FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Femme 2006 Conference Announces Evening Entertainment Program
SAN FRANCISCO, California – June 05, 2006 – “Femme 2006: Conversations and Explorations” is proud to announce the entertainment program for the Friday and Saturday night performances at the August 11-13th, 2006 conference at the Cathedral Hill Hotel in San Francisco. (Register at http://www.femme2006.com ) Two amazing nights of performance have been planned at 12 Galaxies (
Femme 2006: Friday Night Performance Friday, August 11th, 2006 featuring:
Simone De La Getto a.k.a. Teresa R. Ellis, is the Visionary/Artistic Director/Owner/Overseer of Harlem Shake Burlesque. A former member of the S.F. Burlesque Troupe and The Cantankerous Lollies , this singer, choreographer and lead dancer has won the hearts of many, performing at various venues. She's “changing history one shake at a time”!
Dossie Easton is a
Veronica C. Combs is an accomplished producer, director, dancer, dance teacher and choreographer, and has been producing groundbreaking lesbian performance programming in the Bay Area since 1995. She is the founder and Artistic Director of liquidFIRE Productions, a non-profit organization dedicated to the authentic representation of lesbians of color on stage and in film. Veronica is the mastermind behind liquidFIRE's lesbian-of-color multidisciplinary theatre company, The liquidFIRE Project, whose original productions are collaboratively created by the cast during a five-month process that examines their experiences in relation to "erotic power." She also created WET, a monthly erotic cabaret and dance party featuring queer artists of color.
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Femme 2006: Saturday Evening Cabaret Saturday, August 12th, 2006 featuring:
Rosie Lugosi the Vampire Queen is
Del LaGrace Volcano is a gender variant visual artist using herm's own body for politically pleasurably purposes.
Burlesque-Esque wants to be YOUR Tartine morning bun. They like slapdashery, meaningful messages, medium-high kicks and costumes held together by a single safety pin. They've been performing (on stage and off) for 107 years now and can STILL manage to combine sexy dance moves with bringing down the Republican Right. They have an agenda and aren't afraid to show it . . . just make sure you don't try to feed them any low-carb snacks.
Nykieria “Nyki” Chaney is a 24-year-old spoken word artist, playwright, feminist, poet, and speaker. Chaney is regarded as an underground artist, however, that may change with her upcoming autobiographical play. In her writings, Chaney addresses many issues of politics, socio-economic differences, misogyny, and future hopes for the African American community. All of Chaney's written works and her performances command the attention of all who read and hear it, and invites deep contemplation by all who understand it.
For full entertainment line-ups with more complete descriptions and bios of our wonderful performers for both nights, please visit http://www.femme2006.com/events.html.
Of Special Note:
The complete program schedule for the Femme 2006 Conference is now online @ http://www.femme2006.com/program.html
REGULAR REGISTRATION HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL 6/30/2006. Late registration will run 7/01/2006 through 8/01/2006. For pricing and other information, please go to http://www.femme2006.com/register.html . Details about volunteering and scholarships can also be found at http://www.femme2006.com/volunteercontact.html. Conference attendees are encouraged to support the host hotel by booking their reservations early at the Cathedral Hill Hotel.
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Krista Smith & Kebo Drew, Performance Co-Chairs http://www.femme2006.com/performerscontact.html
Cathedral Hill Hotel
To make online reservations visit Cathedral Hill's website at https://reservations.ihotelier.com/crs/g_login.cfm?hotelid=3786
Conference Attendee Code is: FEMME06 ( Please note the "0" is a zero.)
Registration Inquiries: Angie Ward, Registration Chair http://www.femme2006.com/registrationcontact.html
Volunteer Inquiries: Ryn Hodes, Volunteer Chair http://www.femme2006.com/volunteercontact.html
All other inquiries: Gina Coffman, Media Chair http://www.femme2006.com/mediacontact.html