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NEXT EVENT: Saturday April 28 2018
7:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Dance in the Desert

Community share-out from 2:30–4 p.m.; Pachanga from 5–7 p.m., April 28

As part of the inaugural Dance in the Desert convening, the public is invited to attend a community share-out featuring a short dance performance and a public reception.

Latinx dancemakers, arts administrators and scholars from throughout the region and across the country will gather in Phoenix from April 26 through 28, 2018, for the inaugural convening of Dance in the Desert, a unique opportunity for the Latinx dance community to come together, deepen relationships and expand research for the field.

The three-day convening will conclude on April 28 with the community share-out and public reception. Community members are invited to attend this pair of free public events:

Community share-out 

2:30–4:30 p.m., April 28
Grant Street Studios
, 605 E. Grant St., Phoenix

In public conversation, dancemakers will discuss the challenges and opportunities ahead for Latinx dance and researchers will share a summary of preliminary data collected at the gathering. The community share out will open with a dance performance.


5–7 p.m., April 28
Phoenix Hostel and Cultural Center, 1026 N. Ninth St., Phoenix AZ 85006

This festive reception will offer members of the community an opportunity to connect with Dance in the Desert organizers and participants over food and drinks.

Dance in the Desert is conceived and organized by Tucson-based choreographer and dancer Yvonne Montoya, who is currently a post-graduate fellow in dance at Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts in the Projecting All Voices initiative.

Partners for this event include Safos Dance Theatre; AZ ArtWorker, an initiative of the Arizona Commission on the Arts funded by a grant from the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation; Liz Lerman LLC; Phoenix Hostel and Cultural Center; and Projecting All Voices, an initiative launched by ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts and supported by ASU Gammage. This project received support from WESTAF and the National Endowment for the Arts. 

For more information please contact:
Various locations, Grant Street Studios and Phoenix Hostel and Cultural Center