It’s not every day that travelers at San Francisco International Airport happen upon a troupe of dancers suspended in midair. Today, however, such a surreal dance spectacle will fill SFO’s International Terminal when aerial artist Joanna Haigood kicks off the San Francisco International Arts Festival with her latest performance, “Departure and Arrival.”

Against the backdrop of video projections and original music compositions, dancers will utilize the architectural features of the International Terminal as they explore the social and cultural contexts of the African Diaspora, in keeping with the central theme of the fourth annual arts festival, which runs through May 27 at a number of venues in San Francisco.

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