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Fly Girls 

Wednesday, Sep 8 2010
We imagine the Flyaway Productions dancers show up to their performances looking like movie astronauts. Walking all in a row, slo-mo’d by their own majesty, backlit, and slinging heavy equipment over their shoulders, these daredevils smirk at each other to show their fearlessness and team spirit — for they must count on one another for their very lives. While this exact scenario is fictional, the fact remains that Jo Kreiter’s dancers are highly trained specialists who can fly. At “Singing Praises,” they join forces with preternaturally talented composer Jewlia Eisenberg to swarm the MaestraPeace mural in loving celebration of the community center, social hub, and health spot that houses it. (There goes the astronaut metaphor.) By climbing, swinging, jumping, and rappeling over the three-story building’s surface, the company praises history as well as the present, and Eisenberg, who worked with her band Charming Hostess and guest composer Ava Mendoza, provides an original score.
Sept. 10-18, 8 & 9:30 p.m., 2010

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