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Liftoff 

Wednesday, Oct 30 2013
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As Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg has alternately roused and repelled feminists with her advice book for businesswomen, Lean In. Flyaway Productions presents five female performers not just leaning in but lifting, stretching, bounding, racing, spinning, and flying up in the world premiere of Give a Woman a Lift. The aerial dance piece created by choreographer Jo Kreiter and set designer Sean Riley pays homage to the ascent of women on their own might. Using the gravity-defying loft of muscle and momentum, Lift places dancers in and on a set of repurposed steel and moving lights and explores a vocabulary of movement that does not rely on the stability and limitations of the floor. The original score by Jewlia Eisenberg is Flyaway's 20th commissioned from a female composer. Kreiter describes her work as "hardcore" and feminist from top to bottom, combining acrobatics with a commitment to social justice.


Nov. 8-9, 7:30 & 9 p.m.; Nov. 13-16, 7:30 & 9 p.m., 2013

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