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Esperanza Dance Project presents 
Emerging Choreographer's Showcase

UPCOMING EVENT!

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Esperanza Dance Project presents: EMERGING CHOREOGRAPHER'S SHOWCASE! 

Tucson, Arizona, June 4th, 2022 – Esperanza Dance Project (EDP), a Tucson-based non-profit organization committed to using dance to eradicate stigma, secrecy and shame associated with surviving childhood sexual violence, will host its annual Emerging Choreographer’s Showcase on Saturday, June 4th. This event will include the premiere of 6 new works by emerging choreographer’s, a performance of “House of Hope,” EDP’s classic repertoire, and an art exhibit featuring local artists. A reception with the artists will immediately follow the performance. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served. The event will be held at the Tucson Museum of Art Sculpture Garden, located at 140 N. Main Az, Tucson, AZ 85701. This event is open to the public. Suggested donation of $15. 

WHO: Esperanza Dance Project (EDP), a Tucson-based non-profit organization committed to using dance to eradicate stigma, secrecy and shame associated with surviving childhood sexual violence. 

WHAT: Hosts Annual Emerging Choreographer’s Showcase and Art Reception

WHEN: Saturday, June 4th, 6:00pm. This event is open to the public. Suggested donation of $15. 

WHERE: Tucson Museum of Art Sculpture Garden, 140 N. Main Ave, Tucson, Az 85701

WHY: The event will feature the premiere of 6 new works by emerging choreographer’s, a performance of “House of Hope,” (EDP’s classic repertoire), and an art exhibit featuring local artists. A reception with the artists will immediately follow the performance. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served. 

This event has a current CALL TO ARTISTS!
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Esperanza Dance Project is currentLy seeking submissions from local artists to exhibit work for a one night only Emerging Choreographer’s Showcase!

Deadline for Submissions: MAY 15TH, 2022

Requirements: 

  • Artists are required to attend this event.

  • Artists are responsible for bringing their work ready to hang and collecting any unsold pieces at the end of the event. 

  • Needed: easels or tables to help showcase the work. Tabletop or freestanding easels needed.

  • Artists are required to help spread the word leading up to the event. Artists must follow EDP on instagram (@esperanzadanceaz). Graphics will be provided but sharing on social media is a must! Any promo you want to do leading up to the event we 100% support and would love to collaborate! 


Please Note: 

  • This is an open call! All subject matter and media accepted! 

  • After the performance, a reception will be held for viewing the artwork and meeting the artists and dancers.

  • Make sure your piece is ready to hang, or you provide table top easels or any other ideal viewing props. This is an outdoor event and setting up the work will be unique. Want to help volunteer at the event? We got you

  • Artists are welcome to offer their work for sale during the event. Artists will be responsible for all monetary transactions surrounding art sales, please come prepared to accept venmo/paypal/cash etc. EDP will not be taking any percentage of sales or acting as the conduit for art related sales. 

Start by believing.
We support survivors and educate communities through the transformative power of dance.
Your donation matters. A financial contribution to Esperanza Dance Project allows us to help others find support and healing from childhood sexual violence, empower young adults as peer advocates and present multimedia performances to youth and the Arizona community at large.

She had an anatomical heart with wings tattooed on her forearm with the Spanish word “esperanza,” which translates to “hope.” Was this tattoo her desperate attempt to find hope in her life when in reality, she had spiraled deeply to a place of complete hopelessness?

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Our mission is to eradicate stigma, secrecy and shame associated with surviving childhood sexual violence.

EDP operates out of Tucson, Arizona. 

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Trigger warning

Trigger warning: This website includes information and content referring to sexual violence and may  have the potential to cause intense emotions for any reader.