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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Feldman, Eve Reading for Writing Workshops Literature- Authors,
Literature- Creative Writing,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
Using the author's fiction writing as a launch pad, students analyze short readings and then tackle their own short writing projects. In advance, the author shares three short stories which she submitted for inclusion in a short story anthology entitled I FOOLED YOU. Students are invited to select the story they would have chosen before discovering which story was actually selected. Alternately, students are invited to experience at least a few chapters of one of Ms. Feldman's chapter books. Elements of the author's writing are then used to help students create their own writing selections.
$501- $1000
Austin, Robert The Spectacular Magic of Robert Austin Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Other
This two person show starts off fast paced with live doves that magically appear and disappear and then are put into a beautiful cage, the cage falls apart and they change into an adorable live Bunny Rabbit! There's plenty of audience participation, lots of comedy and music accompanies some of the acts. Robert also SAWS SOMEONE FROM THE AUDIENCE IN HALF! For his finale, Robert SUSPENDS SOMEONE FROM THE AUDIENCE IN MID-AIR! Robert has been performing his magic for over 20 years and has appeared on television on such shows as LAW AND ORDER,LAW AND ORDER:TRIAL BY JURY, THE JURY, NBC's ED,ZERO HOUR and USA UP ALL NIGHT. In the movies he has been in SPIDER-MAN II, THE INTERPRETER, TAXI, THE TAKING OF PELHAM 123, LOUDER THAN WORDS and JUST MY LUCK. He is a true professional and a long time member of SAG/AFTRA, ACTOR's EQUITY and AGVA.
$501- $1000
McKeon-Pierce, Lonna Folk Tales Around the World Literature- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Includes both humorous and thoughtful tales from around the globe, many of which are participatory. Storytelling workshops are also available. Children will learn to be more expressive with their voices in oral presentation.
$351- $500
MacGregor, Grian The Ivy Vine Players Puppet Theater Nature- Gardening,
Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Visual Arts- Other
The Ivy Vine Players Puppet Theater is a one-woman show with a cast of over 75 handmade puppets. Each one has been individually crafted from recycled materials, so that Uncle Walter's bathrobe appears suitably well-worn, and Nana's muddy garden boots have a familiar feel. The show is a blend of song and story,; you'll leave humming the tunes, and remembering tales of being kind to the earth and each other. Puppet-making workshops are available to follow the show ($175). We provide most materials and teach puppetry skills. NEW! Autobiographical shadow puppet workshop for kids 8 years and up.
$351- $500
Smith, Joy Memoir: A Personal Journey Through the Civil Rights Movement History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
I integrated a school in Tennessee when I entered the first grade. It was the same year as the Little Rock nine. My father was a Civil Rights preacher and through him I met Martin Luther King, Jr. when I was 11 years old and later Rosa Parks - two iconic figures of the Civil Rights Movement. This program is my personal story along with songs and other related stories about tolerance, acceptance and pride.
$351- $500
Tomecek, Stephen The Science of Sports Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Other,
Science
Scientist and award-winning author Steve The Dirtmeister Tomecek takes a slightly serious look at the science behind many of the sports that kids love to play. The program features over a dozen interactive demonstrations which are safe enough for kids to try themselves. We begin with a look at athletes and why reaction time and hand-eye coordination is so important. We then explore the roles played by inertia, leverage, angular momentum, friction and gravity in everything from bowling and basketball to soccer and baseball!
$201- $350
Kumalo, Robbi Keep The Beat Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Keep the Beat is multi-lingual world music concert featuring folk songs from around the globe with pulsating energy and interactivity. The emphasis of the concert is how people all over the world are connected by music, history, and daily interaction. Robbi K & Friends chant with you in Yoruba, hum Zulu folk songs like Mbube, dance to the Latin clavé rhythm, and sing in reggae style celebrating l’chaim; and the many things we have in common with each other. Robbi shares stories about her travels as a musician, and through call & response you'll find yourself singing in 5 different languages. Keep the Beat is a wonderful concert for festivals, schools, and main stage family programs. Children exposed to these songs will not only be singing them for many years to come but hopefully will be inspired to become loving and open-minded participants in the global community.
$351- $500
Conrad, Bob The Magic of Health & Fitness Health & Fitness- Other,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
An exciting program that deals with an important problem; the health and fitness of our youth. Your audience will see such subjects as diet and Exercise explained in a magical way that is at once fun and easy to understand and remember. They will classmates take part in Bob Conrad's Aerobics Class and assist him in astounding feats of magic. Conrad will explain the importance of eating good foods, as well as the negative aspects of habit-forming substances such as drugs,alcohol, caffeine and tobacco. He will explain the differences of various types of exercise including resistance,aerobics, cardiovascular, and flexibility. Using his talents as a magician, Bob Conrad will attack the subjects of exercising and eating properly in a fun and amusing manner. This is a fun filled program loaded with audience participation and excitement. Your audience will receive an important message that will be long remembered.
$351- $500
McIntosh, Story Laurie I Love the Bugs in My Backyard Music,
Nature- Gardening,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Every spring, Story Laurie plants a BIG garden. But she knows that gardening is not a one-woman show. “I Love the Bugs in My Backyard!” is a playful and informative celebration of the insects who fertilize, pollinate and otherwise help Story Laurie’s garden grow! This lively, participatory program offers up a veritable trove of traditional tales, tunes and some new treasures as well. With her bee-witching style and fun repertoire of insect fact and folklore, Story Laurie is guaranteed to make your students BUZZ with delight! This program is ideal for classes studying insects or plant life, or for those planning a community garden or Farm-to-School project.
$201- $350
Field, Barb Zany Science with Prof. Womboggle Performing Arts- Clowning,
Science
BJ and Company will custom design the right program for your needs. We have worked extensively with children and families and performed hundreds of shows. SUGGESTED PROGRAM: (other topics are available!!!) Barb will come as Prof. Womboggle. She will do a fun, hands-on science lesson about the most dangerous chemical compound in the world! First we will discuss how one atom of oxygen (a highly combustible element) combines with two atoms of hydrogen (also highly combustible) to create this compound… DON'T let the students know that it’s water! Then we’ll do several experiments together which demonstrate the unique properties of water. The students love learning about science with Prof. Womboggle. www.bjandcompany.com
$201- $350
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