Safos Dance Theatre

About Safos Dance Theatre

Safos Dance Theatre is an emerging non-profit modern dance company founded in Tucson, AZ in 2009. We encourage the fusion of diverse genres of dance as well as the emerging of dance with other art forms in order to establish new expressions reflective of our communal experiences on the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. Safos uses spoken word from different languages without translation to portray the bilingual experience and provides a space for performance of different ethnic experiences. Our art is community-based; Safos artists live and create in the same spaces where our audience members live and work. This enables our artists to give a voice to our common experiences, which may be different than that of other communities. We provide a safe space and serve as a much needed nontraditional outlet for local ethnic minority artists who are currently not participating in other companies.

Our name, Safos, is based on José Antonio Burciaga’s description of the term ‘Con Safos’ in the book Drink Cultura: Chicanismo.

Safos Dance Theatre is a dance company committed to creating contemporary artistic forms that reflect the common experiences of our diverse community. Focusing predominantly on Latinxs, we are committed to: providing a safe space for artists, encouraging innovative movements, and using non-traditional forms and body types to represent the cultural diversity of the U.S.-Mexico borderlands.

Safos is governed by the following values: respect, integrity, dedication, and diversity.

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Tucson, AZ 85715

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