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”
Amelia Robinson is a musician, composer, performer, teaching artist, and entrepreneur from Brooklyn, NY who creates original interactive music experiences for large and small scale audiences. More info: ameliarobinson.co.uk or milstrills.com
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 credit Darial R Sneed.
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
INCLINED DANCE PROJECT
Inclined Dance Project, founded in 2009 by Kristen Klein, creates dance works of contemporary athleticism inspired by ever diverse human experiences. The company has performed throughout New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, & New Jersey and has been featured in Critical Dance Magazine, offoffoff, Dance Spirit Magazine, and on Dancemedia.com. Visit www.inclineddanceproject.com
Photo: Stephen Delas Heras
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.
Joe Monteleone is a solo dance artist and Artistic Director of Monteleone Dance. His work has been presented extensively in and International credits include a tour with International BPM to Spain for multiple residencies and a performance in the Bailar al Sol Festival. He is the creator of “Apophenian Phrasing”, an intricate and unprecedented movement language that exploits the human tendency to decipher and superimpose patterns on visual data. His philosophy, “Liquid Fragile Perishable”, is both a pedagogical practice and series of non-curated works that dissolve literal, figurative, and mental containers. www.monteleonedance.com
JU & ZOE
Julissa is an emerging artist based out of Jersey City. She is currently performing, choreographing, and collaborating throughout the tri-state area. Julissa is interested in exploring feminine energies through her movement and connecting in a safe space.
Zoe was born and raised in New Hampshire. She attended the University of North Carolina School of the Arts Contemporary Dance program. Zoe moved to Brooklyn after graduating in 2014 with her BFA. she has had the pleasure of working with Helen Simoneau Danse, InTW, The Night Circus and The Rogue Dancers. Zoe’s newest venture is her own modern dance company, WarFields. She is overjoyed to have been given the opportunity to perform in Julissa’s work and is always looking for new opportunities to share her innate zeal for movement.
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
The Long2 company works create meaningful work that assists both dancers and audiences in a deeper growth.
L DUO DANCERS
Latosha Mitchell is a Hip Hop dance teacher. She has been dancing for over 10 years and currently trains at Broadway Dance Center, with a focus on Street Stilettos. She is excited to explore her creativity and show her work for the first time.
Lauren Ramsey has taught dance fitness for the past 4 years, and teaches Latin/Caribbean dance. She enjoys learning different styles and is looking forward to performing in this year’s Winter Follies.
Photo: Ryan Davis – www.RKDavisEnt.com/photography/Lauren Ramsey
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
OMER EPHRON & ADAM WHILE
Omer Ephron is an Israeli professional dancer and choreographer,Omer performed and presented her work in NYC,Israel and Greece.
Adam While is a Brooklyn based dance artist, choreographer, digital artist, and bodyworker, give him a hug.
PRAEVADO DANCE COLLECTIVE
Praevado Dance Collective is a group of artists who come together to share in their passion for the performing arts. This piece was commissioned from Joan Bradford by Praevado’s upcoming season.
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
XIANG XU DANCE THEATER
Xiang Xu Dance Theater was founded early 2015 in New York City. As an emerging dance theater, it focuses on exploring new concepts of dance based on merging Asian philosophies into western contemporary dance. As a dancer and choreographer, Xiang Xu, strives to discover new Chinese bodily aesthetics as a new definition in contemporary dance, which is based on Chinese Dance.