Boom Arts Presents Apparatus of Repair in NW Portland | Outdoor Aerial Dance Addressing Devastating Effects of Mass Incarceration

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Apparatus of Repair
June 9-11, 2023
8:30PM | Starts at $25 | All Ages
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Location: NW 4th and Everett (outdoors)

Boom Arts will present APPARATUS OF REPAIR by Flyaway Productions from June 9-11, an ambitious outdoor aerial dance addressing the devastating effects of mass incarceration in the United States and the culmination of its Decarceration Trilogy.

Apparatus of Repair transforms the intimate healing process of restorative justice into a public performance, danced in the air and on the vertical surfaces of buildings. With a cast of five female dancers, Apparatus of Repair engages ideas of restorative justice as an alternative to the prison system. The work is grounded in the lived experiences of survivors of violent assault as well as the perpetrators of that violence. Many of the participating artists consented to bring their own deeply personal experiences to the project as survivors.

“Restorative justice is a fast-growing social movement offering peaceful solutions to harm,” said Flyaway Artistic Director Jo Kreiter. “To quote activist Aishah Shahidah Simmons, it is ‘love with accountability.’ Restorative justice causes less damage and holds more hope than our current legal system.” The performances will be outdoors at 8:30pm in the lot on the corner of NW 4th and Everett. Reserved seats start at $25, with free/pay-what -you-can standing room/bring your chair as space allows. A discussion with local activists and organizations will precede each performance. More information at



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