PHOENIX DANCE OBSERVER

THE OBSERVER MANIFESTO:

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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Meaningless(ful?) moments in 'untitled': a cybersex dinner party jazz recital

May 1, 2020

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December 30, 2019

Usually when I walk into a performance there’s a rumble of conversation among the audience before the show begins. The audience members at My Father, My Martyr, and Me, however, are quiet. Seated in a circle at the Helen K. Mason Performing Arts Center, surrounding wha...

October 8, 2019

Let Your Lady Out, like other productions by Leanne Schmidt and Marlene Strang AKA The Ladies, doesn’t give the audience a chance to be passive observers. The Ladies, on their journey of self-embetterment, bring viewers along the path towards a brighter future with the...

September 9, 2019

This is part 2 of a condensed transcript (edited by Dienae Hunter) of a conversation between Sofia Dotta and Dienae Hunter about their reflections on BlakTinx Dance Festival Phoenix 2019. In this part of our conversation we cover Solace, Mi Triste Palomar, One, Trepidi...

September 8, 2019

This is part 1 of a condensed transcript (edited by Dienae Hunter) of a conversation between Sofia Dotta and Dienae Hunter about their reflections on BlakTinx Dance Festival Phoenix 2019. In this part of our conversation we cover Connection Within Our Bodies, Danza Ran...

January 16, 2018

When I arrived at the Crescent Ballroom this past Saturday night, I couldn't help but impatiently crane my neck towards the entrance as I waited in the line extending past the patio and around the building in an effort to see and hear for myself the performances that w...

November 10, 2017

Rooted in ballet tradition, Lisa Starry's “A Vampire Tale” infects the Valley with a contemporary take on narrative ensemble work. But the heteronormativity is stuck in the past. 

A 14-year Valley dance tradition, Lisa Starry's “A Vampire Tale”, promises narra...

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