One of the original choreographers of aerial dance in the Bay Area, Joanna Haigood, talks about her influences growing up on the east coast and then moving to San Fransisco (20:20). She expounds upon her fascination of architecture as an access point for telling the stories of place (24:00), highlighting the African American experience (31:00) and using her art as activism (37:20)

Find out more:

Joanna’s Company:

http://www.zaccho.org/

instagram: @zacchosf

References:

Meredith Monk

https://www.meredithmonk.org/

Martha Graham

https://marthagraham.org

Trisha Brown

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/20/arts/dance/trisha-brown-dead-modern-dance-choreographer.html

W.E.B. Du Bois

https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/dubois/

https://www.naacp.org/naacp-history-w-e-b-dubois/


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