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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Reynolds, Jackie Hands-On Balloon Twisting Workshop Performing Arts- Clowning,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Need a group activity that is fun, educational, teaches cooperation, motor skills, and is also visually stimulating? Let's twist balloons while playing Simon Says! Great hands-on activity with music for children and adults ages 8 and up. (Really good for teen, tweens, and families.) Younger kids, ages 5,6 and 7 have a ball twisting easy animals. Simon Says: Let's Give it a Twist!
$201- $350
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. THE OKRA DANCE COMPANY Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Dance
Dance performances of various cultures around the world, with an emphasis on the African American Heritage. Workshops and residencies can also be arranged. Programs available include:

• AMERICAN DANCE FROM AFRICA TO BROADWAY, which takes the audience on a fun-filled journey through the evolution of popular American dance from its African roots and European influences to soft shoe, tap, minstrel, and social dancing, culminating with the Broadway and club dances of today.

• JOURNEY INTO AFRICA takes a fascinating excursion from Senagal to Soweto through the traditional rhythms, songs, instruments, and dances that are an integral part of everyday African life. Two dancers plus a musician offer an authentic presentation of a culture that has profoundly influenced us all.

• DANCE, DANCE, DANCE tours Africa, Poland, Asia, the Caribbean and other nations around the world through the social dances that reflect each culture. Two versatile dancers perform the African Yambala, Chinese Sword Dance, Israeli Dodi-Li, Tango, Polka, Waltz, Jitterbug and more in a fast-paced, colorful production.

• RHYTHM DANCES FROM AROUND THE WORLD continues the journey to different countries around the world, including dances from Mexico, Greece, Hawaii, Italy, Japan, and the Caribbean.

$501- $1000
Fultz, Dave Learn to Juggle Workshop Performing Arts- Juggling
Western New York Juggler Dave Fultz introduces the age-old circus discipline of juggling in a way that all students can understand, enjoy and embrace. There are many advantages to learning and participating in juggling. Not the least of these is aerobic exercise, confidence building, improved coordination and dexterity and many more. But most of all, juggling is just plain fun! When Dave teaches students the art of juggling, it's not just scarves and balls and repetition. Dave introduces a myriad of different juggling props in the very best tried and true step-by-step learning methods. Students will learn: three-ball cascade juggling, diabolo, devil or flower stick juggling, box manipulation and if time permits - spinning and balancing. Dave has taught countless seminars and workshops on juggling, and has attended a number of juggling conventions and workshops where he has learned from some of the best in the world. This is a humorous, entertaining and memorable approach to exercise and education that students may find helpful for many years to come.
$101- $200
Slaw, Jennifer Jen Slaw Interactive Juggling Workshop Performing Arts- Juggling
Participants have fun learning the basics of balancing and juggling with feathers, scarves, balls, spinning plates, diabolos, and devil sticks, while improving hand-eye coordination, focus, teamwork, physical fitness, and self-confidence! The programs are adjusted to the age and ability of group (ideal for ages 7 and up and maximum of 30 participants). Keep in mind that the program is also great for teen, pre-teen, and even adult groups. Jen Slaw's juggling combines grace, humor, skill and beauty with a captivating style which delights all audiences. Jen is an International Jugglers Association 3 Ball Champion, and has performed at countless schools, libraries, museums, festivals, theaters, casinos, corporate events, & private parties. She performs with stars from Cirque du Soleil and Ringling Bros. as part of the Nimble Arts Troupe. Jen has taught juggling to children & adults with the Big Apple Circus and more. Jen holds degrees from Swarthmore College in art & engineering .
$351- $500
Cain, Ron Professor GreenPockets Presents the Magic of Being Green Nature- Animals,
Nature- Other,
Performing Arts- Magic
Meet Central New York magician Ron Cain's new character, Professor GreenPockets, the good-natured dean of green and master of eco-magic. In Professor GreenPockets Presents the Magic of Being Green, Ron uses green magic to make ecology fun. Young audiences help perform illusions highlighting recycling, conservation, and the protection of endangered species. A Syracuse University graduate and former teacher, Ron has more than 16 years of experience performing at schools, libraries, companies and festivals throughout New York. He also has appeared on television’s Pappyland and Saturday Showboat. His magic shows with educational messages also include include The Magic of Being Green Show, Tune In To Magical Idol, The Magic of America, The Wandering Wizard Show, The Magical Museum Show, The Case of the Missing Bunny, Captain HurriCain’s Seaside Magic Show, and Mr. Millennium's Science of Magic Show
$201- $350
TheatreworksUSA, - Living Voices Productions' HEAR MY VOICE: WIN THE VOTE History,
Media- Video,
Performing Arts- Theater
Jessie follows in the footsteps of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton to help secure the right of American women to vote.
$501- $1000
Novogrodski, Marvin The Science/ Dance Experience Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Dance,
Science
First, see a magic show that defines science. Second, play with a host of fun toys and verbalize the action words discovered while playing with them. Third, using those action words, Marvelous Marvin conducts a movement class in which students explore the simple science principles discovered while students express themselves kinesthetically. Geared for Pre-K-3rd graders. Workshop can handle one class at a time. 30 kids maximum
$101- $200
Durst, James Work o' the Weavers/Celebrating America's Pioneering Folk Quartet History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Beginning in 1950 with their 2-sided hit single, Tzena Tzena & Goodnight Irene, the Weavers ignited popular interest in folk music. With a freshness and exuberance never before heard, they enjoyed surprising success until they were caught up in the hysteria of the Cold War anti-communist witch-hunts of McCarthism and HUAC, blacklisted and driven from the stage in 1952 at the height of their popularity. Their triumphant 1955 Carnegie Hall reunion concert and the Vanguard recording of the event gave heart to a generation and served to kindle the 'folk boom' of the '50s & '60s, providing a foundation upon which virtually every subsequent folk performer would build. WORK O' THE WEAVERS recalls their timely story and timeless songs. Adhering faithfully to the Weavers' original arrangements, WORK O' THE WEAVERS' (James Durst, David Bernz, Marthat Sandefer & Mark Murphy) repertoire includes the beloved familiar songs--as well as some the Weavers never sang, but might be singing were they still active today. Rousing, refreshing and relevant.
$1001- $3000
Simpson, Julia Breanetta How Sweet The Sound History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
An interactive program which traces the evolution of American music from Slavery to the Jazz Age.
$501- $1000
Schembri, Pamela Telling Stories, Writing Books Literature- Creative Writing,
Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Pamela Schembri, professional storyteller and author of the easy-to-read series Second-Grade Friends (Holt)presents a fascinating and lively program which combines the writing process and its relationship to storytelling. If you can tell it, you can write it - and people understand this connection after listening to her speak. Using storyboards, journal excerpts and folktales, this is a great program to motivate young writers.
$351- $500
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