14 Sept 2020

Zaccho Dance Theatre


Photo by Andy Mogg
A message of Black Joy

This past July I was honored to be a teaching fellow at the Center for Art, Design and Social Research, a site for experiments in the arts, technology, and research methodologies. The Center convenes people from diverse backgrounds and experiences to share knowledge addressing urgent issues in global societies. Knowledge is cooperatively generated and openly shared through workshops, residencies, exhibitions, publications, seminars, and collaborative research projects. The session I was a part of was focused on Black Planetary Futures and featured some of the most extraordinary artists and scholars, including Neo Sinoxolo Musangi and Esther Nangobi Mirembe. For one of my presentations, I created a video inspired by the idea of Black Joy, something I feel is important to recognize and hold on to as we move through this dark time into the brighter future we are now shaping. It is a collection of stories, images and dances that have moved me to celebrate our greatness and our joy. Zaccho Dance Theatre is featured, with Frankie Lee III performing his moving and poignant solo from Between me and the other world, along with Clarissa Dyas, Lydia Clinton and Erik Lee. 

Joanna Haigood
Haigood Presentation for CAD+SR
Veronica Blair in the SF Aerial Arts Festival 2018; 
photo by Austin Forbord
Zaccho is Hiring!

We are currently accepting applications for a part-time (average 10 hours/week) contract Grant Writer, hourly rate depending on experience. Preference given to applicants with demonstrated work experience with social justice and dance and/or performing arts nonprofits. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

With support provided by the Zaccho Artistic Director and Managing Director, the Grant Writer’s primary responsibility is writing grant applications and funder reports to raise Zaccho’s annual budget from government, foundations, corporations, and other sources. This position reports to the Artistic Director and works offsite.
Zaccho dancers 
Erik Lee and Clarissa Dyas
Zaccho joins San Francisco Trolley Dances Online

Epiphany Dance Theater is moving the 17th annual San Francisco Trolley Dances from the street to the screen! 

Site-specific performances by 13th Floor, Arenas Dance Company, Epiphany Dance Theater, Fog Beast, Post:Ballet and Zaccho Dance Theatre Online will be filmed on location at sites throughout the Dogpatch and Bayview Hunters Point District. Screenings will then take place at 11 a.m., Saturday and Sunday, October 17th to 18th. Each "tour" is FREE and will run approximately 75 minutes.