Marvin Novogrodski, aka Marvelous Marvin, blends magic tricks, circus arts, great visuals and a unique rhyming text to educate and entertain his audiences. His quick pace, funny moments and engaging personality, keep younger children interested, older children entertained and adults smiling. Programs include, "The Magic Of Science", "How The Body Works", Bugging Out", " Science Circus Arts Workshop" and "The Science/Dance Experience".
Marvin has been part of the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts in Education Roster for over 25 years. Blending science, theater, literacy and and circus arts, Marvin creates engaging classes for a wide variety of ages. Marvin has also been working at Bradley Hospital in East Providence, Rhode Island where he performs for children with behavioral issues using magic and circus arts as a vehicle to engage their interest. Marvin also works with developmentally disabled adults where he does magic and circus arts.
Marvin is also an active performer for adults. Marvin's most extensive commitment has been with the Everett Dance Theatre in Providence, Rhode Island. He has collaborated on most of their evening concerts and has toured throughout the United States. Highlights include New York's Dance Theater Workshop, Jacob's Pillow in Beckett, Ma., the Skirball Center in Los Angeles and various cities including Cincinnati, Austin, Toronto, Columbus, Burlington and Columbia.
This program is part of a North Country residency presented by the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire and supported in part by the New England States Touring Program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies, including the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts. Some of this residency's programs are presented through a contract with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The residency includes multiple school and community programs throughout the region; many of the school programs are presented in partnership with the NH Music Festival, with funding support from the NH Electric Cooperative Foundation. Thanks to all our funders, hosts and partners.The Arts Alliance is grateful for operating support from the NH State Council on the Arts and the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund of the NH Charitable Foundation.