The Esperanza Dance Project is a community based collaboration that uses a multimedia dance performance to educate about the issue of childhood sexual violence and deliver a message of hope, strength and empowerment.

CanvasRebel Magazine Interview

Canvas Rebel Interview: Meet Beth Braun 


"We caught up with the brilliant and insightful Beth Braun a few weeks ago and have shared our conversation below.

What’s the most rewarding aspect of being a creative in your experience?

For me the most rewarding aspect of being an artist is the opportunity I have every day to impact the lives of people who experience my art. My experience with art has been that I have the ability to communicate in a deeper way that mere words may not be able. It is incredibly rewarding for me to be able to express myself in a positive way and have the opportunity to inspire others through my art. I have personally seen how challenging and overwhelming life can be. Dance has literally saved my life numerous times and I feel grateful and honored to be able to inspire and share a sense of hope with others who might be experiencing their own challenges through my art. Equally rewarding is having the means to spread passion, beauty and joy through dance."

Arizona Lotus Radio Interview

September 2021 Interview with Artistic Director Beth Braun on Lifestyle Tucson through the Arizona Lotus Corp Radio Station. Thank you for listening!

EDP Interview with Lifestyle TucsonEsperanza Dance Project
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Photographs by Larry Hanelin

All Esperanza photographs are by photographer Larry Hanelin. Please click on each photo for additional information. 

Featured Photographs

Recent collaboration with Larry Hanelin for  his exhibit"Dance in the Time of Covid" using infrared photography and photoshoots in Sabino Canyon. All rights reserved.

Learn more about this project here.

Performance Photographs

Photographs from Esperanza Dance Project Performance "House of Hope"

All Esperanza photographs are by photographer Larry Hanelin. Please click on each photo for additional information. 

Featured Article

Meet Beth Braun 

VoyagePhoenix Magazine - Inspiring Stories Series

Getting Over the Pain 
EDP's Premiere Performance

Tucson Weekly, 6/16/2011 

Stop Rape: Take Back the Night
EDP performs at Take Back the Night on the University of Arizona Campus, 2012

Tucson Citizen, 4/9/2012

Dance Project Raises Awareness on Abuse
EDP performs at Pima Community College

Arizona Daily Wildcat 11/04/2014

Casa Libre, October 2011

Photograph(s) of the Week: Esperanza Dance Project Debuts

University High School - The Perspective February 2012

Esperanza Dance Project: November 20th Show

University High School - The Perspective December 2011

Esperanza Dance Project “House of Hope”

University High School - The Perspective February 2015

What Does Esperanza Mean to You?

University High School - The Perspective February 2015

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During each performance, blank notecards are handed out to all audience members. The audience are encouraged to write something down anonymously on the notecard some time during the performance. Questions, concerns and comments are then collected and addressed in the discussion following the performance. This is a compilation of some of the recent notes collected.