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.

1983-01-01 00:00:00

Trees in 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.

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


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.

1992-01-01 00:00:00

Open Systems

As part of the San Francisco Exploratorium’s Arts and Sciences special exhibition designed to illustrate the significance of Columbus’ first voyage across the Atlantic, Zaccho created Open Systems, a performance based on the physical and conceptual aspects of navigation

1992-09-01 00:00:00

YPAP & SFUSD partnership begins

YPAP begins is partnership with the San Francisco Unified School District and Paul Revere Elementary in Bayview Hunters Point

2002-08-01 00:00:00

Launch of Zaccho Youth Company

Zaccho launches the Zaccho Youth Company with inaugural performance at ODC Theater.

2010-07-01 00:00:00

Zaccho Youth Company performed in their first-ever, full-length performance at Theater Artaud

With funding from the Surdna Foundation, Zaccho Youth Company members performed in their first-ever, full-length performance at Theater Artaud (now Z Space) featuring repertoire of youth performers that focused on Social Justice and Environmental issues.

2014-01-01 00:00:00

Launch of Artist in Residence (AiR) Program

Building upon Zaccho’s tradition of supporting local artists, the Artist in Residence (AiR) program extends rent-subsidized studio space to outstanding established and emerging artists in the fields of contemporary dance, aerial dance, circus art, and theatre.

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