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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Newcombe, Melody 'Dig into Reading with Mother Earth' Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Science
Melody a.k. Mother Earth will inspire kids to DIG INTO READING as she reveals amazing secrets about the world of plants,soil, mammals, reptiles, birds & bugs Dig into the fascinating facts with interactive Storytelling, Nature Lore, Animal SFX, Puppetry, Ventriloquism, Comedy, Magic, Music and Songs, Melody will Mesmerize Any Audience. Melody, her research and photography was featured on National Geographic Society CBS-TV special The Hidden World of Insects, NBC-TV The Cicada Story, WNET-TV Dining Out on Edible Wild Foods and has been interviewed on NPR Weekend Edition and on countless other radio and TV stations around the USA. For more information or to book shows for library, school assembly and classroom programs, call or email Melody Newcombe at 845-853-3761. Thank you.
$201- $350
Bady, Robin Brave Girls and Strong Women Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Not all girls want to wait for a hero! Take a journey with music and story through folklore, fairy tales and real life heroines with tales of brave princesses. strong girls and clever women. Robin's tales of strong resourceful women bring Women’s History to vibrant life. Robin Bady is an acclaimed storyteller who travels the United States and Europe telling and listening to stories. She is the past President of the Storytelling Center of New York City.
$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
Fultz, Dave Learn to Juggle Workshop Performing Arts- Juggling
Western New York Juggler Dave Fultz introduces the age-old circus discipline of juggling in a way that all students can understand, enjoy and embrace. There are many advantages to learning and participating in juggling. Not the least of these is aerobic exercise, confidence building, improved coordination and dexterity and many more. But most of all, juggling is just plain fun! When Dave teaches students the art of juggling, it's not just scarves and balls and repetition. Dave introduces a myriad of different juggling props in the very best tried and true step-by-step learning methods. Students will learn: three-ball cascade juggling, diabolo, devil or flower stick juggling, box manipulation and if time permits - spinning and balancing. Dave has taught countless seminars and workshops on juggling, and has attended a number of juggling conventions and workshops where he has learned from some of the best in the world. This is a humorous, entertaining and memorable approach to exercise and education that students may find helpful for many years to come.
$101- $200
Chambers, Trish Women At the Turn of the 20th Century 1880-1920 History,
Performing Arts- Other
At the turn of the century societies perception of women was in transition, due to the changes going on in the country. Technology, urbanization and immigration are driving changes in the social and economic status of women. The presentation discusses their advancement into the professions, arts and business. It discuses how women take the initiative to drive social change and innovative approaches to serious social issues like health, public welfare and suffrage while improving their own position in society.
$201- $350
Gardner, Tom The Uncle Brothers Family Concert Music,
Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Other
The Uncle Brothers' shows are upbeat, interactive, and loaded with important messages like reading, value of libraries, respect, using imagination, and many others. Having fun is our primary goal so that messages are absorbed. -Over 220 parents and kids thoroughly enjoyed your lively and entertaining music!- Jim Karge, Saratogo Springs Public Library
$501- $1000
Sardelli, Darren Pre-K Poetry Party Literature- Poetry,
Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
This interactive poetry presentation teaches Pre-K students about rhythm as they clap their hands and dance to the beats of Darren’s poems. Each poem takes them on an imaginary journey – they’ll go surfing in a rainbow ocean, they’ll play fetch with an invisible puppy, and they’ll even sing Darren’s poems with Darren. It’s a fun filled day of learning for everyone!
$201- $350
Lazzarini, James THE WIZARD’S MAGIC WORKSHOP Performing Arts- Magic
THE WIZARD’S MAGIC WORKSHOP: for children 7 to 16 years. Wizard books have cast a spell on kids of all ages and have left them clamoring for more information on magic and wizardry. What do you know about wizards? Join us for a workshop that introduces children and teens to the fascinating world of magic and wizardry. Who better to learn from than a real, live wizard?! Each wizard in training will receive: • A special chosen magic wand. • Numerous magic items for the student to keep. • A professional magic teaching DVD video for each student to keep. • An official wizard certificate. Wizards in training will experience hands-on fun and the opportunity to challenge themselves and amaze others.
$201- $350
Leeds, Dorothy Good Lessons from Bad Women History,
Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
In Good Lessons from Bad Women, a devilishly funny one-woman show, our lead character, Dorothy, wrestles with the concept of goodness and dives deep into a world where good is bad and bad is good. Instructed from childhood by her mother to be a “good girl” like the ever-virtuous Eleanor Roosevelt, Dorothy wonders what might be on the other side of goodness. As she begins a journey from rebellion to reconciliation, she visits a series of infamous, disreputable women from different time periods and backgrounds. In seven vignettes and frequent conflicts with Eleanor Roosevelt, Dorothy learns from these fascinating women by becoming each one and imparting the subtle lessons they teach. By the play’s triumphant ending, she has gleaned wisdom from the original sinner, Eve, the guilt-free Mae West, the opportunistic Emperor Wu, the image-building Kathryn Kelley, the litigious Elizabeth Freeman and the pillaging Anne Bonney. Good Lessons from Bad Women has been performed at libraries, theatres, universities, and museums all over North America.
$501- $1000
Connolly, Carol Just Dig It! (Summer Reading 2013) Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Tales ‘n Tunes, award-winning musical storytelling duo, will be digging deep with a lively and entertaining Summer Reading performance which will cultivate kids’ imaginations with tunes and tales about gardens and gardening. Sprouting ideas through books is the perfect way to propagate a crop of budding readers, and summer is the perfect growing season. Watch children bloom as they listen to and take part in stories and songs which celebrate reading. Tales ‘n Tunes perennially provides a fun and enriching musical story event that will encourage participants to “Dig into Reading.”
$201- $350
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