5 Dec 2017

FLYAWAY PRODUCTIONS

Your support is important. Please make a donation to the creation of TENDER (n) a person who takes charge – a site-specific work about 100 years of activism in the Tenderloin.
 

TENDER (n):
a person who takes charge

 

Flyaway Productions’ 2018 production, TENDER (n): a person who takes charge celebrates 100 years of outcast activism in the Tenderloin. Set on two walls of the Cadillac Hotel (380 Eddy Street, SF), TENDER (n) is our largest site-specific dance project in years.

Introducing…
TENDER (n), Part IV, THIS BOAT, homage to “Little Saigon”
 
We are gathering the oral histories of Southeast Asian leaders in the Tenderloin. With its active Vietnamese American community and its many Vietnamese American-owned businesses, the Tenderloin in San Francisco has often been referred to as "Little Saigon." Beginning in the late 1970s, after the Vietnam War, the Tenderloin received large numbers of refugees from Southeast Asia—first ethnic Chinese from Vietnam, then Khmer from Cambodia and Hmong from Laos. The low-cost vacant housing made the area appealing to refugees and resettlement agencies. Studio apartments became home for families of four and five people and became what a local police officer called "vertical villages." 
Flyaway has engaged Vân-Ánh Võ, a highly respected Vietnamese artist to be the project's Composer, and our liaison to the Southeast Asian community, in partnership with the Au Co Cultural Center.  
Vân-Ánh Võ is one of the finest performers of Vietnamese traditional instruments in the world, and a rapidly emerging composer. She dedicates her life to creating music by fusing deeply rooted Vietnamese musical traditions with fresh new structures and compositions.
Vân-Ánh has also been collaborator and guest soloist with the Kronos Quartet, Yo-Yo Ma, Southwest Chamber Music, Eastbay Oakland Symphony, Jazz artists, Rap artists, and other World Music artists.
Featured Partner: Au Co Cultural Center 
 
We are proud to partner with The Au Co Cultural Center, a non-profit, public interest organization, serving the common interest of the community, and the Vietnamese community in particular. The Center’s purpose is to promote and preserve the language and the broad-minded humanity culture of the Vietnamese people.
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Help us tell their stories.

TENDER (n) is being created by Flyaway Productions in partnership with the Tenderloin Museum, Code Tenderloin, the Asian Art Museum, the Au Co Cultural Center and composer Vân-Ánh Võ. Your tax-deductible donations will keep our performances free, and support dancer fees, the building of the set, and outreach activities in the community.
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Photo Credits: 1. Edit using photos by: RJ Muna & Hotel Cadillac, Dancer: Megan Lowe | 2. Vân-Ánh Võ
Your support is important. Please make a donation to the creation of TENDER (n) a person who takes charge – a site-specific work about 100 years of activism in the Tenderloin.
Copyright © 2016 Flyaway Productions, All rights reserved.

For more information please visit:
flyawayproductions.com

28 Nov 2017

FLYAWAY PRODUCTIONS

Your support is important. Please make a donation to the creation of TENDER (n) a person who takes charge – a site-specific work about 100 years of activism in the Tenderloin.
 

TENDER (n):
a person who takes charge

 

 A site-specific dance celebrating the Tenderloin's outcast activists who’ve defied conventions for the past 100 years.

Now is a crucial moment in American history to both value resistance and to understand it in a historical context.
 
From its inception 21 years ago, politically responsive content has shaped Flyaway’s performance events. With your support we have built a body of work that brings women’s stories out from the margins. In the last 7 years, Flyaway has offered the Tenderloin a trio of free, large scale site-specific dances that spoke to income inequality through a feminist lens.

Spring 2018, Flyaway Productions continues this tradition with a new work,TENDER (n): a person who takes charge – a celebration of 100 years of OUTCAST ACTIVISM IN THE TENDERLOIN. Set on two walls of the Cadillac Hotel (380 Eddy Street, SF), TENDER (n) is our largest site-specific dance project in years.

TENDER (n) 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: Young, single women in the 1900s; Gay/Trans Activism of the 1960s; Immigrant families from Southeast Asia in the 1970s; and Kathy Looper, owner of the Cadillac Hotel, the first SRO West of the Mississippi.

Each performance project takes 2 years to develop, during which time, Jo brings together multiple partners, community based organizations, and the public in a community dialogue around a single issue. TENDER (n) is being created by Flyaway Productions in partnership with the Tenderloin Museum, Code Tenderloin, the Asian Art Museum, the Au Co Cultural Center and composer Vân-Ánh Võ, one of the world’s finest performers of Vietnamese traditional instruments.

On GIVING TUESDAY we appeal to you to help us make TENDER (n): a person who takes charge, and to help us keep our performances free. Your tax-deductible donations will support dancer fees, an innovative set, and activities with the community. Thank you. 

 
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Photo Credits: 1. Edit using photos by: RJ Muna & Hotel Cadillac; 2. Brechin Flounoy
Dancers: Yayoi Kambara & Sonsherée Giles
Your support is important. Please make a donation to the creation of TENDER (n) a person who takes charge – a site-specific work about 100 years of activism in the Tenderloin.
Copyright © 2016 Flyaway Productions, All rights reserved.

For more information please visit:
flyawayproductions.com

BANDALOOP

BANDALOOP 
Sydney Debut | Photo: Basil Tsimoyianis
Oakland City Hall | Photo: Jorg Badura

Harness What's Possible: Public Art

Dear Friends,

With 2017 nearly behind us, we are marveling at what has been accomplished the past year. As a nonprofit dance company, the possibility of BANDALOOP is real thanks to the muscle and grace of our supporters.

Free public art creates a sense of community and is accessible to everyone. Spaces activated by public art - whether a forgotten wall in an inner city, or a university library - are altered culturally, socially, and economically.

We've brought our public art this year to more than 55 performances in cities and at schools, free of charge to attendees.

It is your support which empowers us to harness our mission as champions of public art. And as Americans, free public art is under growing peril. Budgets for organizations such as the National Endowment for the Arts are being slashed and face an ongoing threat to their sustainability.

Submit your tax deductible donation now, share this email, and thank you as ever for joining the pioneers of vertical dance as we journey to the rooftops of the world.
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**If you have already submitted your 2017 gift to us, thank you so much for your donation.
Please forgive our lag time in removing you from this list.
Hewlett Foundation

Our mailing address is:

Bandaloop
2201 Broadway St. PH2
Oakland, CA 94612


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WIRED AERIAL THEATRE


WIRED IS HIRING!
3 NEW ROLES - DANCE PERFORMER, PRODUCTION ASSISTANT AND COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER



WIRED IS RECRUITING!

Good things really do come in threes! We have 3 hugely exciting new job opportunities for dynamic and vibrant people aged 16-29 looking to further themselves in a fantastic industry. We are calling for a Dance Performer, Production Assistant and Communications Officer. For the job descriptions and details on how to apply you can follow the link to our website HERE, more information on the 3 roles below. If you want to spend your precious time with an incredibly unique, varied, interesting, creative, dynamic company then this is for you!


DANCE PERFORMER
We are calling for a Dance Performer aged 16-29 to join the team. This is an exciting opportunity to develop new skills that lead to the delivery of dance/performance work within the company’s production and artistic programme.
During the course of the role the individual will shadow a number of staff and performers. They will also begin to gain new skills in Aerial Dance Techniques, including our specialist harness and circus techniques, and increase their experience of performing and touring work.
Download the full job description, application form and Equal Opportunities form found on our website HERE. Please send your application and Equal Opportunities form to admin@wiredaerialtheatre.com, and enter ‘Dance Performer’ in the subject line. 

Deadline for applications is FRIDAY 8th DECEMBER 17:00


PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
We are calling for a Production Assistant aged 16-29 to join the team. This is an exciting opportunity to learn new skills and develop the ability to organise and coordinate touring and performance work within the company’s productions.
During the course of the role the individual will shadow a number of staff. They will also begin to be involved in project management of certain productions. Within the post the individual will have local and national mobility experiences increasing their capacity and capability to deliver work in different contexts within different performance environments.
Download the full job description, application form and Equal Opportunities form found on our website HERE. Please send your application and Equal Opportunities form to admin@wiredaerialtheatre.com, and enter ‘Production Assistant’ in the subject line. 

Deadline for applications is FRIDAY 8th DECEMBER 17:00


COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
We are calling for a dedicated Communications Officer aged 16-29 to join the team. This is an exciting opportunity to work with an internationally acclaimed theatre company developing new skills managing our website and social media, whilst also gaining experience developing the company’s PR and marketing activities.
Download the full job description, application form and Equal Opportunities form found on our website HERE. Please send your application and Equal Opportunities form to admin@wiredaerialtheatre.com, and enter ‘Communications Officer’ in the subject line. 

Deadline for applications is FRIDAY 8th DECEMBER 17:00