July 31, 2006

Dancing Girl Performance To Benefit Girls Inc. of Metro Denver


Bonnie Trowbridge
btrowbridge@girlsincdenver.org
(303) 893-4363 x 102
Denver, CO - August 12th, 2006, is the opening performance of "Dancing Girl: An American Woman's Greek Village Odyssey," by monologue artist Thordis Simonsen. The proceeds of the opening night and reception will benefit Girls Inc. of Metro Denver. The performance will be held at the Denver Victorian Playhouse, beginning at 2pm with a reception to follow.

The audience will be transported to a village in southern Greece where the tenacious "American Girl" lived for two years. In little more than an hour, and with only a bell, a staff, and a stool at hand, Thordis transforms the stage into a farmer's plowed field, a goatherd's sacred mountain precinct, a roofless abandoned house that she bought and restored.

The difference between the villagers' expectations and her inclinations led Thordis to consider the meaning of womanhood. She proposes that womanhood is more than a culturally determined role. Womanhood is a freedom to be individually achieved.
The mission of Girls Inc. of Metro Denver (GIMD) is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.SM GIMD delivers gender-specific programs to over 2,200 girls each year from across the Denver metro area. These programs equip girls ages 6 to 18 to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers and grow into healthy, educated and independent adults. The organization is an affiliate of the national nonprofit Girls Incorporated, whose research-based programs and expertise on girls’ issues date back to 1864. For more information, go to www.girlsincdenver.org.
The vision of Girls Incorporated is empowered girls and an equitable society. We believe that girls have the right to be themselves and to resist gender-stereotypes, to express themselves with originality and enthusiasm, to take risks, to strive freely, and to take pride in success, to accept and appreciate their bodies, to have confidence in themselves, to be safe in the world and to be prepared for interesting work and economic independence.

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