1980-01-01 00:00:00

Zaccho Dance Theatre founded in San Francisco

Artistic Director Joanna Haigood relocated to San Francisco from New York in 1979 and co-founded Zaccho Dance Theatre in 1980 with Lynda Reiman.

1983-01-01 00:00:00

Trees from the Backyard

Performed in two San Francisco Bay Area parks, the audience was led by a “Pied Piper” figure through the trees, creeks, and meadows while performers appeared and disappeared along the path. Those in full animal head masks danced on trapeze, rope, and spider webs they had woven.

1984-01-01 00:00:00

Zaccho Dance Theatre based at Footwork Studio

From 1984 to 1986 Zaccho Dance Theatre is based at the historic Footwork Studio in San Francisco’s Mission District.

1987-01-01 00:00:00

The Keeping of Bees is Like the Directing of Sunshine

In the spring of 1987, Joanna Haigood was accepted as an Artist-In-Residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts. There she met sculptor Mark Thompson, whose work centers around natural processes and the honey bee hive

1989-01-01 00:00:00

Zaccho Studio opens in Bayview Hunters Point, San Francisco

Zaccho Studio is located within Yosemite Place in Bayview Hunters Point, a former Serta Mattress Factory and home to many San Francisco Bay Area artists and craftsperson.

1989-08-01 00:00:00

Launch of the Youth Performing Arts Program (YPAP)

Zaccho offers our first youth program with trapeze workshops in partnership with All Hallows High School.

1993-07-01 00:00:00

CHO MU (Butterfly Dreams)

Choreographer Joanna Haigood, composer Lauren Weinger, and visual artist Reiko Goto created CHO MU (Butterfly Dreams) which uses naturally occurring elements - local butterflies and their metamorphic process - to suggest a metaphorical relationship with human growth and evolution.

1994-01-01 00:00:00

In Steel's Shadow

During a January 1994 residency at Theatre Artaud, Zaccho premiered a collaborative, site specific work choreographed by Joanna Haigood, with an original score composed by Lauren Weinger, and set design by Benjamin Young

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