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The Right to be Believed

May 25-27 & June 1-3
UC Hastings College of the Law at 333 Golden Gate Ave, SF

Flyaway Productions presents a site specific dance that asserts women’s credibility. The Right to be Believed will give spectacular language to a serious sociopolitical issue that has not been carefully examined since Anita Hill challenged Justice Clarence Thomas in 1991. This site specific dance explores the lack of credibility for women that is simultaneously both a legal, social and economic problem. Flyaway is collaborating with FR333 hip hop composers MADlines and XOA, rigging designer Karl Gillick, lighting designer Matthew Antaky, and photojournalist Lynn Johnson to create and present The Right to be BelievedBrought to life by Megan Lowe, Bianca Cabrera, MaryStarr Hope, Yayoi Kambara, Sonsherée Giles, and Sonya Smith, The Right to be Believed will use flight, inversion and a defiance of gravity to subvert limitations, to delight in the body despite unjust constraints, and to claim public space as a proving ground for women to be taken seriously in the nation’s collective imagination.

Download Press Release Here
Download High Resolution Photos Here (Photo Credit RJ Muna)

 


Jo Kreiter’s Reflections on the 20th Anniversary of Flyaway

“Being asked to reflect on 20 years of dance making is daunting. So I have decided to write in the second person. Adrienne Rich, one of my favorite poets and a crucial 20th century political thinker, wrote some of her strongest poems in this narrative voice. I choose to honor her influence on me in this way, with the additional preface that I am truly a Bay Area artist, self- taught and supported by the amazing choreographers who live here, and who have generously allowed me to learn from them.” – Jo Kreiter

Read SPEAK: A Slim Corner of the World here

 


Performance Previews/Reviews

Press about Grace and Delia are Gone – September 2016
SFGate
SFist
Danceviewtimes
Bayarea.com
KALW “Your Call”
KALW “Open Air”

Download Grace and Delia are Gone Press Release Here
Download High Resolution Photos Here (Photo Credit RJ Muna)

Press about Needles to Thread: Dancing Along These Lines – September 2015
SFGate
KQED

Press about Multiple Mary and Invisible Jane – September 2014
In Dance
SF Examiner
The Huffington Post
SF Chronicle Video Lab

Press about Give a Woman a Lift – November 2013
CultureVulture

Press about Niagara Falling – September 2012
SF Chronicle
SF Bay Guardian
In Dance
Dance Stages
SF Arts Monthly

Press about WALL BALL/Throw Yourself In – May 2012
SF Chronicle/SF Gate

Press about Singing Praises – September 2010
NBC News

Press about The Ballad of Polly Ann – July 2009
CultureVulture
SF GATE
SF Weekly
KQED Radio

Press about Truth Tellers – July 2008
SF Weekly

Press about the Fire Arts Festival – January 2007
Get A Tec
Rita Felciano

 


Features

Flyaway is featured in a book called
SITE DANCE: Choreographers and the Lure of Alternative Spaces
It’s a great book and the first of its kind!!!
Order a copy at HERE

Interview with Jo Kreiter on
Spark Television
January 2004
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“Uplift Quotient: Flyaway Builds a Bridge”
In Dance Magazine
by Selby Wynn Schwartz
July 2009
Read Article

Women and Labor on Your Call Radio
KALW FM
Host: Rose Aguilar
Guests: Jo Kreiter, Molly Martin and Harvey Schwartz
July 2009
Read Article

“Live Billboard Project’s free public performances questions women’s contradictory preoccupation with an aversion to beauty and draw 700-person crowds.”
Bitch Magazine’s “the bitch list”
by Emily Goligoski
Summer 2008
Read Article

 


Selected Quotes

“An outspoken feminist with social concerns that particularly impact women, Kreiter is a dance theater maker whose choreography gives us images of physically strong and fearless women whether their stories talk about poverty, discrimination or abuse. In the end you believe that they will survive.”
-RITA FELCIANO, DANCEVIEWTIMES

“The site-specific magic of this piece manifests with daring suspension stunts in starkly designed sets with the sight of ships floating through the San Francisco Bay in the site’s background…there are so many gasp-inducing moments and astonishingly risky moves performed on rafters, fire escapes and large-scale, built-in, site-specific props that you can’t help but lost in amazement.”
-JOE KUKURA, SFIST

“…a beautifully realized, emotionally rich, and thought-stirring set of movements developing the theme of women and industrial labor…”
-ROB AVILA, SF BAY GUARDIAN

“Kreiter has built a remarkable work, and she, as well as the women who inspired the piece, deserve our applause and admiration.”
-JOANNA HARRIS, CULTURE VULTURE

“…intimidatingly creative…”
-SF CHRONICLE

“…a wonder of equilibrium…”
-THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Kreiter…has created an evening-length work in which substance trumps considerable spectacle.”
-RACHEL HOWARD, SF EXAMINER

“She (Kreiter) places the gifts of gymnastics and the props of circus arts, such as trapeze, poles and ropes, inside the aesthetic boundaries of the concert stage and liberates often stodgy modern dance by freeing movers from the floor.”

“…she has created a means to fuse the freedom of athleticism with the poetry of fine art.”
-ANN MURPHY, OAKLAND TRIBUNE

“Kreiter’s artful direction pushes the physical feats far beyond spectacle.”
-JENNIFER COPAKEN, DANCE INSIDER ONLINE

“In TEST, Jo Kreiter used an anchored steel pole, which she climbed and dangles from in an impressive display of strength and agility.”
-CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR

“Kreiter’s feats of athletic dance are a philosophical assertion. On one level, with their emphasis on upper body strength and embrace of physical risk, they’re a feminist statement, celebrating the potential of the female body… But on another level her choreography affirms the simple sensuousness and communicative power of the human body.”
-EAST BAY MONTHLY

“…hundreds of spectators watched in fascination as the performers descended into the alley and for a time transformed one of the city’s most despair ridden stretches of asphalt into a celebration of spirit…”
-NORTH MISSION NEWS