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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Torgan, Keith Last Night I Ate A Giant Marshmallow and When I Woke up my Pillow Was Gone! Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
The stories and songs of The Green Golly Project have always been a favorite of children everywhere – but nothing tickles a kid’s fancy more than silly jokes. This magical program combines stories about kid-life, songs about kid-experience, dreams about kid-stuff and jokes; silly and dumb but always funny jokes! After and during the program kids will get a chance to tell their favorite jokes and share their most interesting dreams – both the ones they have when they’re asleep and the ones that they hold in their hearts and minds for the future!
$501- $1000
Shepard, Mark Trickster Tales Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Drums, Songs and Stories Celebrating the Trickster Archetype from around the world. Coyote and Cicada, Anansi and the Secret Name, Monkey & Leopard, Jack 'n the Beanstalk...These trickster tales and others, teach important lessons through the hilarious escapades and foibles of the trickster.
$501- $1000
Shepard, Mark The Bully Proof Kid Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
The Bully Proof Kid: A Bullying Prevention Program That Works From The Inside Out Participants Learn To: *Embrace and respect individual differences *Appreciate the value and worth of every person *Stand up for others who are being mistreated *Know “who” they are and recognize their own worth *Be kind and compassionate to people *Reach out and help others Participants Also Learn How To Respond Appropriately To Bullies: *What to do when you encounter a bully in person or online *How to stop feeling bad after someone has hurt your feelings *How to see the scared person behind the “bully’s mask” and use that knowledge to empower yourself. *And more... Mark Shepard uses his original songs and stories to teach and inspire
$501- $1000
Peralta, Red Rebel Red, Roots Music Songwriter Music,
Other,
Performing Arts- Other
I am a singer/songwriter doing local, regional and national performances of my songs. My music is an original blend of folk, country-blues, western swing and old-style rock & roll, often described as "Roots Rock". In a library setting I present solo (unaccompanied) acoustic performances and answer questions about my work as a songwriter and record producer. I also play with a four piece band, depending upon the venue.
$201- $350
Willis, Audrey Spontaneous Creativity: Riffing on the Blues Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Children/Teens will learn how to write a blues song with the help of established musicians. Participants will collaborate to create traditional blues tunes and leave with an understanding of how music is created using standard blues formats. This program is good for libraries and senior centers at well as other institutions.
$351- $500
Blank, Maya The Hatseller and the monkeys Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Visual Arts- Crafts
The children engage in telling the story of Bamusa the Hatseller and the monkeys he met on his way. Children participate through song, movement, sounds and acting out characters in the story. After the story the children may engage in an art project of making hats using paper bags and fabric scraps.
$351- $500
Blank, Maya The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Actress/dancer Maya Blank and multi-instrumentalist Uri Sharlin invite the children to tell the story with original music and song, dance, hand-made props, costumes and set-designs. The children participate as individuals and as a group.
$501- $1000
Latta, Tim Lattawork/Motion 360 Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Clowning,
Performing Arts- Dance
Is it theater? Is it dance? Is it circus? It’s all of these and more. It’s a performance for now- a new way of looking at creative thinking and how we can use it in our daily lives- in schoolwork, interactions with peers, building self esteem, confidence and tolerance. Everything and everyone around us has a story to tell and the potential to teach us something. In Motion 360, Tim Latta (former Pilobolus, Momix, Faustwork) demonstrates how we can, literally, stumble over everyday objects to unlock our creativity and help us discover what those stories can be. He creates dance/theatre pieces using objects that range from the ordinary (rollerblades and chairs) to the extraordinary (stilts, masks and milk cans!). While entertaining the audience, Mr. Latta is also teaching a whole new process of exploration. We learn that everything in the world around us can be used as a tool for creative problem solving. This process can be used in a classroom, a workplace and throughout our lives. Motion360 will leave audiences saying, “I can”. “Tim’s commitment to teaching and nurturing creativity in young people is obvious and infectious.” (All ages)
$501- $1000
Theater, Arm-of-the-Sea Criss-Crossing Borders/ Cruzando Fronteras Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Jaguars prowl, monkeys howl, and a sea turtle saves a fisherman in this delightful series of tales performed in Spanish and English by two talented performers. Inspired by Arm-of-the-Sea’s travels in Central America. CRISS-CROSSING BORDERS incorporates a handmade style of visual storytelling to portray kinship ties between animals and humans, and between people living on opposite sides of a border. This presentation connects with ONE WORLD-MANY STORIES theme of the 2011 Summer Reading Program
$351- $500
Foreman, Jon The Defibrillators Band Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Aging Baby Boomers now have a band whose music reflects their refusal to grow old gracefully. As pioneers of Senior Citizen Rock and Blue-Haired Blues, The Defibrillators poke good-natured fun at the foils and foibles of aging in their contagious blues-based rock originals. Billing themselves as “the World’s Oldest Boy Band”. Their high caliber of musicianship is offset only by their subtle theatrics during live performances. Their eponymous CD has garnered rave reviews from The New York Times, Newsday, LI Press, Good Times, LI Entertainment, Aural Fix and other local press. All the good fun aside, The Defibrillators have rightfully been called a Super group by the press. The members of the band are all highly accomplished musicians who have made their mark on the music scene.
$501- $1000
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