I am incredibly excited to debut my latest work, How to Catch a Flying Woman (HTCAFW). It’s been a long time coming. Here, I’ve written about my experiences in life, love and loss over the past decade. In all my work, I try to get to the essential truth of a thing. I need to understand the experiences that motivate human choices and set us on a certain course. HTCAFW allows us to consider the experience of being a woman with a vision, one that may be challenged familial and cultural pressures to conform rather than soar.
As a beloved community, it is our responsibility to catch our flying women, should they fall from flight. Flying women inspire and transform everything they touch. Flying women are necessary. Flying women will lead us into the future.
HTCAFW is a collection of meditations on flight, presented as a choreo-poem. Audience members are not only spectators, but participants in this community ritual of healing and transformation.
If you’re in Nashville August 3 – 5, please check us out. Belmont’s Black Box Theater
Friday 8/3/2018 7:30 pm
Saturday 8/4/18 7:30 pm
**Sunday 8/5/2018 6:00 pm
Tickets are $20 and are available here.
Published by Cynthia C Harris
She is a self-described Writer/ Performance Artist/ Dancer/ Activist/ Health Educator/ and proud southerner. A natural sign watcher, very much in tune with her surroundings, Ms. Harris finds it almost impossible not to hear the stories hovering around people. Growing up in a multi-talented family, she always felt at peace pursuing her creative interests. However when it came time to choose a career, Cynthia chose to focus on her parallel interest in health and graduated from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University with a BS in biology in 1999. Her subsequent work in the field of women’s reproductive health research fed her appreciation for the analytical and gave her the opportunity to study human behavior, leading her to not only be a vocal advocate for women’s health issues, but to create stories of empowerment.
Ms. Harris developed her weaving voices technique as she deepened her understanding of the intersection of performance art and public health. In 2017, Ms. Harris completed her Master of Public at Tennessee State University. In 2018, How to Catch a Flying Woman premiered and was commissioned in 2019 by Nashville Public Library. In 2022, The Calling is in the Body debuted with Actors Bridge Ensemble.
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