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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Cossio, Miguel Fiestas - Celebrations in Mexico and Latin America History,
Multicultural- Other,
Visual Arts- Folk Arts
Miguel Cossio was born in Guanajuato, Mexico, to a family of folk artist and performers from whom he learned the many crafts, rituals and traditions of his community and region, especially those associated with Celebrations. Now living in New York, Miguel has taught arts-in-education programs in schools and many other venues. He is currently on the teaching roster of Arts Westchester- www.artswestchester.org and Center for Arts Education- www.caenyc.org in NYC. Miguel offers interactive cultural programs that bring to life the magic of the traditional folk arts from Mexico and Latin America. Programs include hands-on workshops, slide shows, folk art displays with audience participation and Spanish conversation. Masks for Carnival - Papel Picado for 5 de Mayo - Dancing skeleton stick puppets for Day of the Dead - Pinatas for the New Year are some of the hands-on art projects participants can create while learning about these incredible traditions! Variable content for different age levels. Art projects completed in a single session. Art projects linked to a cultural context.
$351- $500
Bezrodnov, Vitaliy Balalaika and Piano Duo History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
An acclaimed virtuoso in his native Russia, Yuri Shishkin now brings to American audiences the magical sounds of the balalaika, a three-stringed triangular instrument considered the national instrument of Russia. Trained at the St. Petersburg Conservatory, Mr. Shishkin and his piano accompanist, Yulia Sydykbaeva, command an extensive repertoire that ranges from Russian and Eastern European folk to classical and contemporary compositions. With amazing versatility on this mysterious, alluring instrument, Yuri Shishkin will uplift audiences past their reserved inhibitions and onto their toe-tapping feet!
$501- $1000
Bromka, Sondra & John The Sounds of Nature's Music on World Instruments from Many Cultures Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Nature- Environment
Nature, Music, and Instruments Around the World and Across Time! Through time, the sounds of nature have inspired wonderful musical, poetic, and artistic dreams all around the world. From rushing waterfalls, to gentle drops of rain and melting icicles… to birdsong and crickets... to diverse sounds of the four seasons, Bells & Motley are excited to bring young audiences on a musical journey using a gamut of evocative instruments including harp and medieval fiddles, exotic zithers from Turkey and China, and many other rare exotic historical instruments, for a good measure of total surprise. A beautiful introduction to the evocative powers of music for audiences of all ages.
$351- $500
Kass, Barry A Trek in the Andes Mountains of Peru to the Land of the Ancient Incas History,
Media- Photography,
Multicultural- Native American
The PowerPoint lecture will take the audience to the Andes Mountains of Peru, where we will explore the Urubamba Valley, the Sacred Valley of the ancient civilization of the Incas. The ruins of the Inca cities of Cusco, Pisac and Ollantaytambo will be illustrated and described, as well as the famous lost city of the Incas, Machu Picchu. Prof. Kass's photos taken while hiking the Inca Trail through the mountains and jungles of the Andes to the fabled city of Machu Picchu will be featured. Prof. Kass will explain the rise of the Incas, their development as a mighty civilization in South America, and their destruction by the Spanish conquistadors under Francisco Pizarro.
$201- $350
Rosenberg, Paul Cabin Fever Community Dance History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
As residents of the Northeast, we all know how the long winter months can make you feel cooped up and bummed out. Our Cabin Fever Dance is a popular monotony-breaker for your audience of all ages. Your library supplies the atmosphere— snowflakes, brownies, twinkle lights and books -- for the event. We supply the dance caller and musicians on fiddle, guitar, banjo and tin whistle and lead participants in square, contra and circle dances brought to America from Europe and Africa. Connect with centuries-old traditions and dance the cold winter away as generations of Americans have done. Our dances are community-building activities that get everyone up and moving. Easy dances that everyone can learn in one session means fun for children and adults. The “Cabin Fever Community Dance” includes a sit-down period to talk about the dancing, music, instruments, and cultures. We play tunes, sing songs, and teach about the origins of traditional folk instruments including the fiddle, modern and gourd banjo, mandolin, penny whistle, clarinet, guitar, recorder, and more. More information and video at this link: http://www.homespun.biz/intergenerational-family-dances/ and http://www.homespun.biz/occasions/educational-programs/community-dancing/
$351- $500
Kamran, Annelies Places in the News History,
Multicultural- Other,
Other
Short courses in the background of places in the headlines: learn about the history, politics, economics, and culture of countries in crisis and rising powers. Each one and a half hour class session will cover a different country. In keeping with public libraries’ educational mission, the objective of the series is to equip citizens with the information needed to understand news coverage (or lack thereof) as well as to evaluate U.S. policy and policymakers. Guest speakers for question-and-answer sessions will be introduced as available/appropriate. Countries in the series will include North Korea, El Salvador, Saudi Arabia, India, and China. (Sessions on other countries can be developed on request.) Special attention will be paid to explaining the aims and impact of U.S. policies vis-à-vis other countries: executive agency actions, federal legislation, and local impact here on Long Island. Perfect for current events discussion groups!
$201- $350
Guerrero, Richie World Beat Rhythm Ensemble Health & Fitness- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
Me and my following of hand drum students set the rhythms for everyone to join in and make some dynamic ensemble rhythms from West Africa, Brazil and the Caribbean! A brief history on each rhythm will be given as well as all the drum, shaker and bell parts to be played. Drums and percussion will be available for those who need them. No experience necessary. All ages welcome.
$201- $350
Maichack, Mary Jo Or Would You Rather Be a Fish? Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Folklores & Songs of the Sea “How the Sea Became Salty,” Swedish style, in a sorcerer’s apprentice motif; the “Unlucky Sailor” (paper folding surprise story with help from audience puppeteers); Blow Ye Winds of Morning, chanteys, a hornpipe dance and more make a rousing show. Do the pirate’s cheer! Lot's of audience participation. Aargh.
$351- $500
Henderson, Kristine Tea Tasting: Teas of China - Green Teas Health & Fitness- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Other
China is the birthplace of tea and it was discovered almost 5,000 years ago. During this interactive seminar, we will explore several green teas from different provinces in China. Learn what distinguishes the green teas of China from green teas in other countries, specific health benefits associated with green tea, and the history and lore surrounding the teas being tasted. Three Chinese green teas will be tasted and discussed.
$101- $200
Presentations & Workshops, Box Out Bullying Box Out Bullying - Interactive Theater Show Disability Awareness,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
An intelligent and engaging assembly program. Box Out Bullying uses interactive live theater, audience participation, and proven effective anti-bullying techniques to capture the attention of all students. Your students are learning by seeing, listening, AND doing, which produces better results in message retention than using a video, a book, or lecturer. Students will laugh, cheer, and think! They will walk away with important tools and insight to be stand-up citizens and key players in ending bullying. For program information visit www.boxoutbullying.com
$501- $1000
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