18 Jul 2016


RJ Muna Photography; Pictured: Micah Walters of Capacitor
Tickets are available for the second biennial San Francisco Aerial Arts Festival, August 19th - August 21st! This dynamic, three-day indoor and outdoor event brings together innovative spectacle, daring athleticism, aerial dance, and circus performances. 

The aerial performances occur at various venues on the Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture campus:

Friday, August 19, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Gallery 308, Building A
Capacitor, Syn Circus, Upswing Aerial Dance Company, Nehara Kalev & Glenn Easley, Calvin Kai Ku, Sandia Sexton, Zaccho Youth Company, Grounded Aerial, Xochitl Sosa, Veronica Blair, and Paloma Project

Saturday, August 20, 3:00-4:30 p.m., Outdoors
BANDALOOP, Flyaway Productions, Karl Gillick, Zaccho Dance Theatre

Saturday, August 20, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Gallery 308, Building A 
Capacitor, Syn Circus, Upswing Aerial Dance Company, Nehara Kalev & Glenn Easley, Calvin Kai Ku, Sandia Sexton, Zaccho Youth Company, Grounded Aerial, Xochitl Sosa, Veronica Blair, and Paloma Project

Sunday, August 21, 3:00-4:30 p.m., Outdoors
BANDALOOP, Flyaway Productions, Karl Gillick, Zaccho Dance Theatre

Tickets and more information are available 
Artist Spotlight

A pioneer in vertical dance performance, BANDALOOP seamlessly weaves dynamic physicality, intricate choreography and the art of climbing to turn the dance floor on its side. Founded by choreographer and artistic director Amelia Rudolph, BANDALOOP's work has been presented in theaters and museums, on skyscrapers, bridges, billboards and historical sites, in atriums and convention halls, in nature on cliffs, and on screen. BANDALOOP honors nature, community and the human spirit by bringing dance to new audiences, activating public and natural spaces, and re-imagining  what dance can be.
Veronica Blair

Veronica Blair has emerged as one of the top Black aerialists in the country, and has taken her high-flying talents all around the world.
Blair, a Bay Area native, began her career at the age of 14 at the former San Francisco School of Circus Arts, now known as the Circus Center San Francisco. Shortly after making her debut at 17, she was noticed by Cedric Walker, the founder of the Universoul Circus. Walker named Blair as a solo trapeze artist, and she was Universoul's Resident Aerialist for over five years.

Upswing Aerial Dance Company

In 2006, UpSwing Aerial Dance Company was formalized from a pick up company to full-fledged company under the direction of Artistic Director, Cherie Carson bringing her unique style, blend of movement, while encouraging improvisation and collaboration with her dancers. Their mission is to perform dynamic, original choreography by Cherie Carson both in the air and on the ground. Their focus is to explore our unique and rare blend of creativity, point of views, aerial and floor technique, in relationship to gravity, time and space.

San Francisco Aerial Arts Festival Master Classes

As part of the festival we are offering master classes held at Zaccho Studio with a few of SFAAF's talented choreographers and performers:

Aerial Technique for Dancers
with Joanna Haigood of Zaccho Dance Theatre
 Saturday, August 13th from 10 to 11:30am at Zaccho Studio. $25Leaving the Ground and Returning
with Jo Kreiter of Flyaway Productions
 Saturday, August 20th from 10 to 11:30am at Zaccho Studio. $25Rope Choreography
with Alex Allan
 Monday, August 15th from 6:30 to 8:30pm at Zaccho Studio $25Aerial Yoga
Tuesday, August 16th from 6:30 to 8:00pm at Zaccho Studio. Drop-in: $20
If you want to participate in all 4 workshops, 
enjoy 10% off with our Festival Package: $85

Zaccho Studio
1777 Yosemite Ave #330
San Francisco, CA 94124
tel: 415-822-6744
New Website

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new website! 
Check it out at ZACCHO.ORG

Special thanks to Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Bloomberg Philanthropies for making this website possible.

This is the first phase of the new site, with a new archive featuring 36 years of our company work coming later this year. 

Aerial Yoga 

Come by the studio this Tuesday from 6:30-8pm! 

We will be continuing the second half of our Summer Opening Series: This series of 4 classes designed by Marie Walburg will spotlight a variety of opening poses and asanas to celebrate the joy of the summer.

Series Dates: July 7th, 12th, 19th, and 26th.
Drop-in: $20 // 3 Class Card: $55 // 5 Class Card: $90 // 10 Class Card: $180

If you have any questions, feel free to reach us at cdaa@zaccho.org or give us a call at (415) 822-6744.

Hope to see you there!
Summer Camp
at Zaccho Studio

How can you create a show in one week?
Join us the week of August 1st for 5 fun-filled days of creativity to find out!
With this exceptional challenge of creating a story from scratch, children will
learn how to express their own ideas through aerial dance and theatre.

Activities for the week will include: 
Dance, Aerial Yoga, Acrobatics, Theatre, Aerial Arts, and Cooperative Games.

During Zaccho Summer Camps children are asked to use their imagination,
develop a sense of self expression, and learn how to be a team player. In addition to
hanging upside down, perfecting their cartwheel, finding their inner dancer and
flying through the air, children will learn how to be independent through the process of creation.

We still have space available and if you sign up now through July 15th you can enjoy 10% off!

Camp will be held August 1-5, 2016, 9am to 3pm
We also offer additional childcare from 3 to 5pm

We also would like to welcome Family and Friends to the campers' performance on Friday, August 5th at 2pm. 

$400/ week | $450 with childcare
Scholarships are available.

Please send us an email at cdaa@zaccho.org or give us a call at 
415-822-6744 for more information.
Zaccho is grateful for the generous support of:
Bloomberg Philanthropies, California Arts Council, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund, Walter and Elise Haas Fund, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Kenneth Rainin Foundation, San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco Foundation, Surdna Foundation, Voluntary Arts Contribution Fund, Zellerbach Family Foundation, and individuals like you.

Zaccho, 1777 Yosemite Ave, Studio 330, San Francisco, CA 94124