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Birdman Dave

Dave Gulick

About the Artist

Dave is a former elementary teacher with 13 years experience, and an additional 25 years performing in the Southeast.  He was the co-founder of Puppet Express and sole creator of Birdman Dave nature and cultural shows.  Performances have included NC Museum of Art, NC Zoo, International Storytelling Festival numerous schools and libraries for over a million children.

Discover life’s most diverse ecosystem in the world. Listen to a story about how each living thing has a purpose and a part to play in the life of the Rainforest. Delight in the antics and flight of live birds know as soil makers, teachers of children and bringers of good fortune. 

Grade LevelsK-8
Maximums500 Students, 60 minutes, 2/day
Technical Requirements

One 6’ table, small wastebasket

Total Fee1 performance- $660 / 2 performances (same day and same school)- $1,100
School Portion1 performance- $330 / 2 performances (same day and same school)- $550

Discover how birds talk to us. They communicate with body signals, size, shape, color and sounds. Their behavior reveals their feelings, thoughts and interests. Observe and listen to these amazing animals. If you are patient and respectful, they will show you many of their secrets. Learn about flight, feathers, special adaptations, food choices and more. With puppets, live birds and true stories, theis program is guaranteed to put a feather in your cap.

Grade LevelsK-8
Maximums500 Students, 60 minutes, 2/day
Technical Requirements

One 6’ table, small wastebasket

Total Fee1 performance- $660 / 2 performances (same day and same school)- $1,100
School Portion1 performance- $330 / 2 performances (same day and same school)- $550

Did you ever imagine birds could read? Certainly many of our feathered friends can fly, some can swim like ducks, but read? Birds share many of our reading skills. They possess remarkable observation and listening skills, problem-solving abilities and unending curiosity. As a little bird once told me, “Reading gives you wings to fly.”

Grade LevelsK-8
Maximums500 Students, 60 minutes, 2/day
Technical Requirements

One 6’ table, small wastebasket

Total Fee1 performance- $660 / 2 performances (same day and same school)- $1,100
School Portion1 performance- $330 / 2 performances (same day and same school)- $550

References

  • Ginny Zehr, United Arts Council, 919-839-1498
  • Barbie Bailey Smith, Little River School, 919-560-3940

Website

Birdman Dave's High Flying Educational Entertainment