Thursday, June 4, 2009

Dancers, Hooray!

Friday night after the staged reading we will be graced by the lovely and fabulous Brookes and Company Dancers performing a piece entitled Used to be Gorgeous:

USED TO BE GORGEOUS: Five conflicting selves engage the traditional confines of performance with contemporary albeit unsettling solutions.  Antagonistic partnering dismantles the troupe, and soloists expose their physical limitations striving to fill an inhuman negative space. They rend the space with distorted, ballet-infused burlesque movements. They exhaust and destroy themselves in an attempt to impress an evanescent audience. The viewer is presented with entertainment that questions acceptable forms of pleasure. 

Saturday Schedule!


12-1 The Extraordinary Contraptions!
1-2 Open Mike, Steampunk Poetry
2-3  STEAMPUNK Parade down Frankling Street [we will be crashing the Art-B-Que, hurray!]
3-4 Mr. Friskett's Improv!
3-4 A High Tea [in the Lobby]
4-5 Open Mike, Steampunk Writings [have something particularly steamy, come share!And meet the playwright of HMS Tempest!] In the Lobby
4-5 Steampunk Props and Armament Panel with Outland Armour [Theatre]
5-6 DINNER BREAK [headin' over to the Joyce!]
7:30-9:30 Second Reading of HMS Tempest: A Steampunk Romance
10-1045ish Thimblerig and Mr Friskett Present the Closing Ceremonies
11-.... James Joyce Afterparty!

Workshop Schedule:  [in our Classroom]
12-1:30 Simple Bustle Making with Sasha Katz 
              Beg.-Intermediate sewing skills required, 10$ for materials, space is limited to 9         participants so sign up today!

1-1:45 High Tea Workshop
Learn to create your own British tea spread!

3-4  Steampunk in Literature
This discussion panel talks about popular 'steampunk' reading as well as elements that make up particularly steampunkian writings!

4-5 Down and Dirty Corset Making with Fiona Leonard
In this hour workshop you will be taken through the steps to make your own corset!

Our Artist/Vendor Market will be open from Noon until 7:30.