Spoke the Hub’s Winter Follies
Vote for your favorite performer, as an impressive list of professional artists of all genres have just 5 minutes to wow YOU, the audience! At the end of the show, you vote for your favorite act!
The winner of Winter Follies receives an evening-length concert produced by Spoke the Hub in the Fall of 2017. It’s one of Spoke’s most popular, and best-attended events of the year! Don’t miss it!
February 3 & 4, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Old First Reformed Church
729 Carroll Street @7th Ave Brooklyn, NY
Advance Tickets: $15 Adults/$10 Students & Seniors
2017 Performers Include:
7th Borough was formed in 2015 by Guitarist Mark Caserta and Singer Joy Jones. They regularly perform at events in Brooklyn and play originals and covers in all kinds of genres from funk to punk.
Amber is currently working as a dancer, teacher, and videographer in NYC. She has worked at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and has created films that have been shown both nationally and internationally winning an “Emerging Artist Award” at Dance Camera West and “Best Young Filmmaker” at Fastnet Film Festival.
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 Credit: 2016 Dance Now NYC at Joe’s Pub, “Sy Gaskin in Amber Sloan’s Yma Dream; photograph by Yi-Chun Wu”
ARMADA DANCE COMPANY
Founded by Jen Roit, Armada Dance Company has presented work for NACHMO, Spoke the HUB, The Breaking Glass Project at Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater, BalaSole Dance Company, Bailout Theater at Judson Church, NYU’s Alumni Workshop with Stephen Petronio, The Moving Beauty Series, HATCH, Amalgamate Artist Series, JTChen’s TRANSLATE at Dixon Place, WAXworks at Triskelion, and Ticino In Danza (Switzerland).
CRASH THEATER COMPANY
CRASH Theater Co. is a collective of theater artists founded by graduates of the American Repertory Theater/ Harvard University MFA Acting Program. CRASH uses interdisciplinary performance to reinvigorate classic texts and tell new and engaging stories for a modern audience.
Ella Rosewood teaches dance at I.S. 347 in Bushwick and is a member of the Dance/NYC Junior Committee. Her choreography has been seen at the Judson Church, Danspace Project, Dixon Place, etc. She actively preserves historic solo dances of choreographers including Jane Dudley, Anna Sokolow, Helen Tamiris, and more. www.ellarosewooddance.com
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: Michela Deidda aka Miki Tuesday, creator of International Affair, is a dancer/choreographer from Italy specializing in Waacking.
Melanie Aguirre, founder of Rep Your Style, has worked with Usher, Pitbull, Marc Anthony, Shaggy, Neo and several other popular artists.
Cocomotion (Christina James) is an educator of dance versatile in waacking, hip hop and Martha Graham technique.
Brince from South Korea explores the dance styles of Popping, Waacking, Locking and started ISVP at Peridance Capezio Center.
Katie Oliver is a professional dancer, instructor and choreographer who has performed with Montell Jordan, DJ Kool Herc, Judy Torres, and Toby Love.
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:
Michela Deidda aka Miki Tuesday, creator of International Affair, is a dancer/choreographer from Italy specializing in Waacking.
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
JIM KENT PUPPETRY
Jim Kent has been involved in theater his entire life. He is Technical Director and teaches Production Design and Theater Foundations at the Berkeley Carroll School.
The Long2 company works create meaningful work that assists both dancers and audiences in a deeper growth.
Lydia Jackson began dancing when she was 21 years old in college. When she graduated she moved to New York City to further her training. Currently, Lydia studies in Peridance’s certificate program. She is excited to be showing her work for the first time in New York City.
Mari Meade graduated from New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts (NOCCA) and University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA). In 2009, Meade relocated to NYC as a recipient of the Kenan Fellowship at Lincoln Center Education and started Mari Meade Dance Collective (MMDC). MMDC has toured internationally to Johannesburg, South Africa, and Berlin, Germany. National tours include New Orleans Fringe Festival (LA), Asheville Fringe Festival (NC), INhale Performance Series (PA), and REVERBdance Festival (MA). NY performance credits include: Kenan Fellowship Performance at Lincoln Center, Dance:Access at Danspace, CHIN with Doug Varone and Dancers at 92nd St Y, STUFFED at Judson Memorial Church, FLICfest at Irondale, Battery Dance Festival, American Dance Guild at Alvin Ailey, Moving Beauty Series at Webster Hall.
Dalienne Majors (www.daliennemajors.com) has danced, choreographed and taught for 45 years.
Julia Kool is new to Brooklyn from Saratoga Springs, NY., where she danced with Nacre Dance Company. She attended Dean College and the National Museum of Dance School of the Arts where she became faculty. Julia is a pointe shoe fitter trained by Leslie Roy-Heck of Bunheads Dance Accessories. She currently trains at Mark Morris and Peridance and is looking for more performance opportunities.
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
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
VANESSA LONG DANCE COMPANY
The Vanessa Long Dance Company strives to investigate new forms of theatrical experience aimed to provoke feeling, stimulate senses, and activate the mind.
Vanessa Paige was a full time 10 year professional dancer with eba Dance Theater. Her choreography is presented throughout NYC and Europe. Vanessa teaches at Berkeley Carroll, is AD of Soundance, blogs at You Of All People/Wordpress, graduated from Hamilton College and had a baby by herself on purpose. firstname.lastname@example.org