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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Shimeta, Kathleen Life, Love, Song! A Visit with Gena Branscombe Literature- Poetry,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
This show is a tribute to an inspiring composer whose life and work were well in advance of her time. A one-woman retrospective of Miss Branscombe's life showcases the romantic beauty of her exceptional music. A performance full of family entertainment, enchantment and inspiration! Composer Gena Branscombe was a leading figure in American classical music from 1905 until her death in 1977. Her richly melodic, award-winning body of work includes over 150 art songs, chamber music, choral works and piano compositions. An integral part of New York City and State musical life in her time, Miss Branscombe was also the founder and leader of the Branscombe Choral, with an illustrious career that included performing and conducting for kings, presidents and the celebrated figures of her time.
$501- $1000
DuBois, Betsy Karen Montanaro Health & Fitness- Other,
Performing Arts- Dance,
Performing Arts- Mime
Karen Montanaro blends the arts of mime and dance to create theater with rare physical and emotional power. Karen offers interactive workshops on dance and movement in PE classes as well as general classes and performances. One moment an old gunslinger reminisces about his youth, the next an entire baseball game plays out in front of you. The full evening concert includes original works by Karen Montanaro, by mime master Tony Montanaro, and by renowned dancers and choreographers Louis Gervais and Clay Taliaferro.
$501- $1000
Childress, John Bates Mindmajik History,
Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Other
Mindmajik is a multimedia demonstration of mentalism and hypnosis. It is great clean fun entertainment that explores the mysteries of the mind and also emphasizes that we can achieve great things when we put our minds to it. John Bates opens with some audience participation demonstrations of mentalism to fascinate the audience. (This part of the program is optional and can be dropped if there are time constraints.) Then John Bates explains how hypnosis works. After that he asks for volunteers to come up and be hypnotized and runs through a series of skits that are both entertaining and educational, demonstrating the many effects of hypnosis. The show wraps up with a positive message about the power of the human brain. www.Mindmajik.com
$201- $350
Goldstein, Dana Lady of Copper, the musical story of the Statue of Liberty and Immigration History,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
Lady of Copper is the musical story of the Statue of Liberty and Emma Lazarus, the poet who composed the inspiring words on the statue's base "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free..." This show celebrates immigration and the diversity that makes America strong. Now in its 9th year, this original musical has been called "the best arts-in-education assembly we have ever had" (Arts Coordinator), "a great way to celebrate the values of America" (New York Times), and "a poignant reminder of everything for which we should be thankful" (Big Apple Parent). Geared for students in grades K-6, this fun and educational production is a perfect addition to any American History curriculum. In recent years, many schools have chosen the show as an educational and uplifting way to commemorate September 11th. Lady of Copper is also appropriate for Black History Month, Women's History Month, Memorial Day, July 4th and other holiday celebrations.
$1001- $3000
Chambers, Trish Alexander Hamilton: The Man Who Made Modern America History,
Performing Arts- Other
The presentation is the story of Alexander Hamilton, one of the Founding Fathers of our country. It highlights the life of a brilliant immigrant and self-made man. The story is a timeline that traces his life from its meager beginnings of poverty and illegitimacy through his military, civic and political career to his untimely death in 1804. Alexander Hamilton introduced many concepts that are part of our lives today. These concepts are discussed and explored.
$201- $350
Simpson, Julia Breanetta Harlem On My Mind History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
A one-woman musical journey through the dynamic time in history known as “The Harlem Renaissance”. Experience the poetry of Langston Hughes and the larger than life personalities of Bessie Smith, Ethel Waters and Josephine Baker while celebrating the music of “Duke” Ellington, Thomas “Fats” Waller, Harold Arlen Irving Berlin and others. This show is appropriate for ages 12 and up.
$501- $1000
Shih, Patricia So You Want a Career in Music Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
This is a workshop for teens to teach them about the fun, fact, fiction, fantasies and frustrations of a life in music. The first part of the workshop will be Patricia speaking about the realities of a music career; the second will be performance coaching a la "American Idol". Participants will be invited to share one prepared song in front of the group; afterwards Patricia will offer gentle constructive suggestions to steer the participant towards a higher, more professional presentation.
$351- $500
Conrad, Bob Puppets, Puppets, Puppets History,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
A Musical variety program of puppets of every type and size, hand puppets, rod puppets and marionettes. See frogs sing, Skeletons dance, and see Bob Conrad create puppets right before your eyes and bring them to life. Bob Conrad is the author/illustrator of The Puppetry Workshop Manual, Mouth Puppets, and several educational children's books; including Bob Conrad's Rain Forest Animals, Bob Conrad's Deep Sea Adventure, and Bob Conrad's Great Americans.
$201- $350
Reid, John Extraordinary Balloon Creations by TrickyBiz Performing Arts- Other
More than dogs and swords, our twisters can create 50 different designs including superheroes, princesses and everything from aliens to penguins. Twisters can create 20-25 sculptures in an hour and will take care of repairs so everyone leaves happy. Can be combined with Face painting. Updated June 2014.
$201- $350
Edgecomb, Diane New Age Gawain and the Green Knight History,
Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
A Mischievous Medieval Romp! Diane Edgecomb accompanied by Margot Chamberlain – Celtic Harp. The stakes are high for Arthur’s men’s group. First, into their midst, comes a bungee-jumping Green Man who delivers an ancient macho challenge. Then a mysterious rider gallops off with his head under his arm, taunting Gawain to follow. But the greatest fun comes when three very different female archetypes use their wiles in an attempt to corrupt Gawain’s new age virtue. Welcome to New Age Gawain and the Green Knight, Edgecomb’s hilarious send up of the men’s movement. Loosely based on the 14th century poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Edgecomb’s comedic adaptation has New Age Arthurian knights running for their therapists faster than you can say Litigation! Tom Megan’s score provides a lush atmosphere of sound as we journey along the ‘road less traveled by’ in this fun loving tale.. This 50-minute performance can be combined with other seasonal tales for a longer wintertime program or stand alone as entertainment for any time of year. Appropriate for audiences ages 12 and up. This unusual New Year's tale is available in December and January. Humorous and entertaining parody - Booklist Magazine
$501- $1000
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