San Francisco Aerial Arts Festival
The San Francisco Aerial Arts Festival is the Bay Area’s premiere aerial arts event that features internationally recognized aerial artists and exciting new artists breaking into the field. Produced by Zaccho Dance Theatre, this biennial festival brings together spectacle, daring athleticism and poetry to create a dynamic three day performance event.
Our mission is to create a world‐class festival devoted to aerial artistry in all it’s shapes & forms. We 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.
Founded in 2014 at Zaccho Studio in Bayview‐Hunter’s Point, the festival is now located at Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture in San Francisco’s beautiful Marina District. Against the beautiful backdrop of the San Francisco Bay, aerial artists bring spectacular and innovative performances to local audiences and visitors from around the world.
Maximum length of works are 10 minutes. Rehearsal space will be provided to accepted companies/choreographers at Zaccho Studio in San Francisco leading up to the festival.