For grades: K-8
Requirements for live visit: A wooden dance floor is preferred, but not necessary.
Fees for live visit: contact Encore Performing Arts, Inc. for latest fees in your region.
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Absolutely fabulous! The children were mesmerized by the costumes, dance and instruments. --- PS 32, Flushing, NY
In addition to his work with TSF Productions, Mr. Stillman performs a variety of music and dance shows for children and adults, including:
A World Mosaic of Music & Dance Experience musical cultures from Africa, Spain, South America, Russia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Ireland, and more, with a large selection of native instruments, plus jigs, tarantellas, Chinese ribbon dance, and flamenco dance. This show can be customized to include the exact countries a school is studying.
RAZZLE DAZZLE MAN Tap Dancing Troubadours of Vaudeville Explore how music is created with the feet, the fingers and the voice by recapturing the liveliness of old-time vaudeville. Children create a tap dance and play novelty instruments.
Pecos Bill Rides the Oregon Trail Richard Stillman's stories and songs of the Wild West and the Oregon Trail , are woven together with guitar, banjo and mandolin picking, cowboy hat tricks, western rope spinning, and country clog dancing to create a vibrant tapestry of the settling of the American West.
Roots of Country Music Trace the history of this uniquely American form from old-time Appalachian music to Western Swing and Bluegrass, topped with a country clog dance and Appalachian story.
Sea Songs, Yarns & Hornpipes Experience life on the high seas in the nineteenth century through the music and dance that were an integral part of the sailor's work and play, and highlighted with an exciting sea story.
The Irish Balladeer Take a musical trip to the Emerald Isle with bagpipes, stories, jigs, reels, plus authentic Irish instruments and traditional Irish Dances.
Holiday Troubadours Take a musical journey around the world to the winter celebrations of all cultures—Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanza, and other winter celebrations. This is a multi-cultural celebration with instruments, songs and dances from many different nations, full of audience participation.
Richard Stillman was featured on the Premiere episode of the PBS television series Shining Time Station. He received critical acclaim for his performance in Lady Be Good at the Kennedy Center and the Goodspeed Opera House. On Broadway, Mr. Stillman played the Clerk of Oxford in Canterbury Tales, and understudies Mummenshanz. Other productions include - Take It From the Top with Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, and Hamlet with Rip Torn and Geraldine Page. He has performed at the NJ Folk Festival, opened for Jim Henson and Kermit the Frog, and appeared on In the Listening Room with Roger Sherman. Mr. Stillman holds a BA in theatre from Dartmouth College.