Friday, July 8, 2011

Friday Funday - Trojan Women and Interpretive Dance

So for the Fourth of July I joined up with some amigos and decided to head out to the Hampton's to visit even more friends who grew up out there and use the holidays as a reason to all get back together and have bonfires on the beach, partying all night long...not a bad idea at all.
While that was cool and all Friday night started off pretty crazy, after we hit up Cyril's in East Hampton for some tasty cocktails we decided to check out a unique artistic performance.  Jay who we traveled out with and stayed with had a friend who was dancing in a production called the "Trojan Women Redux". 
 It was an outdoor event and I had never seen an interpretive dance troop before...and certainly never one about ancient Rome.  I am currently reading the Aeneid and even brought it on the trip so I figured why the hell not?  It was a beautiful night and the performance would be outside:
Oh yeah and one other was BYOB:
I doubt the Neo Political Cowgirls who put on the show thought that we would bring a case of Miller High Life to the show in a Bud box all wrapped in a garbage bag, but somethings just need to get done, and we are nothing if not classy.  The women we talked to post show were super cool though and all though we never met up for 80's night at Stephens Talkhouse, I am sure it was a fun romp. 

I will post some pictures from the event, as I know ZERO about this kind of stuff I will withhold comments or critiques, I am in no position to judge this sort of thing.  That said..I will comment briefly on the music, it was a touch confusing spazzing between genres and periods, but I am pretty sure that's the point to help tell the story.  Here are some pics I took of the event:  (Click them...they get bigger)
Anyway, if you make it out there while it is playing stop by and enjoy yourself.  Thanks to Jay and family for hosting, the whole East Hampton Housing Crew for hanging and being such fun peoples. 

Oh one more thing, the night we were at this performance they were playing Jaws on a huge blow up screen after the performance and in-between the dancing and the movie they played music from The Last just know that put me is a good mood.  Hope this weekend puts you in one.      


  1. Hahaha- Being a Neo-Political Cowgirl myself I can tell you straight -up you and your trash bag beer are always welcome... we suffer no pretentiousness whatsoever and hope our audience always has a good time.

  2. You actually make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this topic to be really something which I think I would never understand. It seems too complicated and extremely broad for me. I’m looking forward to your next post, I will try to get the hang of it!
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