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

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May 20, 2015

ARTEL is an event where the worlds of visual and performance art exist side by side.  It is a chance to share audiences, to expose viewers to something new, and to stumble upon unexpected experiences.  ARTEL 2015 showcased more performances than any previous ARTEL even...

May 15, 2015

Gray Matter is the newest work produced by Jasmine Nunn during her residency at [nueBOX].  Throughout the work, Nunn does an excellent job of portraying strong technical skills through subtle, gestural movement. It takes a strong creator to focus their work on the stre...

April 10, 2015

Thousands of people walked the infamous First Friday event on Roosevelt Row. Meanwhile, I was at the MonOrchid Gallery to see Grace Gallagher’s premiere of “40 Love Letters.” The 9pm performance also featured Tanner Boyer's tender work, "Ghosts We Knew," and Mikaylah...

March 22, 2015

Mac & Co. under the creative direction of Micaela Church and Li Pei Khoo, premiered “1.0” at Third Street Theater in Downtown Phoenix. The evening contained 11 dance pieces, a video and live music. The works presented were a mixture of solos, duets and ensemble pieces....

March 6, 2015

Simply Three and Epik Dance Company are a match made in a theatrical Utopia.  Both groups present a clear historical understanding of their form, but are able to entertain audiences by including elements of pop culture, and exposing their inner stooge (referring to the...

February 28, 2015

I sat, waiting for change, and waiting for stillness, and right when I eased into the comfort of passing time, change or stillness arrived.  This was the road I traveled during Inkyung Lee’s work, “waiting for a passenger/ ship go to sea.”

The dancers worked their bodie...

February 15, 2015

Over Valentine’s Day weekend, Scorpius Dance Theatre presented “David and Lisa: An Unusual Love Story.” This performance was marketed as a “must see on your Valentine’s Day weekend” event, giving me the impression that I would be seeing a romantic love story about how...

November 16, 2014

“Now that is the kind of dance that I can get into,” is what I heard the couple behind me say as they exited “Underland: White Nightmare II,” presented this weekend by Halo Movement Collective.  The twisted take on Alice and Wonderland did not disappoint.

The set w...

October 15, 2014

“The Bad and the Beautiful” was a fitting title for Center Dance Ensemble‘s season opener at the Herberger Theater Center this weekend. The work in the show ranged all the way from the organically beautiful work of guest choreographer Diane McNeal Hunt, to the archaica...

September 28, 2014

ARTELPHX, a three night festival that transforms The Clarendon Hotel and Spa into an immersive visual and performing arts experience, housed 25 artists this weekend. Participants wander the hotel’s exterior corridors to seek out the next installation or performance int...

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