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Bromka, Sondra & John DIG THAT CANAL! ‘15 Miles on the Erie Canal' Family Fun Musical Storytelling; With FREE companion options - Folk Instruments of Along the Canal; Introduction to Theatercraft History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
'15 Miles on the Erie Canal' is a colorful and very participatory historic musical storytelling event for the whole family. Enjoy this lively collage of Tall Tales, Costumes, Music and Sing-along Songs as the artists share an unforgettable story of New York’s famous waterway. Presented in 19th century 'folk opera' performance style, it sparkles with canal-era music from cultures along the canal, performed on a rare collection of historic instruments including hammer dulcimer, banjo, fiddle, hurdy gurdy, early squeezeboxes, canal horn, and more. Our story unfolds as Captain Simon Slick and Irish cook Sallie Waters meet up with Sal, a truly amazing mule who makes quite a splash (and also happens to be guest from the audience!). Together they set off on a rollicking journey down The Grand E-ri-e Canal, 8th Wonder of the World! Great characters, great stories, and an unforgettable historic enrichment experience for Summer Reading Programs! NOTE: For a gala event, our “15 Miles” performance may be expanded with your choice of NYS Canal Cultural Heritage workshop activities: expanded singing roles for a children’s/family chorus; lively canal-era children's dances; and even student-written Tall Tale vignettes for the Grand Finale. Custom-designed programs, special events welcome.
$351- $500
Goddard, Pamela New York/New England Women in Song History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Hear the songs sung by New York and New England women through 200 years of time. Pamela Goddard has searched through field recordings and archives to bring these voices of the past to life. These songs tell the stories of average people, as sung by average people; the housewife, the farmer, the young people in love. This program includes photos and diary quotes to bring historical women to life.
$101- $200
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
Del Bianco, Lou Hans Christion Andersen Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
The most exciting performer in the field.- BILLBOARD MAGAZINE A one man musical entertainment! 45 minutes of music and stories like the Kings New Clothes, The Ugly Duckling, Thumbelina and lots more. All of these stories teach us something about ourselves.
$351- $500
Sonny and Perley, Sonny and Perley From Paris to Rio History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
From Paris to Rio--Music of French origin pre 1960 to Brasilian Music post 1960. This live performance of concert vocalist/percussionist Perley Rousseau and keyboardist Sonny Daye highlights the music of Edith Piaf and other French artists prior to the making of the film “Black Orpheus”, and then focuses on the Brasilian music that was subsequently brought to the United States in the 1960's.
$351- $500
Schembri, Pamela Pre-K Storytelling: Imagination Soars! Performing Arts- Storytelling
Before there were books, there were stories. In this program, Pamela shares the communicative power of storytelling with listeners who may not yet read. Using a full repertoire of participatory stories, she captures the imaginations of preschoolers with songs and repetition, teaching in the style of our ancestors.
$351- $500
Rowe, Elizabeth Wit, Wisom and Wonder of Folktales Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
Ms. Rowe weaves a multicolored tapestry of words designed to enlighten, entertain and inspire. From participatory tales and fables for the very young to the more involved heroics of ancient myths, the wit and wisdom of timeless folktales, the sophistication of classic authors or the haunting chill of an ageless ghost story, her performances and workshops are tailored to audiences of all ages and backgrounds
$201- $350
Reid, John John Reid's Comedy Magic Show Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Other,
Visual Arts- Other
A comedy magic show that is perfect for kids ages 5+, and their families. It's interactive using 6-7 volunteers throughout the show. The show can be tailored to special theme or specific age group. Finale includes levitating a member of the audience! Maybe combined with balloon twisting and/or face painting for additional fee. updated June 2014
$501- $1000
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. Red's Recycle-O-Rama Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Other
Rick Adam, assisted by Rusty the recycling dog, Red uses audience participation, storytelling, magic, juggling, hand shadows, original songs, and Red’s Original One-Man Junk Band to offer fun-loving tips on how and why to recycle, reuse, and reduce. Through this ingenious, high energy performance, discover creative and concrete ways that your home and community can become more planet-friendly.
$501- $1000
Lawrence, David UNMASK! Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Other
David Lawrence's UNMASK! program encourages young adults to utilize all of their mental abilities, while David demonstrates some unique and amazing mind reading ability. David uses participants from the audience in a fast paced and funny program, 'unmasking' the teens thoughts, reaching into the audiences mind to tell them words that they only looked at seconds before, significant dates, names and other thoughts that they thought only they knew.
$351- $500
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