6 Sept 2016


Photo Credit: Dave  Freitag
Piece: "Ø"
Direction, Rigging, Design: Karl Gillick
Performed by: Kameko Shibata
Wow, we did it!

We'd like to extend our gratitude to all of those who came out to support The Second Biennial San Francisco Aerial Arts Festival at the Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture. It was an incredible three-day experience filled with innovative work from brilliant emerging and established aerial artists from the Bay Area and beyond!

Though the festival is over, our work is not. What we experienced was just a sampling of the many marvelous feats aerial arts can achieve and we're excited to see what comes next as we continue to explore, push, and expand the boundaries of this art form. 

We encourage you all to continue the conversation, share any photos, experiences, or thoughts that resonated with you from this festival on our facebook page or by e-mail!

Again, this work could not have been done without the support of our funders, amazing audiences and the hard work of the extremely talented artists, production staff, and design team. We will take the momentum of this success to build a bigger and bolder festival in 2018. Hope to see you there!
CDAA hopes you had a wonderful summer break and we can't wait to have you back in the studio! 

We're excited to announce the expansion our adult and youth programs. This season we've added new Aerial Yoga, Acroyoga, and Aerial conditioning classes for adults starting this week and a contemporary dance class for youth starting Sept. 28th. 

Check out details below:

Youth Program:
Registration for our Fall season is open!
The start of this season begins on Tuesday, September 6th at 4:30pm - 6pm

Tuesday: Tissu Class
Wednesday: 4:30-6pm Advanced Aerial Dance* 
                     6-7:30pm Youth Contemporary Dance 

*These classes require pre-approval from Zaccho staff to enroll

Our Youth Program classes are full session only. If you miss the registration deadline, contact us at CDAA@zaccho.org for our prorated options. 

Classes fill up fast so check out our website for pricing and enroll today!
         Acroyoga with Laura Bernasconni
Adult Program:
These new classes will begin September 6th, 2016

Intro to Aerial Yoga Saturdays 10am - 11:30am
This is great for all students who are new to Aerial Yoga and are interested in learning the basics. Ease your way into your practice by familiarizing yourself with the aerial hammock, learning the correct form and alignment, and build the strength to take your poses off the ground. 

Advanced Beginner Aerial Yoga: Tuesdays 6:30-8:00pm
This class is designed for students who already have a regular Aerial Yoga practice and are familiar with the aerial hammock. This class will focus on developing collective movements, trying new and challenging postures, and mastering the basics.

Fit for flight Thursdays 6:30pm - 8pm with Sandia Langlois
Fitness and toning for the adventurous! Gain greater strength, flexibility and bone density while learning how to fly. Fit for Flight is designed for all skill levels and utilizes aerial rope, trapeze, slings and windows. Whether you are a budding aerialist or just out for a fun workout, this is the class for you!

Acro Yoga: Sundays 10:00- 11:30am
Acro Yoga combines the spiritual wisdom of yoga, the loving kindness of Thai massage, and the dynamic power of acrobatics. In this class open to all levels, participants will find new ways to build a deep, inner core strength, discover how to create more space in the joints and obtain the skills to generate a powerful flow of energy and increased body awareness. 

Adult Drop-in Rates: $20
3 Class Card: $55 // 5 Class Card: $90 // 10 Class Card: $180
Moving On Center
Zaccho is pleased to announce that it will be sponsoring the "Moving On Center, School of Participatory Arts and Somatic Research" to bring its "Somatics Education Module" to our studio in January 2017!
Established in 1994 and co-founded by Carol Swann and Martha Eddy, Moving On Center remains one of the leading pioneers in Somatic Education, integrating numerous somatic systems with the performing arts towards social change.
MOC will feature the "Somatics Education Module" in a weekend format taught by master teachers in the field. This transformational training offers you a unique opportunity to integrate the desire for personal growth with the development of meaningful professional skills, applicable to fields such as performing arts, education and health.
This dynamic and rigorous movement based training integrates various somatic modalities such as: Developmental Movement, Embodied Anatomy, Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies ™, The Alexander Technique, Axis Syllabus, Body-Mind Centering® and Voice thru the Body, to give you specific skills to develop your body connectivity, re-pattern habitual alignment and movement patterns and increase your kinesthetic awareness through embodied anatomy. Additional classes and homework assignments serve to build community within the group and provide opportunities for further assimilation of the materials.
Faculty includes: Carol Swann, Martha Eddy, Peggy Hackney, Diane Elliot, G. Hoffman Soto, Frey Faust, Anne Bluethenthal, Brenton Cheng and Vitali Kononov.

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