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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.

May 19, 2015

Phoenix New Times: “Ballet Arizona’s ‘Innovations’ is Ib Andersen’s Legacy in the Making”

“For many decades, major performing arts organizations including ballet companies have followed a fairly predictable path: presenting well-known repertory in large venues, while expecting contemporary audiences to sit through lengthy productions of classic works… Read more.”

Feb 6, 2015

The New York Times: “Striving for Steps that Look Effortless”

“‘If you love the warm of the sun…go.’ These words, which you might find in a tourist brochure about this desert city [Phoenix], actually come from the 19th-century Danish ballet choreographer August Bournonville, recounting in his memoirs a trip to southern Italy, not the American Southwest. Yet there is a connection between those sentiments and […]

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Aug 19, 2016

Opening Night of Round – ‘Uptown Magazine’

Members from Ballet Arizona’s Prima Circle and Desert Botanical Garden’s Patrons Circle celebrated the Opening Night performance of ‘Round’. Read more.

Aug 19, 2016

‘Dance With Me’ Honors Jacquie Dorrance at Ballet Arizona’s Annual Gala

Ballet Arizona’s annual gala, “Dance With Me,” honored longtime supporter of the arts Jacquie Dorrance. The Jan. 22 occasion at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts was attended by more than 400 guests for dinner, a sneak-peek performance of Ballet Arizona’s upcoming production The Sleeping Beauty and dancing. Read more.

Aug 19, 2016

Ballet Arizona Prima Circle Members Enjoy Exclusive Appreciation Evening

On Jan. 29, more than 100 of Ballet Arizona’s Prima Circle members enjoyed an exclusive evening filled with educational content provided by Ib Andersen, artistic director, dinner catered by Tarbell’s and a post-performance reception where they were able to interact with the many talented dancers of Ballet Arizona. Read more.