This festival was produced by Jennifer Sargent of Vagabond Inventions and dance artist Donna Costello. The inaugural festival took place at Catapult, Music Box Village, and the Allways Lounge and Cabaret in New Orleans' Marigny and Bywater neighborhoods. Read about Definitive Figures in the New Orleans Gambit: here

Definitive Figures is a festival of performance and community events created to amplify and explore the femme body in space. Over five days, this New Orleans femfest will feature four core femme/female-identifying artists presenting body-based performance work in diverse venues throughout the city. The festival will also feature a host of supporting events from stand-up comedy to late-night dance parties, each showcasing the diversity of femme experience through a variety of mediums. Conceived and produced by dance artist, Donna Costello, and physical theater creator, Jennifer Sargent, Definitive Figures aims to elevate and explore the ideas of feminine and female while negotiating our plural identities of race, class, and sex in a patriarchal society.

Core participating artists are:

Maritza Mercado-Narcisse

Jarrell Hamilton

Jennifer Sargent and Donna Costello

Shannon Stewart

For more information and a full schedule



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