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Jo Kreiter on the art of aerial dance

Flyaway Productions
Choreographer and Dancer Jo Kreiter

Choreographer Jo Kreiter is the artistic director of Flyaway Productions, an aerial dance company that's performed on a chandelier on fire, an umbrella, and a construction site. Their latest performance tackles the issue of wage security for women in the garment industry.

Kreiter spoke with KALW's Jen Chien, who has collaborated with Kreiter as a dancer in past projects, about making dance off the ground.

KREITER: "With this piece we are dancing on four different buildings, and that’s an impossible gift we wouldn’t be able to recreate in a theater space."

Needles to Thread: Dancing Along These Lines in Continuum Alley will be performed Thursday (10/1) through Saturday (10/3) and again next weekend in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood. Listen to Jo give her picks for cool arts happenings around the Bay this weekend over at our new segment, Sights and Sounds.

Click the audio player to listen to the interview.

Jen Chien was the managing editor for Crosscurrents and KALW News from 2016 to 2018. She has been a contributor to All Things Considered, Radio Netherlands Worldwide, BBC/PRI’s The World, Making Contact, SF Public Press, East Bay Express, New America Media, and KPFA in Berkeley, where she took part in the First Voice Apprenticeship Program. She is the recipient of the 2013 Outstanding Emerging Journalist Award from the Society of Professional Journalists of Northern California. She holds a BA in American Studies from Smith College, and an MA in Interdisciplinary Performance from New College of California. Before entering the field of journalism, she had a successful career as a professional dance and theater artist, teacher, and massage therapist.