Artistry and Atmosphere Blend for Ballet Arizona’s ‘Topia’

April 26, 2017


Christina Caldwell, Evolve Public Relations & Marketing 
Phone: 480 363.4558

Artistry and Atmosphere Blend for Ballet Arizona’s ‘Topia’
Intimate Performances Return to Desert Botanical Garden for Fourth Year

Phoenix, AZ ( April 10, 2017) - Expect the unexpected as Ballet Arizona continues its yearly tradition, An Evening at Desert Botanical Garden. Back by popular demand, Artistic Director Ib Andersen will present his masterpiece Topia for the first time in four years. 

The stunning blend of movement, sound and multimedia will be presented on a massive 80-foot stage with the Papago Buttes as a backdrop. A perfect date night, ballet enthusiasts can watch dancers take a sunset class and dine on a pre-show dinner and drinks from Fabulous Food starting at 6:30 p.m. Access to Desert Botanical Garden is included with admission. 

The only professional ballet in the Valley will present 14 performances of Topia from Tuesday, May 23 through Saturday, June 10. Tickets for Topia start at $36 and are available at or 602-381-0188. 

WHO: Ballet Arizona and Desert Botanical Garden 

WHAT: Topia, an evening of incredible movement, sound and multimedia from the mind of Ballet Arizona Artistic Director Ib Andersen, presented in the gorgeous scenery of Desert Botanical Garden.

WHEN: May 23, 25-27 and 30-31, June 1-3 and 6-10. All performances begin at 8 p.m. 

WHERE: Desert Botanical Garden
1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, AZ 85008

COST: Tickets start at $36 and are available at or 602-381-0188

Ballet Arizona
Ballet Arizona, in its 31st season, is dedicated to preserving and celebrating classical dance while creating new and innovative works. Under the artistic direction of internationally acclaimed choreographer Ib Andersen – a former Principal Dancer with The New York City Ballet and The Royal Danish Ballet – Ballet Arizona follows his lead to the future of dance in Arizona. The School of Ballet Arizona, under the direction of Carlos Valcárcel, promotes access to the art form of ballet through dance education, with a focus on excellence in the form, directing each student to a life-long love of dance. Following this vision, Ballet Arizona connects to more than 35,000 children and families every year through its free and low cost outreach programs. For additional information about Ballet Arizona please visit

Desert Botanical Garden
The Desert Botanical Garden offers the world's finest collection of arid-land plants from deserts around the world in a unique outdoor setting. The Garden has more than 50,000 accessioned plants throughout its five thematic trails, which illustrate topics such as conservation, desert living, plants and people of the Sonoran Desert and desert wildflowers. The Garden offers a variety of lectures and workshops on desert landscaping and horticulture, botanical art and illustration, nature art and photography, and health and wellness. Visit the Garden and enjoy specialized tours, special events, seasonal exhibits, concerts, family activities, dining options and the Garden's gift and plant shop.