“Love, a state of grace” is a four-day performance installation from February 11 to February 18, 2022, at San Franciscos Grace Cathedral. The performance will be presented in one hour cycles repeated over 3 hours, during which the audience may move freely within the Cathedral. With over 90-foot ceilings, stained glass, and multiple chambers, Grace Cathedral will provide a multifaceted platform of many vantage points for the audience.
** Attendees are welcome to enter the performance either 15 minutes before or after their reserved entry time **
Choreographed and directed by Joanna Haigood, “Love, a state of grace” will feature six of the Bay Areas 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 Cathedrals Gothic design. Composer Walter Kitundus sound score will incorporate recorded material, the activation of live acoustic instruments within the space, the Cathedrals massive pipe organ, and voices of a small choir, all in conversation with the Cathedrals cavernous interior space and prolonged reverberation. Theologians Yohana Junker and Claudío Cavalhaes will design a series of meditations and small rituals that the audience may engage throughout the Cathedral.
“Love, a state of grace” is made possible by generous support from the California Arts Council, San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco Grants for the Arts, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Kenneth Rainin Foundation, MAP Fund, Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation, Gadomski Foundation, Fleishhacker Foundation, Distracted Globe Foundation, and Piece by Piece Productions.