Anuradha Naimpally, Bharata Natyam dance soloist, collaborator, and educator, is an experienced performer worldwide. From concert halls to school cafeterias, libraries to universities, Anuradha connects this ancient art of India to modern audiences of all ages through interesting introductions and moving performances. She is a recipient of the prestigious Jacqueline LeMieux Prize from the Canada Council and the title of “Sringara Mani” (Artistic Jewel) in India. She has been named and nominated Best Dancer by the Austin Area Critics’ Circle numerous times. She is a popular performer known for her mesmerizing presentations and articulate explanations of this classical form. When touring, she can offer a traditional solo or mother-daughter duet performance: formal full- or partial-length concert of original and traditional pieces introduced with demonstrations and explanations, performed in exquisite costumes to traditional recorded music (may be adjusted to suit venue). The Arts and Culture in Education: Moving Myths of India interactive children’s show is for all ages, highlighting the mythology, storytelling, dance, rhythms, and cultural values of India, performed in colorful costume. This may be performed in classrooms, assembly halls, or libraries.
5602 N. Scout Island Cir.
Austin, TX 78731
public performance/concert $2000 - $5000
school performance $500 - $1000
optional service lecture-demo $750 - $1500
optional service workshop $350 - $500
Award-winning, awfully English storyteller, actress, and writer Bernadette Nason has studied all over the world, including Guildford Acting School. She appears in movies like "Miss Congeniality" and regional theatrical productions, and has performed on four continents. Nason believes the power and influence of live storytelling can change the world. She produces thrilling programs of multicultural folktales, mixing traditional telling with creative drama. Her many programs include ethnic world tales, holiday themes, and personal family yarns. With shows suitable for all ages, she performs in theatres, schools, libraries, festivals, and retirement homes. If there's an audience prepared to listen, she'll perform anywhere! Working closely with educators, Bernadette offer entertaining, moral-based stories with content supporting school testing requirements. With 30 years' experience, she has hundreds of stories available (and is always preparing new ones) but programs are carefully chosen seasonally for ease of selection and booking. Always available: collections for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Chinese New Year, African-American History Month, Valentine's Day, Legends of Texas Flowers, St. Patrick's Day, and Cinco de Mayo. Upcoming: "English Myths and Legends" and "Arabian Nights."
7933 Vinewood Lane
Austin, TX 78757
public performance/concert $300 - $1200
school performance $250 - $1200
optional service lecture-demos $300 - $1200
optional service workshops $300 - $1200
NobleMotion Dance (NMD) exploded onto the Houston dance scene in 2009 and has since received critical acclaim for their "extraordinary athleticism" and "cutting edge" programming. NMD is a company of 10 dancers that seeks to make work that is emotionally daring and honest; inspires discourse and understanding among diverse communities; and integrates dance, theatre, and technology in unique ways. In the last two years, NMD has received over 20 positive local and national reviews for its work and was described as one of Houston’s "A-list" dance companies in Dance Magazine. NMD tours nationally and has been invited to perform by numerous organizations. NMD strives to create a total theater experience. Their broad-ranging repertory offers dance performances that integrate technology and light installations. This submerses the audience into new worlds, allowing them to see dance in fresh and exciting ways. NMD's repertory holds over 25 works and ranges from intimate to technical wow.
Andy and Dionne Noble
3201 Allen Parkway Ste.150
Houston, TX 77019
public performance/concert $10000 - $20000
school performance $2000 - $5000
optional service setting NMD choreography $2000 - $5000