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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Marshall, Barry The Water of Life Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Award-winning, nationally renowned tandem storytellers present a family performance program of world folktales on a watery theme. Perfect for library 2010 summer reading programs. Stories may include: The Water of Life (Grimms), The Naga (Burma), The Rainbow Fairy (Ireland), many more.
$201- $350
Deem, James Becoming a Young Writer Performing Arts- Literary Artists
I briefly introduce some of the books I've written and discuss how I get my ideas. I tell children the story of how I became a writer in the fifth grade. Using PowerPoint, I talk about the research I do in writing a book. Sometimes I use images related to my books Bodies from the Bog, Bodies from the Ash or Bodies from the Ice to help students understand the work involved (and the pleasures of research). I conclude by discussing how much fun writing is and encouraging students to write their own stories. If there is time, I may read a small portion from one of my novels (The Very Real Ghost Book of Christina Rose or The Mystery Club of Luna Drive). I always allow time for children to ask questions at the end of my presentation.
$1001- $3000
Lajewski, Chris Tune Into Nature: A Dig Into Reading Summer Program Music,
Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Chris the Guitarist brings traditional sing-along songs, humorous stories, and Native American tales alive with his acoustic guitar and uplifting spirit. He has delighted audiences around New York State with songs like This Land is Your Land, The Fox, The Beaver Call, Owl Moon, Mother Nature Made a Forest, Boom Chicka Boom, and many more favorites! Audiences have enjoyed being transported to another time during Chris’ lively telling of The Three Billy Goat’s Gruff and How Crawdad Got it’s Eyes. Chris will get you singing along and laughing it up! Reviews: The interactive nature of the program was the most enjoyable for both the children and parents. Your sing along songs were a great hit. I thought the program was great! - Central NY United Way. This program is perfect for our group. They get right into the activities and songs. - Wayland Free Library. It was clear that the children enjoyed themselves a great deal while learning at the same time. - Guernsey Memorial Public Library. What a wonderful performance last week; all loved it. You relate so great with the kids; a success. - Meco Elementary School.
$201- $350
Towle, Michael Hampstead Stage Company -Performances Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Theater
We perform literature-based plays for young audiences across all 48 contiguous United States. We have tour 3 seasons out of the year: Spring (Mid-March to Mid-May), Summer (June to Early-August), Fall (November-December). We have two shows available each season and we rotate them season-to-season. Please see our website for season selections. Shows include: A Christmas Carol; Aladdin; Alice in Wonderland; Greek Mythology for Kids: Gods and Legends; Greek Mythology for Kids: Hercules and the Heroes; Greek Mythology for Kids: Myths of Ancient Greece; The Legend of King Arthur; The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe; Return to Narnia: Prince Caspian; Nicholas Nickleby; Oliver Twist; Pinocchio; Robin Hood; Shakespeare for Kids: Life and Times; Shakespeare for Kids: For the Common Core; Shakespeare for Kids: Macbeth; The Prince & The Pauper; The Secret Garden; Treasure Island; Wizard of Oz. Theater Workshops Available ($100 rate): Animal Physicality; Auditioning 101; Creating a Character; Improvisation; Science of Theater Magic; Setting the Stage; Shakespeare; Stage Combat; Storytelling
$351- $500
Pelham, Ruth Special Event Keynote Address Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
**Reduced fees available for multiple programs in one day or block booking with multiple libraries for the same day.** Ruth Pelham’s keynote addresses and presentations are filled with the passion, insight, inspiration, and humor that have been the foundation of her thirty five years of working as an educator, performer, and community builder. In that time, she has acquired the experience, credibility, and breath of knowledge that positions her as a role model for children who are seeking meaning and direction in their lives. Whether focusing on topics such as personal growth and empowerment, making positive choices, standing up for oneself and others, choosing a career and living ones dream, or finding hope and meaning in these troubled times, Ruth gears all presentations according to in-depth discussions with each library regarding their particular needs and goals. Songs and vignettes drawn from Ruth’s local and global experiences are integral aspects of all programs. Keynote Addresses can also be geared to adults for special library conferences, library board functions, or any other special event.
$501- $1000
Carpenter, Margot Were They Equal? - an African story as told by Dr. Arnold Perey Literature- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
"Were They Equal?" is a delightful story from Africa, about Tortoise, Elephant, Hippo, & You! Arnold Perey, anthropologist, in this illustrated children's book, has retold the story for children today, and illustrated it with lively pictures. He is joined by flutist Barbara Allen, and actor Anne Fielding in the telling of the story. You'll hear about Tortoise, who is small. The big animals, Elephant and Hippo, feel important because they think they are better than Tortoise. But Tortoise plays an amazing trick on them which helps them see the truth: "We are different, but our feelings inside are the same. I deserve the same respect that you do."
$101- $200
Edgecomb, Diane The Salmon of Wisdom Literature- Other,
Nature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
True tales and original stories of encounters with the wild. This inspiring and entertaining performance is especially for nature lovers. The show starts off with an upbeat rhyming story of a New York cabbie who travels “up North” in search of a loon. Filled with humorous and evocative moments as we travel with the greenhorn cabbie as he reconnects with the wild. This piece is complemented with beautiful Native American legends and Diane’s original story The Salmon of Wisdom ~ a true tale of a mysterious and inspiring journey along California's Pacific Coast ~ a story of the beauty and mystery of nature. A one of a kind performance by one of New England’s favorite storytellers.
$501- $1000
Yacovella, Joanne Mother Goose is on the Loose: Busy Bodies (ages 1-3) Health & Fitness- Other,
Performing Arts- Dance,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Busy Bodies (Ages 1-3) Join Mother Goose as she uses nursery rhymes and simple tunes presented through music and movement to tap into toddlers innate need to move, jump and dance. It is fast paced and varied to accommodate their age appropriate attention span and very busy bodies.
$201- $350
Jeffers, David Become a Magician workshop Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
The best way to present this program is to have me perform a show and then have the school age children (2nd grade and up) join me for a workshop. We'll make 2-3 magic tricks that the children can learn and perform for their friends and family members.
$201- $350
merwin, chris Kailani-Island to Island- hula Caribbean show Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
Hula show with authentic hula dancer from Hawaii for adults. Also includes Caribbean music on the guitar and steel drum, hence the name island to island. Hawaiian hula dancer will perform traditional hulas and Chris Merwin sings and plays 1920s Hawaiian steel guitars, electric guitar, and steel drum. Cultural background for the music and dance is given.
$501- $1000
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