The annual inter-tribal activities and artisan’s marketplace featuring Native American tribes from around the United States, hosted by Southern Arizona’s Tohono O’odham Nation (Sonoran Desert People). Categories include team dancing, hoop dance, drum contest, owl dance, inter-tribal dances, and many more. San Xavier | 1950 W San Xavier Rd | 10 am entry
A company of dancer-illusionists based in Washington, Connecticut, founded in 1981 by choreographer Moses Pendleton.MOMIX developed out of work Pendleton did for a celebration of Erik Satie at the Paris Opera in 1978. The company is named after a solo, “Momix,” that Pendleton created for the 1980 Winter Olympics in Moscow, which derives its name from a milk supplement fed to veal calves. An offshoot of the dance company Pilobolus, which Pendleton co-founded in 1971, MOMIX presents works that combine acrobatics, dance, gymnastics, mime, props, and film in a theatrical setting. The company has successfully toured internationally, performing on five continents. via wiki Centennial Hall | 1020 E University | 7pm
The Russian Grand Ballet presents full-length classic production of the world’s most famous ballet, Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, featuring Russia’s brightest ballet stars.
Swan Lake (from 1895), together with The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker, forms part of the big three of Russian nineteenth century ballets. Composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, together with choreographer Marius Petipa, raised both ballet music and dance as an art form to new heights with this piece.
There’s a good reason why SWAN LAKE is so often called the ‘ballet of all ballets’. The combination of pure romanticism, the story about love and deception and Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet music all continue to reach new generations of audiences. via RGB fb Fox Theatre | 17 W Congress | 730pm
The Tir Conaill Academy of Irish Dance proudly presents their third annual Irish cabaret in Tucson, Arizona. Come see Irish dance, music and song, with something for everyone! You will enjoy a wonderful mix of dance numbers, with dancers from the very young to seasoned champions. You will tap your feet to the Irish traditional tunes and songs, and be surprised at some with a contemporary twist. You will be dazzled by the varied choreography, from graceful ballet-like numbers to the crowd pleasing rat-a-tat taps at lightening speed. Experience Irish culture vibrant and alive in Tucson! Leo Rich Theatre TCC | 260 S Church | 5pm
Speak Easy offers a glimpse into the underground culture of illicit liquor sales in NYC nightclubs through the eyes of American female journalist for The New Yorker Magazine, Lois Long (dance by Shelly Hawkins) and founding editor, Harold Ross (danced by Jeff Bacigalupo). A fictional love story develops between Ross and Long as they experience excitement of the night and realities of the day. Ross hires Lois to review nightly escapades of drinking, dancing, socializing, her encounters with bootleggers, flappers, vaudeville stars and music legends, all danced by ADP’s professional dancers known for their technical abilities fused with sophisticated acting.Speak Easy will transport the audience back in time through the art of dance, music and a good old-fashioned love story. Stevie Eller Dance Theatre | 1713 E University | Tickets & Showtimes
The company’s pioneering spirit arises from a dual set of home cities: Aspen, nestled in the Rocky Mountains, and Santa Fe, gracing the Southwestern plateau. Shaping the cultural landscape of these communities – and influencing the dance field at large – is a contemporary ballet company now nearly two decades old.
A deep commitment to curating new ballets while cultivating choreographic talent has resulted in a catalogue of adventurous repertoire. A European sensibility glossed with American ebullience forges ASFB’s aesthetic, as the company has come to epitomize the contemporary-classical genre. Centennial Hall | 1020 E University | 7:30pm