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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June 22, 2014

The BETA Dance Festival is the first local artist festival that I have seen since moving to the valley that showcased a variety of contemporary and avante garde work, works in progress, and finished pieces.  The work that was presented was articulate and mature, and th...

June 22, 2014

BETA Dance Festival was the first local artist festival I have witnessed in the valley that showcased contemporary work, while also providing an opportunity for avante-garde dance work.  The ticket prices were a modest $10, which was an extremely fair amount for the qu...

June 21, 2014

Terpsicore dance completed their season with Voices and Movement at Tempe Center for the Arts, June 20-21.  The first half of the show consisted of several short ballet pieces accompanied by live vocalists.   The six vocalists were extremely entertaining, and were able...

June 7, 2014

CONSequence, by Grace Gallagher, was rooted in passion and herculean technique.  Gallagher’s choreographic thumbprint seamlessly integrates urban, jazz, and modern dance styles into a powerful, hard-hitting, and successfully awkward movement vocabulary. 

The m...

June 1, 2014

​Dulce Dance Company and guest choreographers transformed the Icehouse in downtown Phoenix during the company’s season performance, un nue vo aliento (a new breath).  Candy Jimenez’ choreography reflected her physically intense aesthetic and gravitational pull toward t...

June 1, 2014

“Innovations” presented by Ballet Arizona provided opportunities for Ballet Arizona dancers to choreograph and present their own work. The choreographers adapted traditional ballet structures, and infiltrated contemporary and urban dance styles into their work.  One of...

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