We are so thrilled with our new theme and the festival is definately taking a big step up this year..Dress up and join us in The Park!
HOWL! FESTIVAL AND THE JACKIE FACTORY PRESENT
LOW LIFE 4: BEAT GIRL
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 12, 2010
5-7 PM - WE START AND END ON TIME!
TOMPKINS SQUARE PARK, NYC
On September 12, JACKIE FACTORY producers CHI CHI VALENTI and JOHNNY DYNELL will present their fourth annual LOW LIFE to crown the 2010 HOWL! FESTIVAL. LOW LIFE is the free and fabulous Sunday evening climax to HOWL! - a two hour spectacular inspired by East Village decades past. This year's LOW LIFE 4: BEAT GIRL pays homage to homegrown fifties beatnik culture and the BOWERY BEATS - the rebel painters, poets and performers drifting east from Greenwich Village. The show also sheds light on the Women of the Beat Generation, often overlooked, and their influence on 50's Burlesque.
The BEAT theme of LOW LIFE 4 will be interpreted by multiple dance companies, in vocal and musical performances, burlesque and drag renderings and of course - spoken word! This year's bill is in formation and will be announced in late July. As in years past, LOW LIFE antics are directed by two MCs - recording artist PAUL ALEXANDER (of THE ONES and JACKIE 60) with EMPRESS CHI CHI VALENTI, the show's co-producer. LOW LIFE events were inspired by the seminal LUC SANTE book "LOW LIFE: The Lures and Snares of Old New York" and are produced by local performance collective THE JACKIE FACTORY NYC. The annual LOW LIFE extravaganzas at HOWL! continue a body of work born at the seminal Meat Market nightclub JACKIE 60 in 1997, with past editions in London, Minneapolis and of course, the HOWL! FESTIVAL since 2007.
Dress Up And Join Us In The Park! Wear Beat Girl Glamour, Beatnik Cliches, Bettie Page Boho, Angelheaded Hipster, Black Tights, Abstract Expressionist Bodypaint, Berets, Beat Burlesque (North Beach vs. Left Bank), Existential Trannie, Rivington Street Refusenik or Art School Effects. Carry Sunflowers or BYOB (Bring Your Own Bongos)