The Observer is a collection of written observations from live performances in metro-Phoenix.  This site is for a wide variety of performance events, whether dance, theatre, drag, etc. The intention is to promote local performances and the artists behind them, generate a dialogue amongst artists and appreciators of the arts, and develop a stronger and more supportive creative community in Phoenix. The Observer is open to curated observations from the public. If you would like to share your review, or if you would like a reviewer to attend your event, please contact us! INFO@NUEBOX.ORG

The views expressed by the authors are theirs alone and do not reflect the views, positions, or opinions of [nueBOX] or [nueBOX] staff.

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Revealing through the cracks: Responses to Breaking Ground part 2

February 11, 2020

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October 27, 2019

The Scene:

Moving through the parking lot of a dark strip mall on the outskirts of a campus town. You know the kind: angular buildings of nearly identical business fronts, blinds drawn against being forgotten to a bygone era. Two people are unloading something out of a...

August 18, 2019

Upstairs at the Armory the [nueBOX] studio is a soft-lit sunset fuchsia glow. A handful of people
are lounging on the floor, against the walls in pairs and trios— Entering, it feels as though the
speculation has already commenced and we are the query. Strange Intimacy....

March 2, 2019

"Who orders fast food in floor-length fur? Jordan Daniels does. From the moment they enter the dining room, this ensemble cast commands, seduces, dizzies, and teases." Read the rest of Ada McCartney's review of Julie Akerly's "Love. Laugh. Fork....

March 14, 2018

In a rehearsal for Eleanor, Jordan Daniel’s warms up with the five dancers who embody his
choreography. He directs the movement with phrases like,

“Let your spine echo throughout the body.”
“Search for pleasure.”
“Start from the floor and find your connective through l...

December 30, 2017

On experiencing the second sold-out performance of ‘Eggshells and Honey’: Before it begins the rooftop crowd gathers energy— stark shadows sparking on frigid concrete, a dry chill rides the air. Talk turns to eggshells, how paying for calcium supplements is a waste of...

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