Rhode Island
Profile Type: Artist
NEFA Grant Recipient
Artist
Marvelous Marvin

Marvelous Marvin has been performing his unique educational entertainment for 20 yrs. With stunning visuals, excellent magic, skillful circus arts and an infectious rhyming text, Marvin's science and math shows keeps younger students engaged, older students interested and adults satisfied.

Highlights include, performing regularly at the Bank of America Showcase at the Providence Performing Arts Center for 2000 students. Cynthia Goldsmith, coordinator writes, "Marvin has developed such a creative and entertaining presentation of educational material that “How The Body Works” has consistently been booked to capacity each time he has performed".

Another highlight includes CT Public Broadcasting's Annual Science Expo. Jane Moreno, Coordinator, writes "We were thrilled to have Marvelous Marvin perform his rhyming and wonderfully fun show, “How The Body Works”. Marvin's creative approach engaged and delighted our audience with many surprises".

Adaptable for theaters, schools, libraries and special events. Shows include, "The Magic Of Science", "How The Body Works", "Bugging Out", "The Science/Dance Experience", "My Health Circus Extravaganza" and his newest show, "Mathblast"makes math fun with a show for younger students and one for older students.

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"How the Body Works" brings to life the wonders and fun!-of physiology. Included is a six-foot tall house that unfolds to 25 feet wide. Behind each panel is a surprise: human-cell micro-photographs, a giant brain and a chorus of skeletons.
"The Magic of Science" explains the scientific process, from the art of experimenting to the creation of an invention. With simple experiments that kids can try at home, they learn about air pressure, carbon dioxide and the invention of the wheel.
“Marvelous Marvin’s Health Circus Extravaganza” will be broken down into two parts. First, there will be a show that speaks to the health benefits of being physically active. Studies show that coordination games like the circus arts help increase connec
See a magic show that defines science. Play with toys and verbalize the action words discovered while playing. Next, using the action words, Marvelous Marvin conducts a movement class in which students explore science principles kinesthetically.

I Have Worked With

  • January 2016

    I have been working with Bradley hospital doing shows and workshops for 4 different units which include the Children's Unit, CADD unit, Pedi unit and the adolescence unit.  This relationship has been active for over 2 years and continues in this new year, 2016.  Shows include magic and circus arts mixed with some science education.

  • July 2015

    I've been very blessed being invited back to The Yard for the last 3 years as a regular perfroming and teaching artist.  From doing shows at their Family Series to blending science, dance and theater in my unique teaching program called, "Moving the Curriculkum" in thier "Making It Dance"  program, it's a pleasure to have this relationship blossom.

  • July 2015

    For the 3rd year in a row, I've been teaching my "Science Circus" at the Sense of Wonder Camp in Martha's Vineyard.  This quaint, unique camp at Pam Benjamin's house is a wonderful place to teach circus arts, how to create routines, how to blend in science and how to combine these elements into coherrent movement pieces that are simple yet very engaging.

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Marvin
Job Title/Position: 
Educational Entertainment for Children
Mailing Address: 
25 Charles Street
East Providence, RI 02914
Physical Address: 
25 Charles Street
East Providence, RI 02914
Last Name: 
Novogrodski
Phone: 
401-578-9399

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Theater - Children's
Additional Disciplines: 
Humanities - Science
Theater - Children's
Theater - Circus
Year Founded: 
1994
Populations Served: 
Families
Immigrant Populations
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts in Healthcare
Performance / Concert / Reading
Curriculum Development
Residency - In School
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
250
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Multi-State Region

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Awards: 
Garnered 4 Artist Project Grants to create my shows from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts
I am a NEFA Grant Recipient
I am on the following State Arts Agency Roster(s): 
Rhode Island Education Roster

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
When in a theater, lighting cues are minimal, good sound and the ability to set up the day before the show. For venues like schools and libraries, I travel with my own sound system and need at least one hour and a half to set up prior to show.
Fee Range Minimum: 
$500
Fee Range Maximum: 
$2,000
State of Residence: 
Rhode Island
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1
Maximum Number of Performers: 
1

I am a Teaching Artist

Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - Mathematics
Arts Integration - Science / Technology / Engineering
Ages Served: 
Pre-Kindergarten-age
Elementary School-age
Fee Range Minimum: 
$700