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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November 27, 2017

Gratitude: the first word that comes to mind when I think of Bill T. Jones.  I am grateful for the legacy of his work, for the Master that he is, for the poise of his choreography, for his philosophy as a thinker, for the multiracial/multinational/multicultural space o...

November 14, 2017


I hadn’t been to see a full on ballet production since I was a child. I had watched countless youTube videos of Swan Lake including the black and white swan pas de deux & the infamous 32 foutte turns, I had seen the movie Black Swan, and I had just finished a l...

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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