Austin Academy of Burlesque – Not My President’s Day

Date: February 20, 2017
Location: 2307 Manor Road, Austin, TX, United States
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Event Description

Come see the tomorrow’s burlesque stars in their debut numbers at the Winter 2017 Student Showcase! See how much burlesque magic these students and performers can whip up in 6 weeks at the Austin Academy of Burlesque! 


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About The Organizers

The Austin Academy of Burlesque was created in 2008 by Jigglewatt co-founder, Coco Lectric. Coco began at the request of fellow performers to assist with choreography and character development. Soon audiences and aspiring performers wanted to learn the art of the tease, too, and the school was founded.

Rhinoceros Project – Skidmore College

Event Description

Produced by Rebecca Rovezzi and Zoe Lesser
Directed by Michael San Roman
Dramaturgy by Megan Muratore
With the guidance of Professor Cermatori of the English Department

In light of the current political climate, colleges and theaters across the country have staged readings and productions of Ionesco’s Rhinoceros, known as “The Rhinoceros Project”. Rhinoceros is the story of how the people of a small town turn into rhinoceroses. The play confronts themes of fascism, mob mentality, and paranoia. In the Sommers room, we are staging this reading with the intent of exploring these themes further, and how to cope with and resist them. Following the reading, we will discuss the relevance of the play in the present, and what we can do to proceed with our rapidly changing government.

February 5, 2017 – Time:14:00 To 17:00
Location: Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY, United States


Nasty Woman Holly Hughes on the NEA & Trump’s Defunding of the Arts

Here we go again with the plans to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting!

Republicans have been bent on demolishing these agencies since the first year of the Reagan administration. Because lots of this funding went to institutions and individuals across the country, the effort went nowhere. – Holly Hughes, “Holly Hughes strikes back at Trump’s defunding of the arts

READ MORE at the LA Blade

San Jose, CA – Sign Storm – 2/18/17

About the Event

SignStorm was an art installation intended as a peaceful act of resistance, a silent rally with signs instead of people.

On “Not My President’s Day” weekend, protest signs both new and used were laid out, flat, in the Circle of Palms Plaza next to the San Jose Museum of Art.

The purpose of this project was to provide an opportunity for everyone, regardless of their physical limits, to publicly express feelings about Trump as our president, our concerns about his chosen cabinet and administration, and fears for the resulting future of this country and our world.

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Riverside, CA – University of California, Riverside – 2/20/17

About the Event

In solidarity with hundreds of performance artists and activists nationwide, on President’s Day, UC-Riverside students came together to participate in “Bad and Nasty.” The creativity in artistic expression ranged from poems, spoken word, and political limericks to short plays, show tunes, and feminist dance. We are so proud of our students for making their voices heard. Special thanks to the Theatre, Film, and Digital Production Department for supporting Dr. Patrice Amon, Dr. Donatella Galella, and Dr. Annika Speer in producing this collaborative event.

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