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The following works are currently available for touring:
Love, a state of grace
Love, a state of grace is an installation work appropriate for large-scale places of worship or historical community significance. Originally presented at San Francisco's Grace Cathedral, each performance is presented in 30 minute cycles repeated over 3 hours, during which the audience may move freely within the installation.

Choreographed and directed by Joanna Haigood, the performance features six aerial dancers interacting with innovative props created by collaborating designers Wayne Campbell and Sean Riley. These props include an anchored 100 foot ladder and 70-foot swing. Composer Walter Kitundu’s sound score incorporates recorded material in conversation with the site's interior space. Artist theologians Yohana Junker and Cláudio Carvalhaes also designed a series of meditations for the audience to engage throughout the installation.

The original concept for Love, a state of grace was in response to the rise in violent attacks and vandalism directed at sacred places in the United States. The objective was to bring together diverse communities to share and celebrate our common humanity and the tenets of love in religious practice. Since our initial development of the work, the world has experienced the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the surge of social uprisings against racial injustice. In light of these events, Love, a state of grace was reframed to include reflection and dialogue around these issues. It is our hope that the performance will create a shared experience that will reaffirm the role of kindness, compassion, love, and righteous social action in the national healing process.

Running time: 3 hours, performance repeats in 30 minute cycles

Dying While Black and Brown
Dying While Black and Brown is a work created by Joanna Haigood and Marcus Shelby. It was commissioned by Equal Justice Society in support of its campaign to restore 14th Amendment protections for victims of discrimination including those on death row.

"The piece Dying While Black & Brown impacted me in a very profound way, because it took me back to a place emotionally that allowed me to reconnect with the tragedy of the past 18 years of my life, and then it also reminded me of the triumph of winning back my freedom." --Anthony Graves, Texas Defender, Former Death Row Inmate

Running time: approximately 30 minutes

A Poet’s Love
A Poet’s Love is a contemporary aerial dance piece based on the Dichterliebe song cycle by classical German composer Robert Schumann. Performed with live vocal music, the dreamlike piece takes the form of sixteen discrete vignettes. Intensely dramatic, the Romantic era themes of apprehension and awe resonate with today’s audience as much as they did centuries ago.

Running time: approximately 30 minutes.

Between me and the other world
Between me and the other world is a dynamic exploration of scholar and civil rights leader W.E.B. DuBois’ seminal work The Souls of Black Folk. The performance installation has been created in collaboration with composer Anthony Brown, media artist David Szlasa and scenic designer Sean Riley, who together have created an immersive environment that evokes the identity duality or “double consciousness” described by DuBois.

Running time: 2-4 hours installation view with 30 minutes live performance cycles