The Skirts-a-Fire Arts Festival celebrates the work of contemporary female artists who work in various disciplines like writing, directing, designing, choreography, curatorial, and music, through performances that explore the inspirational, empowering stories of women.
A variety of events and activities will taking place March 7-10, 2013 at various venues along Alberta (118) Ave. Enjoy a lineup that features plays, visual art shows, storytelling circles, belly-dancing lessons, a song-and-dance cabaret, poetry readings, and musical performances. Visit skirtsafire.wordpress.com for a complete list of events, dates, and times.
Edmonton has an elaborate arts scene, and this unique festival aims to showcase the women behind many of the ongoing projects in the city. The founders and organizers of this festival are also behind some of the most popular attractions in Edmonton, including the Freewill Shakespeare Festival, Theatre Alberta, Kaleido Family Arts Festival, and Deep Freeze: A Byzantine Winter Festival. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8 than by taking in this exciting new festival!
Admission is by donation at the door; all donations support Skirts-a-Fire programming.