Site Owner? Start here


A different kind of dance since 1977

Up Coming Event: PROJECT 2012 - April 19, 20, 21 @ 7:30PM and April 22 @ 2PM

John Waddell


Known for directly facing off with some of societies more perplexing events, this year’s production is no exceptionAfter the April 20 performance of Looking Back; Moving Forward, the Board of Directors of A Ludwig Dance Theatre is hosting a reception to honor and thank artist John Waddell for his ongoing enthusiasm for the dance. The special VIP event takes place immediately after the Friday concert in Lounge 101 of the Tempe Center for the Arts.  See ‘tickets’ for VIP concert/reception price.*

A Ludwig Dance was first introduced to John Waddell’s work in the early 1980’s when core dancer Beth Lessard introduced John and choreographer Ann Ludwig.

John subsequently portrayed the dancers, Lessard and Ludwig, and donated the resulting work to the Company for a fund raising event.   

The wonder of the human body, the energy of the movement coaxed Ludwig and Waddell into a collaboration in 2005 that included three 800 pound sculptures in a work titled A Woman I Know.   This evening length work was dedicated to a mother, a daughter and a dancer friend, all who lost battles none should have had to fight.**

The A Ludwig Dance Theatre is honored to call artists Ruth and John Waddell friends and is privileged to honor John and his specific commitment to the dance in all of us.

* Performance and John Waddell Reception $50 VIP ticket. (Buy Tickets)
VIP tickets limited.

Auction of John Waddell paintings and drawings

Silent Auction: Seven works on paper from John Waddell’s early career

Art displayed in the lobby 7:00pm until 9:30pm

To view the work before April 20, please call Beth Lessard at 480-838-5551 for an appointment

The Friday, April 20 performance is dedicated to John Waddell and will be followed by a reception in his honor in Lounge 101. Tickets for both concert and reception are priced at $50 and may be ordered at the TCA box office 480-350-2822 or online at

** YouTube clip of A Woman I Know


Powered by liveSite