From 5th to 26th July, WeWork’s Devonshire Square will be hosting “The International Women in Arts Festival”, a 4-week programme of FREE attendance, world class artistic performances organised by the Devonshire Square’s Events Team to celebrate the achievements of women in the arts, both as performers and as educators, while raising awareness and funds in aid of The Pink Ribbon Foundation.
The programme includes music performances by all female bands specialising in different music genres varying from Jazz to Swing, including classical and pop, executed by highly accomplished musicians and teachers. The festival will showcase an array of dance shows performed by both professional dancers and students from some of the most successful dance schools and creative companies in London, all founded by women who have significantly contributing to the artistic education of women and their wellbeing.
The highlights of the festival include dance-shows choreographed by Artistic Director, former English National Ballet soloist Jenna Lee, performances by Oriental dancer, school-founder Fleur Estelle and award-winning Samba queen Gladys Cavalcante. Professional Javanese and Balinese dancers Andrea Rutkowski accompanied by Artistic Director Ni Made’ Pujawati will perform sacred Rejang Sari and traditional Legong Kuntul dances.
The Festival will also see the highly anticipated participation of a duo of Olympic Rhythmic Gymnasts from Team GB, accompanied by an all-girls acrobatic troupe, who will present a synchronised ribbon choreography combined with mesmerising, extreme flexibility gymnastics, throws, catches and power tumbling.
On the Festival’s opening day, attendees will have the chance to have their portraits sketched live by international figurative & fashion illustrator Katharine Asher.
All performances will take place at 1pm in the atmospheric setting of Devonshire Square’s Western Courtyard and they are open to everyone.
WeWork’s Devonshire Square community will be fundraising in aid of The Pink Ribbon Foundation during the whole duration of the festival. Donations can also be made on line through the following link: pinkribbonfoundation.org.uk/make-a-donation/
Official Link: http://www.devonshiresq.co.uk/events/events/devonshire-square%E2%80%99s-international-women-in-arts-festival.aspx