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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Florez, Karla Tamarindo Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Tamarindo is a children's book adapted to be performed as a story telling and dance form. It shows how boys and girls from El Canal del Dique region in the Carribean coast of Colombia love to paint their bodies with black paint as a remembrance of the period in slavery and the freedom from it. A special characteristic in this story is the use of facial gestures. I retell the story by telling of a boy whom is loved throughout the town and enjoy dancing in despite of living in reduced circumstances. Values like rejoice, love and courage are shown in this story while dancing and keeping the contagious rhythm of Danza negra.
$201- $350
Stewart, Donna Shakespeare's Lute Book History,
Literature- Other,
Music
Music was integral to Shakespeare's plays. This program features many of the musical references from selected plays, presenting 16th century English songs, ayres, ballads and dance tunes - including both historical settings and our own new settings of orphan texts matched to music from historical sources.
$351- $500
Sprout, Jonathan American Heroes Two Concert History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
“THE AMERICAN HEROES TWO CONCERT” This concert by GRAMMY Nominee Jonathan Sprout features stories and songs about the remaining heroes on the American Heroes album and a song from More American Heroes -- Thomas Edison, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, Benjamin Franklin and Pocahontas. Stunning 30” X 40” photographs of each of the heroes flank Mr. Sprout’s elaborate stage sound system. “Jonathan’s American Heroes Two concert is entertainment at its best. Our staff and students sang and danced while learning information that addressed the Core Curriculum Content Standards for Social Studies. Our best assembly to date, this show is well worth the investment of time and money.” Alyce Anderson, Principal Herbertsville Elementary School, Brick, NJ “One of the best performances we’ve ever had ... truly excellent.” Diane McDonough, Cultural Arts Chairwoman Tomaso Elementary School, Warren, NJ REFERENCES: 1) Bardonia Elementary School, Bardonia, NY Alba D’Ambrosio, Cultural Arts, 845-624-4327 2) Liberty Elementary School, Valley Cottage, NY Holly Corey, PTA, 845-304-9612 3) Strawtown Elementary School, West Nyack, NY Chel Bernstein, PTA, 845-639-1973
$501- $1000
TheatreworksUSA, - RETUMBA! Journey to the Caribbean Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
The all-women Afro-Carribean troupe, made up of singers, dancers and instrumentalists, presents a high-energy uplifting performance that is sure to leave your audience breathless! Interweaving traditional rhythms, beautiful ancient melodies, and a whole lot of fun, Retumba! emphasizes the particular strengths and sensitivities of diverse women working together in celebration, demonstrating the similarities and links of our shared cultures. An unforgettable performance for all ages.
$1001- $3000
Duda, Jonathan Let's Drum History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
Let's Drum is a fun, hands-on educational program that uses music to foster communication, listening skills, leadership, coordination, and cultural awareness. Using musical games, structured traditional rhythms, and improvisation, participants from all levels of musical ability can play in a comfortable and welcoming setting.
$201- $350
Ruch, Dave Live In Concert - The Canal Street String Band! History,
Music
The Canal Street String Band performs good-time music on banjo, fiddle, twin mandolins, dobro, string bass, guitar and more, with stellar three-part harmonies. Cowboy songs...sea shanties...western swing...fiddle tunes...old-time mountain music...and originals too! Perfect for multi-generational audiences. The musicianship is outstanding, the songs are infectious, and the humor makes everyone feel right at home. Visit the website for video clips, reviews and more.
$351- $500
Bertles, John Bash the Trash Music,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Bash the Trash is all about science, music and the environment - for over 20 years we’ve been building, performing and educating using instruments made from recycled and reused materials. Our scientist/musicians have invented an entire orchestra of strange instruments, and teach about sustainability and the 3 R’s (Reduce Reuse Recycle). Science can transform even the strangest resources into cool stuff! This program is flexible and can be done in a solo, duo or trio size depending on your projected audience size and budget. We can present for very young audiences (3-6 yrs), school age audiences or family audiences. Optional hands-on instrument-building and parade/jam session available. Excellent connections to summer reading, environmental programs, music and science book programs, as well as occasions such as Earth Day, National Recycling Day, Arbor Day, World Water Day, etc.
$351- $500
Levin, Ira and Julia Lighten Up Edgar Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
A presentation of the lighter side of Poe which includes a musical ode to the poet, short stories and humorous adaptations of his poetry set to standards for group sing-a-longs. It is a light-hearted way to celebrate Poe without tearing up the floorboards.
$201- $350
Leon, Alice Songwriting and Music Video Workshops Music,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists,
Visual Arts- Other
Songwriting and Music Video Workshops for ALL AGES! Enjoy a new outlet for creative expression. In these workshops led by award winning Songwriter and Teaching Artist Alice Leon, you will learn how to create, lyrics, melodies and rhythms. We will create and record a new song collaboratively and each participant will get a copy of their new song. All styles are discussed. In multiple classes, we create music videos with our completed songs and learn how to storyboard and use green screens to create exciting videos. Alice Leon is an award winning songwriter with credits including Sony Records, Crayola Corp., TV shows, films and more. She has written over 60 songs for the Songs of Love Foundation (for critically sick children), released 4 nationally acclaimed CD’s with the indie group “The Alice Project”. She has run many successful workshops throughout Rockland County NY and is now expanding her workshops throughout the tri-state area.
$101- $200
Roben, Terri Diversity Is Divine! Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Diversity is Divine! Let's learn some songs from around the world in different languages - African, Japanese, Spanish, French, and even sign language. What do we share in common and what makes us different? We'll have fun exploring the music that children of other cultures sing!
$101- $200
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