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How are artists amplifying the legacy of marginalized activists?

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Photo by RJ Muna
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Dancer Megan Lowe performs on the Cadillac Hotel in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood.

  

On this edition of Your Call, we discuss a new site-specific performance highlighting the legacy of San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood and its role in the nation's history.

Starting June 7, choreographer Jo Kreiter’s aerial dance company Flyaway Productions will explore the history of outcast activism in San Francisco with a piece called Tender: A person who takes charge. Jo Kreiter says, "Tender celebrates the outcasts who, defying convention, have served as activists in pursuit of a desirable place to live and thrive." How are artist tackling issues like inequality, displacement, and activism?

Guests:

Jo Kreiter, choreographer, site artist, and director of Flyaway Productions

Katie Conry, executive director of the Tenderloin Museum

Web Resources:

Hoodline: Tenderloin Museum celebrates third anniversary with aerial dance troupe

SFGate: Flyaway dance troupe will climb the walls in Tenderloin

Broadway World: Jo Kreiter's Newest Aerial Dance Opens In San Francisco's Tenderloin This June

 

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.