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Come see us in Tempe!!!

Desert Dance Theatre presents the Arizona Dance Festival 2021.
Friday-Saturday, October 22 & 23 at 6:30 pm.


Each evening will showcase different dance artists including emerging artists as well as professional companies from all genres and styles of dance from Arizona and beyond. The festival will begin with performances in the outdoor east breezeway and migrate into the theatre around 7:00 pm. A post-performance “Talk Back” (inside scoop about the dances) will be facilitated by the Arizona Dance Coalition directly after the show.

Purchase tickets to both days and receive $5 off per ticket**

* Ticket must be purchased in the same transaction in order for discount to apply
** Does not apply for group discounted tickets. Tickets for both days must be the same ticket type, and be purchased within the same transaction for discounts to apply.

https://www.tempecenterforthearts.com/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/71135/5071?curm=10&cury=2021

DESERT DANCE THEATRE
presents
Arizona Dance Festival 2021
October 22-23, 2021
6:30pm-9:30pm

Tempe Center for the Arts – East Breezeway & Studio
700 West Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, Arizona 85281

$20 Adult, $15 Senior/ Student / Military, $13 Group of 10+ (Plus service fees)
BOTH SHOWS – $35 Adult, $25 Senior / Student / Military  (Plus service fees)

PURCHASE TICKETS: 480-350-2822 or ONLINE
Read the TCA Covid-19 Policy before purchasing tickets.

Featured Dance Artists and Companies

Friday, October 22nd – Line-up (Alphabetical Order)
Aishani Ganguli (Scottsdale, AZ) – Kathak North Indian Classical Dance
Align Dance Theater / Studio Kinetics LLC (Phoenix, AZ) – Modern Dance
Anandha Ray (Walnut Creek, CA) – Ballet and Modern Dance Film
Canyon Movement Company (Flagstaff, AZ) – Modern Dance
Armando “DECOY” Munoz (Phoenix, AZ) – Hip Hop / Pop Locking Dance
Desert Dance Theatre (Tempe, AZ) – Modern Dance
Flamenco De Leon (Mesa, AZ) – Flamenco
Hoorvash Dance (Paradise Valley, AZ) – Persian Dance
Instinct Dancecorps / Scottsdale Community College (Scottsdale, AZ) – Modern Dance
Jocelyn James (Tucson, AZ) – Modern Dance
Mary Fitzgerald (Phoenix, AZ) & Nicole Bradley Browning (Gilbert, AZ) – Modern Dance
Nannette Brodie Dance Theatre (Long Beach, CA) – Modern Dance
New Moon School of Bellydance (Prescott, AZ) – Classic Bellydance
Suspended Fluidity (Prescott, AZ) – Modern Dance Aerial
SVG DANCE (Phoenix, AZ) – Modern Dance Film
Veronica Silk Dance (Atlanta, GA) – Contemporary Modern Dance

Saturday, October 23rd – Line-up (Alphabetical Order)
Anandha Ray (Walnut Creek, CA) – Modern Dance Film
Angelica DeLashmette Hurst & Allyson Joy Yoder (Tucson, AZ) – Hybrid Collaboration
Astarte Belly Dance Troupe (Gilbert, AZ) – Egyptian Cabaret Belly Dance
Diane McNeal Hunt / ELEVATE DanceWorks (Tempe, AZ) – Contemporary Modern Dance
Erik Canales (Phoenix, AZ) –  Modern Dance
Hoorvash Dance (Paradise Valley, AZ) – Persian Dance
Ignite Collaborative (Scottsdale, AZ) – Modern Dance Film
Movement Source Dance Company (Phoenix, AZ) – Modern Dance
Nannette Brodie Dance Theatre (Long Beach, CA) – Modern Dance
Sanskaar Nritya Dance Academy (Chandler, AZ) – Bharatanatyam Classical Dance of India
Sruti Performing Arts (Chandler, AZ) – Classical & Contemporary Dances of India
Step’s Junk Funk (Mesa, AZ) – Interdisciplinary Movement and Percussion
Tap 24.7 (Phoenix, AZ) – Tap Dance
Veronica Silk Dance (Atlanta, GA) – Contemporary Modern Dance
Wight Noise Dance Company (Peoria, AZ) – Musical Theater
Yumi La Rosa Flamenco Dance Company (Chandler, AZ) – Flamenco Dance

Need more info? Contact Lisa R. Chow at 480-962-4584.

Upcoming events include a special Nutcracker performance in December, a new film in the works with film maker Amanda Kapp, and new choreography for our annual Spring Dance Festival!

Notice:

Dear friends of Canyon Movement Company,
It is with heartfelt love and deepest emotion that we inform you that our studio, Canyon Dance Academy will no longer be in operation as of August 7, 2021. We know this is unexpected. It has been a whirlwind of decision making and consideration during the past few weeks. To honor all of our past students and teachers, we will continue to celebrate our 20th anniversary in our Facebook group culminating with a special NUTCRACKER event. Additionally, the adult COMPANY, Canyon Movement Company will CONTINUE to operate as a 501-c-3 non-profit organization creating and presenting dance and educational opportunities. We have several projects in the works. Thank you for your support. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Gina

Upcoming Events

Celebrating 28 years of dance in Flagstaff with Canyon Movement Company! 

photo by Jake Bacon, Arizona Daily Sun

CONGRATULATIONS TO MISS GINA! THANK YOU FOR YOUR OUTSTANDING WORK AS A DANCER, ARTIST, AND EDUCATOR IN FLAGSTAFF!

THE ARIZONA DANCE COALITION HAS RECOGNIZED GINA WITH THE CREATING CONNECTIONS AWARD. SHE ALSO RECEIVED RECOGNITION FROM THE MAYOR OF FLAGSTAFF, AND THE FLAGSTAFF ARTS COUNCIL.

*Arizona Dance Coalition Facebook announcement here. *Read the article in the Arizona Daily Sun here.
*Mayor Paul Deasy’s Outstanding Achievement Award FB notification here.

SEAN OPENSHAW CREATED A VIDEO CAPTURING THE EVENT. VIEW IT HERE.

 

Please consider making a DONATION
 

 

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We want to take a moment to thank all of our friends and supporters as we navigate these unprecedented times! Thank you for “attending” our virtual festival, for students taking online classes, for donations and moral support! We, like everyone else, keep moving forward with a cautious eye on the future. We can’t wait to see you at a live performance in the future, or in class. We are excited and grateful to announce that the Flagstaff Arts Council has awarded us some emergency relief funds to help us pay our bills during the pandemic. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Award notification link here

Did you see the article in Sunday’s Arizona Daily Sun? 


Thanks to MacKenzie Chase and the Arizona Daily Sun for this great article about the show. 

Did you see our Review of the show at Summerlin Library Performing Arts Center in Las Vegas, July 26, 2019?


The Only Man by Gina Darlington

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Exam Room by Gina Darlington

 
Waltz of the Snowflakes

 


Canyon Movement Company offers ADULT MODERN DANCE CLASSES every Tuesday from 6:15-7:30pm during the summer.   Rotating teachers from the company keep the class exciting and unique.  Open to the public.  $15/class or buy a 10-class pass for $120.



Some of our first films:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMzWfoZXU-I

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