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Dorland, Trish Marian Anderson - the first African-American to perform at Carnegie Hall Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Using many recordings of Marian Anderson's performances, this presents the life story of a brave, resilient black woman who went forward in her life by putting her incredibly beautiful voice first.
$101- $200
Henderson, Kristine Tea Tasting: White & Yellow Teas Health & Fitness- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Other
White and Yellow teas are among the rarest of all teas produced in the world. During this interactive seminar, we will explore several white and yellow teas from China. Learn about how white and yellow teas differ from the teas in other categories, specific health benefits associated with white and yellow teas, and the history and lore surrounding the teas being tasted. Three teas will be tasted and discussed including: Bai Mu Dan; Silver Needle; and Jun Shan Yin Zhen.
$101- $200
Wilkins, Kathy Genesee River, Kodak, Rochester, UofR, Native American Songs History,
Multicultural- Native American,
Music
Historical songs about the region of the Genesse River-- the River itself, Rochester, U of R, Kodak, and Native Americans. Also available: information about the composers of the songs.
$201- $350
Edgecomb, Diane Midsummer's Magic Multicultural- Other,
Nature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Experience the beauty of the Summer Solstice in Legends and Songs from Many Lands. Drawn from cultures all over the world, Midsummer’s Magic is a story and music celebration of nature at the time of the Summer Solstice. This delightful and entertaining performance brings alive Celtic, Czech, English, Japanese and Australian legends of tree-spirits, fireflies and magical transformations. Midsummer’s Eve is traditionally a time of magic when the luminous world of fairies can join with our own. In this unforgettable story and music event master storyteller Diane Edgecomb and Celtic Harper Margot Chamberlain take us to the heart of the season on the wings of story and song.
$501- $1000
Kass, Barry Ancient Civilizations of the Mediterranean: the Minoans, Mycenaeans, and classical Greeks History,
Media- Photography,
Multicultural- Other
Through his beautiful photographs, Anthropologist-Photographer Barry Kass will take the audience on a journey back in time to the Aegean and the land of the ancient Minoans, Mycenaeans, and the classical Greeks, the founders of Western Civilization. We will explore the fortress of Mycenae, the Minoan palace of Knossos on the Island of Crete, and the magnificent sites of classical Greece, including Athens and the Parthenon, Olympia, Delphi, Corinth, the theater of Epidaurus, as well as the great Grecian cities of Asia Minor, including Miletus, Pergamon, Ephesus, Priene, Didyma, and Troy of Homeric legend, will be illustrated and described.
$201- $350
Van Egmond, Timothy The Story Bag Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Following an age-old tradition, listeners choose one by one from an a bag full of intriguing objects that arouse curiosity and spark the imagination, each representing a specific folk tale for the telling. Tim’s dramatic style of voice, movement, and facial expression brings stories to life, and his gift of encouraging participation makes for high-spirited and engaging programs. He’ll accompany songs and stories with guitar, mountain dulcimer, and conga drum. A program bibliography will be available so that books containing the stories can be on display, and Tim will recommend them in the program to celebrate and encourage reading. Tim has been delighting and captivating audiences all over the country for over 30 years. He's been selected for the New England States Touring Program, the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Education Programs, and the New Hampshire State Library's Kids, Books, and the Arts Project.
$351- $500
Carpenter, Margot Do We Want to Be Like Music? Multicultural- Other,
Music
Why do we care for music so much that we want to sing or dance? Does a good melody do what we want to do? Yes, say Barbara Allen and Robert Murphy, and in this workshop they'll show what Aesthetic Reaism teaches: Music puts opposites together, opposites that we want to put together in our lives! Notes rise and fall, are separate and together. A melody is both energetic and gentle, harsh and sweet. Aren't these same opposites ones we have and want to make sense of? Eli Siegel, the founder of the education Aesthetic Realism, stated in this principle: "All beauty is a making one of opposites, and the making one of opposites is what we are going after in ourselves." Through demonstrations with flute and drum, children will have the thrill of hearing how these two instruments, so different from each other, work together, add to each other! Do we want to be like those wonderful instruments and like notes in a song, which add to each other to make a beautiful meldoy? Do we want to add to all other people and to be added to by them?
$101- $200
Singer, Lauren DANCE AROUND THE WORLD-ADULTS or SENIORS Disability Awareness,
Health & Fitness- Other,
Multicultural- Other
In this fun and engaging, no partner dance party, you'll revisit favorite songs and dances of eras past which came to us from other countries. Take a whirl down memory lane as you learn basic moves to classic songs with captivating rhythms and exotic sounds. Bring shoes to dance in, water and a fun spirit! Open to all levels and abilities even if you prefer shimmying from a chair.
$101- $200
Virgile, Gloria WHAT COLOR IS LOVE Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
AWARD WINNING MULTICULTURAL program. Breaks down the barriers of prejudice and builds self-esteem. Children ACTIVELY PARTICIPATE in STORYTELLING, MUSIC, MAGIC, and PUPPETS, searching for the answer to WHAT COLOR IS LOVE. What they find infuses them with respect for people of all races and abilities, sensitivity for others, and love of themselves and one another. Nassau Boces gave WHAT COLOR IS LOVE the EDUCATION PARTNER award, dubbing the program "The Oscar for Education"
$101- $200
Singer, Lauren ZUMBA KIDS/ZUMBA KIDS JR. Health & Fitness- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Dance
Zumba Kids is a specially designed dance-fitness program developed for children aged 7-11 and 4-6 (Zumba Kids Jr.). Besides creating a fun, exciting, party-like way to exercise, goals include increasing focus, confidence, coordination, memory, teamwork, rhythm and self-expression. Music and moves are child friendly, easy to follow and draw from Latin, pop, and world music. Class is taught by licensed and experienced Zumba teacher, group fitness instructor, dancer and creative arts therapist-see my website:http://laurensinger.zumba.com Wear sneakers and bring a water bottle.
$101- $200
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