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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Bromka, Sondra & John Historic Music and Dance Celebrations of Many Cultures History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
Bells & Motley's International Instruments, with International Folk Dances for Families; Special topics include Celebrating NYS Heritage with Dutch Music and French Cultural Heritage Concerts, Performances, Celebrations See www.bellsandmotley.com website for detailed information, photos, and much more.
$351- $500
Fultz, Dave Gravitational Bull Juggling Show Performing Arts- Clowning,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Juggling
Western New York Juggler Dave Fultz and his son Kyle deliver a very eclectic and entertaining show that is wonderful for schools, churches, block parties or any type of family fun event. Juggling, comedy, magic, storytelling, balloon sculpture and audience participation are all part of this fun filled demonstration. Dave has performed on stage multiple times with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and also appeared in the American Academy of Ballet's adaptation of the Nutcracker. Kyle and his partners came in second in the Buffalo's got Talent Contest sponsored by radio station 103 THE EDGE. Balls, clubs, rings, devil sticks, diabolo, rubber chickens, plungers, and, in appropriate settings even knives and flaming torches will fill the air in this 40 – 60 minute show. So whether you are amused or amazed, stand back because we’re throwing stuff around!
$201- $350
Manning, Jim Minecraft Madness Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Other,
Visual Arts- Other
“Build a Better World” is the 2017 summer reading theme developed by the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP). To fit with the Architecture, Building, and Construction theme, Jungle Jim's new show is titled Minecraft Madness! Join Jungle Jim as he leads your young patrons through the magical world of Minecraft! Some of the activities we do with the children include: The creation of the incredible Giant Dragon, competing in the sensational Building Block Madness Tournament, Beware of the riveting Zombie Chase!, Battle with the epic Balloon Blaze Rod, Watch the magic Bone Wand appear!, the Balloon Firework Rocket extravaganza, and for the big finale… Jungle Jim creates the biggest challenge of them all: A humongous 6-foot Slimeball!
$351- $500
Tobias, Toby Journey From Johannesburg Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
South African-born songwriter and musician, Toby Tobias, is excited to be performing an original show in various venues on the East Coast and in the Midwest called 'Journey from Johannesburg'. It is a performance which tells the story of his journey through 3 continents and takes the form of his original songs interspersed with small narrated vignettes about his life growing up in Johannesburg, South Africa and Jerusalem, Israel and finally New York, USA. The show's message is one of racial equality, understanding of each other's cultures and religions and a strong desire for togetherness in a world which seeks to divide rather than bring together.
$501- $1000
edmond, howard iroquois tales and legends Performing Arts- Storytelling
Tales and legends of the Iroquois with a wraparound of discussion of life in the longhouse and when the stories were told. Session begins with playing of native american flute to set the mood. Done with reverence and respect for Haudenausaunee (people of the longhouse) tradition.
$351- $500
Collins, Dawn Story, Song, Movement, Rhythm Play Plus Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
An interactive program of songs, small and large movement, and rhythm instrument play for preschoolers and their parents. Story themes may be incorporated with the songs, e.g. songs about the seashore, songs about the seasons, songs about the river, songs about a holiday or national celebration. Parents interact with their children and the children learn that music and reading is fun, especially when sharing quality time with their parent or caregiver. Rhythm instruments (over 12 different types) are hand-held percussion instruments that are sanitized prior to use and are very sturdy and safe. (A craft or art project may be added on, which will extend the program length to 1 hour and 15 minutes.)
$101- $200
Riedel, Cris Music Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
This year's summer reading theme, Libraries Rock, is about MUSIC. All the stories in this program are music related. The program includes these tales: The Bremen Town Musicians, from Germany The story of four animals running away from home, and their song saves their lives. The First Flute, from the Sioux Nation With help from a woodpecker and a flute, a young man wins his life partner and the enduring respect of his tribe. The Beggar's Song from Italy
$351- $500
Fultz, Dave Problem Solving and Learning Through Juggling Performing Arts- Juggling
This is a fun, informative and unique program that uses learning to juggle as an example of how to keep negative emotions from getting in the way of the learning process. Western New York juggler, Dave Fultz, discusses how negative emotions such as fear, confusion, and frustration can get in the way when you are trying to learn something that you may find difficult. A step-by-step incremental approach is introduced where each step has a clearly defined objective. Once you reach your goal for each step, you are prepared and confident that you can handle the next step. Kid's will learn the very best tried and true method of learning to juggle while they learn to learn. This is a humorous, entertaining and memorable approach to education that students may find helpful for many years to come.
$101- $200
Schuman, Sandy Lead Belly: Singer, Songwriter, Murderer; King of the 12-String Guitar History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Huddie William Ledbetter, better known as Lead Belly, got a bum deal. Was he justly sentenced to prison for murder? Twice? Was he exploited by the man who discovered him? Did he have to share credit for writing the song that became the number one hit of 1950! This program includes a series of true stories about Lead Belly’s life: why he chose to play the 12-string guitar, the events that led to his two convictions for murder, how his reputation as a prison songster led to his pardon by the governor, how he was discovered by John and Alan Lomax, how he contributed to the folk music revival and the advent of rock and roll, how his signature song—the song he used to both open and close his performances—became the most popular song of 1950, and why it is still sung today at soccer games all across Europe. These stories are interspersed with songs such as The Midnight Special, Easy Rider, John Hardy, We’re in the Same Boat Brother, and Goodnight Irene.
$101- $200
Parisi, Rita Gothic Ghost Tales by Candlelight, supernatural stories from the 20th century Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
A presentation of three ghost stories spanning from early 20th century through mid century from Irish author, Rose MacCaulay, British Author, Agatha Christie and American author, Virginia Layefsky. This is not a reading. This is theatrical storytelling where the stories have been adapted faithfully using the author's own words. Includes lighting, props and costumes.
$351- $500
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