Though this winter's dance calendar promises much in the way of tradition and holiday spirit, those looking for more cutting edge offerings have something to look forward to in the spring.
CONDER/dance founder Carley Conder has announced the artist lineup for the eighth annual Breaking Ground contemporary dance festival, slated for March 20 and 21.
Each year Conder reviews performance submissions from around the world and selects a handful to participate in her boundary-pushing movement festival, which incorporates film elements into its stage shows.
The 2015 lineup of Breaking Ground includes:
- Lily Baldwin
- Suzanne Beahrs
- Selene Carter
- Cat Cogliandro of catastrophe
- Carley Conder of CONDER/dance
- Maria Gillespie of Oni Dance
- Eric Handman
- Keith Johnson of Keith Johnson/Dancers
- Aaron McGloin of Aaron McGloin Dance
- Joshua L. Peugh of Dark Circles Dance Company
- Jopsu Ramu of musuta
- Nadar Rosano
On December 15, Conder will announce the lineup of 20 participating Arizona-based artists who will perform in public spaces between 7:30 and 8 p.m. at Tempe Center for the Arts prior to the Breaking Ground stage shows.
The festival also will include five master classes open to the public and an after-party.
Tickets to Breaking Ground 2015 are $20 and one sale now through tca.ticketforce.com and by calling 480-350-2822. Performances begin at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, March 20 and 21, at Tempe Center for the Arts. Each night features a unique lineup. For more information, visit www.conderdance.com.