Sonsherée Giles; Photo Credit: John Hefti

“Fly Through the Night” Opens in Oakland This Fall

Nancy Karp + Dancers will celebrate its 40th anniversary year with three performances of the world premiere of fly through the night, and land near dawn October 28-30 at Dresher Performance Studio in Oakland.

Created by Karp with commissioned live music by David A. Jaffe performed by the Friction Quartet and production design by Jack Carpenter, the work explores human interconnection with the natural world in an apt metaphor for our times. Performances will be given Friday and Saturday, October 28 and 29, at 8 pm and Sunday, October 30, at 3 pm.

Paul Dresher Performance Studio is located at 2253 Poplar Street in Oakland. Tickets are $25 and $55 and go on sale August 15 at . $30 of the $55 tickets goes directly to the artists and secure the best seats in the house.

“In a world that is so fragmented and full of despair, I want to create work that affirms our interconnectedness to one another and to all living beings.” Says Karp. “This interdependence is widely seen throughout nature, and in particular the collective movement of birds. I have been drawn to the phenomena of murmuration and the flight patterns of migrating birds. This is our initial jumping off point in the studio. The horizontal and vertical actions of birds in flight and how their movement influences and affects one another is endlessly fascinating.  I am particularly excited to have my first collaboration with accomplished Bay Area composer David A. Jaffe and again work with long standing company designer Jack Carpenter on this new project.”