Performers and Programs

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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
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
Bromka, Sondra & John A Celtic Mid-Winter Revel: Music for the 12 Days of Christmas Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Celtic Christmas and Mid-Winter celebrations through the centuries were a twelve-day flurry of spirited songs, mythical airs, quaint traditions, and mirthful customs and stories. The duo of John and Sondra Bromka offer an evocative and festive collection of seasonal music on their diverse array of Celtic instruments including harp, hammered dulcimer, 2 kinds of historic bagpipes, button accordeon, Irish cittern, bodhran, and guitar.
$351- $500
Ulz, Ivan Ivan Ulz, Songs From the Old School Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Ivan Ulz is a children's folk singer, performing classic songs and stories from the 1940s and 50s -- as well as his own original songs -- on voice and guitar. His program is interactive and filled with movement and dancing. Highlights include his nation-wide hit song "Fire Truck!" (published as a Sing-And-Read book by Scholastic). Ivan's music is geared for preschoolers, but it's catchy enough to keep the whole family singing along.
$201- $350
Smith, Dr. Andrew J. From the Sublime to the Ridiculous Performing Arts- Storytelling
A lighthearted look at the spectrum of odd, funny, and downright strange things which people in law enforcement, firefighting, emergency services, parks anbd recreation, government, education, and customer service fields experience on a daily basis. Most are amusing commentaries on the current stream of interest of the general public, but others are more serious and may have impact on our lives from a public policy standpoint.
$201- $350
edmond, howard Ghost stories and Scary tales Performing Arts- Storytelling
Scary tales from around the world and from my imagination. Program is based on the age of my audience,,,fun tales for the young ones increasing in intensity for older kids and adults. I always end with a laugh.
$351- $500
Edgecomb, Diane Once Upon A Halloween Nature- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
What would Halloween be without some chillin' tales for the spookiest time of the year? Once Upon A Halloween is a fun-filled, Halloween event - complete with a huge cauldron bubbling over with fog for the last dramatic story! This family program contains some old chestnuts as well as great new Halloween stories full of surprises. All tales are appropriate for family audiences and contain a well-rounded blend of suspense and humor. "Thank you again for a wonderful Halloween performance. The children were engaged whether laughing or quivering! As everyone was leaving I heard nothing but praise and positive comments. You are a master of your craft!" Anne Vantram Children's Librarian, East Bridgewater Public Library, East Bridgewater, MA
$351- $500
DuBois, Betsy Leland Faulkner Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Other
Leland sparks your audience's creativity and imagination with his unique performance using various art form to tell stories from around the world. He creates material that allows the spectator to enter into the imaginary with the actor. His original theatre productions have gained critical acclaim: paper becomes filled with movement and mystery, as butterflies appear to dance and multiply, or shadows seem imbued with a life of their own in an astonishing exploration of light.His creative use of visual effects, as servants to the imagination, creates a unique entertaining theatre event that gives audiences a new look at an ancient art. In the broadest sense, more happens in the spectator's imagination than exists on stage, worlds brought to life through simple gesture and the most basic of props.. By presenting material that allows the spectator to enter into dreams with the actor, Leland Faulkner's World of Wonder enables his audiences to walk away with visions of their own.
$501- $1000
BRIER, MARK LAUGHS AT THE LIBRARY Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Other,
Performing Arts- Other
A HUMOROUS AFTERNOON OR EVENING FILLED WITH JOKES, STORIES, ANECDOTES AND IMPRESSIONS. MARK BRIER,, A STAND UP COMEDIAN FOR OVER 35 YEARS HOSTS LAUGHS AT THE LIBRARY. THE AUDIENCE IS INVITED TO SHARE THEIR FAVORITE JOKE OR TOPIC OR JUST COME TO ENJOY MARK'S WHOLESOME HUMOR. YOU ARE GUARANTEED TO HAVE A GREAT TIME ENJOYING THIS PROGRAM DESIGNED TO MAKE EVERYONE FEEL GOOD. For Years Mark has been the opening act for Major League Baseball's funniest Man, Former Detroit Tiger Pitcher and member of the World Champion 1968 Detroit Tigers JON WARDEN
$201- $350
Brehm, Kate The Poofs Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Other
The Poofs are confounding puppet creatures that interact with your guests and provide hours of entertainment. They are available to perform as background guests or center stage performers.
$201- $350
Pelham, Ruth Special Event Keynote Address Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
**Reduced fees available for multiple programs in one day or block booking with multiple libraries for the same day.** Ruth Pelham’s keynote addresses and presentations are filled with the passion, insight, inspiration, and humor that have been the foundation of her thirty five years of working as an educator, performer, and community builder. In that time, she has acquired the experience, credibility, and breath of knowledge that positions her as a role model for children who are seeking meaning and direction in their lives. Whether focusing on topics such as personal growth and empowerment, making positive choices, standing up for oneself and others, choosing a career and living ones dream, or finding hope and meaning in these troubled times, Ruth gears all presentations according to in-depth discussions with each library regarding their particular needs and goals. Songs and vignettes drawn from Ruth’s local and global experiences are integral aspects of all programs. Keynote Addresses can also be geared to adults for special library conferences, library board functions, or any other special event.
$501- $1000
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* Inclusion in this database does not indicate endorsement of any performer or program by the NYS Education Department, the Office of Cultural Education, the NYS Library or the participating library systems, nor does it eliminate the need for reference checks and appropriate standard screening procedures.

 

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