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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Sommerstad, Patricia All the Little Italys Multicultural- Other,
Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
When it comes to celebrating, don’t we each have a little Italian in us? Why not celebrate your “inner Italian” with a trip to Italy right here in New York! Between 1880 and 1920, over four million Italians entered the United States. Learn how those who settled in New York’s neighborhoods made their cultural imprint on the city. With four Little Italys to visit in New York’s boroughs, there’s plenty to see and do. We’ll take a “tour” through each one, with an in-depth look at attractions, restaurants, markets, bakeries, shops; all that makes them uniquely Italian. Plus, we’ll “tour” another Little Italy in a city only two hours from New York. Complete itineraries, thorough information about each neighborhood and directions for car/public transportation/parking will all be provided. And, of course, prizes for all! Buon viaggio!
$201- $350
Novogrodski, Marvin Circus Arts Workshop Health & Fitness- Other,
Performing Arts- Clowning,
Performing Arts- Juggling
Learn how to juggle scarves, balls, clubs, spin plates, walk on stilts, tame the rhythm sticks, twirl rings, and discover your own balancing skills in Marvelous Marvin's Circus Arts Workshop. Marvelous Marvin gives easy-to-do lessons which makes his workshop accessible for children and adults. Great for gym classes, fairs, festivals. I provide all equipment necessary.
$501- $1000
Perri, Dana Storytelling Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Dana Perri's award-winning children's book series, Think...then Jump™ entertains children with the simple, rhyming stories, vibrant and bold illustrations while teaching them that taking time to think about their words and actions will lead to thoughtful choices. Dana will read from her books, The Grumpy Frog and The Careless Frog and engage the children in an active discussion about the books, discussing how this relates to their own experiences. Dana will also discuss the writing process, where you can find inspiration and lead the children through imagination exercises. Depending on the age of the group and proficiency level, she can lead them in a writing and drawing exercise or a simple craft that echos the Think...then Jump™ mantra of living life thoughtfully.
$101- $200
Engel, David Do Not Go Gentle--An Evening With Two Great Wordsmiths: Dylan Thomas & William Shakespeare Literature- Poetry,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists,
Performing Arts- Theater
"Do Not Go Gentle.." is an hour with two great wordsmiths: Dylan Thomas and William Shakespeare. In reader's theatre style, selections of these two poets are presented allowing their work to be savored and juxtaposed.  Whether for the first or the thousandth time, your patrons will enjoy famous and lesser known works of Dylan Thomas ("Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night," "And Death Shall Have No Dominion") and select soliloquies and sonnets by Shakespeare in the way they were meant to be experienced: live and direct. This program promises a lively hour of moving, life-affirming contemplation against a background of thematic music, dimmed lights and (electric) candles flickering. Selections will rotate to reflect the changing seasons. Please consider booking a program this April for National Poetry Month or in November or December for a special, full reading of "A Child's Christmas In Wales." 
$351- $500
Cruise, Jim Spoon Man - "Dig Into Reading" Literature- Authors,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
With the theme "Dig Into Reading", I'm thinking of a cereal bowl with books inside and 2 spoons digging in. I am a family musical interactive comedian and I'm also a published author. My book is called "Spoon Boy". I also offer a workshop for teens and adults called BYOS (Bring Your Own Silverware). My web site is www.SpoonMan.biz . I have my library brochure, video clips and info about my book on my web site. My program is around 45 minutes. With multiple bookings (on the same day), I can be as inexpensive as $300 per show. I don't mind driving an hour or more between libraries.
$351- $500
TheatreworksUSA, - Jim West Productions' HOW THE ELEPHANT GOT HIS TRUNK & OTHER ANIMAL TALES Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Step right up, and let the animal antics begin! With the Pink Elephant as your guide, Rudyard Kipling's classic story HOW THE ELEPHANT GOT HIS TRUNK (also known as THE ELEPHANT CHILD)comes to life in this large-scale puppet extravaganza. Also, colorful rod puppets perform a madcap Barnyard Opera to the accompaniment of Mozart, Strass, Rossini, and other classical great!
$1001- $3000
Knight, Leonora Be a Friend, Not a Bully Interactive Concert Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
In this interactive concert students will sing together and take on roles of characters showing empathy, compassion, caring, perseverance, friendship and bullying. Exercises will be used to demonstrate welcoming and unwelcoming body language. The music and performing will add some excitement and levity to a very real and current issue. Children will love being on stage. Singing together is a very powerful uniting force! All music is original and fully orchestrated. Cue cards are used to help students sing along.
$351- $500
Latta, Tim ME PLURIBUS UNUM History,
Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
In ME PLURIBUS UNUM, we get a hilarious lecture-demonstration cum stump speech by the wanna-be Queen of the United States of America. In her negative attack campaign, she unwittingly makes the case for democracy as we know it, and shows us how lucky we are! As she argues that an absolute monarchy is so much easier than democracy (no questioning necessary, no thinking involved!) she points up the value of civic participation and involvement in our government. Her ironic criticisms of the American system cover the separation of powers, how laws are passed, taxes, and freedom of speech. At the end of her harangue, she demands a vote to end democracy in America so she can achieve her American Dream: to become queen of the greatest nation on earth. In the end she sees the paradox behind her dream. You can’t be queen of the greatest nation on earth if you take away everything that makes it great. It’s not Me pluribus unum, but E pluribus unum: out of many, one. Felicity Jones
$351- $500
Pasqual, Julie Performing Arts- Storytelling
This collection of world tales that dance, stomp, and shake will do it all - except put the audience to sleep. It is performed by Julie Pasqual, who is a storyteller trained in dance, clowning, acting, stiltwalking, yoga, and American Sign Language. These tales come from different cultures and countries, and utilize a ton of humor, movement, and can be adapted for audiences of various ages.
$201- $350
McKeon-Pierce, Lonna A Visit with Laura Ingalls Wilder History,
Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Master storyteller, Lonna Pierce, comes in costume and brings period artifacts of the late 1800s. She re-tells stories from the Little House on the Prairie series, tying in history, geography, cooking, dance, and music. Students will discover what it was to be a child 100 years ago!
$501- $1000
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