Arizona Dance Festival 2021

For the first time since the pandemic, Desert Dance Theatre will present the Arizona Dance Festival 2021, live and in-person at Tempe Center for the Arts (TCA) on October 22-23, 2021. The festival performances will begin outdoor at the TCA East Breezeway starting at 6:30pm, and will proceed into the Studio Stage for the rest of the show.

The Arizona Dance Festival will feature 28 different dance artists, companies and dance film makers, showcasing an eclectic variety of choreography and dance performances from around the state of Arizona (Phoenix, Tucson, Prescott, Flagstaff, etc.) and out of state.

This unique setting will give audiences a taste of what is happening in Arizona’s dance scene. It is a perfect platform for dance companies to get exposure, promote their work, and to connect with others in the dance community. Each evening performance will showcase different dance artists including emerging artists as well as professional companies from all genres and styles of dance.

The Arizona Dance Festival will also pay tribute to one of Desert Dance Theatre’s founding members, Deborah Pualani Blackmon, who lost her battle with cancer last year during the pandemic. A special solo dance, “LUX AETERNA,” choreographed by former DDT member, Diane McNeal Hunt / ELEVATE DanceWorks, will be performed by DDT founding member, Margie Romero Wolf.

A post-performance “Talk Back” will be facilitated by the Arizona Dance Coalition directly after the show. The “Talk Back” will allow the audience to engage in lively conversation with the artistic directors and choreographers for insights in the creation of their dance works.

Friday, October 22nd Performance – Line-up (Alphabetical Order)

  • Aishani Ganguli (Scottsdale, AZ) – Kathak North Indian Classical Dance
  • Align Dance Theater / Studio Kinetics LLC (Phoenix, AZ) – Modern Dance
  • Anandha Ray (Walnut Creek, CA) – Ballet and Modern Dance Film
  • Canyon Movement Company (Flagstaff, AZ) – Modern Dance
  • Armando “DECOY” Munoz (Phoenix, AZ) – Hip Hop / Pop Locking Dance
  • Desert Dance Theatre (Tempe, AZ) – Modern Dance
  • Flamenco De Leon (Mesa, AZ) – Flamenco
  • Hoorvash Dance (Paradise Valley, AZ) – Persian Dance
  • Instinct Dancecorps / Scottsdale Community College Dance (Scottsdale, AZ) – Modern Dance
  • Jocelyn James (Tucson, AZ) – Modern Dance
  • Mary Fitzgerald (Phoenix, AZ) and Nicole Bradley Browning (Gilbert, AZ) – Modern Dance
  • Nannette Brodie Dance Theatre (Long Beach, CA) – Modern Dance
  • New Moon School of Bellydance (Prescott, AZ) – Classic Bellydance
  • Suspended Fluidity (Prescott, AZ) – Modern Dance Aerial
  • SVG DANCE (Phoenix, AZ) – Modern Dance Film
  • Veronica Silk Dance (Atlanta, GA) – Contemporary Modern Dance

Saturday, October 23rd Performance – Line-up (Alphabetical Order)

  • Anandha Ray (Walnut Creek, CA) – Modern Dance Film
  • Angelica DeLashmette Hurst and Allyson Joy Yoder (Tucson, AZ) – Hybrid Collaboration
  • Astarte Belly Dance Troupe (Gilbert, AZ) – Egyptian Cabaret Belly Dance
  • Diane McNeal Hunt / ELEVATE DanceWorks (Tempe, AZ) – Contemporary Modern Dance
  • Erik Canales (Phoenix, AZ) – Modern Dance
  • Hoorvash Dance (Paradise Valley, AZ) – Persian Dance
  • Ignite Collaborative (Scottsdale, AZ) – Modern Dance Film
  • Movement Source Dance Company (Phoenix, AZ) – Modern Dance
  • Nannette Brodie Dance Theatre (Long Beach, CA) – Modern Dance
  • Sanskaar Nritya Dance Academy (Chandler, AZ) – Bharatanatyam Classical Dance of India
  • Sruti Performing Arts (Chandler, AZ) – Classical and Contemporary Dances of India
  • Step’s Junk Funk (Mesa, AZ) – Interdisciplinary Movement and Percussion
  • Tap 24.7 (Phoenix, AZ) – Tap Dance
  • Veronica Silk Dance (Atlanta, GA) – Contemporary Modern Dance
  • Wight Noise Dance Company (Peoria, AZ) – Musical Theater
  • Yumi La Rosa Flamenco Dance Company (Chandler, AZ) – Flamenco Dance

Find more info HERE!

You can buy the tickets HERE!

Date: October 22-23, 2021
Time: 6:30pm-9:30pm
Price: $20 Adult, $15 Senior, $15 Student, $13 Group of 10+, $13 Special Groups with Promo Code / $35 Adult for 2 shows, $25 Senior/Student/Military for 2 shows
Phone: +14803502822

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