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Contemporary Moves: An Evening of Three Short Ballets

Date(s) – 09/22/2022 – 09/25/2022
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm



Ballet Arizona kicks off its 37th season with a program designed to move you. Contemporary Moves features four diverse works of unrelated and short ballets from some of the most masterful choreographers of our time. These works include Within the Golden Hour by Christopher Wheeldon, Second to Last by Alejando Cerrudo, Pacopepepluto by AlejandoCerrudo, and a new work by Company Dancer, Nayon Iovino.

Within the Golden Hour, one of Christopher Wheeldon’s most acclaimed works, is a ballet in seven movements. This piece showcases the virtuosity of the dancers with entrancing patterns and a thrilling finale. Second to Last returns to the stage since its Arizona premiere in 2013, with poignant music and intricate choreography, this piece is a feast for the eyes and ears. Performed to three of Dean Martin’s most famous hits, Pacopepepluto adds humor and lightness to an evening of dance through the wit and charm of its three soloists. Visually stunning and charming, Pacopepepluto will leave you smiling through it all. Nayon Iovino, named “Best Up-and-Coming Choreographer” by AZCentral, will present a brand-new piece to finish off an evening of exquisite dancing.


September 22, 2022 at 7:00 pm


September 23, 2022 at 7:30 pm


September 24, 2022 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm


September 25, 2022 at 1:00 pm

Location: Orpheum Theatre – 203 W Adams St. Phoenix, AZ 85003

Ticket Cost: $35 – $189

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