Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group, Moses(es)
Saturday, September 23, 8 pm, and September 24, 3 pm
Award-winning choreographer Reggie Wilson’s evening-length Moses(es) is inspired by Zora Neale Hurston’s vernacular retelling of the biblical Moses story. Wilson draws on his own experiences traveling to Israel, Egypt, Turkey and Mali to consider the migration of African people throughout the world with extensive research into black culture, movement, and spiritual traditions.
Saturday, September 30, 8 pm
Raised in Minnesota and Oaxaca, Mexico, classically trained vocalist Lila Downs sings of a Pan-American social consciousness, drawing on folk and ranchera music of Mexico and South America, and American folk, jazz, blues, and hip-hop—blending irreverent and fun themes with serious social and political concerns.
Flyaway Productions — The Right To Be Believed
October 6 – 7, 8 & 9 pm
Outdoors at 1100 Broadway (12th Street and Broadway), Oakland CA
The aerial artists of Flyaway Productions take over nearly a city block in Downtown Oakland for a free site-specific performance of The Right To Be Believed, an exploration of the credibility of women’s voices in the public realm. Artistic director Jo Kreiter has created a work that uses the gravity-defying art form of aerial dance to elevate female voices and call attention to the legal, social, and professional constraints that disempower women. The work features an original soundscore by the Oakland based artists of FR333.