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Tuesday-Dec 17-The Erotic Literary Salon – Live, Free To Love: Cinema of the Sexual Revolution

International House Philadelphia Presents: Free to Love: The Cinema of the Sexual Revolution, January 10 – February 15, 2014

Canary Press: More than 60 commercial and underground films dedicated to the sexual revolution will be presented in Free to Love,running Jan. 10 – Feb. 15, 2014 atInternational House Philadelphia’s (IHP) Ibrahim Theater (3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia; 215-387-5125),a resource for world-class avant-garde and repertory cinema since 1976. This expansive film series, which includes appearances and talks by several of the original filmmakers and influential film historians, explores the political and artistic tumult of the 1960s and ‘70s and its effect on contemporary culture. The series is supported by a grant from the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage.

Canary Promotion is providing full-service media relations for the month-long film series, which includes rare screenings, talks by noted film critics and historians, and personal appearances by some of the original filmmakers.

About the client: 

International House Philadelphia has a critical three-fold mission: to maintain a diverse and welcoming community for scholars from around the world, while introducing them to the American experience; to broaden the horizons of its residents and the Greater Philadelphia community through high quality international arts and humanities programs; and to encourage understanding, respect, and cooperation among the people of all nations.

Throughout the year, International House Philadelphia presents hundreds of public programs to Philadelphia-area residents, fostering a global community by celebrating the world’s cultural diversity and exploring issues from an international perspective. Year after year, we continue our legacy of introducing international art and culture to Philadelphia, while at the same time acclimating our residents to the American way of life. Beyond our well-known film program, we also host over 200 events each year including concerts, art exhibits, seminars, symposiums, receptions, cultural & cuisine events, and more.

Comedy-Gasm! Holiday Spectacular! December 21

Just a few days after the December 17th Salon, Rachel Fogletto a regular attendee of the Erotic Literary Salon will be presenting her holiday comedy show. Mark your calendars for both events.

Saturday, December 21, 8-11pm

The Irish Pol

45 S. 3rd St

Philadelphia, pA

No handicap access

“Ohhhh yeah, we’re here for the holidays! Take a break from the stress of holiday-oriented consumer bullshit and GET IT IN before you’re stuck pretending to be a different person your family or family-in-law approves of. No matter what you celebrate or if you don’t (we seriously don’t give a shit) JUST COME AND FEEL GOOD at the comedy show by the unashamed, for the unashamed HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR! ”

Your amazing lineup is as follows:

Performance by:
Andrew Jeffrey Wright and Rose Luardo (The New Dreamz )

Stand-up by:

David Piccolomini (Panic Hour)
Mike Brooks (Philly’s Phunniest Finalist 2013)
Aaron Nevins (Hang On)
Dan King (Lover, Fighter, Doer, Creator, Dominator)

Hosted By: Rachel Fogletto

Doors at 8 PM Show at 8:45PM
$7 plus donations welcome
Upstairs at the Irish Pol
21 +
DRINK SPECIALS!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1385467648365155/

2 Days till The Erotic Literary Salon-Live, Tonight Bare Stories & Dr. Sketchy

Tuesday, November 19th, 20+ readers will share the evening with featured presenter IJ Miller, author of the erotic retelling of Emily Bronte’s “Wuthering Heights.” He will read excerpts from “Wuthering Nights,” and his recently published novel, “My Hot Teacher.” A New Adult erotic romance about a college girl who embarks on an intense sensual journey with her professor, and must unravel all of his mysteries before she can understand what true love is.

Attend Bare True Stories tonight at L’Etage and ask for the Salon’s password. When you attend Tuesday’s Salon give Melanie the door hostess this word, and you will only pay $8 admission. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bare-True-Stories-of-Sex-Desire-and-Romance/428650313848885?directed_target_id=0

https://fetlife.com/events/211724

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Dr. Sketchy

Sunday 11/17/2013
Arch Enemy Arts

109 & 111 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Tel: 215-717-7774
4pm, Still Life Study (no cover!)
5pm, Dr. Sketchy Philadelphia teams up with Latex Designer Renee Masoomian for
“Fetish”

Models…
As seen in the latest “Taboo” edition of Retro Lovely Magazine … The sultry Miss V!
&
World Renowned Burlesque Goddess, Cherry Bomb of The Peek a Boo Revue!
DJ John Burke will be spinning an array of tunes to inspire you while you work!
This session we will be exploring the world of different fetishes with assistance from a Lady who lives for latex…NYC designer Renee Massoomian. Needless to say, we are THRILLED to have this talented woman on board for this naughty session.
NEW!!! At 4pm, we will have a still life set up in the gallery for your sketching pleasure. The composition of the still life will be different items relating to the session. (crops, rope, corsets, ect) This is free of charge and a great way to warm up your pens & pencils.

$20 General Admission
$15 Students w/ ID
$12 Voyeurs
Please bring your own art supplies. No Photography please.

 

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