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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Edgecomb, Diane One Thousand Doorways: Journey Among the Kurds of Turkey Literature- Poetry,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
A chance meeting with a young Kurdish refugee sets an American storyteller on a quest of danger and discovery to bring to the world the ancient legends of this oppressed culture. This is the deeply moving, richly humorous story of one woman’s journey through the remote mountains of Turkey and of the extraordinary people who shared their lives and stories with her.
$501- $1000
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
Poe, Robert The Broccoli Rob Show Health & Fitness- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
A Fun way to get your kids to eat their Veggies! Singer/Songwriter, Robert Poe, plays a superhero, Broccoli Rob, along with other characters to stress the importance of eating fruits, vegetables and other high nutrient foods. He combines music, comedy, fitness, dance, and martial arts into an interactive and highly entertaining show. Healthy Eaters Make Good Readers!
$351- $500
Gardner, Tom The Tommy Show For Young Children Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Tom Gardner of The Uncle Brothers, aka 'Tommy' has been performing for children 2-10 for years with an interactive sing along concert. Standards as well as his popular orginals are a hit with younger children. Please note that Tommy's program can be custom tailored for whatever age crowd attends his concerts.
$201- $350
Rosenberg, Paul Homespun Community Dancing with Peter, Paul & George Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
Come kick up your heels to live fiddle music! Enjoy a tradition of community dancing and music handed down from generation to generation. Everyone gets involved – from ages 2 to 102 (especially those who have not danced before) -- in easy-to-learn American barn dance favorites: circles, squares, contras, as well as folk dances from around the world, like Ireland, Russia, Turkey, Israel, Tahiti, Mexico, France, Scandinavia, China and Africa. The toe-tapping tunes consist of reels, jigs, polkas, hornpipes and waltzes. Instruments may include fiddle, banjo, flute, pennywhistle, clarinet, guitar, piano, recorder, percussion, and more. While participation in the dancing is encouraged -- it's hard to sit still -- it's also fun to just watch and listen to the music. This program helps children develop an awareness of our traditional way of life - when people lived without electricity and had to make their own entertainment - and discusses the origins, sounds and uses of traditional instruments. The Family Dance usually includes a short sit-down period to talk about the dancing, music, instruments, and cultures. Here's a video sample of a family dance: http://homespun.biz/interfamilydance.htm
$351- $500
McEntee, Robert Magic or Balloon Sculpturing Workshop Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Other
Students gain ability to fool family & friends with several great feats of magic! Instructional handouts provided and magic taught uses common household objects. Skills gained improve hand eye coordination, dexterity, and teach the power of perseverance. A brief history of magic is discussed and it's relation to current culture. Program is customized for audience ages and ability. Promotion of library as the ideal place to further study is emphasized. Students leave Balloon sculpturing workshop with ability to create several adorable figures. Needed materials are supplied along with resource list.
$201- $350
Lazzarini, James Phenomenon (mentalist show for teens) Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Other,
Science
Phe•nom•enon (f∂ näm´∂ n∂ n) noun 1. Something experienced; a fact or occurrence that can be observed. 2. Something notable; something that is out of the ordinary and excites people's interest and curiosity. 3. A remarkable person or thing. 4. A new and exciting show created for the sophisticated expectations of a young adult audience. Do you believe in ESP and power of the mind? An exciting show created for the sophisticated expectations of a young adult audience. Phenomenon is a presentation of profound and unbelievable events in a fast-paced, fun format. This one of a kind performance will make the audience the stars of the show. Amore utilizes the audience throughout the performance for astounding demonstrations of the mind and body incorporating psychology and parapsychology, body language, power of suggestion, hand writing analysis and misdirection. Predict lottery numbers, foresee the future, read people’s minds, see a demonstration of the human lie detector, sightless vision and more. Experience Phenomenon and you will believe. Phenomenon is a show that challenges an audience to discover the power of their own minds.”
$351- $500
Whitcomb-May, Andrea Greta Garbage Many Stories Many Worlds Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Super star vocabulary words Reduce, Reuse & Recycle open up a world of stories with an entertaining look at the environment & the multifaceted topic of garbage! Stories even include garbage archeology & history. Using storytelling, puppets, and a bit of music Greta begins this journey traveling to Egypt, London, then west across the globe to return home where puppets Jasmine & Tessy present their audience driven show.
$101- $200
Hudert, Christopher Tales of a Mysterious Land Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Three stories demonstrate the rich ethnic diversity of Chinese folklore. Narrated and performed with hand puppets, rod puppets, masks, and simple props, the story of "Long Hair Girl," "The God of Faces," and "The Story of the House" are sure to stir the heart and stimulate the imagination of young and old.
$351- $500
Boyer, Jeff Bubble Trouble Performing Arts- Other,
Science,
Visual Arts- Other
Bubble Trouble- A bubble volcano. Bubble roller coaster. A kid in a bubble? Jeff Boyer takes bubbles to the max in this one-man bubble extravaganza. It’s the craziest, most creative bubble show around. Jeff juggles bubbles, sculpts and builds with bubbles, forms a bubble fog and more. Mixing comedy, music and interactive bubble-magic, he engages and delights audiences of all ages. A hit at schools, libraries, camps, resorts, cruises, fairs…anywhere there’s air! Check out these video clips! (just cut and paste into your browser) http://www.youtube.com/jeffreyboyer#p/u/2/d7idAF_7_r8 http://www.youtube.com/jeffreyboyer#p/u/3/ExXIx8tn-eI
$351- $500
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