The Scarab Thief is a family-friendly show about friendship, adventure, and sacrifice inspired by story elements of the classic ballet, The Pharoah’s Daughter. Follow the adventures of an archeologist who, caught up in a windstorm in the deserts of Egypt, takes refuge in an ancient tomb full of riches, and a new friend who will take her on an adventure from the banks of the Nile River, through an ancient Egyptian court, and even to the grand scales of the Book of the Dead. Original choreography by the members of Mesilla Valley Dance Collective tell a story through genres of dance ranging from classical ballet, to modern dance, as well as saber twirling and live vocal performances.
575dance, located in Alamogordo, NM is a professional dance stuido specializing in quality training in a wide variety of styles. Personality and creativity are taught with equal emphasis to healthy technique. Dancers of all ages are welcomed.
Human Nature Contemporary Ballet (HNCB) is a local dance company from El Paso, TX, founded by Rafael Chavez and Jose Barraza. HNCB uses dance as a way of self expression with Ballet forming the foundation for our movement. We push to show the humanity behind the art and remove the mystique placed on dance. Our goal is for our audience to see the dancers as people, not as the ethereal beings often portrayed in classical ballet. Dance is something that transcends language and connects us not only as people but as humans.
Sazhrah (pronounced sawz-rah), grew up in a family that was into fantasy, role-play, and encouraged use of the imagination in every facet possible. As a proud fantasy nerd and avid storyteller Sazhrah grew up to become a performance artist. Her experience includes stage acting with Shakespeare on the Rocks and other companies, fusion dancing, and now photography. She is fascinated by surreal artists, the history of photography, fantasy and folk tales from around the world, the macabre, the bizarre, and the beautiful. Her influences come from her own life and those she feels blessed to have encountered as an artist.