Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona and Dance Theater West Present Storybook Ballet 2022: Alice in Wonderland
By Lindsay Hansen -
Friday Oct 14, 2022
Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona (Free Arts) and Dance Theatre West are partnering to bring Storybook Ballet 2022: Alice in Wonderland to the community on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 2:30 to 5:00 p.m. Foster care children will be performing with Dance Theatre West. This free dance performance is lighthearted, fun and perfect for the entire family.
â€œThe foster care group home children study for three weeks with Dance Theatre West to learn creative movement, choreography, teamwork and confidence in order to join the company on stage,â€ said Alicia Sutton Campbell, executive director of Free Arts. â€œItâ€™s such a neat opportunity for these children to work together and learn new skills. When they take the stage, you can see their faces light up!â€
The event will be held at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, located at 7380 East 2nd Street, Scottsdale, AZ. The exhibit gallery will open at 2:30 p.m., the dance performance at 3 p.m. and a community art activity will take place at 4 p.m. This program is possible through generous support from Scottsdale Arts, The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation, Valley of the Sun United Way, Suzie Silverman, and Dance Theater West.
About Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona
Founded in 1993, Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona is a nonprofit organization that works to transform childrenâ€™s trauma to resilience through the arts. Free Arts programs include creative elements that promote safety, self-expression, and a sense of belonging. Free Arts programs are delivered by 800 volunteer mentors and artists who serve more than 6,000 children annually through partnerships with 40 social service child welfare agencies at 100+ sites across Maricopa County. For more information on Free Arts, visit: http://www.FreeArtsAZ.org.