Up Coming Event: PROJECT 2012 - April 19, 20, 21 @ 7:30PM and April 22 @ 2PM
Organized in 1977 in California, A Ludwig Dance Theatre moved to Tempe in 1979 and began its ongoing Arizona involvement with creating and community.
The New York Times wrote:
"Ludwig's pieces careen through a wide assortment of female responses in theatre-dance that has all the ragged, irrational reasonableness of life lived slightly below the polite formalities."
As astute observer of human behavior, Ludwig’s work surrounds us with quality of life issues which explore domestic violence, homelessness, women and men’s roles in society, drug and alcohol abuse, gender preferences, ravages of war, aging, love, marriage, divorce and Alzheimer’s disease, as well as the sheer joy of dancing with flavors from swing, tango, waltz and country.
It is the philosophy of A Ludwig Dance Theatre that whether engaging a room full of first graders or pushing the boundaries for an adult audience, the ease of performance and the humor of the moment goes a long distance in enticing even the most wary into a conversation with the dance.
Over the past 30 years, the work has been seen in cities and towns throughout Arizona: Ajo, Bisbee, Chandler, Flagstaff, Gilbert, Green Valley, Kingman, Mesa, Page, Payson, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Prescott, Scottsdale, Show Low, Sierra Vista, Snowflake, Springerville, Tempe, Tuba City, and Tucson.
The Company has traveled to California, Nevada, Massachusetts, New York, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, Oregon, Louisiana, Florida, Wyoming; and to Germany, as well as a three month teaching and performing residency in ten cities and villages in Portugal under the sponsorship of the US Embassy in Lisbon.
A Ludwig Dance Theatre has been on the Touring Roster of the Arizona Commission on the Arts from its inception. This has helped to facilitate sharing dance with thousands, both young and young at heart. With a basic philosophy that co-joins all the arts, A Ludwig Dance Theatre has collaborated with artists, composers, sculptors, symphonies, actors, writers, costume artists, musicians, videographers, dancers of all genres and all ages, performing artists, an attorney and judge, and chef.