Fly-by-Night Fly-by-Night has produced 10 Seasons of work in full theater productions and experimental venues. In June 2008 the company produced their evening-length work, The Amelia Project, at The Flea Theater and in May 2009 the company presented their 5th annual NYC Aerial Dance Festival at the Goldman-Sonnenfeldt Family Auditorium at JCC Manhattan. They returned to the JCC Manhattan theater over Labor Day Weekend for their 10th Anniversary Season Performances. In the 2010-11 Season Fly-by-Night will be collaborating with Underworld Opera in a new opera based on the Anita Hill / Clarence Thomas hearings.
The repertory has evolved to include video projection in some works. The use of the camera emphasizes the 3-dimensionality of the aerial work and the collaborative efforts of choreographer, composer, videographer and lighting designer. Each season the company commissions new music from composers and tries to feature their music live whenever financially possible. Past composers and groups have included: Guanabana, Ken Pierson, Dave Peterson, Paul Uhry Newman and Joshua Geisler.
Fly-by-Night is committed to bringing communities and families closer together in meaningful ways. The company has produced eight Free-for-Kids Projects, allowing audience members 18 years of age and under to attend free performances and workshops. The shows are appealing to audiences of all ages because they are visually captivating to both children and adults, yet the emotional underpinnings of the choreography often entice viewers on another level. The company is committed to opening up to new communities and gaining more diversity amongst its dancers. Their annual NYC Aerial Dance Festivals showcase guest aerial artists in a full theater production. Scholarship auditions are held each year for dancers of color to train with the company.
Fly-by-Night projects have received repeated support from The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, The Frances Alexander Family Fund, The Puffin Foundation, and Meet the Composer. Other funders include The Cartwheel Foundation, Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance/NoMAA (via JPMorgan Chase Foundation and the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone /UMEZ), New York Foundation for the Arts, and Fleet Bank.