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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Golden, Gail World of Wonders! Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
The Wondermakers perform 3 interactive folktales from around the world! Libraries can select their 3 folktales by requesting The Wondermakers Top 10. The stories to select from are from Puerto Rico, Kenya, Mexico, the USA, England, Japan, Central Africa, Ireland, Russia, and Italy. Whole audience participation as well as audience volunteers who become characters in the stories are both part of the show! The stories are all from library books. The show encourages reading, creativity, and an interest in many cultures. Mime, humor, and colorful props and costumes are all included!
$201- $350
White, Corey Follow your Fire! Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Other,
Visual Arts- Other
Imagine if feeling different in life is actually not so different. The audience will follow their own path through this workshop as they learn about being yourself, keeping it safe, oh, and did we mention Fire Dancing! Highlights of this program include audience participation, dance and acrobatics, comedy, history, as well as a question and answer portion and a trivia filled follow up web video. Follow your Fire will take the audience through their own story of learning how to follow their own path in life, even if it means going against the grain. That story is about the rich, historical cultures that modern day fire dancing comes from. The audience will even get to try what its like to warm up and spin practice poi. Then, the moment we have all been waiting for, the fire show! After our hands on fire safety section, the troupe will demonstrate all the props the audience has learned about in a display of fire and light. We will follow up with a question and answer portion plus an online trivia video for the audience to follow up with.
$351- $500
Conrad, Bob Music of the World Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Author/illustrator, musician Bob Conrad will take your students on an imaginary voyage around using Music, Dances, and Hats of over 20 different cultures. Every member of the audience will become involved as they sing, clap, and participate in the fun. For the finale of the program, the stage is filled with a Latin Rhythm Band composed of members of the audience, each playing a different instrument. Bob Conrad will perform on a wide variety of common instruments such as the guitar and banjo, as well as Rosita the Brazilian Talking Drum, the Steel Drum, The African Kalimba, and a host of rhythm instruments, he will also explain the origin and historical development of them in a light-hearted way, This program will introduce your students to the world of music, Dixieland, jazz, Country, Folk, Flemenco, Rock and Music from Around the World. This program will leave your audience with a new found love and appreciation for music of all types. Bob Conrad is the author/illustrator of several educational books for children.
$351- $500
Yacovella, Joanne Mother Goose is on the Loose: Get Fit and Healthy (ages 3-5) Health & Fitness- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
Join Mother Goose as she utilized her MusAerobics (c) Program, a unique combination of music, aerobics and dance, to reinforce sound nutrition and exercise.
$201- $350
Whitcomb-May, Andrea Greta's Punch & Judy Puppet Show Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Wintergreen! Punch & Judy puppet show featuring Greta Garbage. Storytelling Audience Participation Puppetry The winter garden is trashed and world famous puppets Punch & Judy come to the stage. Punch playfully throws garbage out the window while Judy engages the audience to help him clean up his act. Punch, however, is more interested garbage games & playing with the audience. Join in the fun to find out how it all ends. Also starring Reduce, Reuse & Recycle. Puppet making workshops available. *** Punch & Judy puppets have an endearing, centuries-old reputation for entertaining children. This show alters things a bit. The comedic puppets Punch & Judy have finally gone through some conflict resolution & peer mediation training. The world famous Punch may no longer throw his fellow puppets out the window… but guess what he does with his garbage?
$201- $350
McKeon-Pierce, Lonna Character Education Stories: Tales of Wit and Wisdom Life Skills- Parenting,
Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Character education; teaching without preaching. Fables and folktales are ageless sources of wisdom that have fascinated folks of all ages forever.
$351- $500
Yacovella, Joanne Mother Goose is on the Loose: Abduction Prevention (ages 3-5) Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Abduction Prevention (Ages 3-5) Join Mother Goose and her puppet friends for this awareness and empowerment program which encourages children to listen to their Feeling Voice which helps them discern when someone or some situation can not be trusted.
$201- $350
Bromka, Sondra & John 'The Boy Who Went to Visit the North Wind' Participatory Storytelling + 'Who Has Heard the Wind' Children's Concert History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Sondra and John Bromka bring audiences on a wind-swept journey to 'long ago and far away' with the telling of this fine traditional tale. Look forward to an energetic tandem storytelling performance that is underscored with live music on Celtic harp, enriched with historic authenticity, and alive with abundant participation that is well suited to audiences of all ages. A tale of wonder, magic, and heroism, the story unfolds when a poor boy's meal is unwittingly blown away, taken to the four corners of the earth by the all-powerful North Wind, and cannot be returned. In exchange, a magic tablecloth, magic donkey, and magic stick are three marvelous gifts offered by the Wind. But in the end, the most important gift of all is surely the North Wind's sage advice: 'All you have to do is keep your eyes & ears open.' As in the best of traditional folktales, there is the timeless appeal of a thought provoking theme. Here, justice & fairness are of universal concern to young children. And they will enjoy their favorite storytelling elements: patterns and repetition, personification, and especially, the wondrous and curious ways of 'long ago & far away.'
$351- $500
Nugent, Margie The Art of Henna Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Other,
Visual Arts- Folk Arts
Learn about the art of henna - how to mix it, why it's used, what the designs mean. Perfect for holiday celebration or as a full class. Everyone leaves with a henna and an appreciation for this ancient art form. Handouts provided.
$101- $200
A Barrel of Fun Productions, Art Miller A Barrel of Fun Comedy/Variety Shows Music,
Other,
Performing Arts- Clowning
A Barrel of Fun comedy/variety shows may include music, magic, ventriloquism,juggling and lots of audience participation. We have performed over 10,000 shows at a wide variety of venues. We have performed programs in over 250 libraries, including almost 150 libraries in NY State. We have well over 500 repeat library programs to our credit. Our programs are appropriate for preschool through elementary children and families.For the 2014 Fizz, Boom, Read summer reading theme, we are suggesting: Professor Klutzo's Did You Know Show (Comedy/Variety) and Catfish Charlie's The Science of Fishing (Comedy/Music). Comedy shows available are: Professor Klutzo (Comedy/Variety) Music, magic, ventriloquism and juggling. Pete The Pirate (Comedy/Variety) Music, magic and ventriloquism. Bongo Joe (World-wide percussion,stringed instruments and ventriloquism with soft puppet characters.) Catfish Charlie (Comedy/Variety) Camp songs with audience participation, comedy and ventriloquism. Rattlesnake Red (Cowboy character/musical variety) Comedy and ventriloquism. Side Saddle Sue (Cowgirl character/musical variety) Puppet Shows-See our listing under Puppet Shows. Fuzzy The Clown (clown variety) Hanna Banana (clown variety) See website for specific descriptions and photos. Many shows are theme-adaptable.
$201- $350
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