2022-2023 Beyond Season

 

Are you ready to be moved? To feel joy? To be challenged? To push past the boundaries of a traditional arts experience?

The 2022–2023 ASU Gammage Beyond season is ready to take you beyond the normal arts experience to transport you with bold artists, powerful messages and talent like you have never seen before.

“The uniqueness of the 2022–2023 Beyond series is at its core about human resilience, inspirational women and celebrating the untold stories of richly diverse communities. Brilliant, eclectic and visceral dance and theater will play leading roles in ASU Gammage welcoming back an exciting full Beyond series spanning the human experience — from joy to the wisdom and strength of leaders throughout history and today." - Michael Reed, ASU Gammage Senior Director of Programs and Organizational Initiatives.

Join us for the Beyond Series Preview Night on Thursday, August 25, 2022 from 6–8 p.m.

REGISTER HERE

During this event, you will hear all about the world-renowned performing artists that will be gracing the ASU Gammage stage in the 2022-23 Beyond series. You'll also hear about collaboration opportunities to bring these artists into the classroom or community at no extra charge to you or your organization.

The Beyond Series Preview Night will feature:

- Special surprise guests from the upcoming series to speak about their shows

- Complimentary hors doeuvres, drinks and dessert

- A chance to win a free pair of tickets to a 2022-23 Beyond show

- Networking opportunities with fellow performing arts enthusiasts

We hope to see you there!

THE DUET PROJECT

Eiko Otake
THE DUET PROJECT
September 10, 2022

The Duet Project is a series of duets between Eiko Otake and a diverse group of collaborating artists, living and dead. Collaborators come from different places, times and artistic disciplines. These duets will investigate how two artists collide and express what they care about.

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WICKED BODIES

Liz Lerman
WICKED BODIES
September 24, 2022

Visionary choreographer Liz Lerman’s dance-theater piece WICKED BODIES explores the culture of old crones, evil stepmothers, and the use of the female body as a source of fear by governments and institutions. Part epic, part fable, we discover ways in which female wisdom has emerged over time even as it has been misunderstood, negated and legislated against.

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DRUMFOLK

Step Afrika!
DRUMFOLK
October 29, 2022

Step Afrika! combines dance, song, storytelling and humor to create a heart-pounding experience and celebrates the African American tradition of stepping.

When Africans lost the right to use their drums, the beats found their way into the body of the people — the Drumfolk. New percussive art forms took root and made way for tap, beatboxing, and the African American tradition of stepping.

In DRUMFOLK, the remarkable performers of Step Afrika! recreate histories too often left in the margins and achieve a musical and movement-filled celebration of the human spirit that is perfect for families to share together.

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Dance Theatre of Harlem

Dance Theatre of Harlem
November 18, 2022

Now a singular presence in the ballet world, the Dance Theatre of Harlem Company presents a powerful vision for ballet in the 21st century. The 18-member, multi-ethnic company performs a forward-thinking repertoire that includes treasured classics, neoclassical works by George Balanchine and resident choreographer Robert Garland, as well as innovative contemporary works that use the language of ballet to celebrate Black culture. Through performances, community engagement and arts education, the company carries forward Dance Theatre of Harlem’s message of empowerment through the arts for all.

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KRISTINA WONG FOR PUBLIC OFFICE

Kristina Wong
KRISTINA WONG FOR PUBLIC OFFICE
March 18, 2023

Kristina Wong is an actual elected representative of Koreatown, Los Angeles. But before she created a raucous show about her current stint in Public Office, she was a scrappy performance artist with a bright future in reality television. The system she used to ridicule is now the one she’s become. Is she more effective as a performance artist or a politician? Can she Abolish ICE? Is there actually a difference between performance art and politics?

Kristina Wong for Public Office is a comedic performance that crosses the aesthetics of campaign rallies, church revivals, and solo theater shows to tell the story of what it means to run for local office, the history of voting, and the impact artists can have on democracy.

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RECKLESS UNDERDOG

RUBBERBAND
RECKLESS UNDERDOG

April 1, 2023

In this new dance work, RECKLESS UNDERDOG, RUBBERBAND artistic director and choreographer Victor Quijada has overturned traditional conventions of dance by blending choreographic principles with street dance origins in a dazzling three act masterpiece. Exploring new interpretations of ballet, breakdance and theater, this dance piece is a whole new way to experience dance and choreography.

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COMPASS

Ripe Time
COMPASS
April 22, 2023

What do systems of power in America look like? How do those systems fail us? How can we re-envision them? Who are the voices of people paving the way for this new vision? These are the questions that are addressed in COMPASS.

Expertly blending documentary, dance and immersive theater, COMPASS plunges inside the mind of the woman-identifying or trans person running for office in America today.

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