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Supporting dance unique to the US-Mexico borderlands experience

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A series of dances embodying the oral traditions of Mexican American, Hispanic, and Chicano communities in the American Southwest. 

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Supporting  Arizona-based dance artists and performers while introducing their work to new audiences.


Building and creating a community between U.S.-based dance artists and dance artists from Latin America.


Leyendas de mi tierra (Stories from Home) at GALA Hispanic Theatre in Washington D.C.

Photo by Dominic AZ Bonuccelli 

Montoya’s choreography breathes life into untold Latino stories of the American Southwest. Drawing from personal histories and ancestral knowledge passed down from generation to generation, her stories reveal the true impact of the Bracero Program on Southwest communities, the environmental impact of the development of the atomic bomb on Latino communities and claiming her Sephardic roots. Montoya and company celebrate the power of heritage, resilience, and the transformative force of dance.


A través de una exhuberante coreografía, Montoya le da vida a historias hispanas desconocidas del suroeste de los Estados Unidos. Utilizando experiencias personales y conocimiento adquirido de generaciones antiguas, la artista revela el verdadero impacto del Programa Bracero (que permitió a ciudadanos mexicanos realizar trabajos temporales de agricultura en los Esatdos Unidos) en las comunidades del suroeste del país. El espectáculo También explora los efectos del desarrollo de la bomba atómica en el medio ambiente y en la comunidad latina. No te pierdas esta celebración del poder de la herencia, la resiliencia y la fuerza transformadora del baile.

October 28 & 29, 2023 | 28 y 29 de octubre de 2023

Performances: Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 2 pm | Funciones: Sábado a las 8 pm, domingo a las 2 pm


Tickets | Boletos: $30 - General Admission | Admisión General.

Are you interested in learning more about the dancers and artists behind

Stories from Home

Join us on Patreon for an exclusive preview of the new Process in Place special edition podcast series featuring interviews with the Stories from Home artistic team. Listen as Delia Ibañez interviews Stories from Home dancers and designers asking them thought provoking questions about their own meanings of home and ancestry. 

The first two interviews feature Stories from Home dancer and choreograph Ruby Morales and costume designer Mary Leopo. 

This podcast is a collaboration with Process in Place by Delia Ibañez. Follow Process in Place and Safos Dance on Instagram for announcements on future podcast guests. 

100% of the Patreon proceeds and donations benefit Stories from Home, supporting the artistic team that make this work happen. Thank you.

Safos Dance Theatre

is a small non-profit dance company founded in Tucson, AZ in 2009. We collaborate with other Latino serving and AZ-based organizations to offer programs that fulfill our mission. 

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