Ballet Arizona is thrilled to announce its season finale production, the world premiere of Eroica, the latest grand work from acclaimed Artistic Director Ib Andersen. Audiences are invited to experience the beauty of the Arizona desert, Andersen’s Ballet Arizona company, and Beethoven’s Third Symphony, in a production that speaks directly to the soul. Eroica will be performed May 15-June 2, 2018, at Desert Botanical Garden.
Eroica is the second new work in a series of five annual performances at the Garden that are made possible by gifts from the Dorrance Family Foundation, Carol and Randy Schilling, and supporters of the New Works Initiative.
Andersen’s previous work at the Garden inspired The New York Times chief dance critic Alastair Macaulay to designate Ballet Arizona as “one of the most enterprising companies anywhere”. In this newest production, the world-renowned Andersen challenges conventional expectations and reawakens the human spirit in an immersive tribute to the past, present, and future. Eroica promises to be one of Andersen’s most important works, pushing the boundaries of ballet and pursuing a deeper understanding of what it is to be human today.
“I hope that people come out of this experience with a lot of different ideas and feelings,” Andersen said. “Eroica is going to be a very visual show, one that leaves you with an uplifting message in the end, with hope and trust in humanity.”
Ballet Arizona's Eroica