Performers and Programs

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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
O'Carroll, Tom Tom O'Carroll Irish Folksinger and Humourist Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Tom O'Carroll is an Irish folksinger and humourist from Dublin. His quick wit, scholarship and virtuosity on a variety of musical instruments have made him popular with audiences in libraries, cultural events, colleges and high schools throughout the U.S. He offers the following performances: From Tribe to Nation: A Musical Journey through the History of Ireland, Irish Travellers: Our Domestic Nomads, Songs and Stories from Dublin, Irish Comic Songs, The Irish Diaspora, and A Concert of Irish Songs and Music. Tom has been singing the songs and playing the tunes of his native Ireland for over 30 years. He enlivens these programs with his trademark humor and incredible stock of stories and anecdotes.
$351- $500
Edgecomb, Diane Summer Escapades Life Skills- Other,
Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Summer Escapades celebrates family fun with participatory stories chosen from Diane's best-loved family tales. Original fables, folktales and songs give us a look at exiting summertime adventures including the aquatic antics of a curious monkey who goes for a wild ride on the back of a shark! Summer Escapades is also available with Celtic harp accompaniment by Margot Chamberlain. Either way it's the perfect summertime treat.
$351- $500
Gillman, Jackson The Magic of Rudyard Kipling - Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
The Magic of Rudyard Kipling: Just So - The classic Just So Stories are brought to life through Jackson's intimate theatrical style and a score of lively characterizations. School Library Journal review: Jackson's enthusiasm and delight infuses these stories from beginning to end. He is very entertaining while remaining true to the stories as Kipling wrote them -- further testimony to the timeless quality of these tales.
$351- $500
Newcombe, Melody Laughter is the Best Medicine Health & Fitness- Other,
Performing Arts- Other,
Science
Do you like to laugh? Would you like to put more laughter into your life to reduce stress, enjoy your day and feel better? Well, it's a clinically proven fact that laughter heals. Melody Newcombe will take you on a science journey into how your body responds to laughter, and tears. You'll learn fascinating facts to marvel at. Then you'll go on a very funny journey of interactive laughter exercises to help you create well being within yourself, no matter your age. You will all love this program designed for fun, laughter and better health. You will find that this laughter therapy session will stay with you for weeks to come, bringing a sense of well being, joy and happiness into every part of your life. Melody 'Whoopsy Daisy' Newcombe is a professional performer and science teacher. She will bring gales of laughter to the hearts, bodies and minds of audiences of all ages.
$351- $500
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. Math + Magic = Fun by Super Scientific Circus Other,
Performing Arts- Magic
Join Mr. Fish or Lisa Lou in this fast paced visual magical show designed specifically for grades K-3 with the purpose of creating exciting for Mathematics. The performance explores curriculum specific mathematical principles; counting forward, backward, by 2's, 5's and 10's, addition and subtraction, the use of doubles, and the clock to assist in understanding fractions. Magic, music, circus skills, comedy and audience participation keep students focused and excited.
$501- $1000
Keeffe Schwartzman, Gigi TRAVELING THE WORLD WITH MUSICAL TALES (GREAT FOR SUMMER 2011) Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
GREAT FOR SUMMER READING 2011! Gigi, Family & Friends from the Lend Me a Hand Band weave their musical magic in a series of multicultural programs incorporating folk tales and music from around the world – all set in an interactive format. The audience participates through chants, actions and song as the tales unfold. The programs contain stories such as: The Caterpillar's Tale (call and response song), The Vinegar Bottle, How Rabbit Got His Ears,and Abiyoyo, to name a few, as well as songs in different languages. – Adjusted to requested age group.
$351- $500
McIntosh, Story Laurie Flying on the Wings of Our Words Literature- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Story Laurie introduces students to the art of storytelling and walks them through the process of preparing their own folk tale or fable for the telling. In the workshop sessions, storytelling and improve games help the students develop useful storytelling skills such as developing eye contact and use of gesture and voice. The artist teaches students to learn their story by developing imagery and creating a storyboard, rather than through rote memorization. In grades 3 & up, students work individually or with a partner; for grades K-2, students learn a group tale to share with other groups or classes.
$201- $350
Schrier, Jeffrey Recycling trash into a Memorial Environmental Sculpture, Wings of Witness History,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Visual Arts- Other
Wings of Witness: Recycling for a Memorial Environmental Sculpture Participants learn about environmental issues, ethics and tolerance, by recycling soda can tabs into memrorial. 30 minute assembly for K-3 youth focusses on household recycling. 40 minute assembly for 4-12 grade includes W.W.II history with stories of courage amidst racism. Students help build a monumental Holocaust memorial out of soda tabs, symbols for those who perished. Materials are provided. Tasks: K-3 counting, sharing and stringing tabs on wires; 4-12 students make tab feathers for this massive butterfly touring the country. All become part of a team of 50,000 helpers. See www.wingsofwitness.org for dramatic photos, educator responses, bio and workshop details. Other art residencies can be custom designed.
$351- $500
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
Newcombe, Melody Mother Goose Interactive Storytelling Literature- Poetry,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Mother Goose entrances children with her menagerie of puppets, dress up costumes and props for the kids to act out nursery rhymes, songs and wonderful storytelling.
$201- $350
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