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Zaccho in Flight

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 9 September 2008 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

Zaccho Dance Theater - Joanna Haigood, artistic director

International Terminal - San Francisco Airport -

'Departure & Arrival' - a performance and multi-media presentation of an original dance/drama within the air terminal - July 2007

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Zygene from morlaix, France

Une bien jolie ambiance j’aime beaucoup.

9 Sep 2008 5:47am

Kylie Greenan from Australia

Looks like a cool dance and drama presentation, I love things lilke this, well captured!

9 Sep 2008 6:26am

djedfre from schaumburg, United States

won't catch me up there!

9 Sep 2008 8:11am

@djedfre: ...nor me my friend. What was amazing was that the presentation was done in four continuous 30 minute cycles - such that when the drama concluded - the three lead dancers were dropping off of the ceiling to begin t he next cycle. It was a breath taking experience and quite moving.

The drama uses the 'Katrina' devastation of New Orleans as a metaphor for the treatment and history of the black experience in The United States. The dancers in those orange houses drown during the show. Their bodies float within the houses - lifeless. It looks exactly as if they're floating, dead in water. It brings a chill - way down deep.

Rui from Leiria, Portugal

Well captured. An aerial dance. Good shot

9 Sep 2008 9:57am

Mirko Herzner from Mühlheim am Main, Germany

What a strange presentation. Cool!

9 Sep 2008 10:17am

paulski from Muncie, IN, United States

nice captured here; i agree, it seems a strange performance. i love that you got the guy videotaping the show...

9 Sep 2008 12:09pm

Marcie from United States

WOW! Not sure what to say. This is an incredible act...and you've captured it wonderfully!!!

9 Sep 2008 1:59pm

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

Very good how you have managed to capture all the action, it must have been great being there live.

9 Sep 2008 10:53pm

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, CA, United States

holy cow -- a fascinating image made all the more fascinating by your explanation to djedfre!! surreal and amazing! sounds like an intense but magical show!!

10 Sep 2008 1:10am