Inspired by an essay in Harper's Magazine by Bay Area author and critic Rebecca Solnit, Flyaway Productions' The Right To Be Believed is an exploration of the credibility of women's voices in the public realm. Company artistic director Jo Kreiter has created a work that uses the gravity-defying art form of aerial dance—her performers navigating vertical urban landscapes with ropes and harnesses—to elevate female voices and call attention to the legal, social, and professional constraints that disempower women. The work premiered in spring of 2017 and features an original soundscore by the Oakland based artists of FR333.
* Admission to Flyaway Productions' The Right To Be Believed is free. The performances are general admission with limited seating available. No advance tickets are required. Admission will be first-come first-served, and limited to venue capacity.
Presented in partnership with Oakland Central.
Program notes are available online. [PDF]
The Right to be Believed
Grace and Delia Are Gone (Excerpts)
Needles to Thread 5 Minute
Multiple Mary and Invisible Jane 2014 (Excerpts)
Venue: Lot at 1100 Broadway at 12th Street, downtown Oakland
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