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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Alive!, Poetry Poetry Alive! K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12 Life Skills- Other,
Literature- Poetry,
Performing Arts- Theater
Poetry Alive! provides a high energy interactive show with separate shows for K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12. Two actors perform and bring students on stage with a wide variety of poems. Shows change every year and you can find the most recent shows at the Poetry Alive! website. The Poetry Alive! show serves as a role model for an approach to poetry that teachers and students can use in the classroom. We also offer workshops for students and teachers.
$501- $1000
Hudert, Christopher Travelin' Jack & Co. Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
An itinerant puppeteer with a hand puppet booth and a knack for tall tales entertains family audiences much as puppeteers did in America’s Colonial days. Three American folk-tales are told with hand puppets by a single puppeteer who serves as both narrator and character in the show. Based on a Jack tale, a slave story-song, and a morality tale, these stories reflect the depth, scope, and humor of early American storytelling. The first story, “Foolish Jack,” is a Jack tale about Jack’s adventures when he first leaves home. The second story tells “Why Dogs Chase Cats.” The final story, “A Bundle of Troubles,” is a morality tales that teaches a valuable life lesson: count your blessings, not your troubles. As contemporary as it is classic, this show is a delight for audiences of all ages.
$351- $500
DuBois, Betsy POST Comedy Theater Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Dance,
Performing Arts- Mime
Post Comedy Theater performs a series of stories ala Carol Burnett or Sid Ceaser - creating a whole cast of characters to comunicate his stories. Post has performed from Moscow to Mexico - all across the US and from the Lincoln Center to coal mines in West Virginia. All ages are amused and enthralled by his creative performance.
$1001- $3000
Yacovella, Joanne Mother Goose is on the Loose: Abduction Prevention (ages 3-5) Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Abduction Prevention (Ages 3-5) Join Mother Goose and her puppet friends for this awareness and empowerment program which encourages children to listen to their Feeling Voice which helps them discern when someone or some situation can not be trusted.
$201- $350
Rogers, Robert Just So Stories Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Performing Arts- Theater
The mystery of the African jungle, and how the animal kingdom came to be, as imagined by author Rudyard Kipling (of The Jungle Book fame). Four fanciful stories explain How the Elephant got its Trunk, How the Leopard got its Spots, How the Camel got its Hump, and How the Alphabet was Made. Hosted by a friendly Toucan, children will also meet a wily crocodile, a slimy snake among other more modest furry creatures.
$351- $500
Gillman, Jackson BUGS! Music,
Nature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Doodlebugs, spiders, ants and other crawlies are featured in this low-life revue. Marilyn Solvay, Director of Education and Public Programs, Children's Museum of Maine reported: Jackson's skills as a musician and teacher highlight the program from beginning to end! His mixture of humor, sensitivity, and educational content made him a perfect addition here at the Children's Museum.
$351- $500
Marshall, Barry Classics with a Twist Literature- Creative Writing,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
The Storycrafters are internationally renowned for their creative retakes on classic stories. In this program, The Storycrafters present tales from their large repertoire of updated retellings of well-known tales in forms such as rap, spoonerism, word play, and other playful forms. In workshop format, The Storycrafters show participants how they go about creating 'new stories from old', using many of the methods The Storycrafters use to make new performance pieces.
$351- $500
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
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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