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Culture, The Exhibitionist "Multiple Mary" and "Invisible Jane": Aerial Dance Addresses San Francisco's Contradictions

"Multiple Mary" and "Invisible Jane": Aerial Dance Addresses San Francisco's Contradictions

Every day the streets of San Francisco reek of the contradictory filth of the burgeoning technopolis of ironically hoodied, moustachioed, nouveau riche youths and the destitute itinerants who crumple their bodies to sleep in the underground corridors of Muni stations.…
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Calendar, Night&Day On Central Time

On Central Time

Slowly, the Central Market area grows more inviting. Stretching roughly from Mint Plaza on one end to United Nations Plaza on the other, the neighborhood has seen a healthy spate of revitalization in recent years, led in large part by…
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Calendar, Night&Day Fly Girls

Fly Girls

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…
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Calendar, Night&Day Rosie, Meet Polly

Rosie, Meet Polly

The Alfred Zampa Memorial Bridge spans the Carquinez Strait, and is the only bridge in the country named for a worker. Local aerial dance company Flyaway Productions uses the bridge as a figurative and almost-literal jumping-off place for The Ballad…
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Calendar, Night&Day Fly Girls

Fly Girls

Jo Kreiter's Flyaway Productions dance company is famous for aerial productions in which dancers rappel and climb as often as they twirl. It's tough, frightening work, not for sissies -- and the company is made up entirely of women. Obviously,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Air Dance

Air Dance

Most dancers glide, but others fly. At least that's how it is with the sky-borne performers who comprise SkyDancers: Women Who Fly Through the Air, a festival of aerial dance that's been capturing cloud-inhabiting imaginations for the past five years.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Transport Yourself

Transport Yourself

Riding public transportation can be viciously boring and deeply irritating at the same time. Get your revenge by taking a ride designed (by artists, not city officials) to surprise and delight you. "Trolley Dances" is an annual event that finds…
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Calendar, Night&Day Pants On Fire

Pants On Fire

Lies have many permutations: little white ones you tell your loved ones to avoid hurting feelings, more dicey lies with which you delude yourself and others, and big whoppers meant to wreak havoc. Now, there are also Lies You Can…
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Culture, Dance Flying High

Flying High

You have to laugh when soft-spoken Jo Kreiter calls herself the Shape Nazi. She doesn't mean that she leads Weight Watchers groups sporting black boots and a bullwhip, nor that she recklessly sculpts her body through liposuction and plastic surgery…
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Calendar, Night&Day Of Satin Toes and Celluloid

Of Satin Toes and Celluloid

All right, so your childhood tutu visions faded out after eight awkward ballet lessons. Even so, you probably remember falling in thrall to one of two movies: The Red Shoes or The Turning Point. Summerfest/dance 2000 is banking that you…
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