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CANDY BOX Dance Festival

April 24 @ 4:00 pm - April 30 @ 10:00 pm

Free – $25

ARENA DANCES’ 7th Annual CANDY BOX Dance Festival will take center stage once again at the historic Southern Theater this April, showcasing the innovative work of a diverse group of choreographers, including headliners Berit Ahlgren, J’Sun Howard, and Megan Mayer, in addition to happy hour performers Nic Lincoln, Cheng Xiong, LC Creations, Shane Larson, and Laurie Van Wieren.

The CANDY BOX Dance Festival is a week-long dynamic sampling of featured performances, masterclasses, and in-progress showings, hosted by ARENA DANCES and presented April 24-29, 2023 at The Southern Theater.

CANDY BOX Dance Festival is a unique celebration of dance, packed with a wonderful assortment of various tastings that include renowned choreographers, accomplished dancers, and fresh movement styles all perfectly packed into one sweet treat of a week. It is an opportunity for diverse emerging and established artists to share the performance stage, with the addition of selected artists leading intimate workshops to offer a welcoming space for communal movement education, and in doing so gathering a range of tastes for varied audiences. From Featured Artists performances by nationally notable choreographers and collectives, to Happy Hour showings by exciting local dancers and emerging creatives, CANDY BOX is sure to offer a flavor for every performing arts enthusiast to savor and enjoy. Along with daily performances and masterclasses hosted throughout an impressive six day streak, question-and-answer sessions are offered for additional insight and rare sneak peeks into the engaging works created and designed by each artist exclusively for the Festival. Audiences are sure to experience a wide array of artistry, offering a unique flavor in every bite.


April 24 @ 4:00 pm
April 30 @ 10:00 pm
Free – $25
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