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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

New story about me on the internet! Great job! Many Thanks! http://altvariety.com/archives/850#comment-26

Amazing Amy's Recent Performances Mar. 2012

Amazing Amy Contortion Dances in MUSIC VIDEO: Lil Jon feat. LMFAO - Drink (Official Video), shot Jan. 2012 and posted on line Mar. 2012, can be seen on my website and on You Tube, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxAKCYSXd5U NEW! YOGA GO BRAGH! Shamrock Stretch! Celtic Contortion! Leapin' Limber Leprechaun! Riverdance was never like this! Debuted delighting the crowd, at The Gadget Hour: Eire Up! Fri. Mar. 16th, 11 PM, Richmond Shephard Theatre, 309 E. 26th St., NYC. https://www.facebook.com/events/188689244577067/ YOGA GO BRAGH! Shamrock Stretch! Celtic Contortion! Leapin' Limber Leprechaun! Riverdance was never like this! was a sensation, in the Cream of the Big Top Spring Circus Cabaret, Sat. Mar. 24th, 8 PM, Big Sky Works, 29 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn, NY. http://www.circusnyc.com/items/Cream_of_the_Big_Top_Mar_2324, http://bigskyworksbrooklyn.com/ SPECIAL! Contortion by the Riverside captivated the crowd in - No, We're the Green Preservation Society! A Circadelic Reinterpretation of the Classic Kinks Album, Sat. Mar 31st, two shows, 5 PM and 8:30 PM at Big Sky Works, 29 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn, NY. https://www.facebook.com/events/364723060215377/

Amazing Amy's Recent Performances Mar. 2012

Yoga Yenta’s Kosher Kontortion for Purim with the live klezmer-style accordion music of Matt Dallow, was a great success, in Garage Performance and Film, Sun. Mar. 4th, 8 PM, Big Sky Works, 29 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn, NY. https://www.facebook.com/events/239191182837288/ Yoga Yenta’s Kosher Kontortion for Purim with the live klezmer-style accordion music of Matt Dallow, was a real crowd-pleaser, in the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Open Stage Variety Show, Mon., Mar. 5th, 8 PM, Dixon Place, 161a Chrystie St., NYC. https://www.facebook.com/events/179159095530069/

Amazing Amy's Recent Performances Feb. 2012

Yoga Contortion Dance Jam with the live music of ReW and Who, and again later with the live music of the band Ripped, rocked out at ReWZ Residency at Otto's w/Amazing Amy, Sat. Feb. 11, 7:30 PM, Otto's Shrunken Head, 538 E. 14th St., NYC. https://www.facebook.com/rewandwho#!/events/220119628082144/ Bendy Bacchanalian Contortion Dance Jam with Craig Judelman's live fiddle music, was a fantastic success, in A Bacchanalian Banquet: A Banquet for America Event, Sun. Feb. 12, 6 PM, Flux Factory, 39-31 29th St. Long Island City, Queens, NY. http://www.fluxfactory.org/events/banquet-for-america-events/ Yoga Contortion Dance Jam to the live music of ReW StaRR, rocked out in Jurgen’s ‘Rikki Tikki’ Barfday Bash, Thurs. Feb. 16th, doors open 6 PM, my performance 7:30 PM, Otto’s Shrunken Head, 538 E. 14th St., NYC. https://www.facebook.com/events/346429975383503/ Yoga Contortion Dance Jam with the live music of Subject of the Question, rocked out in Future of Rock Presents Fat Monday Swiim!, Mon. Feb. 20, show starts at 7:30 PM, my performance at 9 PM, Otto's Shrunken Head, 538 E. 14th St., NYC. https://www.facebook.com/events/371594349524751/ Yoga Contortion Dance Jam with ReW StaRR and The Flack Blamingos rocked out in Frank Wood's Wind Down Sunday: Flack Blamingos at Otto's! Sun. Feb. 26th, 8 PM, Otto's Shrunken Head, 538 E. 14th St., NYC. https://www.facebook.com/events/232223340203320/#!/events/232223340203320/

Amazing Amy's Recent Performances Jan. 2012

YOGAMERICAN! Stars and Stripes and Stretch, Flexible For Freedom, Limber For Liberty, Performing For Peace was a rousing success, in The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Open Stage Variety Show, Mon. Jan. 2, 8 PM, Dixon Place, 161a Chrystie St., NYC. https://www.facebook.com/events/268132536566787/ , http://www.circusnyc.com/items/Bindlestiff_Open_Stage_Variety_Show Yoga Contortion Dance Jam with the live music of The ReWD OneZ rocked out in ReWZ Residency, Sat. Jan. 14th, 7:30 PM, Otto's Shrunken Head, 538 E. 14th St., NYC. https://www.facebook.com/events/327106753974871/ YOGAMERICAN! Stars and Stripes and Stretch, Flexible For Freedom, Limber For Liberty, Performing For Peace was a smash! in The Sky Box POLITICAL Aerial and Variety Show, Thurs. Jan. 19th, 9 PM, House of Yes, 342 Maujer St.., Brooklyn, NY. https://www.facebook.com/events/145902542188694/ Yoga Contortion Dance Jam with the live music of the band Subject of the Question, rocked out Sat. Jan. 21st., 10:15 PM, at Desmond's Tavern, 433 Park Ave. So., NYC. https://www.facebook.com/alison.mazer#!/events/351544668204573/ YOGAMERICAN! Stars and Stripes and Stretch, Flexible For Freedom, Limber For Liberty, Performing For Peace delighted the crowd, in DEBAUCHERY TAKES ON 2012, Wed. Jan. 25th, 9 PM, Teneleven, 171 Ave. C ( bet. 10th and 11th St.), NYC. https://www.facebook.com/events/291338677586994/ Yoga Contortion Dance Jam with the live music of ReW StaRR rocked out with ReW and WhO at Smith's, Thurs. Jan. 26th, 10 PM, Smith's Tavern, 440 5th Ave. at 9th St., Brooklyn, NY. https://www.facebook.com/rew.starr#!/events/290657634317408/ Yoga Contortion Dance Jam with the live music of Rew and The ReWD OneZ rocked out in Jerry Adams Donnie Tranchina and Rock Show Magazine presents a BIRTHDAY BASH, Tues. Jan. 31st, show starts at 6:30 PM, The ReWD OneZ at 8:30 PM, Sullivan Hall, 214 Sullivan St., NYC. https://www.facebook.com/events/162471107182276/, https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Rewd-Onez/104523166275544, http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=4094385&pl=cegsullivan

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