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Special Events with Thordis Niela Simonsen

Dancing GirlIn celebration of Women’s History Month, Thordis Niela Simonsen will show photographs, read stories from Dancing Girl that reflect on the meaning of womanhood, and introduce previously unpublished essays. Since 1981, Thordis has sojourned annually in the Greek village, Elika. Unlike the village women, Thordis is not a wife or mother. Unlike the village women, she is not orthodox. And unlike the village women, she does men’s work—restoring a once-abandoned house single-handedly. In light of their differences, why do the villagers refer to Thordis as an Elikiotissa, a woman of Elika?

DANCING GIRL
Themes and Improvisations in a Greek Village Setting

reading | photographs | unpublished work
Sunday, March 8th
2:00-4:00
Denver Woman’s Press Club
1325 Logan Street [free parking in lot north of building]
$12 at the door, cash or check only
For more information, please contact Thordis directly.

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BUILDING ON MEMORY, a one-woman multimedia performance by Thordis Niela Simonsen
27 March 2015, 7:00-8:30 pm
Denver Woman’s Press Club
1325 Logan Street [free parking in lot north of Club]
$15 advance purchase or at the door, cash or check
reservation appreciated, but not required
303-321-5403 or info@astragreece.com

Words possess the power to move us. So too, art. But what happens when we hear a captivating story embedded with compelling visual images, delivered by an engaging and wise artist? Something extraordinary. We see ourselves. We reflect. We make committments.

Built on stories of a lost infancy, a twin-like bond with her sister, touch through the lens of her father’s camera, a mother’s obstinate will, and an unexpected gift from her grandmother, “Building on Memory” is one woman’s soulful and inspiring journey of self-discovery.

The 60-minute program with 120 slides is followed by conversation with the audience and a book signing.

For more information: www.astragreece.com

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AN ODYSSEY OF YOUR OWN, a two-day workshop on “possibility” with Thordis Niela Simonsen
28 March 2015, 9:00 am–4:00 pm (lunch not included)
29 March 2015, 9:00 am-1:00pm
Denver Woman’s Press Club
1325 Logan Street [free parking in lot north of Club]
$130 (by 18 March), $150 (after 18 March) check payable to astragreece inc.
303-321-5403 or info@astragreece.com

Like the hero of Homer’s epic poem the Odyssey, each of us is a traveler. Although Odysseus was determined to sail home to his beautiful wife Penelope, like all of us, he sometimes lost sight of his dream. Like the great poet himself, each of us is a storyteller. Using Thordis’ stories and your own as springboards, and employing dialogue, writing, and creative visualization, we will explore these themes: celebrating your accomplishments, acknowledging your fears, honoring your intuition, identifying and acting on your unfulfilled dreams. Like all travel, the outcome of each workshop promises to be highly personal and unpredictable—and illuminating.

For more information: www.astragreece.com

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