Jo Kreiter of Flyaway Productions in San Francisco, will be visiting New Orleans October 29-31 in preparation for a presentation of her newest aerial dance performance piece The Wait Room at the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) next season. In addition to being an amazing aerial performer and choreographer, Jo is a woman with an incarcerated loved one. It is that personal experience that led her to create The Wait Room, an incredible performance featuring six aerial dancers and a hydraulic transforming clock tower, that speaks to how the dehumanizing experience of incarceration in the U.S. extends to family members and loved ones of incarcerated individuals.
On Tuesday night, October 29, at the CAC, she will be sharing a presentation about her work for the local performance community from 5:30-6:30pm; followed by a performance workshop in the CAC's 2nd floor rehearsal hall from 6:30-8pm.
She will also share some of her work with members of our local community who are working to end mass incarceration in our state and our country on Wednesday night, October 30, from 5:30-7:30, in the 2nd floor CAC Board Room. There will be drinks and light hors d’oeuvres served on Wednesday night.
We invite interested performance makers and criminal justice system activists to join us for either or both of these free events. Please RSVP to these events by sending your name, organization (if applicable) and cell number to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Wait Room was created with generous support from The Robert Rauschenberg Artist as Activist Fellowship and the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project (with lead funding from Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation). This residency is funded by The National Dance Project’s first Community Engagement Fund.