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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Shaw, Will The Fun and Funny Juggling Show Performing Arts- Clowning,
Performing Arts- Juggling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Will Shaw presents "The Fun and Funny Juggling Show", an award winning blend of physical comedy, verbal wit and amazing skills. Audiences of all ages will be treated to astounding displays of juggling, hat tricks, music, balance tricks, sight gags, cowboy rope spinning, boomerangs, spinning tops, audience participation and offbeat but sophisticated clowning steeped in the traditions of the great comedians from the silent film era to the present.
$351- $500
Rowe, Elizabeth Living with History History,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
My father was born in 1893. This program covers events I heard of first-hand about his life in Europe and America, including his account of the 1914 Christmas Truce in the trenches, how he barely escaped that war alive and how his 'war horse" didn't.
$201- $350
of New Zealand, Kahurangi Maori Dance Theatre People of the Pacific Genealogy,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Dance
People of the Pacific brings to life the culture, heritage and languages of the South Pacific islands of Tahiti, Hawai'i, Samoa and New Zealand in a fun, interactive, entertaining and highly educational way. Authentic costuming, live music, energy and audience participation come together to take the audiences on a journey to far away islands where the way of life is different and exciting but the pride in culture is strong.
$1001- $3000
Rogers, Robert Aesop's Fables Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Performing Arts- Theater
Take pride in who you are, even if you are slow as a tortoise; don't be greedy, and practice what you preach. These are some of the lessons taught in five of the most delightful and timeless stories by the ancient Greek writer, Aesop. These two thousand year old stories have been told around the world for generations. This version by Robert Rogers includes, How the Tortoise beat the Hare, The Fox and the Grapes, The Mother and Son Crabs, The Lion and the Mouse, and The Monkey and the Jar of Peanuts.
$351- $500
Lawrence, David Dig Into Reading Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Theater
An exciting, interactive program featuring magic, music, puppetry, all based on the 2013 library theme Dig Into Reading. We use books from library collections to weave a fun filled collection of magical routines into a program that both delights children, and encourages them to check out books from the library.
$201- $350
!, Spook Handy America's Ground Breaking Troubadour - Woody Guthrie History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Known as the Dust Bowl Balladeer - Woody Guthrie is America's most prolific folk songwriter of the 20th century. Born in 1912, Woody wrote hundreds, if not thousands, of songs that document the history, culture and concerns of 1930's, 40's and 50's America. His songs are highly educational, extremely fun and very sing-alongable. An excellent program for Libraries, Arts Centers, Churches, Schools and other meeting places. Pete Seeger covers some of Spook's songs and the two perform together several times per year. Visit www.spookhandy.com for more info on the artist and other programs and workshops.
$501- $1000
Bromka, Sondra & John Dreaming, Digging In, and Doing: 'THE ANT & THE GRASSHOPPER, AESOP'S FABLED FIDDLER' Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Dance
Bells & Motley's musical storytelling performance is a Greek classic concerning the value of Dreaming, Digging In, and Doing! We all understand how our lives' pressing labors hang in a balance with the wonders of artistry and expression, through colors and sounds and dances. In our telling, we are confident that all will appreciate the carefully drawn moral concerning the value of both work & play. As we weave the tale through Ant and Grasshopper’s year in four episodes, each scene begins with the appropriate movement of Vivaldi's 'Four Seasons' evocatively performed by the artists on harp, nyckelharpa, tromba marina, and winds. The action and mystique of the tale are further highlighted by the audiences’ contributions on medieval fiddles (researched and built by the artists themselves), percussion, and dancing. At the end of our maiden performance of this show, a young fellow excitedly asked: 'Where will we all be performing this next?' Exploratory Expressions by audience+artists, before the performance: -The Grasshopper's Fiddling Troupe - The Ant's Percussion Troupe - The Butterfly Dancers And now, Dear Audience, Places!! Let the story begin as together we play and sing the 15th c. song of 'El Grillo' the Cricket!
$351- $500
Hirschman, Keith Leaf The Happy Good Time Family Friendly Comedy Juggling and Dynamic Fire Show Other,
Performing Arts- Juggling,
Performing Arts- Other
Keith Leaf's juggling odyssey began on his trip around the world ten years ago and has never stopped. He has performed his unique multi-cultural comedy and fire show thousands of times across America and afar. Juggling professionally for the last five years Keith's dynamic act combines gut-splitting comedy with mindblowing skill. Rare and unusual fun for everyone. International street artist, Keith Leaf takes fire juggling to a whole new level, integrating fire staff, meteor rope, and torch performances with fire tennis rackets, flaming dog leashes and his own world-renowned invention the Flaming Slinky of Death. Watch in amazement as he lights his Butt on fire three times in every show.
$201- $350
McKeon-Pierce, Lonna Oral History: Connecting to your Family with Storytelling Genealogy,
Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
This interactive program is ideal for conferences, church groups, clubs, libraries, and retirees. Many techniques are given for gathering and sharing family stories that reveal Aha! moments about who we are and what our family gifts and curses are. Using family photos, artifacts, and songs to get the juices flowing, many workshop participants experience epiphanies and connect with their families and communities in a new and enriched way.
$201- $350
Rivest, Robert Laughter Yoga for Wellness Health & Fitness- Other,
Health & Fitness- Sports,
Performing Arts- Mime
What is Laughter Yoga? Laughter Yoga combines fun, easy to learn, laughter exercises and games with deep, centering breaths and simple, calming movements. Laughing, moving, playing - A great way to bring people together! Laughter Yoga is a complete “well-being workout” that is sweeping the world. In 1995 Dr. Madan Kataria, a Physician from Mumbai, India, launched the first Laughter Club with merely a handful of people. Today it has become a worldwide phenomenon with more than 6,000 Social Laughter Clubs in over 60 countries. Laughter Yoga is based on the scientific fact that the body cannot differentiate between laughter exercises and real laughter . You get the same physiological and psychological benefits! · Boosts immune system · Releases endorphins · Increases oxygen intake · Decreases stress hormones · Creates a joyful connection with others! Robert Rivest's is a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader, a Comic Mime Artist,and a Stress Management Educator.
$351- $500
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