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.

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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 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.