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Now Accepting Applications for GIRLFLY in the Gardens 2021: Land, Belonging, and Racial Justice
GIRLFLY brings together young women and GNC youth from July 6-30, 2021 to:
Create and perform site specific dances at Quesada Gardens, in San Francisco’s Bayview District
Work with professional dance artists, writers, and gardeners
Learn about issues of girls’ empowerment, community building, land acknowledgements, and racial justice
Research and carry out a Writing as Activism project, led by an ethnic studies professor from SF State
Connect with young women/GNC youth across neighborhoods, schools, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender identity
GIRLFLY is for young women and GNC youth ages 14-19 who are strongly interested in performing, making positive change in the world, and who can commit to attending the entire 4 weeks of the program. African American, Arab, Latinx, Native, Asian and Pacific Islander, low-income, and QBIPOC identified girls/GNC youth are strongly encouraged to apply.
Flyaway's Dance Film of The Wait Room is a finalist in Athens' IPAS Film Festival
"All the films in this festival deal with current political issues, such as social inequalities, diversity, domestic violence, racism, etc, in three film categories, fiction, documentary, and animation."
Flyaway Hopes You Enjoy In Place, Shelter, Again a little home dance video
When you’ve been living constantly inside the same walls for almost a year; When you hear about virus mutations and vaccine delays; When a ceremonial congressional count turns into a siege; When you see 6MWE casually on t-shirts; When you grasp the distress your Black and Brown friends are living through right now.
This is when you dance, where you can.
Dance: Jo Kreiter Music: Therese Wong Film Editing: Megan Lowe
Check out how Flyaway Celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day with Museum of the African Diaspora
This recording features Flyaway’s Jo Kreiter and Laura Elaine Ellis in conversation with Visual Literacy Artist Jasmine Brownabout Meet Us Quickly With Your Mercy, part of a trilogy of performances that address the social justice issue of mass incarceration, and a digital exhibition created in conjunction with the performance. Thanks to Museum of the African Diaspora(MoAD) for including us in your Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Credits: 1) Photos by Vitali Kononov of GIRLFLY, 2019; 2) Still by Austin Forbord of Laura Elaine Ellis in The Wait Room film, 2019; 3) Video edited by Megan Lowe of Jo Kreiter for In Place, Shelter, Again, 2021; 4) Video by MoAD of Jo Kreiter, Laura Elaine Ellis, and Jasmine Brown, 2021