The Arizona State University School of Film, Dance and Theatre is holding a monthlong celebration of dance this April consisting of three events: Latin Sol, SpringDanceFest and Come AZ You Are.
Guest artists from all around the world will be sharing their experiences and passion for dance through performances, lectures and classes. Work created by ASU students, faculty and staff will also be showcased throughout these events. The stunningly diverse work shown in this celebration creates a bridge between the arts community both on and off campus.
The month of dance kicks off this weekend with Latin Sol, an annual three-day festival that celebrates social dance forms from the Latino perspective. This weekend-long festival offers a multitude of events including lectures by visiting guest artists, social/performance dance workshops, dance performances and evening social dancing. Local and out-of-state artists share their perspectives and experiences in the social dance community. Latin Sol encourages everyone with a passion for dance — whether they are a dancer or non-dancer — to come participate.
The festival runs from 6 to 10 p.m. April 5 and from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. April 6 and 7, at the ASU Student Pavilion on the Tempe campus. For more information on the festival and to register, visit latinsolfestival.com.
The annual SpringDanceFest concert is the culminating event of the School of Film, Dance and Theatre’s dance series this season. The breathtaking works in this event feature student, faculty, staff and guest artist choreography. The concert highlights dance for stage, screen and tech and features some of the eclectic dance styles and creative approaches offered in the dance program.
SpringDanceFest will be held April 12–14 at the Paul V. Galvin Playhouse on ASU’s Tempe campus. For more information and tickets, visit filmdancetheatre.asu.edu/events.
Come AZ You Are
Come Az You Are is a four-day mini festival celebrating spaces of affirmation and radical joy through art as social (inter)action. The interdisciplinary festival is inspired by Vogue/ballroom culture rooted from LGBT communities and is open to all (think "Paris is Burning" or "PoseFX"). The biannual program bridges the beautifully diverse communities on campus and in worlds outside of ASU to foster transformational community through arts and culture. This year's festival hosts dynamic local and national artists and offers performances, battles, fashion shows and more. This is part of the Sol Motion series and cuts across the disciplines of dance, fashion, theater/design, music and more. For a complete list of events happening April 24–28, visit the Come Az You Are Facebook page.
Witten by Victoria Phillips, administrative intern, ASU SpringDanceFest