Performers and Programs

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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Landrey, Sheileen Great Grains: International Multicultural- Other,
Museums,
Visual Arts- Folk Arts
Examine three major grains, why people around the world traditionally grow, cultivate, and eat those grains, and what part they play in daily life.
$101- $200
Japanese Arts Center, Ryu Shu Kan Taiko Drums Workshop Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Workshops allow our performers to share the joy of Taiko with their audiences. Taiko is used as an educational tool to teach the music, culture and history of Japan to the community; and to imbue a strong appreciation for cultural tradition and the arts. Our Taiko workshop begins with a warm-up routine to prepare to strike the Taiko in a safe and controlled manner so there will be no injuries during the class. We then proceed to teach the basic swings involved with the various traditional pieces to be taught. After learning a few basic rhythms, the participants will learn two pieces that require not only striking the Taiko; but also movement around the Taiko which incorporate Martial Arts movements & traditional Folk Dance movements.
$351- $500
Henderson, Kristine Tea Tasting: Introduction to Tea Appreciation Health & Fitness- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Other
Like wine, tea is a diverse and complex beverage, but many of us do not know what is available beyond the supermarket shelf. An interactive tea-tasting seminar is a great way to learn the basics and sample many of the unique and rare teas that are grown around the world. Conducted by Certified Tea Specialist, Kristine Henderson, this is the first seminar in a series of tea tasting seminars. Introduction to Tea Appreciation provides an introduction to the vast world of loose leaf tea. Topics that are covered include: brief history of tea; varieties of tea; components of tea; health benefits of tea; preparation tips; storing and purchasing tea. Attendees will taste and discuss three teas that will have been selected from a menu of teas.
$101- $200
Landrey, Sheileen Discover Brazil Multicultural- Other,
Museums,
Visual Arts- Folk Arts
Through hand-on stations and activities, students explore three major regions of Brazil and how climate, geography and natural resources affect the way people live.
$101- $200
Japanese Arts Center, Ryu Shu Kan Cha no Yu Japanese Tea Ceremony History,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Other
Cha-no-Yu is commonly translated as Japanese Tea Ceremony but the word(s) literally mean hot water for tea. The art of Cha-no-Yu is a synthesis of many Japanese arts with the focus of preparing and serving a bowl of tea with a calm mind, serene spirit, and pure heart. The tea master Sen Rikyu (1522-1591) developed Wabi-Cha or the style of tea that reflects a simple and quiet taste. It is this simple style of tea that is practiced and taught in Japan and throughout the world today. The principles of Kei Sei Wa Jaku (respect, purity, harmony, and tranquility) are the principles that practitioners of Cha-no-Yu integrate into their study of tea and into their daily lives. Sen Rikyu said that tea is nothing more than boiling water, making tea and drinking it. It is this simplicity that makes the study of Chanoyu a lifelong pursuit. Our Tea Ceremony workshop will include tea tasting (accompanied by traditional Japanese sweets) & a discussion of the history of the tea culture as well as the zen aesthetics which infuse the tea culture.
$201- $350
Japanese Arts Center, Ryu Shu Kan Shimenawa - Japanese New Year's Wreath History,
Multicultural- Other,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Shimenawa are lengths of braided rice straw or hemp rope used for ritual purification in Japan. They can vary in diameter from a few centimeters to several meters, and are often used at the entrance to temples or homes for good luck and to keep away evil spirits. Patrons will make their own Japanese style New Year's Good Luck Wreath with material supplied by us. There is an additional Material fee of $10/person.
$201- $350
Gato, Nego Nego Gato Afro-Brazilian Music and Dance Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
The Nego Gato Afro-Brazilian Music and Dance Ensemble bring to their audiences the rich African influenced rhythms and dances of Salvador, Bahia, Brazi--areas known for customs deeply rooted in the traditions and spirituality of ancestral Africa. The ensemble was formed by the Artistic Director, Jose Sena, known professionally as Nego Gato, to share his experience of growing up on the streets of Salvador immersed in the magical sounds of street music, Carnaval and Candomble ceremonies. We present Living History and are accompanied by live percussion.
$1001- $3000
Landrey, Sheileen Chinese New Year Traditions Multicultural- Other,
Museums,
Visual Arts- Folk Arts
Study the traditions and customs of Chinese New Year, learn some Mandarin phrases, and create an authentic make-and-take project.
$101- $200
Landrey, Sheileen Great Grains: Corn, Rice and Wheat Multicultural- Other,
Museums,
Visual Arts- Folk Arts
Explore the use and impact of these three great grains in world cultures. Hands-on stations include measurement, setting an international table, and a make-and-take project.
$101- $200
Collins, Dawn North American Music (Appalachian Trail, Shakers, Native American) History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
Native American Tunes Songs, chants and tunes drawn from various tribes, display of Native American style flutes, historical information and demonstration with tunes played on the Native American style flute, drums and rattles. Shaker Tunes and Movement Songs collected from the Shakers with movement or gestures, including “I Will Bow and Be Simple,” “Love Is Little,” and “More Love,” and “I Will Bend Like the Willow” Appalachian and Traditional Potpourri Songs and tunes from the Appalachian Trail, Colonial times, and the Underground Railroad played on the Appalachian mountain lap dulcimer and banjitar. Audience participation encouraged.
$101- $200
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