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Description
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Bierko, Scott Singable Stories From Around the World Multicultural- Other,
Multicultural- Native American,
Music
A Musical Journey Through the World of Books! “Singable Stories” is a forty-five minute, interactive concert of children's stories turned into songs by Beth & Scott Bierko. The material used in the program is based upon books of well-known children's folktales, myths and legends from diverse world cultures. Volunteers also locate countries on a 9'x12' world map backdrop. Countries covered include: Ireland, India, China, Switzerland, Russia and Native America. In addition to helping locate the countries, children are asked to participate in the stories. In most of the songs, students are invited to become actors on-stage and in others they sing or clap from their seats.
$351- $500
Cossio, Miguel Rare Folk Art Traditions from Around the World Multicultural- Other,
Visual Arts- Folk Arts,
Visual Arts- Other
Folk art traditions are expressions that have been with humans since the time of the first Civilizations. Such crafts have been passed along from generation to generation and today they form part of an ever evolving cultural heritage. As the people of the World come into ever closer and closer relationship, it is most important that Americans have full sympathy with, and understanding for all Nations. One of the most important ways of understanding any Nation is to know its folklore. For in its folklore, every people have embodied much of their culture and wisdom... Program include hands-on workshop (Visual Arts), slide show, folk art display, audience participation, storytelling, games, and more. Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls (Mexico); Dream Catchers (Ojibwa/Native American); Eye of God (Huichol/Mexico); Carnival Masks (Latin America and the Caribbean); Shadow Puppets (Indonesia); Spirit Masks (Africa); Paper Lanterns (China), and Accordion Books (Japan); are some of the hands-on activities participants can create while learning about these incredible traditions!
$351- $500
Rowe, Elizabeth Wit, Wisom and Wonder of Folktales Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
Ms. Rowe weaves a multicolored tapestry of words designed to enlighten, entertain and inspire. From participatory tales and fables for the very young to the more involved heroics of ancient myths, the wit and wisdom of timeless folktales, the sophistication of classic authors or the haunting chill of an ageless ghost story, her performances and workshops are tailored to audiences of all ages and backgrounds
$201- $350
Singer, Lauren ZUMBA FITNESS FOR SPECIAL NEEDS POPULATIONS AND CAREGIVER Disability Awareness,
Health & Fitness- Other,
Multicultural- Other
Zumba's dance party atmosphere creates an engaging way for physically disabled and developmentally disabled populations,including people on the autistic spectrum to get fit while having fun. The exciting rhythms of Latin, International and pop music encourage even timid participants to shimmy, shake and shout while gaining valuable personal, interpersonal and fitness benefits. Objectives include increased self-confidence, focus, coordination, mastery, self-initiative, endurance as well as having an incredibly good time. This class is taught by licensed and experienced Zumba instructor and seasoned creative arts therapist.
$101- $200
Drums of Japan, Ryu Shu Taiko Japanese Dance & Martial Arts Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
The traditional Japanese Folk Dances and the Martial Arts moves known as KATA, provide a glimpse into the unique YAMATO DAMISHI -SAMURAI SPIRIT-. This spirit has pervaded Japanese culture for hundreds of years and still influences the Japanese today as seen in the popularity of Samurai based Anime & Manga; as well as the countless martial arts studios-dojos- throughout the world. Accompanied by the thunder of the Taiko drums and the elegant sounds of the Koto and Shakuhachi; Karate & Kendo Kata are performed with Samurai Swords, and flying fists and feet. This is juxtaposed with the refined movements of classical Japanese dance. The influence of the martial spirit can be seen in these refined dances as well as the energetic movements of traditional local village folk dances. This program is presented by the Ryu Shu Kan and sponsored by the Japan Center at Stony Brook University's Community Outreach programs.
$501- $1000
TheatreworksUSA, - Felix Pitre's ANIMAL TALES Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Sing and laugh along with Latin American singer-storyteller-musician extraordinaire, Felix Pitre, as he presents a collection of wonderful animal stories and songs celebrating the environment and teaching respect for creatures large and small. This audience-participation treat for young audiences includes stories from Brazil, Mexico, and Peru, with songs such as Froggie Went a Courtin', Alouette, and The Lion Sleeps Tonight, among others.
$501- $1000
Carpenter, Margot George Washington, the American Revolution, & You! History,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Other
See and feel what it was like to be a Revolutionary War soldier at the time of the Boston Tea Party! Learn about the meaning of the war for American Independence--about such people as Washington, Tom Paine, Molly Pitcher. Join Aesthetic Realism consultants Robert Murphy & Jeffrey Carduner, who show that history is about the feelings of people like us, not just a matter of dates and battles. This understanding, based on the education Aesthetic Realism, makes history exciting and immediate. This event includes interactive enactments of historical events.
Up to $100
Henderson, Kristine Tea Tasting: Teas of Taiwan Health & Fitness- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Other
Taiwan is primarily a producer of oolong teas, the most diverse category of teas. During this interactive seminar, we will explore a range of oolong teas from Taiwan. Learn what causes such diverse characteristics within this one category of tea, specific health benefits associated with oolong tea, and the history and lore surrounding the teas being tasted. Three Taiwanese teas will be tasted and discussed.
$101- $200
Edgecomb, Diane Tales of the Supernatural Literature- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Tales of the Supernatural For adults, not appropriate for ages 11 and under. Just in time for Halloween, Diane presents an unusual collection of eerie tales and songs. Definitely not for kids, this evening event features a true ghost story Edgecomb collected about the misshapen standing stones of Avebury, England and the eerie force that emanates from them. The performance has a decidedly Celtic slant exploring the Gaelic traditions that influence Halloween including the humorous encounter with the devil that brought about the first Jack O’Lantern
$501- $1000
Agostino, Christopher Christopher Agostino's StoryFaces Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Visual Arts- Painting
Christopher Agostino’s StoryFaces is a very different kind of a show. Audience volunteers are brought on to the stage and facepainted very quickly to illustrate the stories he tells. The amazing facepainting holds kids attention while they listen to folktales from around the world and his original tales. With his extensive repertoire of stories he can perform successfully for any size audience and any age: kids, teens and adults. In most shows he paints 8 to 12 volunteers while mesmerizing the audience with a theatrical storytelling style and tales that range from the comic adventure of the first time a man met a crocodile to the heroic tale of the boy Punia and the King of the Sharks. Spoken word and painted faces combine in a unique performance art, as author and artist Christopher Agostino illuminates ancient traditions to completely engage modern audiences. It’s surprising and delightful theater for any age. Several themes are available and special shows can be crafted to feature specific cultures and special topics. Discounts available for libraries on certain dates. Go to agostinoarts.com to see the new video: What Is A StoryFace?
$501- $1000
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