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March 4, 2003
Ladyfest Philly has announced confirmed performers and artists who will participate in the festival showcasing women in the arts to be held from March 20th to March 23rd, 2003 in Philadelphia. Over a year of meetings, fundraising events, and hard work from numerous volunteers have gone into producing the event. Ladyfest Philly was recently awarded a grant from the Bread and Roses Community Fund, a unique partnership of donors and activists committed to supporting social change in the Delaware Valley. Other Ladyfests organized by women around the globe have taken place in San Francisco, DC, London, Belgium, Olympia, WA, Atlanta, Los Angeles, and New York.

All profits raised from Ladyfest Philly will be donated to two local organizations who serve women in Philadelphia and the surrounding communities. Women's Anti-Violence Education (WAVE) teaches practical, supportive and empowering safety and self-defense skills to women, girls and other populations vulnerable to assault such as sexual minorities, people with disabilities and immigrants. The Greater Philadelphia Women's Medical Fund (GPWMF) provides direct financial assistance to low-income women and girls who wish to terminate an unwanted pregnancy but cannot raise enough funds to obtain a safe, legal abortion.


TICKET INFORMATION
Individual tickets to events will be available at shows on a first come, first serve basis. For more information on ordering tickets via mail or online, go to www.ladyfestphilly.org. Online ticketing services are being donated by the nice folks at www.BuyOlympia.com.


FILM
Das Neue Monster by Kate McCabe
A film that is a Frankenstein for identity politics. Upon awakening, a woman must discover who she is, and why. The film is a journey representing how easily self-awareness can be subverted by the question of identity.

A series of short films by "Sammie" Skapin
4U Britney: Britney Spears is given a technological orgasm; Britney: Britney Spears mechanically speaks the words of Marcel Duchamp; Sex And The City: The girls of "Sex And The City" discuss the media, appropriating the writings of Andy Warhol; Anna Nicole: Anna Nicole Smith rambles about the history of spectacle with the carnival, then she humps a girl and dances on a pole; Real Sex: A beautiful blonde woman has sex with a fucking machine, theorizes male sexuality within nature, and cums.

The 8 Husbands of Zsa Zsa Gabor
This brisk, playful puppet animation scoffs at the rigid rules of courtship, and salutes one women's shameless sense of romance.


DANCE
Winged Woman Dance Company was formed in 1999 by Founder and Co-Artistic Director, Tina Bracciale to promote collaboration between dancers, musicians and visual artists. The company has been committed to creating new and innovative movement, while abstracting narrative theses into architectural structures of movement. Tina Bracciale's new piece "Without Flight" focuses on the suspended and gestural phrases of birds.

The Bald Mermaids were founded in early 1998 by Rebecca Sloan, Brenda Kunda, and Datie McNamara. "As a Multi Media collective we are presenting an audience with something fresh and unusual, to show that different types of art can cross boundaries and co-exist. As a trio, we envelop simplicity, tension, and the contradiction of reality…" (Page 3 of 3).


SPOKEN WORD
From Philadelphia: Deborah Richards, Hannah Sassaman + Laura Goldman, Joan Kim, Kate Carter, Laura Bardwell, Laura Smith, Magdalena Zurawski, Maleka Fruean, Samantha Barrow, Stephanie Durann, Taina Del Valle, Trapeta Mayson, Ursula Rucker. Also: A.J. Geil (Asheville, N.C.), Akilah Oliver (New York City), Alix Olson (Brooklyn, NY), Beulah Gordon-Skinner (Camden), Dyke Mic: J.T. Newman, Katherine Zwick Rose Tully, Samaiya Ewing (Chicago), Frankie Bolt (Asheville, NC), Kate Bornstein (New York City), Malika Freydberg (Stone Mountain, GA) , Marj Hahne (New York City), Natalie E. Illum (Washington, D.C.), Pandora Scooter (Highland Park, NJ), Penny Arcade (New York City) , Sara Seinberg (Boston, MA).


VISUAL ARTS
From Philadelphia: Alicia Arnold, Genevieve Coutroubis, Rachel Mackow, Mira Sloane, Harmony Thompson, Kim Traub, Beth Uzwiak, Elysa Voshell, Sharon Wasko, Tina Zavitsanos. Also: Talia Greene (Baltimore, MD): Brie MacGill (Sacramento, CA): Rain Polsky(Brooklyn, NY): Devorah Sawyer (Hamilton, NJ).


WORKSHOPS
Body Centering, A Lady's Choice, Radical Menstruation and Pad Making Workshop, Bike Riding, Bicycle Repair, Cooking Workshop, Knitting, Feminist Parenting, Sexual Abuse Survivors Discussion Group and more.

SEE ALSO: www.ladyfestphilly.org

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