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Program
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Description
Fee
merwin, chris Japanese songs, stories, and dance with Kikyo Genso Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Dance
An enchanting program of songs, stories, and dance from Japan by Kishiko Hasegawa and Chris Merwin, known as Kikyo Genso. The audience will learn to sing in Japanese, dance Japanese folk dances, and hear stories told by a Kishiko, a native of Japan. Chris accompanies her on the shakuhachi, an ancient bamboo flute. It's sound, which is like no other flute in the world, helps transport the audience off to Japan. The performers dress in kimonos, and Kishiko uses Japanes fans, umbrellas, and scarves as props in her dances. The stories teach good moral lessons and are age appropriate, and cultural and historical information is given. This program is highly educational yet still fun and entertaining, and there is no other show like it in the Tri-State area.
$501- $1000
Epstein Kravis, Anna Week of the Young Child Song & Puppetry Show Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Anna's popular Week of the Young Child Show celebrates the fun, diversity, joyful imagination and love of learning of children around the world. Interactive songs, puppetry, stories, with move-along fun throughout offer a very special way to celebrate young children. There are many opportunitites for children to be in the show.
$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 reading & rhythm 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
ramos, alfonso Bass Fiddle Faddle Music
This is a workshop for those interested on the role the Doublebass/String Bass plays in the different types of music and it's effects to not just to support the foundation of the music but as a Solo instruments in todays multitude of programming from Classical, Blues,Latin/Salsa and Jazz. The workshop will touch on techniques using the Bow and Pizzicato as well as demonstration of recordings and brief history.
Up to $100
McGrath, Cathy “ROLLICKING TEAKETTLE” SUMMER READING PROGRAM 2015 Health & Fitness- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
Join Cathy McGrath in this highly active program of favorite singing games and songs that relate to story books. This program creates exuberant, wholesome fun! The audience members act out the games, sing & play instruments to a funny song called Keep On Reading Boom Boom, and laugh at the dancing limberjack puppets. Everyone will dance, clap,and sing in a celebration of creative movement, self expression, and friendly cooperation. This program was created especially for 2015 SUMMER READING PROGRAM. An experienced folk music performer and family literacy teacher, with a specialty in traditional American singing games, Cathy uses guitar, banjo, limberjacks, flute, and penny whistle in her programs which are tailored for specific age groups. She has performed for over 25 years for museums, schools, libraries and festivals. One parent’s response: You can’t help but dance! Another response: As we sang, danced, and clapped our way through a variety of folk music, Cathy's energy and enthusiasm were contagious. What a wonderful way to introduce singing games and our cultural heritage to children. We can't wait to have her back again! (October 2010 Sarah Matthews Children's Librarian Wadsworth Library, Geneseo, NY).
$201- $350
Bady, Robin Brave Girls and Strong Women Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Not all girls want to wait for a hero! Take a journey with music and story through folklore, fairy tales and real life heroines with tales of brave princesses. strong girls and clever women. Robin's tales of strong resourceful women bring Women’s History to vibrant life. Robin Bady is an acclaimed storyteller who travels the United States and Europe telling and listening to stories. She is the past President of the Storytelling Center of New York City.
$351- $500
Del Bianco, Lou Make a Good Choice! Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Few performers excel as both musician and storyteller, but Lou Del Bianco is one who does.- PARENTS CHOICE Through original songs, stories and audience interaction, this Parents Choice Award winner takes his audience on an exciting journey back through his childhood sharing the daily joys, dreams and blunders that today’s kids can relate to, laugh at, and understand. Children will get the chance to decide what kinds of choices they would make if they were in Lou’s shoes and how those choices reflect on their own lives. The entire assembly is strung together with a cool rap tune that tells students to “Make a Good Choice!”… and what's more, this unique program can touch upon any Character Ed themes that your school or community want to stress and will work them in to the program!
$201- $350
Durst, James JAMES DURST: Thinking Globally, Acting Vocally Multicultural- Other,
Music
Quietly touring the planet since 1965, James has performed for audiences of all ages in all 50 states and more than 200 cities in 45 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, Scandinavia, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, in Russia, Azerbaijan, Japan, Korea, and most recently India (7x) and Israel (5x). He draws from a rich and ever-evolving repertoire of distinctive original and collected songs in more than 2 dozen languages that reflect a global perspective and underscore the sense of interconnectedness we share with all of life. James engages each disparate audience in a participatory journey distilled from his travels, musically monitoring the pulse of the human condition, bringing us closer to our world and each other. “A talented entertainer of no little range and versatility. His sometimes funny, more often poignant songs of other lands were always fascinating. Their ultimate message of peace and understanding left a warm impression of this delightful artist.” —Don Anderson, Winnipeg Free Press
$501- $1000
Winter, Cathy Dig in the Dirt, Fly to the Stars - Fizz, Boom, Read! adventures and sing-alongs Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Science
Adventures and sing-alongs for the 2014 NYS Summer Reading theme. Whether it’s about dinosaurs, worms, stars or volcanoes, with an occasional big word, no one blends books and music like Cathy Winter. Her love of words, music, and stories weaves decades of favorites from authors and melodies around the world into a lively program of tunes and tales to celebrate the ways we live.
$201- $350
Munzer, Michael Holiday Fun with The East End Trio Music
Music from the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, 2000's performed with style, grace and originality along with a great mix of holiday favorites for the entire family.
$501- $1000
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