Round – An Evening at Desert Botanical Garden


May 17 - June 4, 2016 | Tuesdays through Saturdays | 8:15 p.m. nightly
At Desert Botanical Garden
1201 N Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85008


Casting announced! Click here to see when your favorite dancers perform.

For a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the Round television commercial, click here. Many thanks to Ballet Arizona’s Official Video Production Team, Manley Films, for their outstanding work.

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Round, with themes that explore man’s connection to nature, promises to be an enchanting performance that embraces the backdrop of the Sonoran Desert. The audience will be immersed in the artistry, seated in four sections around the circular stage, amid ramps that the dancers will use as part of the choreography to enter the stage.

“This will be an experience like no other for our audiences,” said Ballet Arizona Artistic Director Ib Andersen. “Round is rare opportunity to see ballet performed in-the-round. It’s a great challenge to choreograph and presents a distinct perspective for each person based on where they sit. I think patrons will want to attend more than once to experience Round in different ways.”

The 50-minute performance showcases Andersen’s modern ballet choreography, set to the music of a wide variety of composers – Thomas Ades, J.S. Bach, Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel.

Audiences are invited to arrive early to enjoy a meal and wine by the bottle (available for purchase) as the sun sets. A full cash bar is available as well. Click here for menu. While waiting for the performance to begin, patrons have the opportunity to observe the dancers warming-up on stage, part of the pre-show preparations not usually visible to audiences.

Please note the seating map for this performance. The round stage with seating on all sides affords every person the opportunity to see the performance from their individual perspective.

BAZ0388 DBG 2016 Color Seating Chart

  • Table Seats are located on ground level closest to the stage. Each table seats 4.
  • Premium Table Seats are placed on a platform approximately one foot high. Each table seats 4.
  • General Admission Seats are chairs on bleachers located behind Premium Table Seats. General Admission seats require two steps to access.


Ballet Arizona Box Office: 602.381.1096
Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
2835 E. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034



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