Performers booked for the West Suburban Cultural Arts Council March 5th Showcase/Brunch:
We are delighted to have 5 performers coming to our Showcase/Brunch on Monday, March 5th.
The meeting will be from 9am – 11:30 am.
Here are the 5 performers:
March 5th, 2011
Brunch & Showcase
Eve Agush is a flamenco dancer, teacher and choreographer (she also teaches tap and yoga and has 19 years experience working with children). Eve does school visits and shares her love of flamenco. She demonstrates the dance, tells the history of the art form, teaches the audience about the rhythm, how to clap and shout jaleo (which is calls like ¡Ole!) and how to stamp their feet and move in the rhythm of flamenco. She generally comes by herself, although larger performance can be arranged with live guitar, song and more dancers.
She is a Artistic Director of Always B Dancing, performing flamenco and jazz tap. She is alos creator of YOga-Snacks anin-school yoga program. Her web site is www.AlwaysBDancing.blogspot.com and it is a blog kept about the classes, workshop and performances that she does.
Jennings & Ponder
Jennings and Ponder – Tim Jennings and Leona Ponder interpret traditional folk tales, hand crafting shows for each audience. They bring a harp, tow concertinas and a small theatrical set up, lights, rug, furniture for their performance.
Agent: Ellen Weiner, firstname.lastname@example.org
David has written a one person play that he acts out called “A Little Potato and Hard to Peel”. His show is a wonderful story about his life as a child being born missing his right hand. This show will be best for MS/HS.
Sumner McClain is an African American storyteller. He is an extraordinarily gifted performer who has delighted audiences of all ages. His repertoire is broad and diverse appealing to all- from the sublime to the silly-there’s something for everyone. His many appearances include numerous First Night venues, the Boston Children’s Museum, Springfield Art Museums, Three Apples Storytelling Festival, Boston Globe Book Festival, in addition to hundreds of library and school appearances. Listening to Sumner’s stories will put a smile on your face and lighten your steps.
Selections Include: Original and Traditional Stories/Some Themes:
●Overcoming Fear, Love, Sharing Responsibility, Appreciating Differences, ●Enhancing Self-Esteem, Peer Pressure
Supplementing the African-American Perspective
●The life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; original narrative as seen through the eyes of his father ‘Daddy King’
●Black authors in children’s literature
Sumner McClain shares the process of weaving a story. In performances and workshops, he introduces the idea that each person might retell a story in his/her own way. In sharing the retelling, we in the classroom or audience learn a little more about where we and others are coming from. And thus we become more appreciative of our differences.
Sumner’s message is Yes! You can be anything you want to be.
Agent, Ellen Weiner: email@example.com
Steve Kidd, Sigh/Omelas
Sigh / Omelas” is a poignant, moving drama about children who are affected by and afflicted with HIV and AIDS. This powerful play is based upon Steve’s experiences working with these children in a summer camp. He portrays 4 characters and the narrator. His original dramatic text is interwoven with Ms. LeGuin’s haunting and provocative story of the fictional utopian city of Omelas, where people live in perpetual happiness and joy . . . but at what cost?
Enjoy the day,