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LATEST NEWS

A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who came out to Dancing the Mural !!

Thank you for supporting Safos and the arts in South Tucson.

Thank YOU to all the volunteers, donors, artists, and community mural painters that made this all possible! We could not have done it without you! You rock!! 

And thank YOU to everyone who supported Safos and gave on Arizona Gives Day!  Thank you for investing in our future community projects!

APRIL

Make a Donation

Photo by Dominic AZ Bonuiccelli / AZfoto.com

Dancing the Mural a site specific dance theatre performance and is the unveiling of

Safos community mural entitled

"Color the Mural"

that approximately 300 community members from the South Tucson area voted on and painted over the course of two years (2013-2015).

Tickets Go On Sale March 1st!
Click Here to BUY YOUR TICKETS!

All the dances were inspired by the community mural,

which reflects the 67+ year history of the

House of Neighborly Service in South Tucson.

"Dancing the Mural" will feature 7 dances and performers from Tucson and California, including:

Yvonne Montoya (Choreographer/Dancer, Tucson), Grace Rhyne (Choreographer/Dancer, Tucson), Carla Turco (Actress, Tucson), Jordane Lafitte (Composer/Pianist, Sacramento), Armando Castellano (Musician-French Horn, San Jose), Luis Escareño (Composer, San Francisco), Diego Campos (Choreographer/Dancer, Sacramento), Hugo Diaz (Choreographer/Dancer, Los Angeles), and Andrew Palomares (Dancer, Los Angeles). The show will feature community members (both youth and senior citizens) who will take the stage with professional performers.

FEBRUARY

Nomination for Governor's Arts Awards

We are proud to announce that we have been nominated for a 2015 Governor's Arts Awards in the community category for our work with the South Tucson community.

JANUARY

Safos fans! We are proud to announce we received a 2014-2015 Pima County Arts Project Grant from the Tucson Pima Arts Council.

For this project, choreographer Yvonne Montoya will create a dance theatre piece for senior citizens from the City of South Tucson.

Come see these talented seniors perform dances about the history of their barrio at

"Dancing the Mural" March 27+28, 2015

at the House of Neighborly Service!

See you there!

Thank you Tucson Pima Arts Council  G.O.S. Grant Award

We are proud to announce we are one of the recipients of the Tucson Pima Arts Council's 2014-2015 General Operating Support Quality of Life Grant Award.

click here to learn more.

DECEMBER

Thank you NET for supporting Safos

We are proud to announce that we are received a Fall 2014 Travel Grant from the Network of Ensemble Theaters to bring the amazing Armando Castellano of Quinteto Latino to South Tucson! We are very excited for this project!

http://www.ensembletheaters.net/grants/netten-program/past-recipients/travel-grants/travel-grants-fall-2014

The Network of Ensemble Theatres also featured us in a their monthly Member Spotlight!!  Check it out! http://www.ensembletheaters.net/news/1431  Thank you NET for supporting Safos!

  Performance at Tucson Museum of Art

Thursday, January 15th, 6:00 pm

Safos will be performing an excerpt of Yvonne Montoya's

"Gardens, Rain, and Window Panes,"

choreography inspired by Auguste Rodin's sculpture on view at the Tucson Museum of Art. This performance  is free with Museum Admission.

Photo by Dominic AZ Bonuiccelli / AZfoto.com

JANUARY 15

DECEMBER

THANK YOU for supporting Safos
Support Safos on Giving Tuesday

Nov 25

A HUGE thank YOU to everyone who donated December 2nd for #GivingTuesday!!!
We raised $179 and are well on our way to our goal of $1000.
YOU can still make a donation! Visit our #GivingTuesday page on razoo

or support our project on Indiegogo!

Thank YOU for supporting the arts!

#GIVINGTUESDAY

 

#GivingTuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back!
 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014,

charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students

around the world will come together for one common purpose:

to celebrate generosity and to give.

 

Please consider making a donation to support

Dancing the Mural on #GivingTuesday.

 

Your contribution will make a difference in the lives of South Tucson residents.

It will give them the chance to see contemporary performing arts IN their community

and based on a mural that they co-created.

A mural that reflects the history of their barrio, South Tucson.

 

Plus, it is a the perfect time to make a tax deductible donation before the end of the year! 

Listen to what Safos artists have to say in this #GivingTuesday teaser!

Call to Dancers: AUDITIONS - October  29th at 5:00 PM at HNS

Attention Dancers:: Are you interested in gaining experience in site specific work?

Do you want to broaden your performing experience?

 

Safos Dance Theatre is currently looking for dancers age 18+ with a strong technical background in modern dance to work
with choreographer Grace Rhyne in her piece about water.

 

Safos will be hosting AUDITIONS  this WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29TH at
the House of Neighborly Service (243 w. 33rd st. South Tucson) at 5:00 P.M.

 

For more info: 520.481.1656

www.safosdance.org">safosdance@gmail.comwww.safosdance.org

 

Safos Dance Theatre is an emerging modern dance company committed to creating contemporary artistic forms that reflect the common experiences of our diverse community.

Dance the Mural: March 27 & 28, 2015
Safos would love to send  A BIG thank YOU to all of you who came out to Fitness Fun on Saturday the 13!! You rock!!

Aug 26

Join us for Fitness Fun!! September 13 at HNS

Safos Dance Theatre is proud to invite the Tucson Community to

Fitness Fun Saturday September 13th at 2pm in

the House of Neighborly Service located at 243 W. 33rd St in South Tucson.

Suggested Donation: $7 in advance* and $10 at the door.

Tickets available at the door or follow the link above!

Join us for a fun fitness workshops!

Yoga

Belly Dance

Modern Dance

Intensati

Stretching

Come for the whole workshop or drop in for your favorite class!

Plus, for all you non-dancers out there, we will have one fun visual art workshop! For more information, about Fitness Fun 2014,

contact us at 520.481.1656.

Proceeds to benefit Safos Dance Theatre

For accessibility, please contact safosdance@gmail.com or 520.481.1656 at least two weeks prior to the event.

Aug 9

Help Safos, Join Fry’s Community Rewards Program

Safos fans! Want a simple and easy way to support the arts?

 

It's that time of year to enroll, or re-enroll, for the Fry’s Community Rewards Program. Supporting the arts will be as easy as buying groceries!

 

How to Re-Enroll for the Fry’s Community Rewards Program

 

*Go to https://www.frysfood.com/topic/community?activePage=community-rewards-2

*Select ‘Sign-In.’

*Enter your email and password then select ‘sign in.’  

*Select ‘My Account’, you should see Account Summary at the top. 

*Scroll down, Click ‘ENROLL’ under Community Rewards. If prompted, enter personal information.

*Under Find Your Organization: Enter the NPO number or name of organization then select ‘search’. (You can get the NPO number from your organization.)

*Under Select Your Organization: Select box next to your organization.

*Then select ‘save changes.’

*If you have registered correctly, you should now see your organization information listed under ‘Community Rewards’ on your Account Summary page.
 

Thank you for supporting the arts!

SAVE THE DATE!

Safos Dance Theatre presents

 

"Dancing the Mural"

 

March 27+28, 2015

7pm at the

House of Neighborly Service

in South Tucson!

Join us for an evening of dance and the unveiling of Color the Mural!

This season will feature new original pieces by Latin contemporary choreographers from throughout the region! 

We'll see you there!!

Safos Dance Theatre presents

 

"Dancing the Mural"

 

March 27+28, 2015

7pm at the

House of Neighborly Service

in South Tucson!

Join us for an evening of dance and the unveiling of Color the Mural!

This season will feature new original pieces by Latin contemporary choreographers from throughout the region! 

We'll see you there!!

SAVE THE DATE!

JUly 7

Color the Mural Summer Art Camp Reception

 

Safos fans! Stop by the Eckstrom-Columbus Branch Library this month and check out the mobile mural created by the young artists of the Color the Mural Arts Camp! Beat the heat and check out the work of youth muralists!

JUNE

Color the Mural Summer Art Camp Reception

Thank you to everyone who came out to the House of Neighborly Service/La Escuelita on June 27th for the Color the Mural Art Camp Exhibition! Thank you to HNS and all the donors that made this arts education residency possible!

JUNE

Color the Mural Summer Arts Camp!

June 23-27th Safos will be holding our FREE week long Color the Mural summer arts program for youth ages 8-14 at the House of Neighborly Service/La Escuelita in South Tucson!! Workshops are from 1-4pm daily!

Students will learn about mural and graffiti art, create their own personal mural, and help paint a permanent mural that will be featured on a wall at HNS!

Sign up today! Contact hns.escuelita@gmail.com

 

MAY 15

Safos Program Manager selected to attend NALAC Leadership Institute

Congratulations to

Program Manager

Melissa Brown-Dominguez for being selected for the 2014 National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) Leadership Institute!

 

 

 

The 14th Annual Leadership Institute of the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures- NALAC will take place July 14-19, 2014 at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas.

Leadership Institute convenes Latino arts leaders for an intensive, one-week training in nonprofit arts management and leadership development. They provide critical training to the next generation of Latino artists and arts administrators from across the nation.

For more information about the NALAC Leadership Institute, please click here.
To make a tax-deductible donation in support of Melissa Brown-Dominguez, please click here.

 

MAY 9

Safos now on Instagram!
For all your needs, Safos is now on instagram! Click one of the cameras to see for yourself!
Support Safos on Amazon.com!

Apr 26

Apr 26

Safos fans!

Do you shop on Amazon.com?

Add Safos as your Charity and Amazon will donate every time you shop!

Thank you for supporting the arts!

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/27-0232799

Safos holding Auditions for Performers

MODERN DANCE AUDITIONS

Attention Dancers: Are you interested in gaining experience in site specific work?

Do you want to broaden your performing experience?

 

Safos Dance Theatre is currently looking for dancers age 18+ with a strong technical background in modern dance.

 

Saturday April 26, 20143-5pm

House of Neighborly Service

Dance Room

243 W. 33rd Tucson, AZ 85713

 

For more info: 520.481.1656

safosdance@gmail.com

Safos Dance Theatre is an emerging modern dance company committed to creating contemporary artistic forms that reflect the common experiences of our diverse community.

Save the Date : April 9, 2014

Arizona Gives Day

Support Safos

Wednesday April 9th!

Arizona is a statewide, 24 hour,

online giving campaign!

Arizonans can log-on to

azgives.org

on April 9, 2014 to support Safos!

April 4 + 5, 2014

Safos Presents 'Quinque' 5 Year Anniversary Performance

Safos Dance Theatre is proud to invite the Tucson Community to our

5 year anniversary performance

Quinque

Friday April 4, 2014 and Saturday April 5, 2014

7:30pm

at Pima West Community College Center for the Arts- Recital Hall

West Campus, 2202 W. Anklam Rd. Tucson, AZ 85709-0225.

Suggested Donation: $14, students with Student I.D./Seniors $12.

Tickets available at the door or online,

click here http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/564399.

 

Online ticket sales begin March 17th.

 

In honor of our 5 year anniversary,

The show will feature repertoire and three new pieces by company choreographers Yvonne Montoya and Grace Rhyne.

Come celebrate with us!

 

For more information or for accessibility, please contact safosdance@gmail.com or 520.481.1656 at least two weeks prior to the show.

 

Safos 2013-2014 season is supported in part by the Arizona Commission on the Arts with funding from the State of Arizona and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Safos 2013-2014 season is supported in part by the Tucson Pima Arts Council.

 

PHOTOS COURTESY OF Dominic az Bonuccelli

Feb 28

Performance at the Tucson Museum of Art

Safos is performing Friday February 28th at the Tucson Museum of Art Spring Exhibitions Opening Reception!

We will preview excerpts of "Gardens, Rain, and Window Panes"

a new piece by choreographer Yvonne Montoya, which will premiere in its entirety at

Safos 5 year anniversary show "Quinque" in April.

Join us at the Tucson Museum of Art!

 

http://www.tucsonmuseumofart.org/event/spring-exhibitions-opening-reception/

Feb. 2

Win A New 2014 Jeep Cherokee

Do YOU want to WIN a NEW 2014 Jeep Cherokee?

Well now is your chance!!

Safos is raffling off tickets to WIN a NEW 2014 Jeep Cherokee, approximately $40,000 value, courtesy of Jim Click Automotive Team! All proceeds from the raffle will go to Safos Dance Theatre! Support local artists and enter you chance to win today! Tickets are a $25 contribution (or 5 tickets for $100). Cash, check, credit card, even paypal and square, we accept it all!

To get your tickets,
contact us at 520-481-1656 or safosdance@gmail.com

Click the button below to purchase tickets online

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

or ask a member of the Safos familia!  Get your tickets today!!

Fry's Community Rewards Program

Jan. 22

Safos is now enrolled into the Fry’s Community Rewards Program. What does this mean? We can accumulate donation dollars from Fry's after purchases on registered Fry's V.I.P. cards.

 

So, please help us by registering your Fry's V.I.P. card.

 

STEP 1: Make sure you have a Fry's V.I.P. card.

STEP 2: Creating an Online Fry’s Account

**NOTE: If you already have an online Fry’s account, skip to #2

  • Go to www.FrysCommunityRewards.com

  • Select ‘Create an Account’.

  •  Write down your email & password—will need it in step 2

  • Select ‘Use Card Number’ Enter your Fry’s V.I.P Card Number, last name and postal code.

  • Under ‘Select Your Preferred Store’ enter your postal code.

  • Select ‘Find Stores’.

  • Choose your store then select ‘Create Account’.

  • You will then be prompted to check your email for a confirmation email.  Click the hyperlink in your email to finish creating your Online Fry’s Account.

 STEP 3: Register for the Fry’s Community Rewards Program

  • Go to www.FrysCommunityRewards.com

  • Select ‘Sign-In’.

  • Enter your email and password then select ‘sign in’. (This will be the email and password you created in step 1)

  • Select ‘My Account then select ‘Account Settings’ from drop down menu.

  • Click ‘edit’ under Community Rewards. If prompted, enter personal information.

  • Under Find Your Organization: Enter the NPO number 84690 or Safos then select ‘search’.

  • Under Select Your Organization: Select box next to Safos

  • Then select ‘save changes’.

  • If you have registered correctly, you should now see your organization information listed under ‘Community Rewards’ on your Account Summary page.

 Announcing Fitness Fun 2014!

Jan. 3

Safos Dance Theatre is proud to invite the Tucson Community

to Fitness Fun Saturday January 11th from 10am-2pm at the House of Neighborly Service

located at 243 W. 33rd St in South Tucson.

Suggested Donation: $7 in advance and $10 at the door.

Tickets available at the door or at safosdance@gmail.com

 

 

Come for the whole workshop or drop in for your favorite class!Plus, for all you non-dancers out there, we will have two visual art workshops! Make art with recycled paper! For more information, about Fitness Fun 2014, contact us at 520.481.1656.Proceeds to benefit Safos Dance TheatreFor accessibility, please contact safosdance@gmail.com or 520.481.1656at least two weeks prior to the event.
Nov. 26 Just in Time for the Holidays - Safos Dance now on Etsy!

Safos is happy to announce its latest fundraising campaign, at Etsy shop!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/SafosDance

 

Join us in our endeavour to continue encouraging the fusion of diverse genres of dance as well as the merging of dance with other art forms in order to establish new expressions reflective of our communal experiences on the U.S-Mexico borderlands.

 

This project is a collaborative effort between Safos Dancers, Graphic Designers, Administration, Artistic Affiliates and Volunteers- we used mainly recycled and up-cycled materials to explore handmade possibilites.All our work is made with love in Tucson, AZ - just in time for the Holidays!

 

Here are some highlights, be sure to keep an eye out for more items and bargains too!

Oct. 11th A GIANT THANK YOU! To All Our Wonderful Indiegogo Donors!!

Announcing!

You Are Cordially invited to join

Safos at

Ochoa Magnet ELementary School

this Thursday, November 7th at

4:30 PM

to see Ochoa Students perform

 "The Dancing Dead"!

 

Be sure to check out the 

Community Engagement  page

for more information.

 

This project was made possible by

the Tucson Pima Arts Council

Place IV

on behalf of the

Open Society Institute.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oct. 4th, 2013 Youth in the Barrio: Ochoa Elementary Performance!

Safos would like to take this time to say THANK YOU to our 2013 Indiegogo Donors! We are grateful for

your generosity! Your contribution will have a long-term impact on the community of South Tucson!

THANK YOU!

Joanna

Phoebe and Moises

Douglas Avery

Nanette Ecklund-Luker

Armando Huipe

Dr. Lydia Otero

Jessica Pacheco

Omar Rodgriguez

Roberto Romo

Carla Turco

Elena Turco

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Safos would like to take this time to say THANK YOU to our 2013 Indiegogo Donors!

We are grateful for your generosity!

Your contribution will have a long-term impact on the community of South Tucson!

THANK YOU!

 

Joanna

Phoebe and Moises

Douglas Avery

Nanette Ecklund-Luker

Armando Huipe

Dr. Lydia Otero

Jessica Pacheco

Omar Rodgriguez

Roberto Romo

Carla Turco

Elena Turco

SEPT. 26, 2013 Color the Mural
Voting has Ended: We Have a Winner!

Safos Dance Theatre in conjunction with the House of Neighborly Service is happy to announce the closure of our Mural voting portion of Color the Mural Project, and pleased to inform you that Mural Option C is the lucky winner! Thank you very much for your participation and support! More info coming soon!

SEPT. 26, 2013 Safos Performing at the  
                                2013 Houston Fringe Festival

It's Banned Books week! The dancers at Safos are celebrating by rehearsing the piece "Banned Books" for the 2013 Houston Fringe Festival where we will be performing next week! Safos will also be performing works from our most recent performance, 'Vignettes'.

 

Safos fans in Houston, come check us out!

Wednesday, October 2 @ 6:30 PM,

Thurday, Oct. 3 @ 11 PM and

Friday, Oct 4 @ 8 Pm

​Sept. 14, 2013  A BIG THANK YOU! To all Fitness Fun 2013 Attendees

Thank you to everyone who came out to Fitness Fun 2013 yesterday! Thanks to the instructors, Max Foster, Cindy Cantos, Phoebe Jenkins and Grace Rhyne for fun afternoon! Thank you Thai Treehouse Massage Spa for lending us your mats for the yoga workshop! Thank you the City of South Tucson residents who came out to give their testimony for our mural project! Thank you to House of Neighborly Service staff and interns and to the Safos familia for a great event!

CONGRATULATIONS to Courtney Foster and Julie Goss, winners of our Microderm Abrasion raffle!

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​Sept. 4, 2013  Vote for your Fav. Mural Choice

Let's choose a design for the Mural! This is a community project where YOU get to paint the mural.
We provide brushes and paint ~ all we need is YOU!
We are collecting votes on YOUR favorite design.

A “City within a City: Community Mural Project” is a two-year collaboration between the House of Neighborly Service and Safos Dance Theatre that will take place July 2013-June 2015. This mural will be installed on one of the walls of House of Neighborly Service, South Tucson.

Sept 21, 2013

Fitness Fun 2013!

Join us Saturday, September 21st from 1-5 PM at the House of Neighborly Service, 243 w. 34th Street in the City of South Tucson. We will be teaching fantastic mini classes including but not limited to Modern Dance, stretching, Yoga, and so many more! Click here to be directed to the Facebook Event

Tickets are $10.00 at the door, or $7.00 in advance. A ticket bought in advance is really cool! You will be automatically entered into a Raffle for a Microderm Abrasion at Venus by Mars.

If you would like to enter in our Microderm Abrasion Raffle with better odds by buying more, contact a Safos Artist @ (520)481-1656.

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Don't Forget about our RAFFLE!!

Enter for your chance to win a Microderm Abrasion!

 Did you know we are raffling off 2 chances to win a microderm abrasion courtesy of Venus by Mars?

Tickets are $5.00

Come to Fitness Fun 2013 or click on the link to enter today!

Aug 3, 2013

"Youth in the Barrio:
Dance and the Community" Performance!!

You are cordially invited to the final performance for the HNS summer art camp

Saturday August 3rd @ House of Neighborly Service 243 W. 33rd St 6:30 PM

Come see the talented youth of HNS stage their dance theatre production at HNS!

The performance is a part of South Tucson’s Fit 1 Sábado de salud!

For more information, please contact safosdance@gmail.com or 481-1656

 

 

 

 

This project was made possible by the Tucson Pima Arts Council

PLACE IV on behalf of the Open Society Institute.

Apr. 10, 2013 Hey Baby! Art against Sexual Abuse

On Friday, April 11th Safos Dance Theatre will be performing at the Whistle Stop Depot in conjunction with Hey Baby! Art Against Sexual Abuse: Edge. A Warehouse party! Safos is very happy to be donating this performance of "Broken" a solo choreographed by Yvonne Montoya, with
Grace Rhyne as the dancer.

Apr. 3, 2013 Highlights from 'Vignettes'

In the month of March, Safos performed 'Vignettes', a site specific performance at The House of Neighborly Service. Here are some images of the dances in action, courtesy of AZ Foto/Dominic Bonucelli

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Feb. 27, 2013 Save the Date! Upcoming Shows

Safos Dance Theatre is proud to invite the Tucson Community to our 4th annual performance “Vignettes” Friday March 22, 2013 and Saturday March 23, 2012 7:00pm at the House of Neighborly Service located at 243 W. 33rd St in South Tucson. Suggested Donation: $14, students with Student I.D./Seniors $12. Tickets available at the door or online, online ticket sales begin March 1st.To purchase tickets online click here.

“Vignettes” is an evening of site specific and site adaptive performances of dance, poetry and music. This season, Safos’ choreographers and company composer teamed up with guest writers to create six new original works of art. Each piece is a collaboration between a choreographer, a writer and a composer and some of the dances will integrate visual art. The concert will feature dances about the following topics, banned text books, relationships, loss of a loved one, love, and joy. "Vignettes" will also feature a performance of Bus Stop Dreaming and an exhibition by visual artist Lyna Ward de Leyva.

For information about our community matinee or accessibility please contact 520-481-1656 or www.safosdance.org