Category: Events

Forbidden Creature Virgin Whore

Trust me this is not the title of a grade B movie, it is Philadelphia choreographer Amanda Miller’s current contribution to the world of modern dance. Dance critic Merilyn Jackson invited me to join her last night and I was surprisingly impressed by the story-line, choreography and dancing. I’m a former ballet/modern dancer and tend to be too critical.

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Paul Struck and Chandra Moss in Miller Rothleins’ Forbidden Creature Virgin Whore, Photo by Johanna Austin.

I had the honor of meeting Amanda after the production and asked her about the creation of the piece. It was interesting to learn about her source materials and collaborative process with dancers.

This is a must see for anyone familiar with modern dance, and especially if you have never attended a dance production. You will not be disappointed.

“Sometimes humorous and sometimes sobering, this new work irreverently unveils the virgin whores, domestic goddesses, and forbidden creatures that litter our collective contemporary psyche.
This piece began as a reaction Miller had to the archetypical female characters in the dance canon; her experiences in Cambodia learning a traditional dance as well as witnessing the Cambodian sex trade; and her life as a ballerina–performing in classical ballets like Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, and Cinderella.  She has thought about how each dance depicts women in some mythological or fantastical situation where a prince saves or destroys them through acts of “love.” With that in mind, her latest work was born. Miller is setting out to replay the iconic female mythologies of classical dance through a contemporary, feminist lens”.

*NEW: REVIEWS in PHILLY METRO and CITY PAPER.
PREVIEW THE MUSIC by Pete M. Wyer.

POST-SHOW DISCUSSION Saturday Nov 16 with Amanda Miller, Tobin Rothlein, and Kristin Kest.

PURCHASE TICKETS

$20: Admission, $10: Students and Dance Pass holders

Thursday, November 14, 7:30 PM
Friday, November 15, 7:30 PM
Saturday, November 16, 7:30 PM
Sunday, November 17, 2:00 PM

The White Space at the Crane Arts Old School.
1417 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122
(Two blocks north of Girard)  MAP
*Please note the location is not the Crane building.

Kristin Kest’s essay for the show: http://www.millerrothlein.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/KEST-ForbiddenCreatureVirginWhore.pdf

      http://www.millerrothlein.org

Reminder-Next Tuesday-Nov 19-The Erotic Literary Salon-Live, Beyond Fifty Shades of Grey: The Pleasure of Writing Erotica with Olivia Glass

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Writing Erotica workshop this Sunday at Sexploratorium.

Sunday, November 17 at 7:00 PM

Beyond Fifty Shades of Grey: The Pleasure of Writing Erotica with Olivia Glass

Passion 101 Classes @ Sexploratorium

Sunday, November 17, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)

Philadelphia, PA

If you’ve read erotica—or even a sexy scene in a novel—you know the charge that can come from the written word. But how do you find the inspiration for erotic writing—and what can you do to set it apart from everything else that’s already out there? You’ll learn how to write orgasms and pen dirty talk while avoiding common pitfalls. Whether you want a naughty story to share with your partner, or you have goals of publication, this class will jump-start your juices, creative and otherwise.

Olivia Glass is the author of Five Stages of Grief (Fleshbot Fiction, 2013). Her work has also appeared in Filament Magazine, Bend Over Magazine, The Paris Review Daily, and Best Women’s Erotica 2012, from Cleis Press. 

http://passion101.wordpress.com/2013/10/22/new-for-november-rope-kink-101-scene-play-oh-my/

Dear Sir or Madam – Martha Graham Cracker (the alter ego of Pig Iron Theatre Company’s Dito Van Reigersberg)

I saw the following presentation last night as part of the Thinkfest conference. The host and a few of the Drag Queens were different, but Dito Van Reigersberg remains, he is one of the best actors in Philadelphia. Do tell him you heard about this in the Erotic Literary Salon blog, I want him to know how much I support his work.

Dear Sir or Madam

First Person Arts

DATE Wednesday, November 13
TIME 9PM – 10:30 PM
LOCATION Christ Church Neighborhood House (20 N. American St., Philadelphia)
TICKETS $20, $16 for First Person Arts members
This event is part of a ticket package. Click here to find out how you can see more and save.

The incomparable Martha Graham Cracker (the alter ego of Pig Iron Theatre Company’s Dito Van Reigersberg) hosts an intimate evening of revealing interviews and live performances with some of Philly’s top drag performers. Channeling her inner James Lipton, Martha probes these fabulous gender benders about the meaning behind the music and the makeup. The drag stars each perform a song that exemplifies their story best, accompanied by Martha’s cabaret partner-in-crime, Victor Fiorillo. DitoMartha gets into the act, too, performing and answering questions, including a few from the audience!

Featuring two of Philly’s favorite drag queens- Icon Ebony Fierce and Ian Morrison (a.k.a. Brittany Lynn). Plus, drag king extraordinaire Jenn Kidwell (a.k.a. Stan)!

Pictured above: Martha Graham Cracker. Photo by Amy Hartranft.

All sales are final. There are no ticket refunds or exchanges. All tickets are E-tickets and will be emailed to you. For non-FPA members, there is an added $2 charge per ticket/enrollment for all events and workshops paid for with credit card. Late seating is not guaranteed. Groups of 10 or more receive a 20% discount on tickets.

Purchase Tickets Here:

http://ticketing.artsphilly.org/tickets/eventDetails.aspx?id=29649&org=fp

Tonight – October 19 – Comedy-Gasm – Six Month Anniversary

Please come out tonight to the Comedy-Gasm and support Rachel Fogletto. She’s a frequent Salon reader and created this event 6 months ago. Do help her celebrate.

Details: https://www.facebook.com/ComedyGasm