Tucson’s only professional ballet company has announced the return of their critically acclaimed Pop Up Performances. Tucsonans can experience the inspiring talent of the company’s professional dancers outdoors at unique settings throughout the city. Ballet Tucson is thrilled to be returning to the Tucson Museum of Art and to add two new locations to their lineup: Brandi Fenton Memorial Park and Rillito Regional Park. These performances include five new choreographic works by Associate Director Chieko Imada and Ballet Master Daniel Precup that feature a diverse array of dance styles and moods, from comedic to contemplative.
Performances will take place on weekends throughout April (with the possibility of more dates and locations to follow) and adhere to local safety policies. The company urges attendees to visit their website in advance of each performance for details at www.ballettucson.org/performances-and-tickets.
Brandi Fenton Memorial Park: Sunday, April 18, 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. (free to the public)
Rillito Regional Park: Saturday, April 24, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. (free to the public)
After Ballet Tucson’s Fall and Holiday Pop Up Performances received such a highly positive response, the organization has been committed to offering more in 2021.
“It was very inspiring to see how much our community loved each of our previous Pop Up Performances,” says Margaret Mullin, the company’s Artistic Associate and Media Director. “It is very clear that people are missing the experience of attending live performances. Having the opportunity to see the beauty of dance in person (and in such a unique way) is very powerful and uplifting for our audiences, and we are grateful to be able to reconnect with them.”
Ballet Tucson is also offering a variety of digital content free to the public through their newly created YouTube channel; including Ballet Tucson 101 with Zippora Karz, Dancer Profile videos and their For the Love of Ballet digital event at www.bit.ly/Ballet-Tucson-YouTube.
More details can be found at their website at www.ballettucson.org.