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May 25, 2018

Arizona Republic: “‘Eroica,’ Ballet Arizona ★★★★½”

“OK, you should take the star rating with a grain of salt. I’m no dance expert, but I have become a huge fan of Ballet Arizona and choreographer Ib Andersen. Taking his cues from his onetime mentor, George Balanchine, Andersen excels at abstract dance-for-dance’s-sake…” Read more.

May 18, 2018

Phoenix New Times: “Ballet Arizona Performs the World Premiere of Ib Andersen’s Eroica”

“The glow of a setting sun surrounds a pair of peaks just west of Desert Botanical Garden. A short walk from the garden’s entrance, there’s a stage lit with an icy shade of blue. Dozens of tall cylinders line the back of the stage, with varying heights that give the illusion…” Read more.

Jun 27, 2016

The New York Times: “Ballet Arizona performs ‘Round’ in a Dreamy Desert Ambience”

“For centuries, ballet has focused all of its stage deportment on one specific arc of space, through a proscenium arch to a large audience. Yet this is such a three-dimensional art that it’s baffling how few experiments have been made to…” Read more.

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Jun 1, 2018

AZ Redbook: “Ballet Arizona and Desert Botanical Garden Join Forces for ‘Eroica’”

“Ballet Arizona’s Prima Circle and Desert Botanical Garden’s Patrons Circle celebrated the opening night and world premiere performance of Eroica on May 15. The production, choreographed by Ib Andersen, Ballet Arizona artistic director, was staged at Desert Botanical Garden and performed…” Read more.

May 11, 2018

Arizona Republic: “Will Ballet Arizona’s ‘Eroica’ be a masterpiece at Desert Botanical Garden?”

“Maybe it’s just that famous Danish reserve, but Ib Andersen is not any easy man to get to know. Ballet Arizona’s longtime artistic director is laconic, slow to make eye contact, clearly uncomfortable around strangers. Anything but falsely modest, he tends to…” Read more.

Apr 29, 2018

Arizona Republic: “Ballet Arizona star Natalia Magnicaballi takes her final bow”

“Ballet Arizona dancer Natalia Magnicaballi was a star the moment she stepped onstage at Phoenix’s Symphony Hall. Check that. She was already a rising star. She started dancing professionally at age 13 in her native Argentina and became…” Read more.