Multi-Media Center

Recent Reviews View All

Feb 11, 2022

AZBigMedia: You’ll fall in love with Ballet Arizona’s ‘Romeo & Juliet’

What happens when Ballet Arizona and The Phoenix Symphony pair up for a production of Romeo & Juliet? Magic. So much so, you may find yourself asking “Did my heart love till now? forswear it, sight! For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.” Shakespeare aside, last night’s portrayal of a sweet, albeit naive Juliet was beautifully […]

Dec 23, 2021

AZBigMedia: ‘The Nutcracker’ mesmerizes at Ballet Arizona

Having never been to a ballet before, I was skeptical and unsure if I would enjoy such a classic tale told through movement and melody. With that being said, the only word that comes to mind when I think of Ballet Arizona‘s “Nutcracker” is “magical.” From the aesthetics of the lobby to the beautiful stage, the […]

Feb 11, 2021

The Ballet Herald: ‘Ballet Arizona Review: Inspiring Glimpses of the Past, Present, and Future’

Filmed in the company’s on-site Dorrance Theatre, Ballet Arizona’s Inspire program fulfills the promise that its title bears. It is not only an exhibit of his company’s technical and theatrical range from classical to contemporary that Artistic Director Ib Andersen has curated but also an intimate digital environment in which we hear directly from him and the […]

Current News View All

Feb 17, 2023

Native hoop dance coaches preserve history, tradition with new generation

PHOENIX — Indigenous hoop dance combines tradition and history with creativity and individuality. Commonly passed down from one generation to the next, hoop dance is usually taught by a family member or close friend. But dancers like Ginger Sykes Torres, Eva Bighorse and Bernice Talachy have stepped up to help the younger generation learn the […]

Jan 4, 2023

‘They would not stop clapping:’ Arizona ballet spotlighting Mexican icon Juan Gabriel breaks records

Luis Javier Corrales turned a small wooden table inside his grandparents’ kitchen in Havana, Cuba into a kid-sized stage with space for one co-star —  a singer from Parácuaro, México with a voice that inspired him to dance. Whenever he heard the music of iconic singer Juan Gabriel, Luis Javier would jump onto the dining […]

Dec 12, 2022

Best Outdoor Performance- Round

It’s easy to take the beauty of the Sonoran Desert for granted, surrounded as we are by its alluring textures, colors, and sounds. When Ballet Arizona performed Ib Andersen’s Round at Desert Botanical Garden, we were thrilled to be reminded of all its bounties. Andersen exquisitely choreographed this site-specific work to make the desert itself […]