9 Must-See Dance Events During the Valley's 2013-14 Season

Categories: Dance

Kryziz Bonny
Dance fans, get ready. The season's almost here.
The dance scene in the Valley is gearing back up after a summer-long hiatus from the grind of rehearsals and performances. But as with many things Phoenix, the dance world can feel disparate and hard to navigate. Lucky for you, we've done the hard work and gathered the dance events you don't want to miss this coming season. With most of the local company's schedules set and months of touring shows to look forward to on the books, we're already anticipating the visual feast.

See also:
10 Must-See Plays During the 2013-14 Valley Theater Season

Seven Deadly Sins
Center Dance Ensemble
Herberger Theater
October 24-27

As always, the Center Dance Ensemble's season lineup includes four major concerts. This year, the resident company of the Herberger Theater is kicking it off with its own interpretation of the Seven Deadly Sins. If there's ever been a boring iteration of this theme, then we haven't seen or heard of it, which is why this might be worth watching even if you're not big into modern dance or this company. The show will also feature The Tragedy of Othello, another classic story with more than enough material to inspire a great performance.

Ballet Arizona
Symphony Hall
October 31-November 3

As far as classic ballets go, Cinderella has all the requisite parts, but since it's also a story ballet, it offers a theatricality that you don't find with more traditional works, like Giselle (which is still one of our favorite ballets ever). There are interesting and entertaining characters to drive the action, and there's a story that anyone can follow, even without dialogue. And as for Ib Andersen's take on the story, we haven't seen it first-hand, but in 2011, it was called "one of the best things I've ever seen in Phoenix" by the Republic, and that's enough to pique our interest.

Location Info


Herberger Theater Center

222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Phoenix Theatre's Little Theatre

100 E. McDowell, Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Symphony Hall

75 N. 2nd. St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

Tempe Center for the Arts

700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, AZ

Category: General

Mesa Arts Center

1 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ

Category: General

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, AZ

Category: General

Centennial Hall at University of Arizona

1020 E. University Blvd., Tucson, AZ

Category: General

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