Youth Programs

GIRLFLY SUMMER ART & ACTIVISM PROGRAM

July 6-30, 2020
Monday through Thursday, 10am-2:30pm

Performances July 29-30, 2020
Wednesday and Thursday, 7pm

Rehearsals and Performances take place at
CounterPulse, 80 Turk Street, SF

Click here for the GIRLFLY 2020 online applications! They are due April 27, 2020.

GIRLFLY 2018, Photos by Brechin Flournoy


WHAT IS GIRLFLY?

The 2020 Summer Arts & Activism Project will bring 20 young women from the Bay Area for four weeks to:

  • Get hands-on experience in aerial dance & female style hip hop/street dance
  • Earn $500
  • Create original dances for performance
  • Learn from working with professional dance artists
  • Learn about issues of girls’ empowerment and the school to prison pipeline
  • Research and carry out a Photography project led by activist Jasmine Brown
  • Connect with young women across neighborhoods, schools, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity

Who is it for?

Young women and non-binary youth 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  girls/youth are strongly encouraged to apply. The primary requirement is that you like to dance.

What’s the schedule?

The program is 4 weeks long and meets as follows:

Starts July 6, 2020

Ends July 30, 2020

Runs Monday to Thursday 1000AM -2:30PM

Two Mandatory Performances Wednesday and Thursday, July 29 and 30, at 7PM

 

Where is it?

CounterPulse

80 Turk Street,  San Francisco

Close to Powell Street Bart

What’s the application process?

Fill out the application on line or request one in the mail or over email.

Applications are due April 27, 2020.

Once your complete application is received, we will contact you to set up an in-person interview. We will notify you of your status by May 20thh, 2020.

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