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Free aerial dance performances @ The Lot in downtown Oakland


UCOP staff in Oakland have a chance to see a special free performance of the aerial dance “The Right To Be Believed,” presented by Cal Performances in partnership with Oakland Central:

Dates: Friday, Oct. 6 and Saturday, Oct. 7
Times: Two shows on each date, at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Location: The Lot @ 1100 Broadway, Oakland

Inspired by an essay in Harper’s Magazine by Bay Area author and critic Rebecca Solnit, Flyaway Productions’ “The Right To Be Believed” is an exploration of the credibility of women’s voices in the public realm.

Company artistic director Jo Kreiter has created a work that uses the gravity-defying art form of aerial dance—her performers navigating vertical urban landscapes with ropes and harnesses—to elevate female voices and call attention to the legal, social, and professional constraints that disempower women.

The work premiered in spring of 2017 and features an original soundscore by the Oakland based artists of FR333.

Admission is free but limited seating will be available. No advance tickets are required. Admission will be first-come first-served, and limited to venue capacity.

Read more information on Cal Performances website.

Photos by Lynn Johnson

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