20 Oct 2021

Zaccho Dance Theatre


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.
Love, a state of grace (2022)
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. 
Performer Terrence Pashal; 
Photo courtesy of PUSH Dance Company
Coming Soon! 
Hip Hop Artist 
Residency & Training

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.