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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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Jan 4, 2019

AZ Big Media: Ballet Arizona will present world premiere ‘The Firebird’

“While the story of The Firebird stems from a classic Russian tale, Andersen’s rendition reimagines the story using a futuristic lens that explores love, fantasy, and escapism. The Firebird unfolds in an undefined setting, where the aesthetics of warriors, monsters and aliens combine to create an otherworldly experience unlike any other performance presented by Ballet Arizona.” Click here to read […]

Jan 4, 2019

Modern Luxury: The Art of Living

“From overseeing rehearsals on one show to choreographing movements for another, it’s plain to see that Ib Andersen, Ballet Arizona’s artistic director, likes to keep things, well, moving.” Click here to read the full article!

Jan 4, 2019

Phoenix New Times: The Best Things We Saw in 2018

“Ballet Arizona delivered an intriguing mix of new and recent works during New Moves, performed September 27 to 30 at the Orpheum Theatre. The lineup included the return of “Rio,” a playful riff on Brazilian culture set to music by Philip Glass. Complete with gyrating hips and colors drawn from the rainforest, the piece choreographed by […]