LET YOUR LIPS DO THE DANCING, YOUR BODY DO THE TALKING…
Ft. Emily Brandt, Musical Guest Jeremy Mark Freer w/ Dancer Koryn Wicks, and your host Nikhil Melnechuk.
Bowery's Premier Poetry Night, with the best OPEN MIC, Featured Poets, and Music in NYC. Vote for your favorite poem to be published online at www.thepoetinnewyork.com.
$10 admission at the door. Come at 8:30 to sign up for the OPEN MIC – 10 slots, first come, first served.
EMILY BRANDT (http://emilybrandt.com/) is the author of two chapbooks: Behind Teeth (Full Court Books) and ManWorld (dancing girl press). Her poems have recently appeared inCoconut, HNGMN, The Atlas Review, Epiphany, Berkeley Poetry Review, and other journals. She earned her MFA from New York University where she facilitated the Veterans Writing Workshop. Emily is a co-founding editor of No, Dear magazine and teaches in Brooklyn.
Pianist/Composer JEREMY MARK FREER hails from Detroit, Michigan. A city once known as the “Paris of The Midwest”. Since moving to NYC he's composed for dance and film and performed original material at such venues as Bowery Electric, Piano's, Cakeshop and Mercury Lounge. His collaborations have been featured at Triskalion Arts in Williamsburg, Jack Geary Contemporary Gallery in Soho as well as Dance Enthusiast Magazine. He is currently working on dance short film with Koryn Wicks of Kinetic Architecture as well as a record of solo piano pieces entitled “The Divine Robot”. Hear his music at www.soundcloud.com/jeremyfreer and http://jeremymarkfreer.bandcamp.com/
KORYN WICKS is a dancer and choreographer from Toronto, Canada. She came to New York when she was 18 to study dance and choreography. Koryn graduated from the prestigious Ailey School in 2012 with a Certificate of Dance with Honors. She has also trained with Arts York, Toronto Dance Theatre, Elisa Monte, the Movement Invention Project, and Steps on Broadway. On top of her dance education, Koryn holds a B.A. in Political Science from the CUNY Baccalaureate Program where she was a Thomas W. Smith Fellowship recipient and graduated Summa Cum Laude.