22 May 2022

Aeriosa Dance Society



Saturday, May 28th 2022

Sunday May 29th, 2022

Monday May 30th, 2022

Monday May 30th, 2022

To view the entire calendar of events on our website
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Donations always welcome with deep gratitude! 

Our suggested donation is $10 for Tofino Tree Festival workshops and programming.

Any amount is welcome and we are able to issue official income tax receipts for amounts $25 and over.

Donations help support our free performances, community activities, classes, workshops and programming.

Copyright © 2018 Aeriosa Dance Society, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
Aeriosa Dance Society
25-717 West 8th Ave
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1C9

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19 May 2022

Zaccho Dance Theatre


Join us for a special family day of dance, aerial arts, music, and wellness activities with our very own teaching artists from Bayview Hunters Point, followed by a DANCE PARTY and cypher! We believe art is a vehicle for social change, healing, and personal growth. Come and experience this for yourself!

Saturday, June 4th, 2022
11 AM - 4 PM
Zaccho Studio
1777 Yosemite Ave, Studio 330
San Francisco, CA 94124

Family Day is a FREE event. All are welcome. Come for one activity or stay for them all! Registration is encouraged, but not required.

Family Day Schedule:
11:15 - 12:00 PM - Baby & Me Move w/ Jarrel Phillips
12:05 - 12:50 PM - Aerial Arts w/ Azraa Muhammad
12:55 - 1:40 PM - Health & Wellness w/ Lawanda Dickerson
1:45 - 2:30 PM - IntuitivFlo Movement w/ Florence Dabokemp
2:35 - 3:10 PM - Dance Party w/ DJ
3:15 - 4:00 PM - Cypher

Covid Safety Guidelines:
Masks are required in the Zaccho Studio and Yosemite Building at all times. If you begin to experience COVID-like symptoms prior to this event, please support us in keeping our community safe by staying home. 

In community,
Zaccho Dance Theatre Family

Gravity & Levity


Gravity & Levity

We've been a little quiet of late - busy delivering all the courses, intensives and symposium of last autumn/winter and then deep into fundraising in spring. We are delighted to be emerging into summer with funding successes under our belts from British Council and Arts Council England and a whole gamut of professional development offerings for you!

We're so excited to be back with EADF in a new home, more vertical dance intensives back by popular demand, and dates for Dissecting Aerial next year. So get your diaries ready!

We're also really pleased to be able to provide a small number of subsidised places on each and every event for people who identify as underrepresented in the aerial sector. We got you.

Ready to fly into Summer?

EADF 2022

14-19 August 2022

European Aerial Dance Festival is back! Did you miss us? We've certainly missed you! Quite a lot has happened since August 2019... 

#EADFest2022 will run for 1 week Sun 14 – Fri 19 August 2022 in partnership with the wonderful Worthing Pavilion, with up to 30 classes a day to choose from across all levels, led by world class teaching talent

Bookings open mid June and our subscribers get pre-release tickets at the start of the month. Subsidised places are available for people that identify as underrepresented in the sector. Keep your eyes peeled for the ticket launch email next month.

In the mean time you - our gorgeous subscribers - get a sneak peak at our new website! Its not quite finished, so please be patient with us, but you can peruse this year's classestimetable and tutors and start planning your week.

Take a sneak peek at the EADF classes before anyone else!

Other dates for your diary...

Hanging By A Thread workshop, Sun 14 Aug

Day workshop led by the fantastic Stuart Waters about emotional well-being and mental health. Even if you can't come to the whole week of EADF, you can book onto this separately. Booking open June 2022.

Vertical and Aerial Dance Harness Lab, 29 Aug - 2 Sep 

Back by popular demand, we are delivering this 5-day intensive in partnership with Attenborough Centre for Creative Arts, catering for professionals, intermediates and those new to the practice. Bookings open June 2022. Check out last year's creative lab to get a feel for what's coming up.

Dissecting Aerial Symposium, 14-15 Jan 2023

After this year's success, we'll be going live in-person at ACCA and live-steamed globally for #DissectingAerial2023Bookings open November 2022.


Our generous EADF sponsors FireToys are once again offering you 10% off purchases on their website. The premise is simple - use the voucher code "10for10again" at the check out when buying your gear or gifts at FireToys to get 10% off your purchase. FireToys then generously donate 10% of your sale to EADF!

In 2019, '10for10' raised a whopping £1400 and we're ambitiously aiming to triple this ahead of EADF 2022 so that we can update the gear and equipment we make available to participants and to provide access accommodations for disabled aerialists at EADF 2022.

Go on, It's a win win win situation!

Claim your discount at FireToys

In other news

'Creating Connections’ is a British Council funded collaboration between Gravity & LevityIl Posto (Italy) and Vertical Dance Kate Lawrence (Wales) that draws on the inventiveness and participatory spirit of 1970 New York experimental dance that laid the foundations for our shared practice: vertical dance. The team will be working with a group of male refugees in Venice, children from a neuro-diverse school in Llandudno and D/deaf and disabled artists in Brighton in collaboration with aerial designer Mish Weaver. You can witness the results of their research and creation in an online screening and sharing event in December 2022.

Dordogne Aerial Dance Atelier - DADA Festival - is coming up 9-13 June in Dordogne, France. Our Artistic Director Lindsey will be teaching vertical and aerial dance harness technique and creation alongside Magalie Lanriot. Check it out.

The excellent Irish Aerial Dance Festival is coming up 6-10 July and is always a great craic!

'Rowan Rock' Film

If you fancy something to watch, grab a cuppa and watch the audio described version of the Rowan Rock aerial dance film we made last year.

Choreography & dancing: Lindsey Butcher
Videographer: Mark Morreau
Sound design & musician: Scott Smith
Audio Description: Willie Elliot from Vocal Eyes

Watch Rowan Rock

📷  All photos: Mark Morreau

Copyright © 2022 Gravity & Levity, All rights reserved. 

Our mailing address is: 
Gravity & Levity
2A Prestonville Rd
BrightonEast Sussex  BN1 3TL
United Kingdom

17 May 2022

Helen Wicks


Welcome to the May, 2022 edition of the Wicks Works newspaper. I am writing to announce an exciting new performance I am directing and an archive I helped with that is now live. 

Upcoming Free Outdoor Performance:

Bay Area Discovery Museum & Helen Wicks Works present 

Los Trompos: In Action

Public Performance June 11, 11:00 am

Circus-informed dance company Helen Wicks Works and Bay Area Discovery Museum will present a site-specific performance with Los Trompos, brightly woven spinning structures inspired by twirling tops designed by Mexico City-based creators Ignacio Cadena and Héctor Esrawe. The performance will engage an all-ages audience through apparatus-based acrobatic exploration. This event will mark the opening of Los Trompos, an experiential exhibit that will be available to the public at the Bay Area Discovery Museum through early September.  For tickets and visitor information, please visit 


Bottom photo by Abel Klainbaum. Los Trompos process at BADM will commence later this week. Images above are from the designers Cadena + Esrawe Studio's page on Archello.com.

About the Designers

More than six years ago, Héctor Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena established their interdisciplinary design firm E+C based in Mexico City. Esrawe is an award-winning industrial designer as well as a celebrated furniture, interior and product designer. Inspired by traditional Latin American design, architecture and folk art, Esrawe’s works are playful, sometimes humorous, and organic. Like Esrawe, Cadena is creative director of his own firm CADENA+ASOC. CONCEPT DESIGN with over 20 years experience. Cadena’s collaborative designs explore the boundaries between art and science. The ability to jump from one discipline to another turns his work into hybrid expressions that nurture one another.

Collaborating Performing Artists:

Ciarra D'Onorfio                        Saharla Vetsch 
Helen Wicks 

Zaccho Dance Theatre Archive is LIVE!

I started to organize boxes of legacy artist Joanna Haigood's Zaccho Dance Theatre's archival footage in 2016. Thanks to a village of support, Haigood's revolutionary visions (made possible with brilliant collaborations between riggers, performing artists, and Zaccho's supportive community) are now available on the company Website. Take a look!

Images by Bryan Gibel
Zaccho Dance Theatre's Love, a state of grace • February, 2022 • Grace Cathedral, SF 
Make tax-deductible donation to Wicks Works 

Helen Wicks Works performances create a collective space for societal healing. We invite viewers to access joy and liberation by integrating inquisitiveness, humor, and personal ancestral stories into athletic and spellbinding live performance. 

HWW performs in outdoor public and community spaces, igniting the curiosities of multigenerational audiences to spark individuals’ imagination, collective envisioning, and spiritual relief throughout the ongoing pandemic. HWW sees performance as society’s medicine and aims to find and seize opportunities to make community and to perform.

Sandia Sexton, Ciarra D'Onofrio, Kate Hanes and Helen Wicks perform CLICK TRACKS the day the initial shelter in place was issued. HWW is currently raising funds to bring this show to audiences again soon. Photo by Robbie Sweeny 
Thanks for engaging with this newscast.

Please put your good where it does the most! 

Copyright © 2022 Helen Wicks, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
PO Box 377 Woodacre, CA 94973