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Performer
Program
Category
Description
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Beekman, Betty Stories In My Pocket Too Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
The Little Theatre of the Deaf performs for everyone in Sign Language and the spoken word. You SEE and HEAR every word. STORIES IN MY POCKET TOO, a 50-minute program filled with stories, fables, signing fun and interactive improvisation. We begin with a sign language warm-up that actually uses ropes to teach sign language! For those who know sign language, it is fun to guess what we'll come up with next. For those who do not, it is a fun and memorable way to learn. We have six large, colorful pockets on stage. Each pocket contains a theme. And we ask the audience to choose a pocket and we perform what they've picked. What will be in the orange pocket? Will it be signing fun, or fables? Whichever pocket is chosen, we will entertain, educate and enrapture. Included in our educational/outreach partnership, our LEARN AND STUDY TOGETHER GUIDE provides teachers with material about the performance, exercises and activities to do in the classroom pre and post-performance.
$1001- $3000
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. THE AMERICAN SPIRIT by Gerald Fierst History,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Gerald Fierst brings to life eyewitness accounts of the men and women who shaped our nation. Experience the pageant of American history, with an emphasis on the vision, courage and values of the people who built it: including George Washington and the founding of our country; Chief Sequoah, of the Cherokee Nation; Sojourner Truth and the Civil War; the Wright Brothers and the age of invention; and Robert Kennedy, and Martin Luther King, visionaries of democracy. This is a dynamic one-man production with costumes, scenery and props.
$501- $1000
Bertles, John Sustainable Storytelling Music,
Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Increase your students' environmental awareness using literacy! Master storyteller Robin Bady will weave an eco-web of words accompanied by the bewitching music of Skip LaPlante on instruments built from trash. Stories are age-appropriate and science-based, and address the concepts of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle as well as Conservation. Whether in auditorium or workshop format, students are encouraged to create and perform their own stories - in which the Big Bad Wolf may be a vital part of our ecosystem!
$501- $1000
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
Keeffe Schwartzman, Gigi HOLIDAYS OF LIGHTS Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
HOLIDAYS OF LIGHTS is a multicultural celebration of our fall/winter holidays Chanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and Diwali through stories and song. Through all we experience the good always shines on fill us with hope and to inspire us to better heights. Fun stories, puppet plays and many songs and games fill this joyous highly interactive program. This program is based on a show created and performed at the Emelin Theatre in Mamaroneck, NY – a major force in Children’s Programming in Westchester County. As always, our shows are tailored to your needs and AS ALWAYS – we invite the audience to LEND US A HAND!
$351- $500
McIntosh, Story Laurie 2011 One World, Many Stories - Around the World... Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Once upon a time, a young fellow named Jack grew a cabbage so enormous, he decided to see if he could sail it across the open sea. He could! And so he did. . .And so begins “Around the World in An Afternoon”, a musical storytelling adventure that will transport your library audience to lands both near and far. Within the frame story of Jack sailing on his cabbage (based on an old story dreamed up by Pete Seeger long ago), Story Laurie takes listeners on an imaginary journey that begins in your library’s backyard. The audience will sail south to the small island nation of Haiti, to hear a traditional folk tale. Then they will set sail across the Atlantic, where they will meet characters commonly found in European and African folklore. We then continue our journey around the globe, with a stop in Asia, then the South Seas and finally back home to the United States...singing songs, telling tales, off we go!
$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
Epstein Kravis, Anna Song & Puppetry INTERACTIVE Fun for a Winter's Day Show (Non Holiday) Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
This lively song and puppetry concert brightens a winter day with lots of winter time songs, puppetry and participation! Designed with winter school break in mind, this HIGHLY INTERACTIVE program features adorable hand puppets, synthesizer keyboard, LuLu the Singing Lama's silliest antics, move-along fun, and many chances for children to be in the show. This is a bright and sparkly, high-energy time for a winter day! Ages 2-8 (+ -), and family audiences.
$501- $1000
Golden, Gail SPLISH SPLASH: Jump into the Story Pool! Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
SPLISH SPLASH: Jump into the Story Pool! ties in closely with the summer reading program for NYS libraries 2010. This 45 minute long show is based on three folktales (from library books) and encourages summer reading. The folktales are from Africa, England, and Puerto Rico and are lots of fun for children ages 3-10 and their families. The program includes a high degree of audience participation including Spanish language content and children from the audience being selected to play characters in the stories! It's a memorable summer reading experience for the whole family!
$101- $200
Rivest, Robert Learn, Laugh and Let go! Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Mime
A humorous look at the stresses of modern life and what we can do about it.. Through comedy, insight, and interaction, Robert Rivest shares his tried and true methods of stress reduction. This series of mime, theater and Improv stories offers both comic relief and practical stress relieving techniques. Robert Rivest has the audience entertained and enthralled as he explores how to build concentration, calm the body and quiet the mind. Learn, Laugh, and Let Go. With Robert’s down-to-earth sense of humor and engaging style,audiences of all ages find stress reduction natural and easy. Robert Rivest comically explores: •  Positive and Negative Stress •  Perception & Perfection •  Adjusting to Change •  Positive Self Talk •  Test Taking •  Breathing Deeply •  Humor Perspective Awareness •  Re-energizing Body & Mind
$351- $500
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