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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Heckstall, Amina Olushola Ballet International Africans - AFRICA MEETS AFRICAN AMERICA PROGRAM Music,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Dance
This is a project/ program that was begun in 2005 to show the division between Africans and African Americans in this country, while also showing how we are very similar. We aim to use the cultural arts that we share through our ancestral lineage and that we have gained from our ancestry in this country to show where we come from, where we should be headed, and how to get there as a united community. We use Traditional & Interpretive African dance, drum, song, folklore, poetry, hip hop, litugical dance, and even rap to teach morals, history, and cultural arts. We do this through performances and/ or classes.
$501- $1000
Edgecomb, Diane A Celtic Evening Literature- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Irish Culture comes to life with Storytelling, Song and the strains of the Celtic harp. In A Celtic Evening, Diane brings to life Ireland’s storytelling treasures from the humorous Legend of Knockgrafton to the hauntingly beautiful Deirdre of the Sorrows. The most famous of all Irish romances, Deirdre weaves together Druidic prophecies with a forbidden passion so profound it dares to defy the fates. The performance is set against a lush background of harp music: original and traditional melodies played by the versatile Margot Chamberlain on a variety of Celtic folk harps. Enjoy an evening of humor, passion and music with these two inspiring performers. A Celtic Evening is also available as a full musical event with the addition of Michael Punzak on story and fiddle and Tom Megan on accordion, keyboard and pennywhistle. Thoughtfully composed and beautifully presented, A Celtic Evening was a joy for us all. The combination of both your talents made for an inspirational evening that moved the audience to laughter and to tears, and left us with a feeling that magic was in the air. Director of programming, Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA
$501- $1000
Haynes, Jeff Percussion & Spoken Word Workshop Literature- Poetry,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
This is a poetry workshop, designed inspire writing, offer a platform for self expression and presentation and cultivate personal voice. Jeff would work with students on coloring and bringing to life their words with percussion. A one day workshop or can be structured to weekly sessions over the course of one month. Based on budget, interests and audeince. Ideal for 5th grade to adults. participants will be engaged in various exercises and discussions to help them connect Jeff’s percussive textures with their inner voice. They will see first hand how percussion can bring out different inflections in their writing and delivery. The workshop invites participants to bring their poems to perform with Jeff and/or come with an open mind, ready to write and perform something inspired by the sessions. As participants listen to Jeff play, they will become in-tune with the “voice” of the rhythm. Participants will be challenged to allow their writing and performances to reflect on: how the rhythm makes them feel; where does it take them; and what their inner voice will say in return.
$1001- $3000
Torgan, Keith Last Night I Ate A Giant Marshmallow and When I Woke up my Pillow Was Gone! Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
The stories and songs of The Green Golly Project have always been a favorite of children everywhere – but nothing tickles a kid’s fancy more than silly jokes. This magical program combines stories about kid-life, songs about kid-experience, dreams about kid-stuff and jokes; silly and dumb but always funny jokes! After and during the program kids will get a chance to tell their favorite jokes and share their most interesting dreams – both the ones they have when they’re asleep and the ones that they hold in their hearts and minds for the future!
$501- $1000
Schembri, Pamela Multicultural Tales Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
With her keen sense of dialog, Pamela inhabits characters from many parts of the world. Students travel from one country to another, discovering how traditional folk tales connect us all. Favorites include The Magic Orange Tree and other Haitian tales, Anansi stories (including African, Jamaican and North American versions), native American tales, and extraordinary selections from Europe and Asia.
$351- $500
Carpenter, Regi A Shadow Across the Moon Literature- Creative Writing,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists,
Performing Arts- Theater
In this workshop and performance ( available as a package or independently) stories of the supernatural and paranormal as well as true events will bring tweens and teens to the library to write and perform or experience these tingly tales by master teller, Regi Carpenter
$201- $350
Friedman, Jeffrey Destination:INSPIRATION! InterACTIVE StoryCrafting Literature- Creative Writing,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Destination:INSPIRATION cultivates the writer inside every child! Jason Edwards doesn't do those 'the author lectures the kids' kinds of shows. He believes that kids LEARN BY DOING, so he introduces children to his magic ingredients for great story crafting, but then draws out their own inspirations to collectively create and act out a story right there on the spot! Kids of all ages and levels of ability create characters, make up lines, and steer the course of the plot. Slapstick humor abounds as Jason acts out the narration, and he provides prompts, hints, and encouragement as he guides the story to its conclusion. Jason follows up the assembly with writing workshops in which he builds upon the concepts introduced in the assembly and guides every student through the process of creating his or her own amazing stories. Every childs writes a fantastic fable right then and there! Additionally, Jason provides ongoing feedback even after the programs are over - he remains available to teachers and students via Skype, e-mail, or Facebook.
$201- $350
Knight, Leonora Author's Interactive Concerts Literature- Authors,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
Picture children on stage, in costumes, singing and dancing as their favorite songs come alive through music. Eric Carle, Tomie DePaola, Dr. Seuss, Laura Numeroff, Doreen Cronin, Jan Brett and Marcus Pfister shows feature a wide variety of musical styles with full orchestra sound. These concerts were created for the Long Island Children's Museum and were a huge success. Tap dancing chefs, high kicking dancers, aprons and pasta utensils, hungry caterpillars and grouchy ladybugs and Indians will adorn the stage. Children will learn 5 senses, days of the week, follow directions and have a great time!
$201- $350
Davis, Lydia Adams One Earth So Green and Round - Songs of Nature Music,
Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
One Earth So Green and Round - Songs of Nature Lydia Adams Davis is an Arts in Education Specialist , composer/guitarist and recording artist dedicated to environmental education. Lydia presents wild animal puppets and integrates science with humor and song. An acoustic band is available as well. Sound clips for all tracks can be heard at the album's website: www.oneearthsogreenandround.com Davis also offers literature-based storybook songs and historical programs.
$351- $500
McEntee, Robert 'Miracles of the Mind!' (Teens) Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Theater
'Miracles of the Mind!' has received rave reviews from numerous young adult audiences. Performance includes amazing demonstrations of the powers of the mind including incredible feats of memory, telepathy, clairovoyance, precognition, psychommetry, telekenis & hypnosis. The topics in this show really appeal to this tough to interest age group, and many libraries have received larger than normal turnouts for it! Practical application and techniques shared with the audience on memory & reading speed improvement, and caution in believing claims of fortune tellers & so called 'mediums'. Teens love learning to do a mind reading effect themselves, and the grand finale with mesmerizing special effects such as laser lights and much more!
$351- $500
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