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|Laborfest: The Ballad of Polly Ann: A Dance Theater|
|Date||Tuesday July 14|
|Time||8:00 PM - 10:00 PM|
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SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St. at 8th St., San Francisco (Civic Center BART, Buses: 9, 10, 19, 27, 47)
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The Ballad of Polly Ann
By Flyaway Productions
An evening of dance celebrating women who built the Bay Area’s bridges.
The project celebrates the women who contributed to the design and construction of Bay Area bridges. This performance shows their experience with physical work, tools, heights, and machinery as well as their cultural experience working in a male dominated labor force, and how that affects their sense of self, femininity, family, and self worth.
Flyaway Productions has built an international reputation of bringing the lives and struggle of working people to performance theater. One of their works on the Copra Crane in San Francisco helped move the community to defend this relic of labor history for the generation today. In this work using the oral interviews by labor historian, Harvey Schwartz, of female bridge workers, we get the real life experiences of construction women on the job. The artistic portrayal of the lives of working people is a critical element in helping to transform our understanding of reality.
Choreography: Jo Kreiter, in collaboration with the company, Music: Pamela Z, Dancers: Mary Ann Brooks, Melissa Caywood, Jennifer Chien, Britt Karhoff, Kelly Kemp, Raissa Simpson and Alayna Stroud
Show through 7/14 - 7/18, 7/21 - 7/25
Tickets: $20.00 advance, $25 at the door
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/61076 or 1.800.838.3006