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Program
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Description
Fee
Warren, Conroy WEST INDIAN AND AMERICAN MUSIC SONG AND DANCE Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
THIS PROGRAM IS AN INTERACTIVE CULTURAL AND MUSIC ENRICHMENT PROGRAM, WITH AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION. CONROY USES AN ELECTRIC/ACOUSTIC GUITAR AS ACCOMPANIMENT TO HIS CAPTIVATING VOCAL SELECTIONS. HIS REPERTOIRE INCLUDES CALYPSO, R&B, REGGAE, MERINGUE, POP, CHILDREN FAVORITES AND ROCK & ROLL. THE AUDIENCE IS ALWAYS INVITED TO SING, DANCE OR PLAY SOME OF THE MANY PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS THAT HE PRESENTS AND DEMONSTRATES. HIS PRESENTATION IS LIVELY, PROFESSIONAL AND RESPONSIBLE. THE PROGRAM IS SUITABLE FOR ANY OCCASION OR SEASON OF THE YEAR.
$351- $500
Helou, Paul Paul Helou interactive music for children Music
I have a very interactive, energetic musical show for children -- within minutes they will be clapping, dancing, having a great time. Take a look at www.paulhelou.com
$351- $500
String Band, Homegrown Songcatchers: The Evolution of the Music of Rural America History,
Music
Homegrown Two consists of Georgianne and Rick Jackofsky, the grown part of the Homegrown String Band. With music and anecdotes, the duo will present a program about the songcatchers who went into the countryside collecting songs before they were lost to time, and discussing the evolution of rural America.
$351- $500
Haynes, Jeff The Rhythm & Your Words Literature- Poetry,
Music,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
Sometimes the key to self expression is to listen. Percussionist Jeff Haynes creates an array of percussive landscapes, to help writers heighten their awareness and sensitivity to the rhythm and the range of their inner voice. Over the course of this two day writing and performance workshop, participants will be engaged in various exercises and discussions to help them connect Jeff’s percussive textures with their inner voice. They will see first hand how percussion can bring out different inflections in their writing and delivery. The workshop invites participants to bring their poems to perform with Jeff and/or come with an open mind, ready to write and perform something inspired by the sessions. As participants listen to Jeff play, they will become in-tune with the “voice” of the rhythm. Participants will be challenged to allow their writing and performances to reflect on: how the rhythm makes them feel; where does it take them; and what their inner voice will say in return. Each participant will perform with Jeff.
$1001- $3000
Killion, Paul Kids' Music Music
Paul sings kids’ favorites accompanying himself on guitar and harmonica. The program is aimed at youngsters from pre-K through the lower grades. The younger set will enjoy songs like “Itsy Bitsy Spider” and “Wheels on the Bus” while slightly older listeners will appreciate colorful songs like “Over the Rainbow” and “Beyond the Sea”. Paul happily interacts with his young audiences and singing along is always welcomed! And a patriotic song or two are usually included for kids of all ages!
Up to $100
Keeffe Schwartzman, Gigi EARTH IS A GIFT Music,
Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Gigi® and Family from the highly acclaimed Gigi® and the Lend Me a Hand Band® lead a wonderful interactive celebration of our planet through story and song. Songs and stories cover many different cultures and the various inhabitants of our planets. The music is a compilation of original and traditional songs sung and accompanied by Gigi® on acoustic/electric guitar and Granny Franny on Synthesizer. Children are offered multiple avenues of participation through either taking part in stories involving chants, playing specific instruments, play acting parts with puppets and/or acting as action leaders to the songs. A favorite for Earth Day or programming of mixed ages, this program can easily be adjusted for all children and their families.
$351- $500
Collins, Dawn Native American Style Flute Playing and Mini-Concert History,
Multicultural- Native American,
Music
Introduction to the history of the Native American tradition of flute playing, basic elements of construction of the flute (Plains flute and Woodland flutes), the evolution of design of the instrument and the playing purposes. This is a hands-on class and plastic flutes may be available for those who do not own a flute at advance request of at least several weeks. A display of over thirty flutes representing several custom flute builders and a mini-concert of tunes may be included as a pre-workshop incentive for learning. Each session includes instruction on breath control, fingering technique, and playing scales familiar to the Native American style, building melodies using improvisation and learning how to read NAF tablature.
$101- $200
Kuhn, Lindsay Dancing With Horses Music,
Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Dance
This program is an introduction to the art of dressage, as performed by the Spanish Riding School and Lippizaner Stallions of Austria. Participants will learn dance moves that mimick the moves of the horses, and can practice them in a simulated dressage arena with stick horses. They will learn moves such as the side pass, pirouette, flying changes, piaffe and passage. The history of the art will be taught using Margeurite Henry's book: The White Stallion of Lippiza. Students will be allowed to perform a KUR using classical music at the end of the program. Traveling along is Lilly, our miniature horse whom the children can meet and pet as the program finale. Dressage is the art of teaching horses to dance in harmony with themselves. It was originally developed by the Greek General Xenophon, as a means to train horses for war. Today it is performed both as an Olympic sport in the summer games and by those who wish to train their horses in the higher arts. The class will be conducted as a ballet class in a flat open area of the library. This program is suitable for the 2013 summer reading program.
$101- $200
String Band, Homegrown Homegrown String Band Music
The Homegrown String Band, America's premier purveyors of original and neo-traditional high energy acoustic American roots music, presents a program of original music, as well as their own unique interpretations of traditional folk material. A 21st century incarnation of the traditional American family band, they present a program utilizing ten different traditional acoustic instruments. The Homegrown String Band takes their audiences on a rollicking ride through the sounds of American music, improvising and interacting like only a family can. Their musical program is interspersed with anecdotes and stories, focusing on the people and technologies that have helped shape the oral tradition of American folk music of which they are a part. Entertaining and educational for audiences of all ages.
$501- $1000
Jones, Dean Songwriting with the Fleas Literature- Creative Writing,
Music
Dog on Fleas will begin the program by playing some of their original songs and talking about the writing process for the songs. Band members will then divide the audience up into groups and then help the groups write songs. The songwriting will be guerilla-style quick, and will hopefully let audience members take home a template for how to write a song, and most importantly access an outlet for self-expression. The band will then perform the songs with help from audience members. Dog on Fleas will end the program with more of their own music.
$501- $1000
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