Low Life 4: Beat Girl at Howl! 2010
HOWL! FESTIVAL AND THE JACKIE FACTORY PRESENTED
LOW LIFE 4: BEAT GIRL
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 12, 2010
TOMPKINS SQUARE PARK, NYC
www.mothernyc.com/lowlife/
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On September 12, JACKIE FACTORY producers CHI CHI VALENTI and JOHNNY DYNELL presented 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. Each year's theme is served up in a lavishly costumed production starring dozens of downtown's finest. This year's LOW LIFE 4: BEAT GIRL paid 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.

Even a steady rain couldn't keep this dedicated audience from attending! They were treated to one of THE JACKIE FACTORY's best shows ever. The BEAT theme was interpreted by multiple dance companies, in vocal and musical performances, burlesque and drag renderings and of course - spoken word! Highlights included international drag icons JOEY ARIAS and SHERRY VINE, Burlesque Queen DIRTY MARTINI and Boylesque King TIGGER!, butoh company VANGELINE THEATER, spoken word icons PAUL SKIFF and BOBBY MILLER, sensationalist AMBER RAY, chanteuse HEATHER LITTEER, Blacklips gender-hacker POISON EVE and the Low Life debuts of BROWN GIRLS BURLESQUE, the RACHEL KLEIN THEATER and the STAGE DOOR JOHNNIES (CHICAGO). As in years past, LOW LIFE featured 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. For the show's producers, East Village residents for over two decades, this annual spectacular is a Valentine to the neighborhood's past, present and future stars.
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