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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. WEAVING THE WILD by Annie Hickman Nature- Other,
Performing Arts- Dance,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Annie Hickman presents an inspirational program combining visual arts and dance as she welcomes the audience into her magical world of transformation. Annie demonstrates her exquisite costumes, woven out of basketry materials, and uses music and dance to bring them to life. While transforming from one creature to the next, she shares her stories, creative inspirations, and artistic techniques that combine to make her a unique multi-media artist.
$501- $1000
Roethel, Glen What Inspires You? - A “Positive Music” Exploration, Concert & Songwriting Workshop Literature- Creative Writing,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
What inspires you? Is it a delicious meal? A glorious sunset? Perhaps a dear friend's smiling face? Whatever it may be, let's get fired up! In this concert/workshop -- perfect for the NYS Summer Reading Program *Be Creative* and *Express Yourself* themes -- acclaimed singer-songwriter Glen Roethel will perform some of his POSI (positive message) songs to get our juices flowing, then we'll awaken our inner songwriters when Glen guides us with creative exercises to inspire us and help us write our own POSI song. When we're done, we'll make a quick demo recording so that later on Glen can spice it up, post it at GLENROETHEL.COM, INSPIRELINE.COM (and possibly at the POSITIVEMUSICASSOCIATION.COM websites) and even email it to each participant -- iPod ready.
$351- $500
Russell, Linda The Good Old Colony Days History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Balladeer Linda Russell brings the 18th century vividly to life through music. Broadsides, ballads, love songs and humorous ditties are accompanied by guitar, penny whistle and hammered and mountain dulcimers as she tells the stories of everyday life in early America. Included are such songs as Johnnie's Gone for a Soldier, Soldier, Soldier, Will You Marry Me and George Washington's favorite dance tune!
$351- $500
Theater, Open Hand Monkey Business Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
With its interactive play stage, Open Hand Theater engages children ages pre-K - 2nd grade in their own performance of the well-loved story, Hats for Sale. In our version each monkey is a vowel sound. With puppets and a stage, sounds and lots of fun with repetition, children participate in acting out the story.
$101- $200
Crocker, Keith BILLY GILBERT - Hollywood's Forgotten Comic Genius Media- Film,
Media- Video,
Performing Arts- Theater
Billy Gilbert is easily one of the most recognized character actors on screen, yet so few people know anything about him. Born to Metropolitan Opera singers, Billy Gilbert was in Vaudeville since age 12, and upon being spotted by Stan Laurel during a stage show in 1929, was introduced to the world of motion pictures. He ended up working with the major comic talents of the day, including Laurel and Hardy, The Three Stooges, The Little Rascals, The Marx Brothers and W.C. Fields. He also acted along side Charles Chaplin, John Wayne and Frank Sinatra. This program celebrates Billy Gilbert's career in cinema, and utilizing various clips from his decades of work shows you why he was one of the favorite foils of Hollywood funny men.
$101- $200
merwin, chris Kikyo Genso-Japanese music and dance Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
Kikyo Genso (beautiful illusion in Japanese) is a one of a kind duo consisting of Kishiko Hasegawa and Chris Merwin. Kishiko studied the ancient Noh theater dance and singing as a child in Japan and Chris Merwin has immersed himself in the esoteric music of the bamboo shakuhachi flute both in Japan and at home. Together they enchant audiences with a marriage of the two art forms that are not paired together in the traditional arts world of Japan. The program features elegant dance based on Noh dance accompanied by Zen Buddhist and classical music, as well as folk dances with the words sung in Japanese. The performers are authentically costumed in kimonos and cultural and historical background is given on all aspects of the performance. This show is the only one of it's kind anywhere and is as entertaining as it is educational.
$501- $1000
Powell, Jack Jack Zucchini Songwriting Workshops Media- Video,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
During a 60- to 75-minute session, students explore the craft of songwriting by writing and recording a song that is uniquely their own, based on a theme or curriculum-related topic. They work cooperatively to form a musical composition by: brainstorming ideas, writing lyrics, composing a melody, and gaining personal experience with the creative process. The song is then rehearsed and recorded, and the school receives a CD recording containing the students’ song (as well as an online downloadable Mp3 version to share with parents!) Jack uses live recording “loop” technology to achieve a full band sound by layering percussion, bass, acoustic guitars, harmonica, trumpet, and vocals (He's always adding new instruments and sounds to the mix.
$201- $350
Loshak, Rachel Gustafer Yellowgold's Show Music,
Performing Arts- Other,
Visual Arts- Cartooning
Multi-media performance of live music and animated illustrations about Gustafer Yellowgold, his journey from the Sun and his new life here on Earth, in the Minnesota woods. Through narration and storytelling we meet Gustafer's new friends the flightless Pterodactyl and Slimothy the eel. Created and performed by singer-songwriter/ illustrator, Morgan Taylor, Gustafer Yellowgold appeals to the whole family.
$501- $1000
Parisi, Rita 1908 Tea History,
Museums,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
In 1908, the world was on the cusp of change. The traditions of the Victorians were giving way to a modern way of thinking. The automobile, airplane, changes in fashion, entertainment, and social conventions were altering the lives of people forever. Mrs. Gordon, a middle-class housewife, will entertain you during her afternoon tea as she tells you stories that will illuminate life at the turn of the 20th century. Then everyone will have an opportunity to engage in an open discussion as she shares with you her latest issue of the Ladies Home Journal.
$351- $500
Florez, Karla Tamarindo Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Tamarindo is a children's book adapted to be performed as a story telling and dance form. It shows how boys and girls from El Canal del Dique region in the Carribean coast of Colombia love to paint their bodies with black paint as a remembrance of the period in slavery and the freedom from it. A special characteristic in this story is the use of facial gestures. I retell the story by telling of a boy whom is loved throughout the town and enjoy dancing in despite of living in reduced circumstances. Values like rejoice, love and courage are shown in this story while dancing and keeping the contagious rhythm of Danza negra.
$201- $350
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