27 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 here.
We are looking for volunteers for the San Francisco Aerial Arts Festival.  If you are interested email office@zaccho.org.  Please add SFAAF Volunteering in the subject line of the email. 
Artist Spotlight
Flyaway Productions

Flyaway Productions, directed by Jo Kreiter, performs off-the-ground dances that expose the range and power of female physicality. They experiment with height, speed and gravity, dancing on steel objects that are both architectural and fabricated. They dance at the intersection of social justice and acrobatic spectacle. They offer performance as a medium for social commentary and choose projects that advance female empowerment in the public realm. At its core, their work explores the female body- its tumultuous expressions of strength and fragility.
Danielle Sandia Sexton

Danielle Sandia Sexton is a San Francisco based aerial artist and instructor. An alumnus of the Circus Center's Professional Aerial Program, Sandia uses her conservatory training as a foundation for exploring acrobatic and aerial techniques in immersive theater and traditional vaudeville performance, and as a platform for social commentary. Sandia choreographs solo performance as well as collaborates with Bay Area innovators of aerial dance, walking the line between stuntwoman, fine artist, and circus performer. She has performed for Zaccho Dance Theatre, Vau De Vire Society, Flyaway Productions, Treat Social Club, Cielo Vertical Arts, Capacitor Dance, Extra Action Marching Band as well as in festivals and supper clubs locally and internationally.

Zaccho Youth Company

Zaccho Youth Company (ZYC) is a pre-professional aerial dance company founded by Artistic Director Joanna Haigood. It consists of 13 members, ages 9 through 19. ZYC presents work that is content driven and integrates aerial flight and suspension as a way of expanding the dancers, spatial and dynamic range. Under the direction of choreographer Joanna Haigood, the company members collaborate in the creative process by contributing important conceptual and choreographic material. Since its inception in 2002, ZYC has performed throughout the Bay Area to unanimous acclaim venues and festivals include, Circus for the Arts in the School Benefit, Vision Series Dance Festival, The Luggage Store Gallery's In the Streets Festival, the Black Choreographers Festival, Global Youth Media and Arts Festival, Sky Dancers Festival, ODC Youth Festival, Project Artaud Theater, Dance Palace in Point Reyes, the Discovery Museum, ODC Theater, Dance Mission, The Kofman Auditorium SOMArts, Zeum Theater, Montalvo Arts Center, Fort Mason's Cowell Theater, Canopy Aerial Studios in Atlanta, GA, CounterPULSE, and the Bolinas Community Center. Zaccho Youth Company is part of Zaccho Dance Theatre's award winning Youth Performing Arts Program, held at the organization's studio in Bayview Hunters Point, where it has been based for the past 26 years.

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. $25
Sign up!Leaving the Ground and Returning
with Jo Kreiter of Flyaway Productions
 Saturday, August 20th from 10 to 11:30am at Zaccho Studio. $25
Sign up! Rope Choreography
with Alex Allan
 Monday, August 15th from 6:30 to 8:30pm at Zaccho Studio $25
Sign up!  Aerial Yoga
Tuesday, August 16th from 6:30 to 8:00pm at Zaccho Studio. Drop-in: $20
Sign up!
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
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.

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