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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. THE LION & MOUSE & OTHER TALES by Crabgrass Puppet Theatre Literature- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
THE LION & MOUSE & OTHER TALES: SMART AND SMALL CONQUERS ALL, Fantastic Folktales from Around the World -Can a turtle win a tug of war with a mighty elephant? Can a tiny mouse help an enormous lion? Can a jackal outwit a terrifying tiger twice his size? Find out asCrabgrass Puppet Theatre travels around the globe to tell stories that show even the small and weak can have a big impact on the world. With beautiful puppets, fabulous pop-up scenery and their signature hilarious style, the award-winning Crabgrass Puppet Theatre presents tales from Africa,Asia and Europe that will inspire and enthrall children of all sizes.
$501- $1000
Marshall, Barry Classics with a Twist Literature- Creative Writing,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
The Storycrafters are internationally renowned for their creative retakes on classic stories. In this program, The Storycrafters present tales from their large repertoire of updated retellings of well-known tales in forms such as rap, spoonerism, word play, and other playful forms. In workshop format, The Storycrafters show participants how they go about creating 'new stories from old', using many of the methods The Storycrafters use to make new performance pieces.
$351- $500
Cain, Candice The Lion & The Mouse Performing Arts- Theater
A little mouse befriends a large lion and helps him out of a trap, even though he thinks she isn’t strong enough. This fun play, based on one of Aesop's fables, will teach elementary-aged students the importance of not judging a person’s abilities based on their appearance. Face painting afterwards!
$101- $200
Goldstein, Dana The Road to Freedom: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Civil Rights Movement History,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
Join Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on The Road to Freedom. Incorporating the spiritual music that became the underscore of the civil rights movement, this production helps young people to recognize that they can change their world peacefully. Geared for students in grades 3-8, this presentational theater piece is ideal for Black History Month and is a perfect addition to any American History curriculum. From his first encounter with racism to his immortal speech delivered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Dr. King walks students through the experience of the civil rights movement. Students make discoveries with Dr. King as he encounters some of the great minds who fought for freedom before him: Henry David Thoreau, who introduced him to the concept of civil disobedience, and Mahatma Gandhi, who showed him that nonviolent resistance was the most powerful weapon in the fight for equality. This educational and inspiring production is available in January and February. The Road to Freedom is authorized by The King Center in Atlanta, GA.
$1001- $3000
Musco, Penny STEAL AWAY: THE STORY OF A HOMESTEADER AND AN EXODUSTER History,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
STEAL AWAY is my one-woman show about a little-known piece of American history, which I originally wrote and performed as Artist-in-Residence of the National Park Service. Set in 1880, STEAL AWAY is told from the perspective of Priscilla, a white woman who leaves the East to homestead in the Plains with her husband and children. She crosses paths with Abigail and her family, former slaves who fled the South after Reconstruction ended. The narrative weaves together historical accounts of those who sought free land through The Homestead Act, and the significant but nearly forgotten movement of 20,000-40,000 blacks who headed north when the last federal troops were removed from the South. These African Americans called themselves Exodusters, likening their flight to the Biblical exodus of Moses and the Israelites out of Egypt. The show's title comes from the Negro spiritual of the same name. I’m a freelance writer whose work has appeared in a variety of national publications. I also have a B.A. in Theatre. I’ve performed STEAL AWAY at many locations since 2009. While the program is appropriate any time of the year, it’s an especially good fit for Black or Women’s History Month, in February and March, respectively.
$351- $500
Nugent, Margie Balloon Twisting Other,
Performing Arts- Clowning,
Visual Arts- Other
The art of balloon twisting is mesmerizing. Who wouldn't want to learn? We offer balloon twisting as an addition to our other programs and as a stand-alone class. For the classes we supply everything including the pumps. We have taught this program successfully at various camps.
$101- $200
Davis, Lydia Adams One Earth So Green and Round - Songs of Nature Music,
Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
One Earth So Green and Round - Songs of Nature Lydia Adams Davis is an Arts in Education Specialist , composer/guitarist and recording artist dedicated to environmental education. Lydia presents wild animal puppets and integrates science with humor and song. An acoustic band is available as well. Sound clips for all tracks can be heard at the album's website: www.oneearthsogreenandround.com Davis also offers literature-based storybook songs and historical programs.
$351- $500
Marshall, Barry The Water of Life Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Award-winning, nationally renowned tandem storytellers present a family performance program of world folktales on a watery theme. Perfect for library 2010 summer reading programs. Stories may include: The Water of Life (Grimms), The Naga (Burma), The Rainbow Fairy (Ireland), many more.
$201- $350
Deem, James Becoming a Young Writer Performing Arts- Literary Artists
I briefly introduce some of the books I've written and discuss how I get my ideas. I tell children the story of how I became a writer in the fifth grade. Using PowerPoint, I talk about the research I do in writing a book. Sometimes I use images related to my books Bodies from the Bog, Bodies from the Ash or Bodies from the Ice to help students understand the work involved (and the pleasures of research). I conclude by discussing how much fun writing is and encouraging students to write their own stories. If there is time, I may read a small portion from one of my novels (The Very Real Ghost Book of Christina Rose or The Mystery Club of Luna Drive). I always allow time for children to ask questions at the end of my presentation.
$1001- $3000
Lajewski, Chris Tune Into Nature: A Dig Into Reading Summer Program Music,
Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Chris the Guitarist brings traditional sing-along songs, humorous stories, and Native American tales alive with his acoustic guitar and uplifting spirit. He has delighted audiences around New York State with songs like This Land is Your Land, The Fox, The Beaver Call, Owl Moon, Mother Nature Made a Forest, Boom Chicka Boom, and many more favorites! Audiences have enjoyed being transported to another time during Chris’ lively telling of The Three Billy Goat’s Gruff and How Crawdad Got it’s Eyes. Chris will get you singing along and laughing it up! Reviews: The interactive nature of the program was the most enjoyable for both the children and parents. Your sing along songs were a great hit. I thought the program was great! - Central NY United Way. This program is perfect for our group. They get right into the activities and songs. - Wayland Free Library. It was clear that the children enjoyed themselves a great deal while learning at the same time. - Guernsey Memorial Public Library. What a wonderful performance last week; all loved it. You relate so great with the kids; a success. - Meco Elementary School.
$201- $350
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