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Amazing Amy's Recent Perforamnces

Performed As Scheduled: Spectral Stretch, Frighteningly Flexible, Creepy Contortion for Halloween triumphed, haunting The Village Halloween Costume Ball, Sat. Nov. 3, doors at 7:30 PM, my performance at 9:45 PM, Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave., (bet. 9th and 10th Streets), NYC. http://www.theaterforthenewcity.net/halloween.htm , https://www.facebook.com/theaterforthenewcity Yogini Devidasa Yoga Dance to the live sitar music of Anjana Roy, delighted the audience, in Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Show, Mon. Nov. 5, 8 PM, Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie St., NYC. https://www.facebook.com/events/184712501648147 Yoga Contortion Dance Jam with the live music of Curtis Becraft beguiled the audience, in Curtis Becraft Presents: Poetry and Song Circle at the Branded Saloon, Sat. Nov. 10th, doors at 7 PM, my performance at 9 PM, The Branded Saloon, 603 Vanderbilt Ave., Brooklyn, NY. https://www.facebook.com/events/167146093425225/ Physical comedy and a brief contortion dance was a huge success in a Disney-themed skit with Tokyo Circus Ringmaster Yoshi and Nozomininja at Japan Art Matsuri 2012, Sun. Nov. 11, bet. 1 and 1:30 PM, Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave. , (bet. 9th and 10th Streets), NYC. https://www.facebook.com/events/371123582970567/ Yoga Contortion Dance Jam with the live music of ReW StarR and The Flack Blamingos Band, rocked out in Frank Wood’s Actual Birthday – 8 Days of the 8 Days of Wood! Sun. Nov. 11, first band at 6:45 PM, my performance at 7:30 PM, Otto’s Shrunken Head, 538 East 14th St. (bet. Aves. A & B), NYC. https://www.facebook.com/events/361840087242437/ Yoga Contortion Dance Jam with the live music of ReW StarR, rocked out in Sandy Emergency Relief Fund For Lower Eastside Musicians, Tues. Nov. 13, doors at 8 PM, my performance at 9:30 PM, Bowery Electric, 327 Bowery @ Joey Ramone Place, NYC. https://www.facebook.com/events/462610203777719/ Yogini Devidasa Yoga Dance to the live sitar music of Anjana Roy was a rousing success, in Fall Circus Cabaret, Sat. Nov. 17, doors 8 PM, show 8:30 PM, Big Sky Works, 29 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn, NY. https://www.facebook.com/events/128701197282874/ , http://bigskyworksbrooklyn.com/462/fall-circus-cabaret-sat-nov-17th-8pm/ Yoga Contortion Dance Jam to the live music of The Scarfs (Jay Sharp and Chris Gersbeck), rocked out in The Scarfs (First live show @ Arlene's Grocery) [FREE!] w/the Amazing AMY! AKA ZZZ's / The Barrens / Strike Our Chords / The Scarfs (w/ the Amazing Amy) / Clayy, Wed. Nov. 21, 9 PM, Arlene’s Grocery, 95 Stanton St., NY. https://www.facebook.com/events/167867906690864/ , https://www.facebook.com/events/288316491285650/ , http://arlenesgrocery.tunestub.com/show.cfm?id=86720 Yoga Contortion Dance Jam to the live music of Bob and Martha rocked out in Déjà Vu: Hurricane Sandy Relief Benefit – Thanksgiving Eve, Wed. Nov. 21, doors at 8:30 PM, my performance at 11 PM, The Delancey, 168 Delancey St., NYC. https://www.facebook.com/events/375154552567734/ SPECIAL! Stormy Stretch! Frighteningly Flexible! Chaotic Contortion! To the live music of Adam Tendler, triumphed, in Dandy Darkly’s Turkey Coma: A Post-Everything Variety Event, Thurs. Nov. 29, 10 PM, Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie St., NYC. https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/9734961 , https://www.facebook.com/events/344967272259923/

Amazing Amy's Recent Performances

Avante Yogarde: The Leading Limber Edge of Contortion Dance with the Live Music of Somnath Khartal, was a real crowd-pleaser, in NYC Informal Choreography Showing, Fri. Oct. 5, 7:30 PM, Gibney Dance Center, 890 Broadway, 5th Floor, Studio 1, NYC. https://www.facebook.com/events/119315078219131/, http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/277227 Spectral Stretch, Frighteningly Flexible, Creepy Contortion for Halloween happily haunted Campfire Cabaret Variety Show, Sat. Oct. 6, 8 PM, Roy Arias Studios, Studio Theater, 300 West 43rd St., NYC. https://www.facebook.com/events/228501517278851/, https://sites.google.com/site/campcabaretnyc/ Contortion Dance Jam as Little Old Limber Lady Contortionist, was a great success rocking out with The Little Old Ladies Band, Tues. Oct. 9, 8 PM, Trash Bar, 256 Grand St. (between Driggs and Roebling), Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY. https://www.facebook.com/events/424600500931265/, http://www.thetrashbar.com/tuesday-100912-6040-cordillera-the-octomen-little-old-ladies/ Contortion Dance Jam with the live music of ReW StarR and The BanD rocked out in, This Sat. @ Otto’s – I Nite, 8 Acts!, Sat. Oct. 13, doors at 8 PM, my performance at 10 PM, Otto’s Shrunken Head, 538 East 14th St. (bet. Aves. A & B), NYC. https://www.facebook.com/events/205675519565487/ Spectral Stretch, Frighteningly Flexible, Creepy Contortion for Halloween, was a big success, haunting Blood Fest 9 Halloween Show, Sat. Oct. 20, 12 Noon-5 PM, The Queens Flushing Library Theater, 41-17 Main St., Flushing, NY. http://www.bloodmoonrisingmagazine.com/bloodfestevent.html, https://www.facebook.com/events/484595318225895/ Spectral Stretch, Frighteningly Flexible, Creepy Contortion for Halloween was a hit, haunting Alter Ego - Vaudeville Surreal (Spooktaculate The Halloweenie Edition), Sun. Oct. 21, 8 PM, Fontanas Bar, 105 Eldridge St., NYC. https://www.facebook.com/events/475031132530571/ Spectral Stretch, Frighteningly Flexible, Creepy Contortion for Halloween thrilled the audience, haunting Scream for Halloween, Sat. Oct. 27th, 6 PM – 10 PM, Club Quest, 27 Park Place, NYC., http://www.bloodmoonrisingmagazine.com/screamforhalloweenevent.html Hurricane Sandy cancelled the below shows. Contortion Dance Jam with the live music of ReW StarR and The ReWd OneZ Band performs in The Chopstick Flytraps Play Yes, Sensei, Sun. Oct. 28, 8 PM, Goodbye Blue Monday, 1087 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY. https://www.facebook.com/events/418999521497811/ Spectral Stretch, Frighteningly Flexible, Creepy Contortion for Halloween haunts Ghost Stories Live! # 7, Mon. Oct. 29, 7 PM, The Mouth Room at Bar 82, 136 2nd Ave., NYC. https://www.facebook.com/events/397204893681323/ Spectral Stretch, Frighteningly Flexible, Creepy Contortion for Halloween, to live music by Adam Tendler, haunts Dandy Darkly’s Variety of the Damned, Wed. Oct. 31, 7:30 PM, Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie St., NYC. https://www.facebook.com/events/344967272259923/

Amazing Amy's Recent Performances, July 2012

Techno Trance Yoga Dance triumphed, in The Playhouse: Manhattan Loft Tuesdays, Tues. July 3rd, doors open 10 PM, my performance at 11:30 PM, 38 West 38th St., 5th Floor, NYC. https://www.facebook.com/events/359357274132849/ Yogapocalypse: Dystopiyoga! Flexible Freak Out! Chaos Contortion! Wowed the crowd, in Wendigo/Coney Island USA Presents: Dogshit Circus, Sat. July 7th, 9 PM, Sideshows By The Seashore, 1208 Surf Ave., Brooklyn, NY. https://www.facebook.com/events/223716161082599/ TRISKADEKAPHOBIYOGA! Frighteningly Flexible! Scary Stretch on Friday the 13th - Contortion Dance Jam with the live music of The Cow Men Band thrilled the crowd, at FRODUCE 4 Year Anniversary! Fri. July 13th, doors at 10 PM, my performance at 11:30 PM, The Creek and The Cave, 10-93 Jackson Ave., Long Island City, NY. https://www.facebook.com/events/465349573475184/ Yoga Contortion Dance Jam with the live music of Sarah Malinda Engelke enthralled the audience, in NY Musical Theatre Festival and American Vaudeville Theater presents Travesties of 2012, Thurs. July 19th, 9:30 PM; Fri. July 20th, 7 & 9:30 PM; Sat. July 21st, 6 PM; 45th St. Theatre Upstairs, 354 West 45th St., NYC. https://www.facebook.com/events/240759029360234/ Mistress of Mystic Movement Arts (Harry Potter themed contortion act), enchanted the crowd in Debauchery, Tues. July 24th, 9:30 PM, Bar 82, 136 2nd Ave. (bet. 9th St. and St. Marks Pl.), NYC. https://www.facebook.com/events/200750840052903/

Amazing Amy's Recent Performances

Yogeek! Flexible Freak! Strange Stretch! Kooky Kontortion! wowed the crowd, in Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Show, Mon. Sept. 3, 8 PM, Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie St., NYC. https://www.facebook.com/BindlestiffOpenStage, http://bindlestiffopenstage.blogspot.com/ Yoga Contortion Dance Jam with the live music of Flack Blamingo Band rocked out in Flack Blamingo at Wind Down Sunday, Sun. Sept. 9, doors at 6:30 PM, my performance at 10 PM, Otto’s Shrunken Head, 538 East 14th St. (bet. Aves. A & B), NYC. https://www.facebook.com/events/278058642297992/ Yoga Contortion Dance Jam to DJ House Music rocked out in Coney Island Dancers First Indoor Dance Party! Fri. Sept, 14, doors at 11 PM, Club Esco’s, 301 West 39th St., NYC. https://www.facebook.com/events/517657451584169/ Contortion Tango! Entranced the crowd, at Arts on Third Festival: Westchester’s Premiere Art & Entertainment Festival, Sun. Sept. 16th, between 1-6 PM, East Third Street between Union Avenue and 5th Avenue, in Mt. Vernon, New York. https://www.facebook.com/ArtsOnThirdFestival2012, http://www.artsonthirdfestival.com/#!entertainment-cont. Cougarrr Contortionist: Contortion Gone Catty, was a rousing success, in The PSF Anniversary Show – Come Clean, Leave Dirty, Fri. Sept. 21, doors 7:30 PM, show 8:30 PM, Tammany Hall, 152 Orchard St., NYC. https://www.facebook.com/events/197743197026248/ Yoga Contortion Dance Jamming to the live music of The ReWd OneZ rocked out in PRIMA/PRIMO & The ReWd OneZ (w/Amazing Amy), Sat. Sept. 22, Midnight, Goodbye Blue Monday, 1087 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY. https://www.facebook.com/events/442138239171267/ YOGANIME! Contortion Dance to music from a Hayao Miyazaki anime feature, enthralled the audience, in Abigoliah’s Bizarre Bazaar Comedy Sideshow, Wed. Sept. 26, 10 PM, The Creek and the Cave, 10-93 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, NY. https://www.facebook.com/events/351226814962864/ Yoga Contortion Dance Jam to the live music of Strong Nuclear Force (Tim Rusterholz) enchanted the audience, in ShamaniSonic Odyssey and Potluck Night with Verdarluz!, Thurs. Sept. 27, doors at 6:30 PM, my performance at 9 PM, Club Plantation, 1054 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY. https://www.facebook.com/events/351729011588228/ Yoga Contortion Dance Jam to the live music of Curtis and The Dilettantes band rocked out, in Curtis and The Dilettantes at Le Cheile, Sat. Sept. 29, 8 PM, Le Cheile, 839 West 181st St., NYC. https://www.facebook.com/events/493259420702158/, Yoga Dancing and Music: Mystic Mountebacks from the far off fabled kingdom of Hind, Amazing Amy with the live music of Somnath Khartal, captivated the crowds, in The Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon Park 2012, Sun. Sept. 30, 3 shows at The Unicorn Forum Stage at 1:30 PM, 3 PM, and 5 PM, Fort Tryon Park, 799 Fort Washington Ave., NYC. http://www.whidc.org/unicorn.html, http://www.whidc.org/cast.html

Amazing Amy's Recent Performances

The Amazing Amys – Contortion Dance Tribute to Amy Winehouse on the Anniversary of Her Tragic Demise, was a crowd-pleaser, in Wendigo/Coney Island USA Presents: Dog Shit Circus, Sat. Aug. 4th, 9 PM, Sideshows By The Seashore, 1208 Surf Ave., Brooklyn, NY. https://www.facebook.com/events/341596805918056/ Yoga Contortion Dance Jam with the live music of ReW StaRR and The BaNd rocked out in ReWd GiG, Thurs. Aug. 9, 9 PM, Goodbye Blue Monday, 1087 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY. https://www.facebook.com/events/169604333173905/ Yoga Contortion Dance Jam with the live magical musical mirth of Drew Vanderberg (clarinet) and Stephen Bent (trombone), was a big success, in Fresh Ground Pepper Circus, Sat. Aug. 11, start time 3 PM, my performance bet. 4 and 5 PM, SOLAR ONE at Stuyvesant Cove Park, 23rd St. and The East River, NYC. https://www.facebook.com/events/308536732575050/, http://www.solar1.org/fresh-ground-pepper-eco-circus-coming-to-solar-one-on-august-11/ Yoga Contortion Dance Jam with the live music of ReWd BaNd, rocked out in, Future Of Rock Presents Summer Of SWIIM: August, Mon. Aug. 20, doors 8 PM, my performance 9 PM, Otto’s Shrunken Head, 538 East 14th St. (bet. Aves. A & B), NYC. https://www.facebook.com/events/201345456654865/ NEW! Yogeek! Flexible Freak! Strange Stretch! Kooky Kontortion! Debuted, delighting the audience, at The Gadget Hour: Travel Tips, Fri. Aug. 24, 11 PM, Richmond Shepard Theatre, 309 East 26th St., NYC. https://www.facebook.com/events/216192008509925/ Yoga Contortion Dance Jam to DJ House Music, rocked out in Last Unicorn Premiere, Fri. Aug. 24, doors at 10 PM, my performance at 1:30 AM, Pyramid Club - Downstairs, 101 Ave. A (bet. 6th and 7th St.), NYC. https://www.facebook.com/events/406468722736118/

Amazing Amy's Recent Performances June 2012

Yoga Contortion Dance Jam with the live music of The ReWD OneZ rocked out, in June 2nd Featuring The Dirty Stayouts and More! Sat. June 2nd, doors open 7 PM, my performance at 9:15 PM, Tattoo Shot Lounge, 1205 Surf Ave., Brooklyn, NY. https://www.facebook.com/events/362534290468481/ YOGANIMAMUS! Yoga Contortion Dance Jam with the live music of Jarvis Earnshaw, was a real crowd pleaser, in Animamus Art Salon EXTRAVAGANZA during Bushwick Open Studios, Sun. June 3rd, doors open 7 PM, my performance at 8 PM, Starr Street Studios, 207 Starr St., Brooklyn, NY. https://www.facebook.com/events/149847538481473/, http://animamusartsalon.com/ Special Contortion Dance Odyssey to a one-of-a-kind soundtrack was a sensation, in Radio Cabaret: Summer Edition, Sat. June 9th, 7:30 PM, Union Docs, 322 Union Ave., Brooklyn, NY. https://www.facebook.com/events/303024586452803/ Yoga Contortion Dance Jam with the live music of Cereal Hero Killer Band rocked out in Cereal Killer Hero feat. Amazing Amy Contortion Dancer following Katastrophic Fashion Show, Thurs. June 14th, fashion show 8 PM, my performance at 11 PM, R Bar, 218 Bowery, NYC. https://www.facebook.com/events/317049551706032/ Yoga Contortion Dance Jam with the live music of The Ashcan Orchestra was a big success, in ASHCAN ORCHESTRA//DOGGIESATNIGHT//CAMILLA HA//EARTHEATER//SKIP LA PLANT//DJ GDFX, Wed. June 20, doors at 7 PM, Outpost Artists Resource, 1665 Norman St. Ridgewood, NY, (L train to Halsey). https://www.facebook.com/events/407351912641780/ New! YOGAPOCALYPSE: Flexible Freak Out! Chaos Contortion! Debuted delighting the audience, in the Summer Circus Cabaret, Fri. June 22nd, 8 PM, Big Sky Works, 29 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn, NY. http://bigskyworksbrooklyn.com/, http://www.circusnyc.com/items/Summer_Circus_Cabaret_June_22, https://www.facebook.com/events/465852626759356/?ref=ts Yoga Contortion Dance Jam with the live music of Cereal Hero Killer Band rocked out in The JSE presents: the 3rd annual SECOND CHANCE ANIMAL RESCUE BENEFIT SHOW @ Matchless, Fri. June 22nd, doors open 7 PM, my performance at 10:10 PM, Matchless, 557 Manhattan Ave. @ Driggs Ave, Brooklyn, NY. https://www.facebook.com/events/245476985562013/ Jedi Yoga: Stretching From a Galaxy Far, Far, Away, was a big hit in Abigoliah’s Bizarre Bazaar Comedy Sideshow, Wed. June 27th, 10 PM, The Creek and The Cave, 10-93 Jackson Ave., Long Island City, NY. https://www.facebook.com/events/192234187572900/

Amazing Amy's Recent Performances May 2012

Lecture/Demo with Q & A performance of contortion skill with the live music of Jarvis Earnshaw, enthralled the audience, at Animamus Art Salon, Sun., May 13, Bingo at 7 PM, Show at 8 PM, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 155 Milton St., Brooklyn, NY. https://www.facebook.com/events/221132234667557/#, http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/247939 Contortionist appeared on Law and Order: SVU, Episode ‘Strange Beauty’, air date, Wed., May 16, 2012, 10 PM (NBC TV/Universal) http://www.nbc.com/law-and-order-special-victims-unit/video/ Yoga Contortion Dance Jam with the live music of Jarvis Earnshaw earned accolades, in the Hell’s Kitchen Arts Festival 2012, Fri. May 18th, two shows – 9:30 PM in Studio 507 and 12:30 AM in Theater 510, Roy Arias Studios Opening Party, 300 W. 43rd St., NYC. http://artistsinthekitchen.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Main-Map1.pdf Avante Yogarde: The Leading Limber Edge of Contortion Dance and Music with the live cello accompaniment of Tim Rusterholz, was a rousing success at the Dance Parade Dance Fest 2012, Sat., May 19th, starts at 3 PM, my show at 3:30 PM, Stage C, Tompkins Square Park, Ave. A and St. Marks Place, NYC. http://danceparade.org/wp/the-festival/ Yoga Contortion Dance Jam with the live cello music of Tim Rusterholz triumphed in the Hell’s Kitchen Arts Festival 2012, Sat. May 19th, 10:15 PM, Clinton House, 300 W. 46th St., NYC. http://artistsinthekitchen.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Main-Map1.pdf Yoga Contortion Dance Jam with the live music of the Plains Traveler Duo (Andy Big on banjo and Chang Dhanali on drums) delighted the audience, in TOILETPALOOZA! (To benefit the venue’s plumbing!), Sun. May 20, doors open 1:00 PM, my performance at 10:00 PM, Bohemian Grove, 64-66 Grove St., Brooklyn, NY. https://www.facebook.com/events/346046288792024/ Amazing Amy’s Big YogAdventure with the live music of Jarvis Earnshaw wowed the crowd as the opening act for Free Movie in the Playground (Pee Wee’s Big Adventure) - Weds. May 30 - bike share demo, live performance, give-aways and more... 7:15 PM, Mathews Palmer Playground, 45th/46th St. between 9th/10th Aves., NYC. http://bikenyc.org/event/979

AMAZING AMY ON LAW AND ORDER: SVU!

Contortionist on Law and Order: SVU, Episode ‘Strange Beauty’ air date, May 16, 2012, 10 PM (NBC TV/Universal) http://www.nbc.com/law-and-order-special-victims-unit/video/

Amazing Amy's Recent Performances April 2012

Yoga Yenta's Kosher Kontortion for Pesach with the klezmer-style accordion music of Matt Dallow, was a smash, in The Return of Le Squeezebox Cabaret, Wed. April 4th, 10 PM, DROM, 85 Ave. A (bet. 5th and 6th St.), NYC. https://www.facebook.com/events/139025472892220/ , http://lesqueezebox.com/ , http://www.dromnyc.com/events/1634/le-squeezebox-cabaret Yoga Yenta's Kosher Kontortion for Pesach with the klezmer-style keyboard music of jolly Jason Trachtenberg, triumphed, in Circus o Burlesque A Mania Insania, Thurs. Apr. 5th, 10:30 PM, Under St. Marks Theatre, 94 St. Marks Place, NYC. https://www.facebook.com/events/237845292972497/ TRISKADEKAPHOBIYOGA! Frighteningly Flexible on Friday the 13th! with the live music of Jarvis Earnshaw, blew the audience away, in Bohemian Grove Presents: FRI 13TH FEST W/ RUDE GIRLS BURLESQUE CULT, 5 BANDS AND A CONTORTIONIST, Fri. Apr. 13th, 8 PM, 64-66 Grove St., Brooklyn, NY. https://www.facebook.com/events/332571320139849/ TRISKAIDEKAPHOBIYOGA! Frighteningly Flexible on Friday the 13th! Contortion Dance Jamming with Robert Sloan’s Imposter Band rocked out, Fri. Apr. 13th, 11:30 PM, Connolly’s Pub Klub, 3rd Fl., 121 West 45th St., NYC. https://www.facebook.com/events/347376305301160/ NEW! 2012: A Yoga Odyssey – Spaced Out Stretch! Cosmic Contortion debuted, delighting the audience, at The Trapeze Loft’s Spring Beginner Aerial & Circus Showcase, Sun. Apr. 15th, 8 PM, Big Sky Works, 29 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn, NY. http://www.circusnyc.com/items/The_Trapeze_Loft_Springs_Beginner_Aerial_Circus_Showcase_Apr_1 Yoga Contortion Dance Jam with Generator Ohm Band rocked out, at King Killer 4/20 @ SRB, Brooklyn (King Killer Recording Studios Sponsor), Fri. Apr. 20th, doors open 8 PM, Generator Ohm 9:50 PM, SRB, 177 2nd Ave., Brooklyn, NY. https://www.facebook.com/events/281285828623460/ Yoga Tango: The Dance of Love Like You’ve Never Seen it Before, was a success, in Lava Presents: Night of Renegades, Sat. Apr. 21st, 8 PM, Lava Studio, 524 Bergen St. (bet. Carlton and 6th Aves), Brooklyn, NY. http://lavabrooklyn.org/nightofrenegadesApril2012.html SPECIAL! Limber Latina! Flexible Fiesta! Samba With a Stretch with the live music of Joel Chassan charmed the crowd, in Nude Night Out #7 (This is How We Do It) & Sleepy Joe's Birthday Party (shhh), Sat. Apr. 21, 9 PM, event location provided with ticket purchase, midtown, NYC. https://www.facebook.com/events/386042324763686/, http://nudistnaturistamerica.org/ai1ec_event/nude-night-out-7-this-is-how-we-do-it?instance_id=1213 Yoga Contortion Dance Jam with the ukelele music of Jon Braman rocked out as an Artsy Fartsy Act, in the 2nd Annual WBAI Artsy Fartsy Battle of the Bands (Benefit for WBAI Radio), Sun. Apr. 22, doors open 5 PM, my performance at 6 PM, 5-9 PM, Arlene’s Grocery, 95 Stanton St., NYC. https://www.facebook.com/events/275932482495129/, http://wbai.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=11539&Itemid=1

“The Amazing Amy”: Grandma Contortionist, Sideshow Freak, Improv Beat Dancer

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