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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Crocker, Keith VINCENT PRICE - Hollywood's Handsome Master of Menace Media- Film,
Media- Video,
Performing Arts- Theater
Vincent Price was a box office draw with his horror films of the 1950's, 60's and 70's. But many never realized that Price was being groomed for more romantic leading parts in such films as The Song of Bernadette and Laura. This program focuses on the career of Vincent Price, from his early years in Hollywood to his later years working with the notorious American International Pictures and finally his rediscovery at the hands of filmmaker Tim Burton. A combination of DVD and film presentation, we also get a look at some rare pressbooks and posters used to advertise Price's pictures, this program is the ultimate testament to one of Hollywood's greatest talents.
$101- $200
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. HAIKU, HIPHOP AND HOTDOGS - by Crabgrass Puppet Theatre Literature- Poetry,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
HAIKU, HIPHOP AND HOTDOGS:Poetry Comes Alive Imagine a symphony composed entirely by goldfish! Thrill to the adventures of “Fearless Flying Hotdogs!” Dance with the “Funky Snowman!” This exciting new fusion of poetry and puppetry includes Jack Prelutsky’s “The Goblin”(thes goblins just want to have fun!) as well as poems by Nikki Giovanni, David McCord, Calef Brown and others. Remember to “Keep a Poem in Your Pocket,” and – above all – “Do Not Approach an Emu!”
$501- $1000
Sterns, Michael MAKE A SPLASH INTO READING AUTHOR STORYTELLING SHOW Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
I (the author), perform a high energy, dynamic, interactive, multi-media storytelling show encompassing my book: Kokopelli & the Island of Change. This book's nautical theme (complete with sea creatures, island living, and pirates!) fits perfectly with the MAKE A SPLASH AT YOUR LIBRARY theme! My show utilizes the ancient art of storytelling mixed with vocal sound effects and character voices, projected images of my book's illustrations, a native flute musical interlude that I play personally, as well as tons of audience participation. My show is hilarious most of the time, serious at others... this dynamic really draws the children in! I have performed this identical show at over 700 elementary schools nationally, with over 500,000 children of ALL AGES having loved it to date. I have over 60,000 copies of my books in circulation, so you're getting a best-selling author storytelling as well!
$201- $350
Scalise, Jody Motion Man Performing Arts- Mime,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Dance
Motion Man.-Mechanical Man, New Vaudeville, Mime Magic, Circus, Juggling, Audience Play. Giant Bubbles, Floating Cubes Improvisation-ILLUSION. Comedy, Parasols-Giant Streamers, Step Ladders, Floating Scarves, Spinning Plates and Contortion!
$351- $500
Crocker, Keith ARTFUL VISCERA - An Exploration of the Italian Horror film 1960 through 1980 History,
Media- Film,
Performing Arts- Other
The Italians reinvented the horror film between 1960 and 1980. Generally, the genre was frowned upon by the fascist movement of the 1930's, but once the war ended and Italy had a chance to get back on their feet, they ended up making up for lost time by producing some of the most frightening films ever to grace a movie theater screen. From the trend setting work of directors like Mario Bava (Black Sunday) to the misanthropic nightmares of Lucio Fulci (Zombie), Italian horror films continue to place their mark on the current crop of American made nightmare films. Join me for the ultimate history lesson on European trash cinema. Comes complete with a vintage memorabilia presentation plus a 16mm showing of a digest version of Horror Castle (1963). This program would be very popular with your younger teenage and college years patrons.
$101- $200
Skandan, Sonali Legends of India through Dance, Music and Mime Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Dance
Sonali Skandan and her Jiva Dance Company will present famous legends from India using the form of Bharatanatyam, the classical dance from South India. Combining rhythmic footwork with beautiful hand and facial gestures, Jiva Dance will present the music and stories that are timeless to Indian culture, including the birth of Ganesha, the battle between Krishna and the serpent demon Kalinga, and the grandeur of Lord Rama. Universal themes such as love, longing and devotion are highlighted in these epic stories.
$501- $1000
Nayar, Divya Natya Nivedanam: The Dedication of Mind Body and Spirit to Natyam Performing Arts- Dance
Natya Nivedanam: The Dedication of Mind, Body and Spirit to Natyam (2010) A presentation that features dances from the traditional Bharatanatyam repertoire; some that were choreographed by great masters of Bharatanatyam over three decades ago, and others that are fresh and innovative yet uphold the roots of tradition. Performed at: Bernardsville Library, Basking Ridge, NJ Carteret Public Library, Carteret, NJ Reviews: “The accompanying recorded dialogue about the origins of the core dance movements and the history behind each individual dance made it an experience, not just performance. In speaking with some of our regular attendees, they were happy to have this type of learning experience” - audience member, Bernardsville Library
$201- $350
Aleandri, Emelise Italian-American Theatre Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
Frizzi & Lazzi (which means “sparkling theatre”) is a music and theatre company of professional actors, singers and musicians dedicated to reviving the musical and theatrical entertainments performed by Italian-American immigrants at the turn of the last century. The body of work from which productions are adapted includes original plays, songs and skits by Italian-American writers and composers, as well as traditional theatre and music from the Italian repertory, all of which were performed on the stages of Little Italies around the United States. Our actors and performers dress in period costumes, and speak and sing in both English and Italian during performances to make the material accessible to everyone, and still retain the flavor of the original Italian. Our musical and theatrical material is ideal for your social and educational organizations and makes Italian cultural events and celebrations a success! Frizzi & Lazzi can also include variety type entertainments: such as, jugglers, acrobats, magicians, folk dancers, puppeteers, etc. The company also conducts workshops and provides educational lectures with video or audio presentations on various aspects of Italian and Italian-American culture: Carnevale - Masks - Italian-American Theatre - Italian Festivals - Pulcinella.
$3001+
Fischer, Joe Joe Fischer's Secrets Of Magic Performing Arts- Magic
Looking for that different type of program? This is it! Children will not only witness a first rate illusionist in performance, but, they are offered a rare behind the scenes look at the secrets of magic. Every child receives their own bag of tricks making them real magicians. JOE FISCHER is a special type on entertainer who has teaching ability and patience to make this a memorable event.
$201- $350
Reid, John TrickyBiz presents Magic by Matt Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Other
This is a shorter version of the same entertaining and amazing show as John's performed by one of his proteges as a more affordable rate. We want to make great magic available to every library regardless of size or budget limitations. Updated June 2014
$101- $200
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