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Created by Donna Costello and Jennifer Sargent


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DEfinitive Figures

A femfest of performance

variation 1 : NEW ORLEANS

FEBRUARY 28 - MARCH 4, 2018

Definitive Figures is a festival of performance and community events created to amplify and explore the femme body in space. Over five days in 2018, this New Orleans fem fest featured four core femme/female-identifying artists (Maritza Mercado-Narcisse, Shannon Stewart, Jarrell Hamilton, and Donna Costello & Jennifer Sargent) presenting body-based performance work in diverse venues throughout the city. The festival also featured a host of supporting events from stand-up comedy to late-night dance parties, each showcasing the diversity of femme experience in a variety of mediums. These artists included Black Girl Giggles, Amber Martin, Spirit & Sparrow, Madison Krekel, Lisa Shattuck & Jeff Becker, and Aurora Nealand. Conceived and produced by dance artist, Donna Costello, and physical theater creator, Jennifer Sargent  Definitive Figures aims to elevate and explore feminist ideas while negotiating our plural identities of race, class, and sex in a patriarchal society.


Supported by a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant


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