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The Ballet Herald: Juan Gabriel Finally Premieres on the Phoenix Stage

After delays due to the pandemic, Phoenix audiences will finally be able to see the world premiere of Ib Andersen’s Juan Gabriel, a tribute to the Mexican singer and songwriter.

Specifically, the new ballet created for and danced by Ballet Arizona brings to life Gabriel’s acclaimed performance at the Palacio de Belles Artes, featuring music from the 1990 album of the same title. Andersen draws inspiration from the passion and style Gabriel exuded in every performance. Juan Gabriel incorporates the musician’s poetic lyrics and musical themes to bring a new appreciation to the emotional authenticity of this Mexico City-born legend. Read More