Labor Archives has commissioned Flyaway Productions to perform an aerial dance on the historic Rincon Annex Post Office. The dance will highlight the great 1934 San Francisco General Strike which was sparked by the deaths of two workers on July 9, 1934 in the midst of a violent maritime strike. The funeral for the slain workers began at the longshore union headquarters at 113 Steuart Street across from Rincon Annex, which features historic WPA murals depicting the General Strike. Rincon Annex and 113 Steuart Street are featured in the Archives’ San Francisco Labor Landmarks Guide Book. Flyaway Productions incorporates the building’s features into their choreography, utilizing rigging to create space and movement – their dances are visually exciting and thought-provoking. We hope this performance will highlight an important, but often ignored, part of San Francisco’s history as well as generate attention for the collections held by the Labor Archives. There will be two performances with a walking tour of local labor landmarks in between.
Where: Rincon Annex Post Office, corner of Steuart and Mission Streets, San Francisco
When: July 9, 2011, 1pm and 3pm
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