Zaccho Dance Theatre

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Founded 1980
San Francisco, United States


Zaccho Dance Theatre is an innovative force in both the world of dance and our home community of Bayview Hunters Point, San Francisco’s African American Arts & Cultural District. Zaccho Dance Theatre creates and presents performance work that investigates dance as it relates to place. Artistic Director Joanna Haigood and collaborators pursue unique and challenging visions of dance, including spectacular aerial choreography, evocative site-specific performances, and culturally significant subject matter. Zaccho collaborates with an extraordinary group of diverse artists to create unique and innovative performances and elevate the work to international acclaim. Zaccho Dance Theatre draws inspiration from social histories and racial justice themes, and returns it to the community through youth arts education, adult classes, and artists in residency programs, many at low or no-cost to participants.

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The Zaccho Studio in Bayview Hunters Point is one of the largest in San Francisco (4,200 sq ft) and utilized for rehearsals, performances, community events, and educational activities for youth and adults. We are San Francisco’s oldest Black-run dance company and the only professional dance company based in Bayview Hunters Point.

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