Saturday, September 21, 2019
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Join Flyaway Artistic Director Jo Kreiter in a Masterclass that explores waiting and weighting— two physical states that influenced the creation of The Wait Room. All levels class. No previous dance experience required.
Jo Kreiter is a San Francisco-based choreographer and site artist with a background in political science. Through dance she engages imagination, physical innovation and the political conflicts we live within. She founded her company, Flyaway Productions, in 1996. Flyaway Productions is an apparatus-based dance company that advances social issues in the public realm and explores the range and power of female physicality. Under Kreiter’s artistic direction, Flyaway creates dances on both architectural and fabricated steel objects, with dancers suspended anywhere from 2 to 100 feet in the air. The company creates a sense of spectacle to make a lasting impression with an audience, striving for the right balance of awe, provocation, and daring. Kreiter’s tools include community collaboration, a masterful use of place, a feminist lens and a body-based push against the constraints of gravity. Kreiter is the first choreographer to be named a Rauschenberg Foundation Artist-as-Activist Fellow (2017-2019).
The Wait Room is a site-specific dance honoring women with incarcerated loved ones making its east coast debut – at the Ossining waterfront in view of Sing Sing Prison – the same weekend that this masterclass is being offered.
Event Location and Ticket Information
Bethany Arts Community
40 Somerstown Rd
Ossining, NY 10562
Handicap Accessible? Yes
Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019
Times: 10:00 am - 11:30 am