Youth Programs

GIRLFLY SUMMER ART & ACTIVISM PROGRAM

Our 2019 program GIRLFLY IN THE GARDENS has already past. Stay Tuned for GIRLFLY 2020 applications! For now, check out what GIRLFLY was up to this summer 2019!

July 1-27, 2019 (no class on July 4)
Monday through Thursday, 1-6pm
at Quesada Gardens in the Bayview District (Quesada at Third Street)


WHAT IS GIRLFLY?

The 2019 Summer Arts & Activism Project will bring 20 young women from the Bay Area for four weeks to:

  • Get hands-on experience in site specific dance, making dances in Quesada Gardens in San Francisco’s Bayview District
  • Earn $500
  • Create original dances for performance
  • Learn from with working with professional dance artists
  • Learn about issues of girls’ empowerment and social justice
  • Research and carry out a Writing as Activism project, led by an ethnic studies professor from SF State
  • Connect with young women across neighborhoods, schools, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity

Choreography by Jo Kreiter, Megan Lowe, and GIRLFLY Youth.

WHO IS IT FOR?

Young women ages 14-19 who are strongly interested in performing, making positive change in the world and can commit to attending the entire 4 weeks of the program. African American, Arab, Latina, Native, Asian and Pacific Islander, low-income and LGBTQ-identified women are strongly encouraged to apply. Dance experience is helpful.

WHAT’S THE SCHEDULE?

The program is 4 weeks long and meets as follows:

  • Starts July 1, 2019 (no session 7/4)
  • Ends July 27, 2019
  • Runs Monday to Thursday 1-6pm
  • Two Mandatory Performances on Saturday Afternoon, July 27, 2019

WHERE IS IT?

QUESADA GARDENS

WHAT’S THE APPLICATION PROCESS?

Our 2019 program has already started. Check back later to fill out the GIRLFLY 2020 APPLICATION ONLINE or request one in the mail or over email.

Once your complete application is received, we will contact you to set up an in-person interview.

QUESTIONS?

Contact Flyaway Productions at 415.672.4111 or jo@flyawayproductions.com


GIRLFLY 2019: A Closer View

Check out this inspiring video from our GIRLFLY 2019 performances.
Video by: Rapt Productions

Photos from GIRLFLY 2019 by: Vitali Kononov

GIRLFLY 2018: Acting UP

Check out this inspiring video from our GIRLFLY 2018 performances.
Video by: Lala Openi

Photos from GIRLFLY 2018 by: Brechin Flournoy

 

GIRLFLY 2017: In the Gardens

Check out this inspiring video from our GIRLFLY 2017 performances.

Photos from GIRLFLY 2017 by: Brechin Flournoy

 


KIDFLY

Dance Residencies During School and After School

Fish that Sneak. Boom Bands Billowing. Dancing on the Curve of the Earth.

Flyaway Productions makes dances for kids.  We offer curriculum-based dance residencies in schools and in afterschool programs. Your young artists are our artistic collaborators.  We lead with imagination, dynamic creative movement, and a deep respect for social justice. Our dances are athletic, kinetic, and socially relevant. We work with K-12 students, offering residencies and a final performance by your students.

Past and Present Community Partners

  • Sunnyside Elementary School
  • Mission YMCA
  • ODC School
  • Oasis for Girls
  • CounterPULSE
  • June Jordan School for Equality
  • University of San Francisco
  • Berkeley High School
  • The Marsh Youth Theater

We tailor each residency to your interests and curriculum

Previous Performances:

  • “Where Does the Butterfly Go When it Rains?”
  • “Earth Day Dances”
  • The Disappearing Bees Dance”
  • “Butter Battle Dances”
  • “Dances for Oh the Places You’ll Go”
  • “Rainforest, Dessert, and Ocean Dances”
  • “Balancing on the Curve of the Earth”

Call for A Consultation: 415.672.4111 or jo@flyawayproductions.com