Saturday, July 5, 2014

Salon Lounge at Dixon Place - July 19th 2014







Dixon Place presents...

"Salon Lounge at Dixon Place" 


a monthly showcase of performance/literature/film-video by women

an International Women Artists’ Salon series

Saturday, 19 July 2014 ~ Host: Heidi Russell



 

Historical Woman Artist Honorees:

Americans Gertrude Stein (1874-1946) and her partner Alice Toklas (1877-1967), both writers and art patrons, who hosted an international group of artists and intellectuals in their literary salons in Paris.


Film: Danielle Earle
Lover’s Game, trailer and clip from full-length feature
Lover's Game tells the story of Vincent and Annabella; a wealthy couple living in New York City. They want to have a child, but discover that children will never be a possibility. Soon, their ambitions of family has an effect on their marriage. One day, Annabella meets a painter named Gillian; a seductive, exotic lesbian painter, who changes her whole perspective on her future and her life with Vincent. www.loversgamefilm.com.www.facebook.com/loversgamefilm, www.twitter.com/loversgamefilm
Danielle is a 2 time award winning producer/director/writer of the critically acclaimed web series Brooklyn Is in Love. She is also a Writers Guild of America East member, and has made a name for herself after being featured in Curve Magazine, AfterEllen, Time Out, SheWired, Village Voice, Go Magazine, News 12 New Jersey "Spotlight New Jersey," and has recently screened at the Women's International Salon Film Festival this Summer. The upcoming LGBT feature film "Lover's Game," starring Crawford M. Collins, Miranda McCauley, and Blaine Pennington is set to be release this fall.

Music, Singer/Songwriter: Michelle Fury
Original Songs: Watch Your Step, The Further You Get, It's Everything
Michelle is a respected songwriter musician and of her generation. As a vocalist and writer she has produced a string of songs revealing the journey of her heart and the twists and turns of her creative spirit as it morphs from one phase of life through the next. As a songstress, she succeeds in paying homage to great musicians and notable songs. Her voice and creative sophistication make her the artist she is, enabling her to crossover a variety genres from rock and pop to jazz, Broadway and the standards. www.MichelleFury.com, On FB: Michelle Fury Fan Page, Reverbnation: Michelle Fury
Upcoming show: July 27 Otto's Shrunken Head 11PM, 538 E 14th St, Manhattan, NY 10009

Theater, Cabaret: Cailtin Lee Reid

Singing a selection from her show Lezzie with a Z, which will be performed this coming Friday night (July 25th) at 10pm, here at Dixon Place as part of the Hot Festival.
Lezzie with a Z brings back the creative team behind the hit musical "Lesbian Love Octagon" to expose the sapphic undertones of the musical theatre cannon. Caitlin Lee Reid stars in this queered cabaret featuring musical theatre classics and peppered with Reid's dry wit and own real life tales of being gay-married and gay-divorced by 27, breaking the lesbian glass ceiling of musical theatre, and learning to strap-on and sing out! www.lezziewithaz.com  
Caitlin was last seen starring in “Lesbian Love Octagon” by Kim Kressal and Will Larche. Caitlin performs regularly at LezCab, a musical theatre cabaret for queer women. A proud graduate of The University of Michigan. Favorite roles include: “The Rocky Horror Show” (Magenta), “Red Light Winter” (Christina), “Twelfth Night” (Viola). Accompanied by Music Director Will Larche

Will is a singer/songwriter whose one-man cabaret, “Bumps in The Bathroom,” has performed at The New York Theatre Barn, Earl Dax’s Pussy Faggot, and The Duplex. Will arranged and performs in “We Put The Spring In Springfield: The Music of The Simpsons” and wrote the score to “Bail Out The Musical”.


Literature, Spoken Word Poetry & Rap: Safiel Vonay
Selections from her oeuvre
Reformed Talent is a collaboration of artists that host art events in Queens and now expanding to Manhattan and Brooklyn. We work to revive, unite and expose all forms of art and bring people who love or are interested in art together. Safiel is a spoken word artist and rapper performing in the perspective of an angel. Ambition, passion and motivationally driven to wake up her audience through her aggressive performance style and wordplay. Safiel uses her emotional and spine chilling words to get a strong message across.

safielvonay.blogspot.com
Upcoming event: July 26th in Queens New York. www.reformedtalent.com


Special cookie treats tonight donated by Alice Shaprio, Salonista in Atlanta www.minibroadwaybites.com/cookies.html


International Women Artists’ Salon is a cross-disciplinary, cross-cultural global organization of women making art in the world today.

Music+Dance+Video+Film+Comedy+Theater+Writing+Visual Arts+Fashion+Architecture+Design+et al.


Twitter: @womenartsalon
Facebook Fan Page: International Women Artists’ Salon
 

For more information about membership, collaborations, sponsorships contact: heidi.womenartsalon@gmail.com


Thank you to Dixon Place and staff, Maggie Cousins (logo), IWAS Volunteers


Saturday, June 21, 2014

Salon Lounge at Dixon Place - June 21 2014






Dixon Place presents...

"Salon Lounge at Dixon Place"

a monthly showcase of performance/literature/film-video by women

an International Women Artists’ Salon series

Saturday, 21 June 2014 ~ Host: Candi Sterling

Historical Honorees: Women Poets throughout history

Poetry has often been an outlet and means of expression for women who often experienced constraints by society. One of the earliest women poets Sumangalamata expressed this sentiment through her poetry…


 
“A woman well set free! How free I am,
How wonderfully free, from kitchen drudgery.
Free from the harsh grip of hunger,
And from empty cooking pots,
Free too of that unscrupulous man,
The weaver of sunshades.
Calm now, and serene I am,
All lust and hatred purged.
To the shade of the spreading trees I go
And contemplate my happiness”



Literature – Free Verse Magazine of poetry and prose
with teaching apprentice Yasmine Lancaster and poets Sheila Nahomi, Tahara Lilly, Cheryl Brown


Poetry from the waiting rooms of New York City’s Probation Offices
http://freeversemagazine.com/

Yasmine B. Lancaster - reading from Free Verse Volume 3 Magazine, ‘Called Rich and Lazy’

She will like to leave with a quote about the power of Art from Daisaku Ikeda The President of SGI, "Life is painful. It has thorns, like the stem of a rose. Culture and art are the roses that bloom on the stem. The flower is yourself, your humanity. Art is the liberation of the humanity inside yourself."

Sheila Nahomi – ‘Phantom of My Innocence’, is a reflection of Sheila trying to be the catcher in the rye, wanting to save that innocence she couldn't hold on to due to having to grow up and mature too quickly in such a violent and unkind environment.

Cheryl Brown – ‘My Father’s Ashes’ and ‘I’m Sorry’

Tahara Lilly – ‘How I Came to Be’ and ‘Fancy Doll’


Yasmine B. Lancaster is an emerging writer born in El Barrio east Harlem raised in the Bronx she considers herself a citizen of the world. Attending Graphic Communication Arts High-School to Study Creative writing .A Winner of The NAACP ACT-SO award for Poetry and Essay. After High-School she stopped writing and got heavily involved in activism creating an Amnesty International Award Winning News Letter. She stopped writing consistently until she began to practice Nichiren Buddhism with The SGI, since making that choice her writing and opportunities began to manifest. In 2011 she received a writing scholarship with Carolyn Butts African Voices 2012 she spoke at the SGI Artist for Peace Series performing a poem called Freedom Roll Call. In 2013 she was a part of the groundbreaking cheropoem Sidewalk Sisters that sold out to standing room audience for the 3 day run of the play. In 2014 she joined Free verse as a Poetry Apprentice. She will like to thank Heidi Russell and The International Woman Salon for this Opportunity.

Sheila Nahomi is 16 years old and currently lives in the Bronx borough. Sheila began writing at a young age, as well as doing Art, in order to cope with difficulties she was going through. Poetry soon became her heroin and she was loyal to it. Not too long ago Sheila found out about Free Verse and everything changed. She began writing again and found herself as well as some amazing lifetime friends such as Yasmine, who's helped her become a better poet.

Tahara Lilly was born and raised in the Bronx. She is currently in school for her GED. She joined Free Verse about 18 months ago. She works her way up to become a paid writing apprentice. She has been in the newspaper a few times. Now she is working on her first chap book, About (how I came to be).

Cheryl Brown was born and raised in the Bronx. She has one son name Dont'ye and a husband named Victor. 
She became involved with Free Verse when she saw Dave Johnson, the teacher of Free Verse, sitting at a table asking for poems. He was in the Office of Probation NeON, at 198 E.161st street. She never knew that Probation was involved with poetry and she was very impressed. Cheryl was at NeON because her son got in trouble with the law. She decided to volunteer her time at NeON and it also allowed her to be a part Free Verse. She has been a Free Verse Poet for two years now and in May of 2014, and was hired full time as a Probation Office Assistant.
“Free Verse has allowed me to express myself in ways I never could imagine. I never wrote poetry before and now I feel I am a true poet.”



Film – Luanda Farinha
Excerpt from ‘Pieces of Me’


Luanda Farinha is 33 years old and a movie lover. She received a BA in International Relations and did a post-grad in diplomacy and media in Spain. That is when she became a little more involved with media, and specially on following her dreams. During the last 6 years she has worked in a huge multinational company, went to film school, had her first short movie accepted in Cannes Festival. Last year she decide to leave everything behind and follow her dreams. After a short second film called 2 Minutes, her third film is a medium-length film, ‘Piece of Me’, which just went to Cannes 2014. Now her film company Monoeye Films, which she co-founded, is promoting it at festivals around the world. To learn more about the film, ‘Piece of Me’: https://m.facebook.com/pedacodemimofilme



Theater – Qurrat Ann Kadwani

Excerpt from, ’They Call me Q’, an Off-Broadway one-woman show
This award-winning play is the story of an Indian girl growing up in the Boogie Down Bronx who gracefully seeks balance between the cultural pressures brought forth by her traditional parents and wanting acceptance into her new culture. Along the journey, Qurrat Ann Kadwani transforms into 13 characters that have shaped her life including her parents, Caucasian teachers, Puerto Rican classmates, and African-American friends. Written and performed by Qurrat Ann Kadwani, THEY CALL ME Q speaks to the universal search for identity experienced by immigrants of all nationalities. Best Play - 2013 Maui Fringe Festival, Best Actress - Variations Theatre Group’s 2012 Harvest Theatre Festival, "A winning tale..." - The Village Voice, "A theatrical experience to remember..." - Broadway World, "Rewarding on a life-size scale..." - Stage Budd

Qurrat Ann Kadwani is the first female South Asian to have her solo show produced Off Broadway. Her one woman show They Call Me Q received the Best Actress Award at the Variations Theatre Group: Harvest Festival 2012 in NYC and Best Play Award at the Maui Fringe Festival 2013. To date, she has performed her solo play over 50 times. In December 2013, United Nations Unicef invited Ms. Kadwani to perform. Non-profit charity organizations have presented her solo play as benefit fundraisers. Colleges have invited Ms. Kadwani to perform her solo play as part of their diversity programming, alongside discussions and workshops on diversity. She has received an award by the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center. http://qkadwani.com/theycallmeq/



Comedy – Affirmative Action
Improv, with comedians Milly Tamarez, Kimberly Young, Glorilis Tavarez, Dominique Nisperos, Tahlia Robinson, Tawn Lee, Tiara Francis

Affirmative Action sees the value of being the "other," and we use our differences to our and your advantage. Our wide variety of experiences with the white, straight, liberal elite fetishizing us makes for great improv and fun times. Sure, life isn't always about race, but when it is, Affirmative Action will be there. http://affirmativeaction.improvteams.com/

Milly Tamarez comes from the beautiful beaches of Miami, Florida. She is an aspiring comedian/administrative assistant who resides in Brooklyn. She currently studies at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and performs with two improv groups, Affirmative Action and No Safewords. However, her true passion lies in interpreting interviews with the great prophet Kanye West.
TWITTER: @Millyisabunai FACEBOOK & INSTAGRAM: Milleh Tea TUMBLR: MirryTamalez

Kimberly Young is an American actress, comedian, and community activist. She graduated NYU for Musical Theatre. She founded the Movement Theatre Company to create opportunities for diverse performers and to reshape the image of peoples of color in the media. She has completed the Upright Citizens Brigade improv program and is currently continuing her studies with UCB's sketch program. Kimberly is one of the original members of No Safeword improv team and is a proud addition to Affirmative Action improv team. Kimberly has performed in Off Broadway theaters, short films, web-series, and has self produced many different media projects. For more information visit Thekimberlyyoung.com

Glorilis Tavarez…Glo is from Florida. Does improv with cool peeps.

Dominique Nisperos is a doctoral student in sociology who has been performing comedy since 2001. Her studies in politics greatly influence her comedic work.

Tahlia Robinson is "Straight Out of Charleston!", South Carolina where she is a company member of THEATRE 99. In New York City she is a UCB student, part of the improv indie team Affirmative Action, involved In sketch life, a great prop-maker, and producer of numerous parody songs - her favorites are about FOOD!

Tawn Lee is originally from Texas and now works in the tech industry in NYC. While she's corporate by day and making the man a lot of money, she's an improviser by night and is currently with Affirmative Action. Twitter/Instagram: Thinh_Tawn

Tiara Francis is a writer, actor, comedian and improviser living in New York City. She has studied improvisation and sketch at The Upright Citizens Brigade in NYC and performs with Affirmative Action improv around town. You can find her nerding out about everything from feminism to pop culture on Twitter, @tiarafrancis, and her blog, http://tjfrancis.tumblr.com/




International Women Artists’ Salon is a cross-disciplinary, cross-cultural global organization of women making art in the world today.

Music+Dance+Video+Film+Comedy+Theater+Writing+Visual Arts+Fashion+Architecture+Design+et al.

Twitter: @womenartsalon
Facebook Fan Page: International Women Artists’ Salon

For more information about membership, collaborations, sponsorships
contact founder Heidi Russell at heidi.womenartsalon@gmail.com.


Thank you to Dixon Place and staff, Maggie Cousins (logo), IWAS volunteers

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Salon Lounge at Dixon Place - May 22nd 2014






Dixon Place presents...

"Salon Lounge at Dixon Place"

a monthly showcase of performance/literature/film-video by women

an International Women Artists’ Salon series



Thursday, 22 May 2014 ~ Host: Nancy Faith Anello





Literature - Aimee Herman

Poetry


Aimee Herman, a Brooklyn-based poet and performance artist will be untangling the knots of hair on the body through poetic narration. What is the language of hair housed on a body. If it could speak up, what might it say?

Aimee's poems are in Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics (Nightboat Books), in the full-length collection, to go without blinking (BlazeVOX books) and aimeeherman.wordpress.com





Dance - CocoMotion

Waaking dance piece


Dancer, choreographer, teacher and all around dance avide, Christina, aka Coco Motion began dancing at a young age, taking classes in ballet, jazz and African. This passion later continued as she went on to major in dance though out college. Currently, she is the assistant to Princess Lockeroo who teaches waacking classes at Broadway Dance Center in midtown Manhattan. Coco Motion recently won the Rep Your Style World of Dance competition in the waacking category.




Theater - Siobhan O'Loughlin

Excerpt from Natural Novice


Natural Novice is a solo show written and performed by Siobhan O'Loughlin, in which she tells tales of female body hair through her own perspective, as well as the perspective of 6 other women she's interviewed. "Charming."--nytheatre.com and "Hilarious."--MD Theatre guide. Currently performing at Paradise Factory through June 8th.

Siobhan O'Loughlin is a writer, performer, and activist from Salisbury, MD, whose solo shows have toured internationally. In NYC, she continues her life of performance art, puppetry, song stylings, storytelling, occupying Wall Street, writing endless theatrical musings on the backs of receipts, and working a thousand day jobs. www.siobhanoloughlin.com




Video - Aima Saint Hunon

« Oh LALA ! »


In the ancient time, the sacred was adorned by féminine forms and attributes. Nature and woman belonged to the magical world of wave and the force of life. The Lala are the 8 enchantresses of this world. They express the holiness of their bodies and their heart in the magic poems, performances and art work.

Aima becomes involved in the pursuit of forms and curves revealing a sensuality similar to her own inner being. Very touched by the expression of femininity, this artist leads us into a universe where women become goddesses, where erotism flirts with purity. Always in search of expression, Aima establishes a direct relationship between the sensuality of the world in which she evolves and that of her own body, staging them in a series of videos, and photos. www.aima-artiste.com





International Women Artists’ Salon
is a cross-disciplinary, cross-cultural global organization of women making art in the world today.

Music+Dance+Video+Film+Comedy+Theater+Writing+Visual Arts+Fashion+Architecture+Design+et al.
Twitter: @womenartsalon
Facebook Fan Page: International Women Artists’ Salon

For more information about membership, collaborations, sponsorships contact founder Heidi Russell at heidi.womenartsalon@gmail.com.



Thank you to Dixon Place and staff, Maggie Cousins (logo), IWAS volunteers

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Salon Lounge at Dixon Place - April 19th 2014





Dixon Place presents...

"Salon Lounge at Dixon Place"

a monthly showcase of performance/literature/film-video by women

an International Women Artists’ Salon series



Saturday, 19 April 2014 ~ Host: Heidi Russell



Historical Woman Artist Honoree: Maya Deren (1917 – 1961), born Eleanora Derenkowskaia (Russian: Элеоно́ра Деренко́вская)

Maya Deren was one of the most important American experimental filmmakers and entrepreneurial promoters of the avant-garde in the 1940s and 1950s. Deren was also a choreographer, dancer, film theorist, poet, lecturer, writer and photographer, and collaborated with many artists and disciplines.

Deren was a key figure in the creation of a New American Cinema, highlighting personal, experimental, underground film. In 1986, the American Film Institute created the Maya Deren Award to honor independent filmmakers. Learn more about her life and work on the internet.




Video: Bridget Riversmith

Animation Reel 2007-2012, QuickTime movie 2 min 7 sec

Stories, vivid colors, archetypes and characters from the collective unconscious expressed in water-base pigments have helped find meaning and to untangle the rats’ nest of post-traumatic stress and reclaim a life disjointed by violence, institutionalization, and stigma.

Bridget Riversmith is a self-taught multimedia artist with a disability who lives in Duluth, Minnesota. She began showing her artwork publicly in 2002, and has since gone from rewiring lamps at Goodwill to exhibiting her award-winning art and animation around the world. She says, “I seek to inspire people in combining art and science to explore the world within and around them, to find solutions to all kinds of problems.” www.riversmithart.wordpress.com




Theater: Teresa Lotz

She Calls Me Firefly, excerpt – performed by Autumn Kioti, Michael Bauer, Kevin Hoffman


She Calls Me Firefly is a psychological drama that explores the effects our past traumas have on our present relationships by weaving together the lives of three characters who are all connected to the play's protagonist, Ken. Ken is a troubled young man who attempts to escape his life by running away from everything and everyone he knows -- finally having to face everything that he has been avoiding. Over the course of one night far from home in a random bar in Kentucky, Ken meets Freddie, a bartender, who watches Ken’s past unravel drink by drink. The ever-present memory of Ken’s mother Veronica impedes his ability to find joy and peace in his present, specifically with his new found love, Levi, a young artist. The play tackles addiction, childhood trauma, and mental illness!

Teresa Lotz is playwright, composer and lyricist/book-writer whose work includes She Calls Me Firefly, The Toucan Man (words), The Birds and the Bees: Unabridged (music), Smoke, Dick Whittington: an XMAS Panto for NYC, Grounded; an original One Act Musical. Bowling Green State University, B.M. Music Composition. New York University, M.F.A Musical Theatre Writing. www.teresalotz.com




Literature: Linda Gnat-Mullin

Kisses Out of the Blue


Kisses Out of the Blue offers 22 true stories that demonstrate the subtle nature of communication from various realities into our everyday lives. Here you will meet contentious poultry, star brothers, British aristocracy and more. Most of all, you will meet yourself in a new and exciting way!

Linda Gnat-Mullin is a Reiki Master and founder, Energetic Empowerment(R). In practice since 2001, she has helped many hundreds of clients discover their authentic selves and change their lives. Previously, she spent years in advertising, until a crisis jolted her into cleaning up massive karma. Kisses is part of this process! www.energeticempowerment.org




Performance Art - Autumn Kioti

Work-in-Progress


This work-in-progress is part of a new collaboration between interdisciplinary performance artist Autumn Kioti, playwright Teresa Lotz, and poet/author Misha Nogha

Autumn Kioti’s interdisciplinary practice combines found object mask and puppet building, painting and illustration, etching and print-based work, folk arts, kinetic aerial art and performance, theatre, photography and written works.

Autumn has been a performer since childhood, and continues to appear on stage and screen as an actor and aerialist, often combining the two. She has performed in aerial/theatrical movement-based works throughout the world, from Jakarta, Indonesia to Madison Square Garden and New York Foundation for the Arts. www.autumnkioti.com





International Women Artists’ Salon is a cross-disciplinary, cross-cultural global organization of women making art in the world today.

Music+Dance+Video+Film+Comedy+Theater+Writing+Visual Arts+Fashion+Architecture+Design+et al



Twitter: @womenartsalon
Facebook Fan Page: International Women Artists’ Salon
For more information about membership, collaborations, sponsorships contact: heidi.womenartsalon@gmail.com




Thank you to Dixon Place and staff, Maggie Cousins (logo), Teresa Lotz (IWAS Theme Song)


Saturday, March 15, 2014

Salon Lounge at Dixon Place - March 15th 2014




Dixon Place presents...

"Salon Lounge at Dixon Place"

a monthly showcase of performance/literature/film-video by women

an International Women Artists’ Salon series


Saturday, 15 March 2014 ~ Host: Heidi Russell





Historical Woman Artist Honoree: Susan Macdowell Eakins (1851-1938), American Painter and Photographer





Music: Marye Lobb

sneak previews of third album


These songs are She was inspired the ukulele and winter walks in the woods when writing these songs.

Born in the Midwest and raised in Rochester, NY, Marye trotted the globe in search for inspiration and purpose. After listening to sounds and taking in the culture of Ireland, Norway, Brazil, Argentina and Chile, she found herself singing songs and playing guitar in New York City clubs. With her Quaker and Buddhist ideas at heart, she put herself through school at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. Upon graduation, she released Finding Home in response to her travels. After living in New York City for a few years she released NOT AT WAR and did a national tour to celebrate the work. Now back in New York City she teaches and performs and is writing her third album. You can buy her 1st and 2nd album tonight: Finding Home and NOT AT WAR. www.maryelobb.com




Video: Paula Brett

Fence Dance


From color-infused paintings and candy mandalas to video self-portraits, Paula Brett’s broad body of work incorporates various combinations of media dealing with ideas such as created identity, coincidence, ritual, and transitory spaces. She currently resides in Tampa, Florida where she maintains a studio.




Literature: Jane Hoppen

In Between


This reading will be from an excerpt of Jane Hoppen’s debut novel, In Between. You will meet Sophie, a 14 year old who was born as an intersexual in the early 1960s, and sexually reassigned into as much of a female as possible. In this scene, Sophie learns the truth of how she was born and what was done to her.

Jane Hoppen has worked as both a technical and creative writer for more than two decades. Her fiction has been published in various magazines, including Story Quarterly, Western Humanities Review, The Dirty Goat, PANK, Feminist Studies, and Gertrude Journal. Her debut novel, In Between, was released December 2013. www.janehoppen.com




Theater: 4th U VDay with Siobhan O’Loughlin

Exerpts from The Good Body by Eve Ensler


The Good Body turns a unique eye to the female form. Whether undergoing botox injections or living beneath burqas, women of all cultures and backgrounds feel compelled to change the way they look in order to fit in. The Good Body merges cross-cultural explorations with Eve’s own personal journey. www.4thu.org/v-day-2014

Siobhan O'Loughlin is a Brooklyn-based writer, performer and activist from Maryland. As a self-produced solo artist, Siobhan has toured both of her solo shows globally, and continues the tour of Natural Novice, her personal storytelling docu-drama about female body hair, this spring and summer. www.siobhanoloughlin.com




International Women Artists’ Salon
is a cross-disciplinary, cross-cultural global organization of women making art in the world today.


Music+Dance+Video+Film+Comedy+Theater+Writing+Visual Arts+Fashion+Architecture+Design+et al.
Twitter: @womenartsalon
Facebook Fan Page: International Women Artists’ Salon

For more information about membership, collaborations, sponsorships contact: heidi.womenartsalon@gmail.com



Thank you to Dixon Place and staff, Maggie Cousins (logo)

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Salon SYmphoNY 2014



PLEASE JOIN US TO CELEBRATE AMAZING WOMEN ARTISTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY
SATURDAY, MARCH 8TH, 7-9PM



International Women Artists’ Salon, in collaboration with League of Professional Theatre Women'sInternational Committee, will pay tribute to the legacy of women’s cultural riches—creations from all corners of the globe, at the third annual Salon SYmphoNY 2014 with monologues, poems, play excerpts, commentaries, music and dance!


League of Professional Theatre Women members will celebrate “WomanSpeak”, a long-term project, originally created to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the International Committee and give voice to their committee members and affiliates, in honor of the annual homage to women.



WomanSpeak:
Richarda Abrams
Raquel Almazan
Rosemary Camas
Laura Caparrotti
Miriam Kulick
Dorothy Leeds
Chandra Thomas
Peggy Chane- Director
Miriam Kulick- Co-producer
Sophia Romma- Co-Producer
Joyce Maio- Executive Producer
Orietta Crispino- Host at Theaterlab




International Women Artists' Salon presents the following New York-based women artists from across the globe who will share works by inspirational women artists from their homelands...


Aimee Whelan - England
Anne Fizzard - Canada
Autumn Kioti - Native America
Clare Dunne - Republic of Ireland
Ege Maltepe - Turkey 
Eva Mueller - Germany
Evgenia Radilova & Tsveta Dimova- Republic of Bulgaria
Gwenfair Vaughan - Wales
Jacqueline Kroschell - Switzerland 
Laura Lona - Venezuela
Mayuna Shimizu - Japan
Rahee - Bangladesh
Sophia Romma - Russia
Yan Xi - China

with special honoring of Ladies Trekking - Africa



With host, Nicola Murphy, from Republic of Ireland

Doors open at 6:30, performance 7pm-9pm,
with intermission @ Theaterlab
357 West 36th Street, 3d Floor, New York, NY 10018
www.theaterlabnyc.com

~ reception and mingling reception to follow~

Suggested Donation: $10

For more information, contact:
Sophia Romma: sromma@theatrewomen.org
Heidi Russell: heidi.womenartsalon@gmail.com
Press: heidirussellpublicist@gmail.com


INTERNATIONAL WOMEN ARTISTS' SALON
International Women Artists' Salon is a cross-disciplinary, cross-cultural organization of women making art in the world today. Our aim is to bring art by women to the fore of the art world and local communities around the globe through exhibitions and events, community engagement and exchanges, local salon-style gatherings, and an online forum for members and partners.
Disciplines Include but are not limited to...
Music, Dance, Video, Film, Comedy, Theater, Writing, Visual Arts, Fashion, Architecture, Design, Arts & Crafts, Fiber Arts, Installation, New Media.

Join us in the Movement...
Twitter:@womenartsalon
Facebook: International Women Artists’ Salon
Contact: womenartsalon@gmail.com


WOMANSPEAK
"WomanSpeak" Project was initiated as a celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the LPTW International Committee, by inviting the International Committee's Members and our International Affiliates to lend their unique voices to “WomanSpeak" and describe what that phrase evoked for each woman who submitted. In thirty words or less, each participant was asked to share her thoughts in a sentence, a phrase, a fragment, a word, a haiku, a koan, in verse, in a brief narrative, or to free associate, in expressing her distinct point of view. Every submission was then read and presented at our special event, at the LPTW'S Holiday Party in December of 2013. Based on the success of this project, LPTW'S International Committee has decided to pursue the hearty continuation of this evocative, soul-searching project, as we hear our International Woman Speak once more!


THE LEAGUE OF PROFESSIONAL THEATRE WOMEN
The League of Professional Theatre Women is a not-for-profit organization that seeks to promote visibility and increase opportunities for women in the Professional Theatre. We do this through numerous programs and events. Please visit the official website for LPTW, in order to find out all we do for women in theatre: www.theatrewomen.org


LPTW'S INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE
Founded in 2003, the committee develops contacts with theatre women around the world to broaden awareness of other cultures and promote opportunities here and abroad. We recruit and cultivate affiliates and host them when they visit New York. We encourage and provide support for the formation of a League Chapter in our Affiliates’ respective countries and facilitate dialogue and advocacy for women in theatre, across borders. To celebrate our mission, every three years we present the LPTW Gildner/Coigney International Theatre Award.


THEATERLAB
Theaterlab is an artistic laboratory dedicated to the research into the nature of live performance. Through the development of new and experimental work - including theater, music, and visual art - Theaterlab supports New York City's diverse community of artists as well as the general public interested in seeing emerging new work. Theaterlab also focuses on audience development as a creative project. We regard the theatrical experience as a creative public assembly with the audience as an important partner in fulfilling our mission. In addition to producing and presenting new work, Theaterlab provides affordable space for rehearsal and project development, including resident and affiliate artists programs. www.theaterlabnyc.com



THANK YOUS
Maggie Cousins - design
Theaterlab - hosting venue

League of Professional Theatre Women - collaborating organization
International Committee of League of Professional Theatre Women
Producers' Club - rehearsal support
Our numerous volunteers




Saturday, February 15, 2014

Salon Lounge at Dixon Place - February 15th 2014



Dixon Place presents...

"Salon Lounge at Dixon Place"

a monthly showcase of performance/literature/film-video by women

an International Women Artists’ Salon series


Saturday, 15 February 2014 ~ Host: April Ranger www.aprilranger.com




Historical Woman Artist Honoree: Victorine Louise Meurent (February 18, 1844 – March 17, 1927) was a French painter and a famous model for painters. Although she is best known nowadays as the favourite model of Édouard Manet, she also was an artist in her own right, who regularly exhibited at the prestigious Paris Salon. In 1876 her paintings were selected for inclusion at the Salon's juried exhibition, when Manet's work was not. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victorine_Meurent



Dance: Movement of the People Dance Company

Her Veiled Reflections


Her Veiled Reflections explores the secrets women keep and carry. It investigates how secrets shape the ways women move through their lives and view themselves and each other. As an evening length piece it included a dynamic dialogue between movement, live music, and anonymous contributors who have dared to share their secrets in writing. Watch women unite and empower each other across culture, class, religion, and age. Witness how secrets can be transformed from what keeps us separate into what keeps us connected. The excerpt variation of Her Veiled Reflections created for IWAS is performed by Sam Garvin, Joya Powell and Candace Tabbs.

Founded in 2005 by Joya T. Powell, Movement of the People Dance Company is dedicated to unearthing historic and present sociocultural issues and addressing them through the healing elements of dance. The company is comprised of dancers from diverse multicultural backgrounds and international experiences. In the past seven years MOPDC has performed in various celebrated dance festivals and venues including: Amnesty International's Human Rights Art Festival (Maryland), City Parks Dance, ChEck Us OuT Dance Festival, Riverside Theatre, Huntington Arts Festival (Long Island), Dance New Amsterdam, The FLEA Theater, Hammerstein Ballroom, The TANK, Evoke’s Celebrate Dance Festival (San Diego), COOL NY Dance Festival,The Outlet Dance Festival (New Jersey), WAXworks, and BAAD!. MOPDC recently completed their first Artist-in-Residence at The Performance Project @ University Settlement, successfully performing their culminating evening length performance: Her Veiled Reflections. www.movementofthepeopledance.com




Video: Tricia Sellmer
Erased

Erased, by Canadian multi-media artist Tricia Sellmer; Aganetha Dyck: thesis mentor; Tony McHale: photographer; Bill Green: editor. One part of a video and thesis series to educate the world about who Victorine Meurent really was as a person and artist.

Tricia Sellmer is a multi-layered, multi-medium Canadian artist and art sleuth. She probes hidden and obscure narratives, often with a focus on the domestic lives of women and in particular those lives that have been silenced. Her work hangs in public and private collections throughout North America and Europe. www.chazou.com & www.triciasellmer.com

Aganetha Dyck, whose work can be found in a number of prestigious museums, is known for her transformation of commonplace objects such as shoes, buttons and figurines into things which are simultaneously metaphysical, delicate and sometime humorous. In 2007 Aganetha Dyck won the Canadian Governor General’s Award in Visual Arts and the Manitoba Arts Council Arts Award of Distinction.




Literature: Kay Williams
Work in Progress: Letters Home: Were We Ever that Young?

Work in Progress: Letters Home: Were We Ever that Young? Hilarious, heart-breaking and hair-raising adventures of Kay, 22, and Eileen, 25, who arrived in NYC in 1956, with stars in their eyes and big dreams of success. Kay will read an excerpt from the completed manuscript (as yet unpublished), From Russia, with Murder, a thriller by Kay and Eileen Wyman. Eileen, Kay’s writing partner, muse, and partner in life sadly passed away on Sept. 6, 2013. Kay dedicates tonight to her incredible spirit, wit, and will

Kay Williams, a professional actress for many years, began a second career as an editor and author, teaming up with comedy writer Eileen Wyman to write Butcher of Dreams, an award-winning thriller about the theater. They went on to write From Russia, With Murder: filmmakers compete in perestroika’s Leningrad, against the chaotic backdrop of a disintegrating Russia. www.calliopepress.com




Theater: LezCab

Performances by Jami Leigh Howard and Corynne Peters. Music director/accompanist: Julianne B. Merill. LezCab is produced by Rachel Kundstadt and Teresa Lotz

LezCab, the only cabaret series by, for, and about queer women is back- and it's going to be better than ever! This year, LezCab will be moving to the upstairs cabaret bar at the historic Stonewall Inn, the birthplace of the modern Gay Rights movement. The first cabaret of the year will be Sunday, February 16, 2014, 6:30PM at the Stonewall Inn (53 Christopher St., New York, NY, 10014). Doors open at 6:00PM. This month's event will feature songs from beloved musicals including Next to Normal, Once, The Sound of Music, 42nd Street, and more! www.lezcab.com

Rachel Kunstadt is a librettist/lyricist originally from Westchester, NY. She holds a bachelors degree from New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study, with a concentration in Musical Theatre as a Representation of The American Dream. She is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts at New York University-Tisch School of the Arts' Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program as a librettist/lyricist (Cycle 23). Rachel is the producer ofBroadway Sings for PKD, an annual benefit concert that raises money for the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation. She is a proud co-founder and co-producer of LezCab. Rachel is a member of The Dramatists Guild. She resides in Manhattan with her shih tzu, Bernie.
www.rachelkunstadt.com

Julianne works as a Music Director/Pianist and Sound designer in NYC. Her most recent projects include Music Directing Blood Brothers at Astoria Performing Arts Center, Parade and A Man of No Importance at The Gallery Players and Mother Divine at NYMF. She has sound designed at The Gallery Players, Columbia University, and Ghostlight at NYMF, among others. Julianne is thrilled to be working with the LezCab and the Stonewall Inn. Her next project will be Music Directing and re-orchestrating Allegro this spring at Astoria Performing Arts Center. Much love to Megan! www.juliannemerrill.com

Teresa Lotz is a playwright, composer and librettist whose work includes She Calls Me Firefly (reading NYC, dir. Ludovica Villar-Hauser, 2013), The Toucan Man (words) with composer Jesse Goldman (reading, NYU, dir. Brandon Ivie, 2013), The Birds and the Bees: Unabridged (music) with lyricist Ella-Rose Chary (NYC, 2013), Smoke (NYU’s Brandspankin’ New Works Showcase, dir. Jessica Zur-Linden), Dick Whittington: an XMAS Panto for NYC (music, Dixon Place, 2012), Grounded; an original One Act Musical (book and lyrics) with composer-lyricist Ryan Korell (Nashville, 2012). Her work has been heard at NYMTF, 54 Below, and the Duplex. She works with VH Theatrical Development Foundation, Works by Women, and is the current Managing-Producer of LezCab (lezcab.com). Teresa is a proud member of the Dramatist’s Guild and an apprentice member of the League of Professional Theatre Women. Bowling Green State University, B.M. Music Composition. New York University, M.F.A Musical Theatre Writing. www.teresalotz.com





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