Desert Dreamscape

Desert Dreamscape

Arizona, and the Valley of the Sun in particular, is not reputed to have four seasons. We are roughly confined to two seasons – what other states might consider cool fall temperatures alternating with scorching, oven-level heat. We’re also a state with unparalleled sunsets, natural beauty and talented artists and performers. 

From May 15 to June 1, Ballet Arizona will bring together the best elements of life in the Grand Canyon State in a performance of Antonio Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” at Desert Botanical Garden. 

The production, choreographed by celebrated artistic director Ib Andersen, takes the audience on a balletic journey through the seasons with the sky as proscenium and a scrim formed by the Papago Buttes and desert flora. 

“This score has to be one of the most celebrated in the classical canon, and it is proving to be as fun as it is challenging to choregraph [for] our dancers,” Andersen says. 

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