Performers and Programs

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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Morse, Andy DIG INTO READING WITH SONG Literature- Authors,
Music,
Nature- Animals
Andy's 2013 program Dig Into Reading with Song is an interactive musical journey using songs and story books at the same time. Many different stories will be sung while volunteers take turns turning the pages. Call and response songs, movement, rhyme and much more will be covered.
$351- $500
Agostino, Christopher Christopher Agostino's StoryFaces - Transformations Storytelling Multicultural- Other,
Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
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. Learn more at: http://agostinoarts.com/StoryFaces See video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Snc0ndU-LBk
$501- $1000
Thompson, Liz The Secret World of Spiders Nature- Animals,
Science
Despite their bad press, spiders are some of the most intriguing and beneficial animals sharing our planet. Their webs are architectural masterpieces of silk, their venom may hold the cure or treatment for many human ailments including diabetes, and they possess some of the most interesting adaptations found in the natural world. It has been said that at any given moment we are never more than six feet from a spider. Discover which ones are sharing your work, play, and living spaces and exactly what they're up to. With the help of slides, preserved specimens (including brown recluse and black widow), and visits with our live tarantula ambassadors we'll unlock the mysteries of these elusive animals.
$101- $200
Arm-of-the-Sea, Theater At the Turning of the Tide History,
Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Theater
This theater extravaganza is a celebration of the Hudson River Estuary. Incorporating mask characters, large puppet figures, vivid paintings and live music, the show explores themes from the natural and social history of the Hudson. Appropriate for family audiences and students, grades 1-8. School performances include study guide and post performances discussion with cast. Photos & video available at www.armofthesea.org
$1001- $3000
Gillman, Jackson Riot in the Garden Music,
Nature- Gardening,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Fun-filled science theater celebrating the joys of gardening in interactive song,movement and story. Laugh and learn as we get down and earthy, becoming worms, roots, blossoms and a bountiful harvest in this rollicking romp. Susan Pierce, Special Events Director of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association reported: Not only was Riot in the Garden awarded Most Educational at the Common Ground Fair, it was a delightful mix of comedy, music, and stories that delighted people of all ages. It's great to work with someone like Jackson, who can always be depended on to do an outstanding job.
$351- $500
Dolan, Mary Beth Fabulous Fish- polymer clay fish Nature- Marine Life,
Visual Arts- Crafts,
Visual Arts- Other
We explore the world of fish with fun fish facts. While making our own fish with polymer clay! Fish are made using simple shapes, and if space and time allows we bake some of the clay fish during the program. Appropriate for ages 5 and up. Great parent- child activity!
$351- $500
Marki, Trish Live Birds of Prey Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Join The Wildlife Institute of Eastern NY for a walk on the wild side! Come face to face with live hawks, owls, and falcons. Discover how these animals survive in the wild and how you can find them in their natural habitats.
$201- $350
Kuhn, Lindsay Dancing With Horses Music,
Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Dance
This program is an introduction to the art of dressage, as performed by the Spanish Riding School and Lippizaner Stallions of Austria. Participants will learn dance moves that mimick the moves of the horses, and can practice them in a simulated dressage arena with stick horses. They will learn moves such as the side pass, pirouette, flying changes, piaffe and passage. The history of the art will be taught using Margeurite Henry's book: The White Stallion of Lippiza. Students will be allowed to perform a KUR using classical music at the end of the program. Traveling along is Lilly, our miniature horse whom the children can meet and pet as the program finale. Dressage is the art of teaching horses to dance in harmony with themselves. It was originally developed by the Greek General Xenophon, as a means to train horses for war. Today it is performed both as an Olympic sport in the summer games and by those who wish to train their horses in the higher arts. The class will be conducted as a ballet class in a flat open area of the library. This program is suitable for the 2013 summer reading program.
$101- $200
Fires, Karin DIVERSITY of LIFE Nature- Animals,
Nature- Other
Wildlife Educators Coalition (WEC) brings a variety of live, exotic animals to your location and demonstrates some of the amazing variety of life found on this planet. We start with a general monologue about diversity and some surprising facts about life forms. We then go to the live animals, beginning with insects to lizards to snakes to tortoises & turtles. In this part, WEC volunteers carry different types of each species around the room so people can get up close and ask questions. Some of the animals can be touched. Volunteers with hand sanitizer follow. From there we go to our higher level animals--a cockatoo and a variety of mammals, culminating with a fun and educational visit from Maggie, our black-handed spider monkey.
$501- $1000
Tincknell, Roger Children's Songs and Singing Games Music,
Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
CHILDREN’S SONGS & SINGING GAMES Interactive Program for Young Children Sing, move, dance and play rhythm instruments while exploring other cultures with traditional, original and contemporary songs and play-parties! This program includes a variety of traditional, multicultural, contemporary and original songs that stimulate the imagination and inspire singing, moving and dancing. Children imitate animals, take imaginary journeys, create song lyrics and learn Spanish and other languages through call and response singing. Quiet songs and lullabies are interspersed with high energy movement songs. The program is performed on a wide variety of instruments including, guitar, banjo, mandolin, drums and harmonica. Children are often invited to play Latin, African and Native American percussion instruments.
$201- $350
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