1 Feb 2022

Flyaway Productions

 

Thank you for your support of Flyaway Productions!
Flyaway Productions Presents:
Sorry/Please/No

An afternoon of performance and social practice investigating new layers of consent, accountability, and the justice process

February 19 & 26, 2022
Saturdays, 2-5PM

(The same event happens twice)
ASL interpretation on 2/26


ZACCHO Studio
1777 Yosemite Ave, San Francisco, CA 94124

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Artists:
Jo Kreiter: Artistic Direction
Sonsheree Giles: Performance
Maddy MADlines Clifford: Composer
Kevin Martin: Restorative Justice Practitioner
Leverett Grissom & Betty McKay: Speakers

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Gather with us for an afternoon to participate in an artist led approach to restorative justice. We will explore the question, well stated by activist Adrienne Maree Brown, “How do we believe survivors and still be abolitionist? And still practice transformative justice?” This participatory event includes live performance AND facilitated dialogue with the artists and audiences.

Hard Questions Welcome.

Audience size limited.

Supported by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and the SFAC Individual Artist Grant.
Register Here

GIRLFLY Applications are Open
 
The 2022 Summer Arts & Activism Project will bring 20 young women/GNC youth from San Francisco for four weeks to:
 
  • Get hands-on experience in aerial dance
  • Earn $500
  • Create and perform original dances
  • Learn about issues of girls’/GNC youth empowerment, body positive culture and the politics of women’s clothing
  • Research and carry out a textile design project led by The Museum of Craft and Design and artist Charlotte Jones
  • Connect with young women/GNC youth across neighborhoods, schools, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity
Apply Here
Flyaway Welcomes New Dancers
Jhia and Saharla

 
We welcome Jhia Jackson and Saharla Vetch to the company, to collaborate with long time Flyaway dancers Sonsherée Giles, MaryStarr Hope, and Megan Lowe, on the creation of Apparatus of Repair, Part 3 of The Decarceration Trilogy, premiering September 2022.

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Jhia Louise Jackson (she/they) is a movement-based scholar artist who regularly engages in interdisciplinary projects. She has worked with artists such as 13th Floor Dance Theater, Alexandra Pirici, Joya Powell/Movement of the People Dance Company, RAWdance, Cally Spooner, Kim Epifano/Epiphany Dance Theater, dNaga Dance, and Octavia Rose Projects. As the founder of j.habitus and a current doctoral student in Sociology at UCSF, they create visceral explorations and presentations of topics drawn from their scholastic and community-based work. Visit www.jhiajackson.com to learn more about her.

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Saharla Vetsch (she/her) is a Somali American independent dance/drag artist born and raised in Minnesota. Now residing in the Bay Area, Saharla has earned a degree in Performing Arts and Social Justice with a concentration in dance from the University of San Francisco. Her work centers intersecting identities and how they relate to one another. Her drag persona Major Hammy seeks to spread joy and love by being the life of the party, and bringing the freedom of self expression he experiences through dance to others. Saharla was recently a collaborating artist in Detour Dance's "WORK MORE! 9" and participated in their "Up On High" film series. She has also performed with Joe Goode Performance Group in "Time of Change". Currently she is a RAWdance Radiate fellow.

Welcome Home Rahsaan!
 
On January 13th this year, The Governor of CA commuted the sentence for Rahsaan Thomas. Rahsaan was our lead collaborator for “Meet Us Quickly with Your Mercy.” We congratulate Rahsaan for his growth as a person, his journalistic achievements and his tireless advocacy within multiple communities. We can’t wait to welcome him home.
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Photo Credits: 1) RJ Muna of Sonsherée Giles; 2) Photos by Vitali Kononov of GIRLFLY 2020; 3) Photo by Thais Aquino of Jhia Jackson for Tierra Novela by Mojo DeVille/Openhaus Athletics; 4) Saharla Vetch; 5) Photo by Eddie Herena of Rahsaan Thomas for Boston Globe
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