Dance

5 Must-See Dance Performances in Metro Phoenix This Fall

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This year, Scorpius dancer and aerial artist Gavin Sisson will play Viktor, the vampire king, a role originated by David Starry. And we have a good feeling that Sisson will take the dark, creepy role, originated to new heights (literally).

The show opens Thursday, October 2, at Phoenix Theatre, 100 East McDowell Road. Performances continue in the Hormel Theatre through Saturday, October 10. Tickets are $25 to $45 and available through www.phoenixtheatre.com. Find more info about the show at www.scorpiusdance.com.

Arizona Dance Festival Tempe Center for the Arts October 10 and 11

More than 20 dance companies are set to perform at the 2014 Arizona Dance Festival Showcase at Tempe Center for the Arts. Expect a broad range of genre, style, and skill level, as the festival features student, emerging, and professional groups that are Phoenix-based or from around the country. Representing Arizona's dance scene will be Terpsicore Dance Company, Dulce Dance Company, and Desert Dance Theatre, to name a few.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $13 for students and available by calling 480-350-2822 or through www.tempe.gov/tca. Shows start at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, October 10 and 11, with each evening presenting a unique lineup of performers. Visit www.desertdancetheatre.org for more.

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Becky Bartkowski is an award-winning journalist and the arts and music editor at New Times, where she writes about art, fashion, and pop culture.
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