top
San Francisco
San Francisco
Indybay
Indybay
Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz
Indybay
Regions
Indybay Regions North Coast Central Valley North Bay East Bay South Bay San Francisco Peninsula Santa Cruz IMC - Independent Media Center for the Monterey Bay Area North Coast Central Valley North Bay East Bay South Bay San Francisco Peninsula Santa Cruz IMC - Independent Media Center for the Monterey Bay Area California United States International Americas Haiti Iraq Palestine Afghanistan
Topics
Newswire
Calendar
Features
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
Related Categories: San Francisco | Labor & Workers
View other events for the week of 7/18/2009
The Ballad of Polly Ann by Flyaway Productions
Date Saturday July 18
Time 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
SOMArts Cultural Center 934 Brannan St @ 8th St (94103)
Event Type Concert/Show
Organizer/AuthorJo Kreiter
Flyaway Productions' THE BALLAD OF POLLY ANN is a tribute to the legacy of women who built the Bay Area's bridges from the 1970s to the present. Jo Kreiter, Director of Flyaway Productions, and labor historian Harvey Schwartz interviewed six women - from pile drivers to crane operators - and incorporated their stories into the dance and the musical score by Pamela Z. The dance itself is set on a bridge replica inspired by the suspension system used on the Alfred Zampa Memorial Bridge. Flyaway's dancers use the bridge's construction elements to exemplify the physical and emotional risks characteristic of the relentless physical labor required to work on the bridges.

THE BALLAD OF POLLY ANN is part of LaborFest 2009 and was created with support from Tradeswomen, Inc., Pile Drivers Union Local 23, Hathaway Dinwiddie, foundations, and individuals.

The performance runs Tuesdays - Saturdays, July 14-25 @ 8pm.

Details, tickets, and excerpts of the oral stories are at flyawayproductions.com
flyaway_productions_the_ballad_of_polly_ann_melissa_caywood_britt_karhoff_photo_by_austin_forbord_1_1.jpg
Added to the calendar on Friday Jun 19th, 2009 12:12 PM
We are 100% volunteer and depend on your participation to sustain our efforts!

Donate

donate now

$ 190.00 donated
in the past month

Get Involved

If you'd like to help with maintaining or developing the website, contact us.

Publish

Publish your stories and upcoming events on Indybay.

IMC Network