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Zaccho Dance Theatre: Love, a state of grace

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Thursday, February 17 @ 1:00 pm 4:00 pm

Presented by Zaccho Dance Theatre, Love, a state of grace is a four-day performance installation (February 11, 12, 17 and 18, 2022) hosted by Grace Cathedral. Each performance will be presented in one-hour cycles repeated over three hours, during which the audience may move freely in the space.  

Choreographed and directed by Joanna Haigood, the performance will feature six of the Bay Area’s most talented aerial dancers who will interact with original props created by collaborating designers Wayne Campbell and Sean Riley. These props include an anchored 90-foot ladder and 70-foot swinging pendulum, each a unique response to the rhythms and height of Grace Cathedral’s Gothic design. Composer Walter Kitundu’s sound score will incorporate recorded material, the activation of live acoustic instruments within the space, the cathedral’s massive pipe organ, and voices of a small choir, all in conversation with the cathedral’s cavernous interior space and prolonged reverberation. Artist theologians Yohana Junker and Claudío Cavalhaes will design a series of meditations and small rituals that the audience may engage throughout the cathedral. At the heart of each ritual, the question that emerges is how to intimate and love our places, our bodies, our communities, our land otherwise. 

This event is part of Spacious Grace. Spacious Grace is Grace Cathedral’s annual free-form arts festival when we remove the pews and fill the space with dance, music and theatre. 


COVID Safety. Proof of vaccination and contact information for tracing are required. Masks must be worn at all times.  

This event is in-person only. 

No food or drink other than water allowed in the cathedral.