In May of 1995, Zaccho performed NOON on the clock tower of the Ferry Building - the landmark image of San Francisco. Commissioned by the San Francisco Art Commission's Market Street Art in Transit Program, this aerial event was choreographed by Joanna Haigood with rigging design by Benjamin Young. The company's seven dancers rappelled down from the ten story tower, using a movement vocabulary that complimented the building's architecture. The piece drew inspiration from Harold Lloyd’s silent film classic “Safety Last” and idioms related to time, such as “time flies” and “stopping the hands of time.” These sequences were meticulously timed to avoid interfering with the mechanics of the city's most famous clock. Audience members watched the performance from along market street and from the windows in surrounding buildings. The photographic image of the performance of NOON became synonymous with Zaccho Dance Theatre.
Choreography: Joanna Haigood
Rigging Design: Benjamin Young
Paul Benney, Brenton Cheng, Joanna Haigood, Jo Kreiter, Sheila Lopez, Jose Navarrete, Shakiri
Funders / Commissioners
Commissioned by the San Francisco Art Commission's Market Street Art in Transit Program
Ferry Building, the Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA
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