Zaccho Dance Theatre (ZDT) will host the San Francisco Aerial Arts Festival at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture in the Marina District. This collaboration between two exceptional producers – ZDT Artistic Director Joanna Haigood and former Ringmaster & Czar of Special Events for the City of New York Chris Wangro – and two organizations with deep history in San Francisco – ZDT and Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture – guarantees a world class festival like no other.
The San Francisco Aerial Arts Festival is the Bay Area’s premiere aerial arts event. The festival will present internationally celebrated aerial artists and some of the finest young performers in the country. This biennial festival brings together innovative spectacle, daring athleticism, aerial dance and circus to create a dynamic three day indoor and outdoor performance event.
In one weekend SFAA will bring together many of the finest performers and practitioners working today and showcase their artistry as it is rarely seen; side-by-side in a multi-faceted, site-specific celebration presented against the backdrop of a major historic & cultural facility.
Joanna Haigood’s Zaccho Dance Theatre, BANDALOOP, Capacitor, Flyaway Productions, and Karl Gillick – together these brilliant artists aim to elevate the art – literally and figuratively. To create an exhilarating experience that builds new audiences, strengthens the community of practitioners, and expands the art form to help it soar.