Director’s Choice Showcase

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JANUARY 26 – 28, 2018

Old First Reformed Church | 729 Carroll St. | Brooklyn, NY 11215

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Spoke the Hub is proud to present this years’ Director’s Choice Showcase! We invite you to see some of our favorite performers from the infamous and zany Winter Follies production.This year’s featured artists are:

Showcase #1
Friday January 26 @7:30 pm
Amber Sloan, Patrick Quinn, Ann Dragich, Michela Deidda, Katie Skinner and Nia & Ness

Showcase #2 
Saturday January 27 @5:00 pm
Ann Dragich, Patrick Quinn, Katie Skinner, Mindy Toro  and Nia & Ness

Showcase #3
Saturday Jan 27 @ 8:00 pm
Michela Deidda, Mindy Toro, Nia & Ness, Amber Sloan and Patrick Quinn

Showcase #4
Sunday Jan 28 @ 5:00 pm
Katie Skinner, Mindy Toro, Michela Deidda, Amber Sloan, Ann Dragich


ANA DRAGICH AND COMPANY

Ann Dragich and Company have performed around New York City, including Symphony Space, FIT, Frank Sinatra School of the Arts and Duplex Cabaret Theater. Ann is on faculty at NJPAC, ATDF and The DreamYard Project.  She is a founding member of Guilty Pleasures and Cabaret, and has performed in Paris Fashion Week as part of the Rick Owens Spring 2014 Women’s show.
Photo: Darial R Sneed


2016 Dance Now NYC at Joe's Pub

AMBER SLOAN

Amber Sloan is a New York City based choreographer, performer and teacher whose company is currently in residence at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City, NJ. Sloan performs with The Bang Group, teaches dance composition at The Ailey School, and co-directs Women in Motion.
Photo: 2016 Dance Now NYC at Joe’s Pub, “Sy Gaskin in Amber Sloan’s Yma Dream; photograph by Yi-Chun Wu”


KATIE SKINNER

Katie Skinner is Brooklyn-based performer and dance-maker. Her work has been shown at the University of Iowa, Triskelion Arts, Martha Graham Studios, and Hollins University. Katie is the co-coordinator of Baryshnikov Arts Center’s Teen After School Program, and editorial assistant for the upcoming Oxford Handbook of Dance and Politics.
PHOTO: Carly Vanderheyden


MICHELA DEIDDA aka MIKI TUESDAY

Michela Deidda aka Miki Tuesday, creator of International Affair, is a dancer/choreographer from Italy specializing in Waacking.International Affair is a collaboration between street style dancers from different backgrounds coming from all over the world connected by the same passion for Urban Dance & Music.


MINDY TORO

Mindy Toro grew up in Brooklyn, working, choreographing, and dancing at Spoke The Hub.  In 2015, she graduated from Connecticut College with a BA in Dance. Mindy has shown her choreography at the Socrates Sculpture Park, LAVA, La Mama, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Danspace at St. Mark’s Church, and at various street festivals, parks, and gardens around the city.  She is looking forward to more explorations.


NIA AND NESS

Nia and Ness are a dancer/poet performance art duo based in Brooklyn, New York. The duo has performed throughout the tri-state area, sharing their work that aims at a deeper understanding of their co-reality through intense investigations of their individual identities.
Photo: Luca Esposito


PATRICK QUINN

PQDANCE is an experimental dance theater company created by Patrick Quinn. PQDANCE challenges audiences to critically examine the ways in which our online lives have become inseparable from our “real lives.” PQDANCE self-identifies with the following buzzwords: “Brooklyn-based”, queer, radical, “hipster”, anti-capitalist, anti-Trump.
Photo: Stephen Delas Haras