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The Language of the Soul: An Incredible Season of Dance Onstage at Mesa Arts Center!

January 24, 2023

 

Prolific choreographer and dancer Martha Graham has said: Dance is the hidden language of the soul.

There’s nothing like choreographed movement in bold, soft and expressive ways to reach and speak to your soul. Dance performances at Mesa Arts Center make that language clear and convincing through an outstanding lineup on the calendar for the second part of the 22–23 season. Purchase tickets and bring anyone in your life who loves the art of dance or who'd like a world-class introduction to how it's done.

 

 

First up: Pilobolus, January 27.

Founded in 1971, Pilobolus celebrates 50 years of bringing unique dance to the world on this tour. They put the "Oh!" in the Big Five-Oh on our Ikeda stage, sharing what’s made them known worldwide. Pilobolus tests the limits of human physicality while exploring the beauty and power of connected bodies. Through their pieces, collaborations, education and appearances, they demonstrate inventive ways of looking at the human body and each other. Get tickets for this one-of-a-kind experience!

 

 

Next, Dancing with the Stars: Live! 2023 Tour, March 5. **3:00 PM show added**

This show brings the ballroom to the stage and features Season 31 Finalist Gabby Windey as co-host with special guests and professionals straight from the televised competition. Dancing with the Stars has become a national sensation, with heroes from entertainment, sports and more giving their best and developing week after week on the way to becoming incredible dancers. In the live tour, you’ll see dazzling routines in every style, jaw-dropping talent and non-stop entertainment. A 3:00 PM show has just been added, with great seats still available. Get tickets now for what will be an evening to remember!

 

 

Don’t miss the iconic Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, April 7 & 8.  

Who knew that a company formed back in 1958 would continue to push the boundaries of dance almost 65 years later? As an exciting platform for young, Black modern dancers, the Alvin Ailey American Theater lives, breathes, moves and forever continues to change the perception of American dance. At the start of Black History Month, Alvin Ailey Dance Theater begins performances on their 2023 North American tour reaching 22 cities. The Company performs new and classic works. If you haven’t seen them, you must experience them live. And if you have, you won’t want to miss their triumphant return to our stage. Get your tickets today!

 

 

To conclude our dance lineup, Riverdance, May 3–7. 

For over 25 years, nothing’s carried the energy, sensuality and spectacle of Riverdance. This powerful, stirring reinvention of the beloved favorite is celebrated worldwide for its thrilling energy and passion through Irish and international dance. People unfamiliar with Riverdance may think it’s only step-dancing, but it’s so much more. The show features various acts and scenes expressing a wide range of costume, dance style, theme and music. Pieces hark back to history, nature and strength of all people. There’s magic and beauty, humor and pathos and a spirit that’s hard to categorize or contain. Don’t miss this remarkable show. Get tickets for your family and friends to share in the joy of this performance!

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