Joanna Haigood wins a Bessie!
Congratulations to Artistic Director Joanna Haigood for winning a Bessie!
The Bessies, NYC's premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, awarded Joanna Haigood a Bessie for "Outstanding production of a work stretching the boundaries of a traditional form" for her choreography of Paseo which was produced by Dancing in the Streets and Casita Maria Centerfor Arts and Education in October 2012 as part of the South Bronx Culture Trail.
Read the article in Broadway world here!
Check out our exciting featured article in the SF BayView:
Zaccho opens Center for Dance and Aerial Arts in Bayview September 4, 2013 by Roseann Keegan
Zaccho’s studio manager and programming coordinator Sandia Langlois grew up taking ballet classes in a small garage studio in Southern California. “I had a talented teacher who nurtured my creativity and growth as a child,” Langlois said. “When I had a problem at home or at school, I could go to Miss Carol’s tiny garage studio and move in front of the large mirrors, feel good about myself and feel comfortable again in my own skin.”
ZACCHO announces the launch of the:
Center for Dance and Aerial Arts
We have ongoing classes daily!
Click here to check out our full list of new classes and register today.
Check out our article in the SF BayView!
Pictured: Joanna Haigood; Photo courtesy of Zaccho Studio
Zaccho Dance Theatre Artistic Director Joanna Haigood announces the launch and formalization of the Center for Dance and Aerial Arts for children and adults! Please join us for our opening celebration:
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
11:00am - 4:00pm
family event launch party celebration for the Center for Dance and
Aerial Arts. Try free sample classes:
Click here for more information and to register for classes!
Artistic Director Joanna Haigood has been nominated for an acclaimed Bessie award in the category of Outstanding Production (of a work stretching boundries of a traditional form) for her production of Paseo. She is proud to be in the company of fellow nominees Marc Bamuthi Joseph and Doug Elkins. Paseo was commissioned by Dancing in the Streets and Casita Maria Center for Arts Education as part of The South Bronx Culture Trail.
Never Stand Still is an inspiring film about dance and the extraordinary artists who have dedicated their lives to it, filmed on location at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, a National Historic Landmark, winner of the National Medal of Arts, and America’s longest running international dance festival. Never Stand Still was produced by Moving Pictures and directed by award-winning producer and director Ron Honsa and narrated by Tony Award-winner and Kennedy Center honoree Bill T. Jones. The documentary features Artistic Director Joanna Haigood and the cast of Invisible Wings. PBS will televise the documentary on Great Performances on July 26th.
Televised on PBS: Check your local listings
Join Zaccho Studio for Bay Area Dance WeekIt’s time to fly with Zaccho with fun & free aerial dance events for the annual Bay Area Dance Week 2013. You might be a new student curious about what dancing off-the-ground is like, or a regular here at Zaccho Studio looking for a new challenge- we welcome you to try us out for free!
10:45AM - 11:45AM - Aerial Dance: Beginning, Ages 8 and Up with Sandia Langlois
11:45AM - 12:45PM - Aerial Dance: Intermediate, All Ages with Sandia Langlois
12:45PM - 2:00PM - Aerial Tissu: All Levels, Teens/Tweens with Heidi Button
6:00PM - 8:00PM - Joanna Haigood’s Zaccho Youth Company Open Rehearsal
Ready, set, fly! FREE. Join Zaccho Youth Company with master artist Joanna Haigood and members of ZYC. We invite you to see our new works and join us in the air. Participants will have a chance to fly on Zaccho Dance Theatre’s original and unique apparatuses. ZYC 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 23 years.
Internship Opportunities Available at Zaccho
We are currently accepting applications for three internship positions: Development & Marketing Intern, Media & Design Intern, and Company & Production Intern.
Interns will gain valuable arts adminstration experience providing key
support to our studio, youth, and company programming’s time to fly
with Zaccho with fun & free aerial dance events for the annual Bay
Area Dance Week 2013. You might be a new student curious about what
dancing off-the-ground is like, or a regular here at Zaccho Studio
looking for a new challenge- we welcome you to try us out for free!
If interested please read the full description and take a look at our website to see if Zaccho is a good fit for you.
1909 sci-fi tale inspires EMPAC performance
EMPAC performance inspired by 1909 sci-fi tale
By Jennifer Patterson
An interactive performance piece based on E.M. Forster's 1909 sci-fi novella, "The Machine Stops" will be presented at EMPAC in Troy. (Michael Oatman)
An interactive performance piece will incorporate video, performers and audience participation in a narrative based on E.M. Forster's 1909 sci-fi novella, "The Machine Stops."
"The Machine Starts" — the product of collaboration between Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute students in arts and architecture — gave RPI students the opportunity to work with Mary Ellen Strom, a video artist and faculty member of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and Joanna Haigood, a choreographer, dancer and founder of Zaccho Dance Theatre in San Francisco. Together, they created a narrative based on the Forster story, which envisions a future of global environmental ruin, a world in which humans are no longer able to live on the surface of the Earth and are isolated in individual underground cells, cared for by an omniscient machine.
The performers for "The Machine Starts" include three groups: RPI's The Rusty Pipes, an a capella group; a Troy group of parkour athletes; and Center Stage, a spoken word group.
"It is an amazingly prescient sci-fi tale that predicts the Internet, television, commercial air travel (and) environmental ruin on a global scale," said Michael Oatman, professor of architecture and co-coordinator of the Production, Installation and Performance (PIP) design studio, in a written statement. It "proposed that technology would begin to isolate us into individual cells, where data and everything we could desire is provided for at the push of a button."
He added, "It's an unusual piece in that the audience has a role in the narrative, which is itself based on the dystopian story of 'The Machine Stops.' We're couching it as a kind of flight or journey with the audience."
PIP design studio — coordinated by Oatman and Shawn Lawson, an artist,
programmer and associate professor of computer visualization — brings
together third- and fourth-year students in the School of Architecture
and students in the Department of the Arts to design and build a
performance context for a visiting artist.
piece will be presented in six performances on Thursday, Friday and
Saturday at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts
Center (EMPAC) in Troy.
Haigood featured on ABC7's "Profiles of Excellence"