Commissioned by Dancers’ Group with funding generously provided by Hewlett 50, The People’s Palace is a new site-specific installation performance choreographed by Joanna Haigood.
The work will investigate movement and visual storytelling in relation to the history, architecture, and social and political metaphors inherent in San Francisco City Hall.
Set in various locations throughout City Hall, a Beaux-Arts architectural design, this site-specific piece will premiere on May 6 to 12, 2024.
Directed and choreographed by Joanna Haigood, this work is being developed in collaboration with composer Marcus Shelby, visual artist Mildred Howard, Scenic Designer Sean Riley, Rigging Designer David Freitag, Lighting Designer Krissy Kenny, Projection Designer Aron Altmark, and artistic consultants Gregg Castro and Jonathan Cordero.
Featuring performing artists Veronica Blair, Ciarra D’Onofrio, Erik Lee, Nina Sawant, Saharla Vetsch, Tristan Ching Hartman, and Jocelyn Reyes.