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A Dancer’s Daring Breakthrough

In a single moment, the world can change—for a student and teacher, a researcher opening a new window into a mysterious disease, or an audience captivated by a dance performance. These are Breakthrough Moments, stories of innovation and imagination, that provide inspiration to the Rainin Foundation’s funding in the Arts, Education and Health.

Our new Breakthrough Moments video features Jo Kreiter, an award-winning choreographer, dance artist and social activist. Jo is one of our visionary Arts grantees.

With her company, Flyaway Productions, she pushes the boundaries of aerial dance by performing in untraditional venues and addressing social justice issues. Her risk-taking performances take place over alleyways and on rooftops, building walls and fire escapes. Jo’s hope is that by communicating a political statement through the spectacle and innovation of aerial dance, she will inspire people to create change.

We are sharing the extraordinary work of Jo Kreiter to celebrate Bay Area Dance Week, April 21-30. We honor artists like Jo who push the boundaries of creative expression.

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