Upcoming Events 2018-05-18T21:39:39+00:00

Upcoming Events



TENDER (n.): a person who takes charge

June 7 – 16, 2018
Thursdays at 8:30PM
Fridays at 12:30PM and 8:30PM
Saturdays at 8:30PM and 9:30PM
(Pre-show welcome 15-minutes before each show)

Cadillac Hotel
380 Eddy Street, San Francisco


A site-specific dance celebrating 100 years of outcast activism in the Tenderloin

In collaboration with the Tenderloin Museum, Code Tenderloin and Asian Art Museum, Flyaway offers a new site specific, off the ground dance on the Cadillac Hotel above the Tenderloin Museum on the corner of Eddy and Leavenworth Streets. The dance takes a historical lens on both the isolation and stamina that have impacted the Tenderloin over the last 100 years. It celebrates the outcasts who have defied convention here and the unlikely activists who have sought, in almost every decade, to create a desirable place to live and thrive. In the words of Tenderloin Housing Clinic founder Randy Shaw:

“Those fighting to prevent powerful interests from transforming the Tenderloin have included prostitutes, madams, gamblers, SRO tenants, seniors, transgender women, gay rights activists, welfare recipients, disabled persons and Southeast Asian Refugees. It’s hard to believe that these constituencies could overcome daily newspapers, real estate investors, public officials and San Francisco’s social and economic elite to preserve the affordability of an area adjacent to high-priced Union Square—but they did.” 

Choreographer & Director: Jo Kreiter
Dancers: Bianca Cabrera, Laura Elaine Ellis, Sonsherée Giles, MaryStarr Hope, Yayoi Kambara,
Megan Lowe, Honey Mahogany
Composer: Vân-Ánh Võ
Set & Rigging Designer: Sean Riley
Lighting Designer: David Robertson
Costume Designer: Jamielyn Duggan


Engage with the Artists and Community of  TENDER (n.)

Curbside Conversation with the Artists

May 24 and 31, 2018
Thursdays, 5PM
Location: The Tenderloin Museum, 398 Eddy St, San Francisco

Tenderloin History Walking Tour

June 14, 2018
Thursday, 7:15PM
Location: Meet on the steps of the Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin St, San Francisco,
Limited to 15 people with pre-registration required registration website TBA



Continuing TENDER (n)’s exploration of outcast activism

August 1-2, 2018
Wednesday and Thursday a 7PM

80 Turk St, San Francisco

Come see GIRLFLY  perform their response to youth activism in the Tenderloin! These young women, ages 14-19, are fierce, ready to fly, and are interested in making positive change in the world. Choreography by Jo Kreiter, Megan Lowe, and GIRLFLY Youth. Oral history collection led by Catherine Powell. Visual art led by Lala  Openi Hsin Cheung.

Stay Tuned for Ticket Link!


Rauschenberg Foundation Artist as Activist Fellow

2017 – 2019
More details coming soon!

Flyaway is proud to announce that Artistic Director Jo Kreiter is the first choreographer named as a Robert Rauschenberg Foundation 2017 Artist as Activist Fellow. As part of a two-year grant, Jo’s work, along with the other fellows’ work, will encourage people to move beyond awareness and take action on the injustices that mass incarceration causes generations of immigrants and people of color in the United States.

The Wait Room is a dance performance installation that exposes the physical, psychic, and emotional burden of incarceration for women with imprisoned loved ones. Via a series of custom-made chairs suspended by a counterweight system, the project invokes the balancing act women have to maintain when stripped of emotional and economic support from their partners and family.




September 23 – November 18, 2018
(No Class October 28)
Sundays 3-5PM

1777 Yosemite Avenue #330, San Francisco, CA

8 sessions, open to all levels. Build techniques for dancing on suspended objects!

Register Here!


FLYAWAY and ZACCHO have teamed up to offer AERIAL TRAINING

Stay Tuned for Future Dates!

1777 Yosemite Avenue #330, San Francisco, CA

Pay What You Can: $10 minimum suggested

This drop in studio time is for experienced aerialists/dancers wanting to improve strength and technique, lightly led by Sonya Smith and Jo Kreiter.