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Program
Category
Description
Fee
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
McEntee, Robert 'Miracles of the Mind!' (Teens) Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Theater
'Miracles of the Mind!' has received rave reviews from numerous young adult audiences. Performance includes amazing demonstrations of the powers of the mind including incredible feats of memory, telepathy, clairovoyance, precognition, psychommetry, telekenis & hypnosis. The topics in this show really appeal to this tough to interest age group, and many libraries have received larger than normal turnouts for it! Practical application and techniques shared with the audience on memory & reading speed improvement, and caution in believing claims of fortune tellers & so called 'mediums'. Teens love learning to do a mind reading effect themselves, and the grand finale with mesmerizing special effects such as laser lights and much more!
$351- $500
Bezrodnov, Vitaliy Golden Gates - Singing, Dancing, Instrumental Company (15) Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
Golden Gates offers audiences an entertaining and authentic glimpse into Old Russia through music, song, and dance. The repertoire is centered around masterpieces of Russian folklore and represents the diversity of the culture, ranging from gently humorous songs, to elaborate lyrical suites, to pulsating dance numbers. The program is broad and varied, with something to appeal to everyone, including audience participation though clapping and learning Russian songs and words. Lilting balalaikas, dynamic bayan accordion, unique trashotky and loshky, humorous dances, and superb vocals combine for an exhilarating and educational performance for audiences of all ages.
$501- $1000
Newborn, Ph.D., Jud LIONS OF JUDAH: THE COMPLETE, UNSUNG STORY OF JEWISH ANTI-NAZI RESISTANCE (Holocaust, Jewish, Christian, History) History,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Dr. Newborn sets the dramatic and still barely known story of Jewish anti-Nazi resistance in an eye-opening framework, providing accounts of Jewish heroism that will surprise and inspire--while fundamentally changing our assumptions about how Jews responded to Nazi terror. LIONS OF JUDAH teaches audiences of all backgrounds, Christian, Jewish and other, the true meaning of courage, as we face the danger of fanaticism, bigotry and anti-democratic forces today.
$1001- $3000
Crocker, Keith LON CHANEY JR - From Lenny to the Wolfman - Hollywood's Under Appreciated Boogeyman Media- Film,
Media- Video,
Performing Arts- Theater
Here's a fantastic program that explores the career of Lon Chaney Jr. Born to Silent film legend Lon Chaney Sr, Chaney Jr's career was seriously sidelined by both his father and the Hollywood studios who felt the need to keep type casting him despite the fact that he was actually a very versatile performer. From his birth all the way to his height of popularity and finally his fall in Hollywood this program will show Chaney's versatility by utilizing various film clips from his horror and non horror pictures, and it will paint the picture of an actor who had so much to offer but was given such a limited space to display it all. Includes a fantastic amount of movie memorabilia and anecdotes about Chaney's career.
$101- $200
Newcombe, Melody Mother Goose Interactive Storytelling Literature- Poetry,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Mother Goose entrances children with her menagerie of puppets, dress up costumes and props for the kids to act out nursery rhymes, songs and wonderful storytelling.
$201- $350
edmond, howard iroquois tales and legends Performing Arts- Storytelling
Tales and legends of the Iroquois with a wraparound of discussion of life in the longhouse and when the stories were told. Session begins with playing of native american flute to set the mood. Done with reverence and respect for Haudenausaunee (people of the longhouse) tradition.
$351- $500
Conrad, Bob Abe Lincoln in Person History,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
This program will give your students the chance to see the 16th president of the United States and to gain insight into the personality of this remarkable man as he tells the story of his life from a log cabin to the White House. He tells about his family, his children, the importance of learning history. The entertainment of the day , the Medicine Show, he performs magic,operates a marionette of himself,and plays the banjo and the harmonica.
$351- $500
Cain, Ron Scientific Secrets of Magic Workshop Other,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Science
Scientific Secrets of Magic reveals the scientific principles behind the tricks of magician Ron Cain’s trade. Children learn simple magic involving chemistry, physics, biology, psychology and math. The Syracuse University graduate and former teacher also offers other workshops that combine class instruction with hands-on activities: IT'S MAGIC! teaches kids to perform magic with ordinary objects like cards, coins and rope. Children learn simple tricks that involve chemistry, physics, biology, psychology and math. CLOWNING AROUND shows them how to have fun with juggling, yo-yos and balloon animals. THE WORLD OF HARRY POTTER gives Hogwarts fans a chance to take magical classes and play wizard games. ENCHANTED CREATURES focuses on the folklore and legends surrounding elves, fairies, leprechauns, trolls, dragons and unicorns. MONSTEROLOGY sheds light on the seven monster families and invites students to use their imagination to create creepy creatures. A GATHERING OF GHOSTS introduces students to classic ghost stories and beliefs. THE WILD, WILD WEST lets children pretend to be cowboys (and girls) and learn about Wild Bill Hickok, Annie Oakley and Sitting Bull.
$201- $350
Del Bianco, Lou Monsters I Have Known Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Other
A graceful balance of humor and heart- LA TIMES Through story and song, Lou introduces children to the silliest, most lovable monsters ever! No parent will ever have to worry about their kids getting too scared during this 45 minute show filled with life, laughs, and loads of audience participation.
$201- $350
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