The Amazing Amy (Harlib) is over 60 years young and proud of showing what she can do despite her age. She has spent a studying all forms of movement and physical theater and became attracted to Chinese martial arts, acrobatics and Yoga in the early 1980s and parlayed that into a solo performance career that took her to Taiwan and back to her native NYC environs to perform in a wide variety of venues until 1994 when injuries forced her to retire with a disintegrated disc in her spine, torn rotator cuffs in both shoulders and arthritis that necessitated a total left hip replacement in 1998. All that time Amy never stopped her Yoga and so hated not performing, that she’s using her extreme flexibility and zany imagination to relaunch her career starting in Mar. 2009! A right hip replacement in Jan. 2015, dislocated in April 2015 has not stopped her! Already The Amazing Amy has appeared at the Downtown Clown Revue, The Bindlestiff Family Circus Open Variety Show at the Galapagos Arts Space, The Lava Dance Co. Night of Renegades Variety Show, Dixon Place, Cirque Off! at Triskelion Arts Space, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, The House of Yes, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and The Gong Show Live! at B. B. King’s, NYC and at The Cutting Room, NYC. . The Amazing Amy’s Yoga Odyssey was part of the ensemble show Flight 18 at the South Street Seaport.
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JENN FRIEDMAN featuring special guest: The Amazing Amy
February 6 | Set Times: 7:00pm
Jenn Friedman is a musician (singer/songwriter/piano-player), author and mental health recovery advocate. Her book, Eating Disorders on the Wire: Music and Metaphor as Pathways to Recovery (H.T.F.K. Press), explores her eating disorder recovery through metaphor. Each chapter has a corresponding song on the separately available album, “On the Wire” (Personal Bias Records). Jenn has lectured and performed at Monte Nido EDTNY, Insight Behavioral Health, New York State Psychiatric Institute, The Emily Program, SUNY Purchase, the Eating Disorder Coalition’s “Mothers and Others March Against Eating Disorders” on Capitol Hill, and the Philadelphia NEDA Walk. Jenn conceived and wrote the music for “The Maiya Project,” an eating disorder dance film co-produced by Mental Fitness, Inc (http://mentalfitnessinc.org/index.php/maiya-project/) Jenn graduated from SUNY Purchase with a B.A. in Liberal Arts and Music and went on to graduate from The New School with a Certificate in Creative Arts Therapy. She then completed her Counselling M.A. at Goldsmiths, University of London. She is passionate about fostering hope, healing, and connection through speaking and performing. https://jennfriedman.com