Plan Your Visit

Pre & Post Performance Chats

 

What they are:

At select performances, audience members will have the opportunity to engage in discussion with the professional dancers, visiting répétiteurs, and other guest artists before or after the show.  These informational discussions are free to ticket holders and provide attendees with unique and special insights that can enhance their performance experience.

Pro-tips:

Come as you are!  The most important thing to remember is that there is no right or wrong way to experience our performances.  Sometimes you’ll recognize a familiar piece of music, a familiar story, or a familiar theme of life like love, despair, or determination.  Sometimes you’ll experience a strong reaction to something unexpected.  Sometimes the atmosphere will be so foreign that you won’t even know what to think.  Ballet, like all art, seeks to present life as it was, as it is, and as it could be.  These discussions are a way for us all to gain some perspective and understand or experience different points of view.

Please call the box office at 602.381.1096 for more information.

When they happen:

Pre- show chats occur 45 minutes before the show in the theatre at the front, on the right side of the house.    

Post- show chats occur immediately after the show on the stage.  Attendees are encouraged to move to the center of the house to better hear and observe.

THE NUTCRACKER

Post- Show Chat, Sat. Dec. 11th after the matinee performance

Post- Show Chat, Sat. Dec. 18th after the matinee performance

ROMEO & JULIET

Pre- Show Chat, Thurs. Feb. 10th @ 6:15p

Pre- Show Chat, Fri. Feb. 11th @ 6:45p

Post- Show Chat, Sat. Feb. 12th after the matinee performance

ALL BALANCHINE

Pre- Show Chat, Thurs. March 24th @ 6:15p

Pre- Show Chat, Fri. March 25th @ 6:45p

Post- Show Chat, Sat. March 26th after the matinee performance

JUAN GABRIEL

Pre- Show Chat, Thurs. May 5th @ 6:15p

Pre- Show Chat, Fri. May 6th @ 6:45p

Post- Show Chat, Sat. May 7th after the matinee performance