Breaking Ground

Tempe Center for the Arts to host annual contemporary dance festival

Breaking Ground Contemporary Dance Festival comes to Tempe Center for the Arts, offering a weekend of performances, master classes and social events featuring some of the most important voices in contemporary dance today.

“In the direction of the unknown” by Conder/dance
Choreography by Carley Conder
PHOTO BY CARLOS VELARDE

The festival will be held over the course of two days, January 24 and 25. Tightly curated by a panel of nationally recognized adjudicators, this annual event features cutting-edge choreographers, filmmakers and performers from Arizona and around the nation.

Highlights of the Festival include CONDER/dance’s work commissioned by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation celebrating Taliesin West’s inhabitants and architecture, Andrea Ordaz‘s piece which examines cultural heritage and the concept of one’s homeland, and Alyssandra Katherine Wu‘s piece based on her grandfather’s journey from China to mainland America.

Nationally recognized as one of the most innovative contemporary dance festivals in the U.S., 2020 Breaking Ground Contemporary Dance Festival is presented by CONDER/dance. Led by Artistic Director Carley Conder, CONDER/dance is comprised of the top contemporary dancers in Phoenix, including members of Arizona State University‘s dance faculty and independent artists from around the state.


Breaking Ground Contemporary Dance Festival

January 24 and 25, 7:30 p.m.

Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe

For more information, visit tempecenterforthearts.com or conderdance.com.

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