“The dancers of Flyaway are champions, demonstrating the heroic abilities of women.”
- Joanna Harris, Explore Dance 2017
Inspired by an essay in Harper’s Magazine by Bay Area author Rebecca Solnit, Flyaway Productions’ The Right To Be Believed gives spectacular language to a serious sociopolitical issue that has not been carefully examined since Anita Hill challenged Justice Clarence Thomas in 1991. This site specific dance explores the lack of credibility for women that is simultaneously both a legal, social, and economic problem.
Concept/Choreography: Jo Kreiter
Music:FR333 (MADlines & XOA, featuring Astu) Photo Journalism:Lynn Johnson Set/Rigging Design: Karl Gillick Projection Design:Ian Winters Lighting Design: Matthew Antaky Costume Design: Jamielyn Duggan Dancers:Bianca Cabrera, Sonsherée Giles, MaryStarr Hope, Yayoi Kambara, Megan Lowe, & Sonya Smith
PRESENTED BY CAL PERFORMANCES
Generously underwritten by Signature Development Group and supported by Oakland Central Presents