Salon @ Spoke: March Edition
Saturday, March 16th at 7:30pm

Garrett Parker
Jon Brunelle
Donofrio Dance Company
Patrick Quinn
Koin & Co Dancers

$10 in advance
$15 at the door
Your ticket also includes admission to Gilligan Comedy at 8:45!


Garrett Parker is a NYC based dance artist, videographer and coach for kids with special needs. He is the artistic director of Detox Movement inc. In the past year Garrett has shared his work at various NYC venues including the Emerging Choreographers Series, IDACO, Judson Church, the International Human Rights Arts Festival, the NYC Dance and Music Festival, BAND by MMDC, Dixon Place and Arts on Site.






For 16 years, Jon Keith Brunelle presented political and cultural satire in the form of video lectures and storytelling. From 2004 to 2010, Jon’s multimedia performance trio, The Psychasthenia Society, appeared many times at New York venues. All of Jon’s later solo video/lecture/story presentations, Better Love through Surveillance among them, premiered at Dixon Place between 2012 and 2016. Jon shelved this work after the 2016 election. Tonight will be his first performance in two years.




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Donofrio Dance Company (DDC), is a Brooklyn based contemporary dance company established in 2009 by choreographer Taylor Donofrio. DDC seeks to build work that challenges viewers to examine today’s shifting experience of the present and our understanding of the human connection. Their work expands upon ideas of movement and form to offer new experiences for the viewer within performance. DDC has been presented at Triskelion Arts, FLICfest, Jacob Burns Film Center, CPR, The Outlet Dance Project, INSITU Site Specific dance festival, and Green Space. They have held residencies at Irondale Theater, Governor’s Island, and the Dragon’s Egg.


Patrick Quinn is a queer choreographer, director, computer scientist, and glitter-bearded butterfly creature. After spending two decades spent painfully unaware of the beautiful and complex expression possible only through dance, he saw Martha Graham’s “Steps in the Street and discovered an unstoppable internal desire to create dance. In the twelve years since, he has created and performed in more than thirty dance pieces of his own devising, none of which have satisfied his dance-making compulsions.


New York-based vocal artist Stav G brings her own mix of Mediterranean and western influences to life in an electro-acoustic computer-based live set. After releasing her debut Album in May 2018, she adjusts its rich musical production to a solo live performance. By using different vocal productions, sound samples, and keyboards, she forms her own sound to tell her story and share her views.






with host, Gabe Pacheco
Saturday, March 16th at 8:45pm

Shalewa Sharpe
Jatty Robinson
Emily Winter
Lauren Hope Krass
Gabe Pacheco
Amber Rollo

$10 in advance
$15 at the door


Shalewa Sharpe started joking in Atlanta, where she was raised. Currently based in Brooklyn, she has joked on so many shows, festivals, and podcasts that in 2017 Time Out NY labeled her a “local fixture.” She has joked on Comedy Central and HBO and in her solo show titled “Don’t Reach In The Bag,” and on her album called “Stay Eating Cookies.” Twitter: @silkyjumbo Instagram: @silkyjumbo



Jatty Robinson was a finalist in the laughing devil comedy festival and was featured in the (Emmy-Nominated) “AKA Wyatt Cenac” web-series.





Emily Winter has written for The New York Times, The New Yorker, NPR’s “Ask Me Another,” TV Land, Fusion TV, Glamour, and The Barnes & Noble Review. She’s an NBC Late Night Writers Workshop script judge, her standup plays on SiriusXM, and she hosts a podcast that was featured on Lifehacker, HOW TO PRODUCE LIVE COMEDY. Her work has been profiled on The TODAY Show, The AV Club, Buzzfeed, Time Out, The Miami New Times, Bustle, someecards, The Boston Globe and others.




Lauren Hope Krass performs nationwide for Comedy Festivals, Colleges and Clubs. She recently took home 1st Place from the 2018 She Devil Comedy Festival in NYC. Her self-deprecating humor combined with a dash of charm and empowerment creates a unique perspective relevant to any audience.







Called “a powerhouse comedian and producer” by This Week In Comedy, Amber Rollo hosts shows in Brooklyn, Queens and even Manhattan. She is the Co-Host of Daddy-less Issues: The Orphan Podcast, with Chanel Ali, where they talk to comedians and artists who have lost one or more parents about how they succeed in life despite that. She is also the Head of Digital Production for The Box, the intersectional feminist comedy show. Amber performs all over the city, bringing humor to dark topics like growing up an orphan and the infantalization of female sexuality.




Gabe Pacheco is a Brooklyn based comedian/radio personality/film maker. He featured in the Accidental Comedy Festival, and the Asheville Comedy Fest. Gabe regularly provides commentary on Insights on Sirius XM with John Fugelsang and appeared on Current TV. He performs sketch comedy based on the work of school children with the Story Pirates and is a permanent guest host on WBAI’s “the Katie Halper Show”.