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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
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
Edgecomb, Diane For Summer Reading 2019- A UNIVERSE OF STORIES! Night Lights! Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Night Lights! Celebrate a UNIVERSE OF STORIES with master storyteller Diane Edgecomb Don’t miss one of the best summer reading performances around! From fireflies to favorite constellations Diane spins tales about the Night Lights that make our world bright. Diane’s programming is always full of family fun: Pick a starry costume and join in the Estonian tale of Lindu, the goddess of the birds, sing along with the wind to discover the starry treasure the Oldest Apple Tree hides and help Princess Firefly discover the beloved bug that she will love. Lots more in this animated performance by award-winning storyteller Diane Edgecomb as her enchanting tales take us on a multi-cultural voyage across the heavens.
$351- $500
Edgecomb, Diane A Fire In My Heart: Kurdish Folktales Literature- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
A Fire in My Heart: Kurdish Folktales: Based around Diane's new book of Kurdish folktales, this program introduces students and families to this pivotal Middle Eastern culture. Diane will present Kurdish stories she collected firsthand including The Lie a humorous story about a tall tale contest between an Uncle and his nephew, Fatima, the Kurdish Cinderella story and tales of how the moon and the Milky Way came to be. A map, anecdotes of her collecting experience and traditional dress and dance round out our exploration of this little known culture. Notice in the Salem News-2007 'How fun and exciting to have you visit Pine Point School! And, I have to tell you that I have heard such wonderful comments since the assembly. You inspired questions and comments all over campus and you were a hit with both students and faculty alike. Diane, I am in awe of your courage, and can't thank you enough for sharing your stories with us. With fond regard, Sandy Pereira, Cultural Enrichment, Pine Point School, CT'
$351- $500
Riedel, Cris Make the World a Better Place Literature- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
All the stories in this program are old folktales, from six countries around the world. This program takes its theme from the 2017 summer reading theme. Stories in the program: 999 Steps, from Japan; the First House, from India; Lazy Jack, from England; The First Strawberries, from the Cherokee; the Butterfly Coat, from China; and Hummingbird's Advice, from India. If you'd like a longer/shorter program, that can be arranged!
$201- $350
Kass, Barry A Photographic Journey to the time of the ancient Romans, including Sicily, Rome, and the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum History,
Media- Photography,
Multicultural- Other
Anthropologist and Photographer Barry Kass will take the audience back in time to the civilization of ancient Rome. Through his beautiful photos and descriptions, we will travel to Sicily to witness the intriguing Roman sites on this island in the Mediterranean, and then on to the Italian mainland to Rome itself, where such famous places as the Colusseum, the Parthenon, and the Roman Forum will be viewed. A highlight of the program will be a visit to the amazingly well preserved Roman ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum, buried under volcanic ash after the explosion of Vesuvius in A.D. 79 and still undergoing archaeological exploration today.
$201- $350
Maichack, Mary Jo (and Gregory) Native American Tales Multicultural- Native American,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Stories from Peoples Across North America Stories are culled from different areas of North America and include selections from the following: "Glooscabe and Why the Baby Says, 'Goo,'" Abenaki; a Creation myth of Sky Woman and the Great Tree; an original song by Keith McClelland of Maine, "Dinah's Rock" that combines pourquoi of stars and flowers and describes a girl victim of pioneer prejudice; “Raven Brings Light,” Tlingit; “The Girl Who Was Sick” (drawn in story knife style on a big poster), Napaskiak; "The Earth is Our Mother" with drum, and more. Told with loving respect.
$351- $500
Keegan, Ed Reading in Rhythm with Dexter: Drumming Through the Jungle Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Ed Keegan of Rhythm Connect facilitates this interactive rhythmic adventure based on his popular book entitled, Drumming with Dexter: Drumming Through the Jungle, which he co-wrote with his 12 year old daughter, Rebekah. The book includes an extensive online parent-teacher guide with downloadable audio files, coloring pages, curriculum enhancements, and much more! For more info. on the book go to: www.rhythmconnect.com/dexter. This fully interactive program will engage and exhilarate participants. Ed provides all of the drums and percussion instruments for participants. No drumming or musical experience is necessary!
$201- $350
Singer, Lauren Weave a Mini Wall Hanging Multicultural- Other,
Visual Arts- Folk Arts,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Weaving provides an interesting foundation for building knowledge, interest and appreciation for other cultures! In this hand-on, creative class, samples of functional and decorative textiles from all over the world will inspire your own miniature weaving. Basic techniques in weaving, knotting and embellishment will be taught. Finished pieces make great wall hangings, accessories, jewelry or furniture decor. Students can experiment widely or follow instructor's sampler. For beginner as well as experienced students. Class is taught by award winning fiber and visual artist/Board Member of the Long Island Craft Guild,, art educator and creative arts therapist.
$201- $350
Henderson, Kristine Tea Tasting: Teas of Japan Health & Fitness- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Other
Tea has been an integral part of Japanese culture for almost 2,000 years. During this interactive seminar, we will explore several different styles of green tea from Japan. Learn what distinguishes the different styles of Japanese green tea from green teas in other countries, specific health benefits associated with green tea, and the history and lore surrounding the teas being tasted. Three Japanese teas will be tasted and discussed.
$101- $200
Heilbrun, Harvey Tell Me a Story, Sing Me a Song Literature- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Harvey Heilbrun's energetic and imaginative performances engage young and old in the art of the oral tradition. Join him as he spins folktales, sings, plays guitar, and breathes life into the imagination of the listeners. Using his 33 years of teaching experience in the middle and elementary school, including 25 years of singing and storytelling, Harvey presents everything from traditional Appalachian tales to classic legends, from historical songs to old-fashioned ghost stories. Younger grades will appreciate picture book based tales and story-songs. He will work with you to design the ideal program for your group. Multi-day follow-up workshops on storytelling with smaller groups are available. He is an ideal supplement to Balanced Literacy, Character Education, Environmental programs and Library reading programs for school age children. His program supports the Common Core standards. Harvey gathers his stories from a number of different sources, mainly folktale collections, picture books and tales that he’s heard from other tellers. He gets pleasure in telling tales that usually have a twist. He performs a number of curriculum/thematic related songs that he has written and songs of other famous songwriters.
$201- $350
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