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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Del Bianco, Lou Hans Christion Andersen Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
The most exciting performer in the field.- BILLBOARD MAGAZINE A one man musical entertainment! 45 minutes of music and stories like the Kings New Clothes, The Ugly Duckling, Thumbelina and lots more. All of these stories teach us something about ourselves.
$351- $500
Agostino, Christopher Christopher Agostino's StoryFaces Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Visual Arts- Painting
Christopher Agostino’s StoryFaces is a very different kind of a show. Audience volunteers are brought on to the stage and facepainted very quickly to illustrate the stories he tells. The amazing facepainting holds kids attention while they listen to folktales from around the world and his original tales. With his extensive repertoire of stories he can perform successfully for any size audience and any age: kids, teens and adults. In most shows he paints 8 to 12 volunteers while mesmerizing the audience with a theatrical storytelling style and tales that range from the comic adventure of the first time a man met a crocodile to the heroic tale of the boy Punia and the King of the Sharks. Spoken word and painted faces combine in a unique performance art, as author and artist Christopher Agostino illuminates ancient traditions to completely engage modern audiences. It’s surprising and delightful theater for any age. Several themes are available and special shows can be crafted to feature specific cultures and special topics. Discounts available for libraries on certain dates. Go to agostinoarts.com to see the new video: What Is A StoryFace?
$501- $1000
Productions, Dream Jam Dream Jam Productions presents Melody's Musical Adventure Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
Dream Jam Productions presents Melody's Musical Adventure All aboard! Get ready to be swept away on this magical musical train ride that students and teachers will never forget as Melody learns about American music genres while finding her "own voice." This participatory musical theatre production, with a stirring blend of original and traditional music, features members of the acclaimed and award-winning Dream Jam Band. The train takes young Melody to the key cities that have been fundamental in the development of American music. The incomparable Dream Jam Band plays and teaches about the musical genre that originated in each city, making this a valuable and unforgettable experience for Melody and for each audience member.
$1001- $3000
Epstein Kravis, Anna Springtime Song and Puppetry Celebration & Springtime Holiday Concerts Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Songs of baby animals, how things grow, changing weather and the joys of spring come alive! Adorable hand puppets, LuLu the Singing Lama, lots of participation, basic sign language and more offer children many opportunities to be in the show! Versions for Easter and Passover available. For ages 2-8 (+ -), and family audiences. Anna has performed over 500 library concerts for chidlren and family audiences, and over 3500 children and family programs to date internationally, in varied venues.
$351- $500
Handy, Spook Spook Handy In Concert History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Spook Handy in Concert is the most popular show I do. Instead of being theme oriented, this is just simply me, my trio or full band showcasing mostly original songs from my 4 CDs. Sprinkled with occasional 60s and 70s folk songs or an obscure original, this concert engages audiences of all backgrounds and ages. An excellent program for Libraries, Arts Centers, Churches, Schools and other meeting places. Pete Seeger covers some of Spook's songs and the two perform together several times per year. Visit www.spookhandy.com for more info on the artist and other programs and workshops.
$501- $1000
Graham, Michael A Holiday Fantasy / The Three Wishes Performing Arts- Puppetry
A HOLIDAY FANTASY Enchanted toys, fairy magic and a clever mouse are just some of the surprises in A Holiday Fantasy, an original puppet production by Michael Graham’s Spring Valley Puppet Theater. The story unfolds to the music of Massenet, Glazunov, Lecocq and others! THE THREE WISHES That’s just what happens to Henry and Gretchen in this puppet production of The Three Wishes. This folktale favorite is flavored with a dash of dialogue, a generous helping of humor and the twists of plot for which the Spring Valley Puppet Theater is known. This program is followed by a curtain down question and answer period in schools and a demonstration for public performances.
$351- $500
Crocker, Keith Santa Claus and the Movies - How the mythical elf of merriment has been presented on the silver screen! History,
Media- Film,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
This is an oddball but fun presentation showing the various depictions of the Santa Claus legend throughout the years. From Miracle on 34th Street to such crazy adaptations of the story such as Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, we'll investigate the history of Santa Claus through both legend and literature and its ultimate incarnation on the screen. This program will be a seasonal must. Loaded with clips of some of the strangest presentations of Santa over the past decades. It's a unique program to say the least.
$101- $200
Conrad, Bob Dragons, Dreams and Magic Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
A Magical journey to a time long ago, a time of Knights and Dragons, Wizards and Magic, Meet Merlin the Magical Mouse, Nogard the Dragon, see a member of the audience become a magical wizard and perform amazing magic. Magic, Puppets, Ventriloquism and just plain fun. Bob Conrad is the author/illustrator of several educational books for children including; Bob Conrad's Rainforest Animals and You Can do Magic.
$201- $350
Koeraus, Sol Flamenco y Sol Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Other,
Performing Arts- Dance
Our performance is a wonderful blend of entertainment and education. The artists - in full, colorful, traditional Flamenco costumes - perform and explain the intricacies of Flamenco dance, song, and its rhythms. Participation from the audience is essential.  The objectives of this program are: to show the origins of the flamenco dance, song and music; to demonstrate and relate the relationships between Spain and the Latin American cultures; and present a high quality, entertaining multilingual program. This dynamic program highlights the rhythms and emotions of Flamenco.  Flamenco began in Southern Spain, and we bring to our educational programs the essence of the different culture that influenced Flamenco: Andalusian, Gypsy, North African, Arabic and Judaic.  Unlike other art forms, the traditional dances do not tell stories but instead portray feelings.  The program consists of a series of solos, duets and company numbers.
$501- $1000
Kallevig, Christine Discover Storigami Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists,
Visual Arts- Folk Arts
Storytelling and origami together as one, two arts combined, doubles the fun! Discover Storigami with the award-winning author of ten books, including NATURE FOLD-ALONG STORIES and the new picture storybook, THE SUN, THE MOON, AND THE ORIGAMI GRAMMIE. A novelist and performing artist since 1991, Christine Kallevig folds giant-sized paper as she tells stories. Each fold represents an action, setting, or character, so by the time the story is over, a surprise origami figure is magically created. Included are audience fold-along activities, original material from her books, and origami adaptations of traditional folk tales. Christine uses music, humor, and large origami puppetry to dramatize the stories, and always finishes with an easy fold-along tale so that everyone has an origami souvenir to take home.
$351- $500
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