages and home-spun wisdom as one of New England’s favorite storytellers takes us from the heart of the Amazon rainforest to the villages of Africa on the wings of story, rhythm and song. “My family was at your amazing performance of “Join In” yesterday. It’s amazing how you bring together many aspects of art and present them for kids so they use their imagination to “see” all the characters you’re talking, dancing and singing about. Personally, I was very happy with your folktales about the rainforests. I’m from Brazil where we have a rich heritage from Africa and we live in the US where my son was born. We loved to hear “O Pião entrou na roda, ó pião! Roda pião, bambeia pião!”. I used to sing this song myself when I was kid. It was delightful. :~)” ~Marcia, Linden School, Malden, MA
$351- $500
Lazzarini, James Magic of Amore (magic & comedy for all ages) Performing Arts- Magic
Experience edge of your seat fun! Whether your program has 10 people or 100 Amore’s show will amaze and astound. Colorful handkerchiefs turn to magic canes and objects materialize out of thin air. Spectacular visual magic combined with music captures the audience’s attention and brings them to a realm of wonderment. Audience participation is the main portion of Amore’s performance. Audience members become the magician’s assistant during the show. Amore utilizes costumes and other props for some hilarious comical routines. Balancing amazing magic and side-splitting comedy, Amore presents an unforgettable show for your event. From the moment the show begins until the grand finale children and adults will be mesmerized and mystified. This performance takes up a small amount of space and you will find it is just right for most locations. Not too big, not too small and perfect for any location. Catering to all ages, this show tops all others. Fast paced and original, this one of a kind performance will make audience members shine in the spotlight. Have your camera ready for memorable moments
$351- $500
Oshlag, Rebecca and Rachel Amazing Animals! (2014 Summer Reading Program) Performing Arts- Storytelling
A great kick-off or closing event for your 2014 Summer Reading Program! This high energy mix of storytelling and biological science is packed with information about animals, their amazing adaptations, and their habits and habitats. Rebecca and Rachel combine science and the art of storytelling. They use animal stories as a springboard to expand children’s knowledge of how the features and behaviors of animals help them survive in their environments. They enliven their performance with songs and audience participation. The program is designed to help children gain an understanding of the interaction of animals and their environment, increase vocabulary, develop observation skills, and appreciate the study of animals as well as increase interest in reading about animals.
$101- $200
Conrad, Bob The Great American Frontier History,
Multicultural- Native American,
Performing Arts- Theater
Bob Conrad takes your students back in time to the early 1800's when America was beginning to grow, and to meet the people that helped settle the great frontier. Your students will learn about: Davy Crockett, President Thomas Jefferson, Lewis and Clark, Sacagawea, Life on the American Frontier. Using Magic, Puppets, Music, and large visual props, your students will experience life in the Great American Frontier. This is a fun filled interactive highly educational program that will be long remembered.
$351- $500
LaRue, Michele Women Breaking Loose: stories by Kate Chopin & Edna Ferber History,
Literature- Creative Writing,
Performing Arts- Theater
This pairing of stories by Louisianan Kate Chopin and Ohioan Edna Ferber explores in fiction two dilemmas that women still face daily: Who comes first—my family or me? Where do I belong—at home or at work? In Chopin’s poignant A PAIR OF SILK STOCKINGS (1894), widowed Mrs. Sommers takes an impromptu holiday from home. In Ferber’s REPRESENTING T. A. BUCK (1913), divorced =lady salesman= Emma McChesney longs for life off the road. In both women—our ancestors—we see ourselves. Michele LaRue is a professional actress (AEA, SAG-AFTRA) who has specialized in performances from America's Gilded Age for two decades. WOMEN BREAKING LOOSE is recommended for HS - adult audiences. It is especially popular during March, Women's History Month. =I wish you could come into every literature classroom, perform at every library, be on the stage in a theater in every town, helping people connect with that wonderful literature, teaching people to listen to the sounds of wonderful sentences. Do the humanities and arts commissions of every state know about you?= --Susan Koppelman, editor, multiple volumes of 19th-century American women’s short stories
$201- $350
Kruszka, Donald Sleeping Beauty Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
A humorous re-telling of the classic story of the sleeping princess, her dog, the prince who saves her, the dragon he has to fight, and the evil fairy who put the princess to sleep. Playing at 32 Western New York venues as part of the 2012 Dream Big Summer Reading Series.
$101- $200
Newcombe, Melody The Magical World of Bugs and Things That Go Bump in the Night Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Science
With the help of puppets and storytelling, Luna the Fairy Godmother of the Enchanted Forest brings science and nature to her audiences. Topics of camouflague, metamorphosis and animal behavior help to explain survival. Kids will see first hand some of the wonders of the natural world. Luna, Melody Norsgaard Newcombe, was featured on the National Geographic Society CBS-TV special "The Hidden World of Insects" among many other TV specials about nature. She will tell astounding tales of wonder and intrigue from "The Enchanted Forest"
$351- $500
of New Zealand, Kahurangi Maori Dance Theatre People of the Pacific Genealogy,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Dance
People of the Pacific brings to life the culture, heritage and languages of the South Pacific islands of Tahiti, Hawai'i, Samoa and New Zealand in a fun, interactive, entertaining and highly educational way. Authentic costuming, live music, energy and audience participation come together to take the audiences on a journey to far away islands where the way of life is different and exciting but the pride in culture is strong.
$1001- $3000
TheatreworksUSA, - Living Voices' NORTHWEST PASSAGE History,
Media- Video,
Performing Arts- Theater
When Julia’s family immigrates to the northwestern United States from Sweden, she experiences the diversity of America through interactions with her African, Asian, and Native American neighbors as she becomes a nurse at the height of WWI.
$501- $1000
McKeon-Pierce, Lonna Folk Tales Around the World Literature- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Includes both humorous and thoughtful tales from around the globe, many of which are participatory. Storytelling workshops are also available. Children will learn to be more expressive with their voices in oral presentation.
$351- $500
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