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Program
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Description
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Keeffe Schwartzman, Gigi LEND ME A HAND BAND CELEBRATION JAM!! Music,
Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Visual Arts- Drawing
LET’S CREATE AND CELEBRATE!! 2009 SUMMER READING GIGI AND THE LEND ME A HAND BAND'S MOVEMENT & MERRIMENT ALBUM WAS A FINALIST IN THE 2008 CHILDREN'S MUSIC WEB AWARDS FOR BOTH BEST ALBUM & BEST SONG CATEGORIES!! Gigi and Family & Friends add interactive musical adventures combining aspects of music, art and lots of imagination for a wonderful Summer Reading Program. Highlights will include: • We’ll bring tubs of our famous LEND ME A HAND BAND decorated wooden spoons for the audience to play along with us to create an accompaniment to our music and also use as props in songs and stories. We’ll create our own band and play and learn about different rhythms and styles. • WE'LL LEAD A MUSICAL ADVENTURE and include the song, “AIKEN DRUM”, with an audience member (older grade) drawing the “man made of food” from audience suggestions, and we’ll all sing along at the end. • We’ll also CREATE our own VERSES to certain songs selected age appropriately to target audience and sing them along. **Can also be adjusted to pre-school age.
$351- $500
Mitch Weiss, Martha Hamilton Stories of Wonder and Humor from around the World Literature- Authors,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Mitch Weiss and Martha Hamilton are seasoned presenters who have been winning audiences and critical acclaim throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia since 1980. Renowned for their dynamic presentations of world tales and their work in teaching storytelling, they are available for performances, workshops, and extended residencies. Their twenty-one books and recordings have won numerous awards including Parents’ Choice, National Parenting Publications Awards, Irma Simonton Black and James H. Black Award for Excellence in Children's Literature (from Bank Street College of Education), and the Anne Izard Storytellers’ Choice Award. A typical comment after a school visit is: 'Beauty & Beast Storytellers have so much talent wrapped in one package! They are authors, dramatists and educators bursting with energy and enthusiasm. Their books delight all audiences and when they talk their books, it's an unforgettable performance.' Mitch and Martha will get children of all ages excited about reading and inspire them to tell tales in an engaging manner and to write their own stories. Their story collections and picture books appeal to a wide range of ages. Check out their terrific Web site which reflects the quality of their programs and the breadth and depth of their experience.
$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
Bromka, Sondra & John 'STONE SOUP & the HURDY GURDY MAN' - FIZZ, BOOM, READ! Summer Program 2014 2-for-1 Special for Children History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
This favorite classic tale has been crafted to include lots of singing, movement, and active participation for every audience member, from the youngest, to the most old and wise. The story: When a very clever traveler meets a very stingy lady, an extraordinary soup is created from nothing more than the imaginative man’s ordinary stone, water, and his wits and imagination. Our version highlights this most valuable clue: There is great joy in sharing, and it is important to always “use your noodle,” and your imagination! Young children will love the inclusion of their favorite storytelling elements: singalongs, patterns, repetition, the wondrous ways of 'long ago & far away' and especially, their 'Fizz Boom Pop' Chorus! & 'THE HURDY GURDY CHILDREN'S CONCERT: OLDEN INSTRUMENTS THAT GO FIZZ, BOOM, and POP! Reading Program Special: 2 programs for 1 price: see separate entry For a truly unusual musical experience, songs are accompanied by a real live HURDY GURDY built by the artist. This unforgettable historic stringed instrument doubles as a magic pepper grinder in our telling! Look forward to an energetic, meaningful, & interactive tandem storytelling experience underscored with live music, resonant with historic authenticity, and alive with abundant participation.
$351- $500
!, Spook Handy American Folk Songs for the Whole Family History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
This program is simple. Let’s make sure our kids know some of the treasures of American Folk Music. We’ll sing old favorites like “This Land is Your Land”, “If I had a Hammer”, “I’ve been Working on the Railroad”, “She’ll be coming Around the Mountain” and maybe some newer songs. If the children don’t already know a song we’ll take the time to teach them. Parents are encouraged to sit with their children and help them learn the songs. 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
Field, Barb Family Fun Face Painting Performing Arts- Clowning,
Visual Arts- Other
BJ and Company will custom design the right program for your needs. We have worked extensively with children and families and performed hundreds of shows. SUGGESTED PROGRAM: (other ideas are available!!!) BJ will give a brief demonstration on how to use face paints. Then the fun begins! Participants may use the mirrors provided and paint their own faces or paint on a willing friend or family member. As they do this, they are learning about blending colors and cooperating with others. The students will be using safe, non-allergenic face paints to create their own designs on themselves or each other. www.bjandcompany.com
$201- $350
Chambers, Trish Civil War Women: Their Roles and Legacies History,
Performing Arts- Other
The world of the women of the Civil War period became more complex than keeping a home, knitting socks and baking bread. These women were left behind to fend for themselves and to manage homes, businesses and plantations, roles which up to the Civil War were traditionally performed by men. The presentation discusses changes in society, economics and traditions that would redefine the roles of women forever. It explores the amazing accomplishments of the brave wonen of the North and South who supported the war effor as nurses, spies, soldiers, government workers, authors, lecturers and fundraisers. Discover how their will to survive the war and create a future for themselves and their families drove them from their traditional roles and into a new world of responsibility and freedom. See how their legacies paved a pathway for the women of the future.
$201- $350
Skandan, Sonali Legends of India through Dance, Music and Mime Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Dance
Sonali Skandan and her Jiva Dance Company will present famous legends from India using the form of Bharatanatyam, the classical dance from South India. Combining rhythmic footwork with beautiful hand and facial gestures, Jiva Dance will present the music and stories that are timeless to Indian culture, including the birth of Ganesha, the battle between Krishna and the serpent demon Kalinga, and the grandeur of Lord Rama. Universal themes such as love, longing and devotion are highlighted in these epic stories.
$501- $1000
Mischief, Merry Santa & Mrs. Claus Christma Sing-a-Long! Music,
Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
This is a very fun and different Christmas and Yule Holiday Program! Santa & Mrs. Claus come and do a Musical Program for you and your patron! After a program that features Holiday Favorite Songs (and some silly Elf Jokes)Santa and Mrs. Claus will take some special time to chat with girls and boys about their Christmas wish list! That's right, it's time to bend Santa's ear if you've been GOOD! (and it's never too late to be good if you've been a bit naughty! :) Santa KNOWS.
$351- $500
Gaulin, Sasha Hula Hoop Dancing with Fire Gypsy Health & Fitness- Other,
Performing Arts- Dance,
Visual Arts- Other
Sasha is a hula hoop dance instructor and a professional hula hoop dancer. The program starts with a 5 minute hoop dance performance and then I teach the kids or the group how to hoop dance. The size of the group is only limited by the space. I will have hula hoops already made for the class. But I can also do a hoop making workshop.
$201- $350
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