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!
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.
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.
Bookings open mid June andour subscribers get pre-releasetickets 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 classes, timetable and tutors and start planning your week.
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!
'Creating Connections’ is a British Council funded collaboration between Gravity & Levity, Il 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.
Hello! 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 exhibitthat will be available to the public at the Bay Area Discovery Museum through early September. For tickets and visitor information, please visit bayareadiscoverymuseum.org.
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.
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
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