Performing Arts, 2002
Joanna Haigood moved to the San Francisco Bay Area from New York in 1979 and co-founded Zaccho Dance Theatre. Her work has been commissioned nationally and internationally including the National Black Arts Festival, Festival d’Avignon and Festival d’Arles in France, Jacob’s Pillow, the San Francisco Art Commission, and Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, among others. She has taught aerial and contemporary dance forms for over 25 years and was an Artist in Residence at the Center National De Danse Contemporaine and the Centre National des Arts du Cirque in France, the Laban Centre in England, the Headlands Center for the Arts, Spelman College in Atlanta, Stanford University, and at the Exploratorium. Haigood has also received numerous fellowships for her work as a choreographer and director, including the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the W.A. Gerbode Foundation, the Irvine Foundation, and Meet the Composer. She has been also been honored with three Isadora Duncan Dance Awards for performance and visual design and a Cal Arts/Alpert Award in recognition of her contribution to the field of dance.
Awards and Accomplishments
Haigood receives a 2014 Doris Duke Performing Artist Award which supports individual artists in contemporary dance, theatre, jazz and related interdisciplinary work
Haigood receives a Bessie Award for her piece Paseo
Haigood receives MAP Fund Grant
2007: Haigood receives USA Artists grant
2003: Haigood receives residency at the Stanford Institute for Diversity in the Arts
2003: Haigood receives National Endowment for the Arts grant
Ghost Architecture is an aerial dance installation by choreographer and artistic director of Zaccho Dance Theatre Joanna Haigood with sculptor and …
Oct 10 – Sep 18, 2016
Brian Knep presents "Worm/Traces" at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA
Nov 09 – Jul 09, 2016
Jillian Mayer in "Self-Proliferation" at The Girls Club Collection in Hollywood
May 01 – Jun 29, 2016
Rachel Chavkin Directs The Folk Opera "Hadestown"