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Flyaway Thanks You!
As Meet Us Quickly With Your Mercy comes to a close, we are left with so much gratitude to our audiences for coming out onto the street, looking up, and investing with us as we work toward prison abolition.
This project was an interdependent dance between dancers, composers, a writer who works from his cell in San Quentin, set designers, master riggers, technical and production managers, street ambassadors, and a deeply skilled crew.
It was also the result of more than 2 years of coalition building with MOaD, Bend the Arc Jewish Action, and Prison Renaissance.
With humility, we celebrate all of you who chose to work on this project, and all of you who chose to be its witness.
Edge of Grace is inspired by how grace manifests in our lives. Grace is the quiet presence that opens us up to our humanity and compassion. The show takes place on our 3-acre property in south Austin and features dancers interacting on a multi-level scaffolding structure.
Aerialists Helen Wicks (front) and Ciarra D'Onofrio (back) at Grace Cathedral
Tickets now available for Zaccho Dance Theatre's 2022 site-specific performance Love, a state of grace
Featuring aerial dance and meditation stations throughout Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, Love, a state of grace will be a performance installation presented in one hour cycles repeated over 3 hours, during which the audience can move freely within San Francisco's Grace Cathedral.
Friday, February 11th
Saturday, February 12th
Thursday, February 17th
Friday, February 18th
With over 90-foot ceilings, stained glass, and multiple chambers, Grace Cathedral will provide a multifaceted platform of many vantage points for audiences. The rhythms and height of Grace’s Gothic design also present unique opportunities for Zaccho Dance Theatre Artistic Director Joanna Haigood’s choreography. Haigood will be choreographing the dancers’ movements using original props created by collaborating designers Wayne Campbell and Sean Riley, such as an anchored 90-foot ladder and 70-foot swinging pendulum.
The original concept for Love, a state of grace was a response to the rise in violent attacks and vandalism directed at sacred places in the United States. The objective was to bring together diverse communities to share and celebrate our common humanity and the tenets of love in religious practice. Since our initial development of the work, our country has been experiencing the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the rise of social uprisings against racial injustice. In light of these events, we have reframed Love, a state of grace to include reflection and dialogue around these issues. It is our hope that our shared experience will reaffirm the role of kindness, compassion, love, and righteous social action in the national healing process.
Veronica Blair in the SF Aerial Arts Festival 2018;
Photo by Austin Forbord
Now accepting applications for Black Futures Artist Residency!
Zaccho’s Black Futures Artist in Residence Program is open to diverse voices, emerging and established, called to express the Black experience through an arts practice that inspires dialogue and builds community. Our goal is to support artists at all points of their process and to give them an opportunity to conduct in depth research without the pressure of presenting a completed work by the end of the residency.
Application Deadline is November 15th
All Bay Area Black theater, dance, and interdisciplinary artists, as well as collaborative teams are eligible to apply. Residencies will take place from January to September 2022.
In collaboration with PUSH Dance Company, the Hip Hop Artist Residency & Training (HART) is a 4-month residency program that will provide training and performance opportunities to 8 Black transitional youth (ages 18-26) with aspirations to build a career in Hip Hop and the performing arts.
Application Deadline is November 22nd
All Bay Area Black transitional youth (ages 18-26) are eligible to apply. Each HART Resident will lead the group in their particular area of interest or expertise, focusing on the three tenets of Hip Hop: dance, music, and visual art. This collaborative program will take place from January to May 2022.
Portrait and Landscape is a series of online bi-monthly events, conceived by Wanda Moretti in collaboration with Kate Lawrence and Lindsey Butcher. Over the course of 2021, some of the worlds leading vertical dance choreographers will propose a series of 'gifts' for our vertical dance community, comprised of a varied set of interventions: presentations, videos, practical lessons. They will also introduce a next generation vertical dance artist to present their work at each meeting.
I would like to share my process of the last 4 years of thinking about this new apparatus. With my partner the architect Stephane Lemoine, we imagined this object with engineers and builders. We have many drawings, maps, movement projects and, reflections leading up to the birth of this object. The verticality is completely different in this project, the movement of the dancer in the apparatus creates a journey in horizontal and vertical directions.
Choreographing in void: a time-space suspending experience
with Scheherazade Zambrano Orozco.
Duration: 15 minutes
I propose to share my interest in the performance exploration of the body in suspension, through my solo K( )SA. K( )SA is a choreographic approach to the question: what do we hold on to? Through the body in suspension, I explore the sensation of being hanging off the ground and the ways of experiencing time-space. Using suspension as a choreographic strategy allowed me to work on the void and to search on the state of the body that this emptiness demands. The dialogue with the rope I use for suspension allows an exploration of temporal and spatial dimension performance that give a different gravity to the choreographic writing.