Friday, April 7, 2017

ASU Gammage's 2017-2018 Beyond Performance Series

ASU Gammage is pleased to announce its 2017-2018 Beyond performance series, which brings world-class artists into the community.

The Beyond artists not only present evocative and compelling work, but also immerse themselves in the community and connect to residents through engaging cultural participation programs.

“Beyond is an amazing array of performing artists that truly speak to the global, diverse face of America today. With passion, joy and honesty, these artists will allow audiences to experience a season of adventurous, meaningful performance for all,” explained Michael Reed, Senior Director of Programs and Organizational Initiatives. “ASU Gammage fulfills its mission of Connecting Communities™ by presenting and embedding these brilliant artists on ASU’s campuses as well as the entire Valley of the Sun with workshops, master classes and discussions. The 2017-2018 Beyond Series will go beyond your expectations.”

ASU Gammage’s Beyond immerses audiences in the performances of internationally acclaimed artists that go beyond the typical theater experience. Pulling from a variety of cultures and backgrounds, Beyond is carefully curated with live performances by world-class artists.

From exploring the Cuban rhythms of Havana to blending classical ballet with Harlem culture, the works presented in Beyond reflect the multifaceted, diverse viewpoints of artists from around the globe. Through Beyond, ASU Gammage hopes to celebrate and share the broad spectrum of artistic voices and encourage artists to be bold, be unconventional and Beyond.

For most shows, ticket holders will also be invited to a post-performance after-party with the artists. Watch this video highlighting the remarkable 2017-2018 Beyond performance series.

Tickets are on sale now, available at and

• General admission $20

• ASU faculty and staff: $15

• Students and military: $10

ASU Gammage Beyond 2016-2017 season:

Natalia Lafourcade
Saturday, October 7, 2017
At ASU Gammage

In 2017 Natalia Lafourcade's show makes a tour of her artistic career, sharing with her audience the most emotive themes and introducing her new compositions. Natalia and five extraordinary musicians interact with their audience in a show that undoubtedly reflects the maturity of almost 15 years of Natalia's career.
Special Event Pricing: $20, $30, $45, $85

Malpaso Dance
Saturday, October 28, 2017
At ASU Gammage

Based in Havana, Cuba, Malpaso Dance Company is bringing Cuban contemporary dance into the 21st century by collaborating with top international choreographers and nurturing new voices in Cuban choreography. The company’s core artistic vision is led by resident repertory choreographer Osnel Delgado who develops its work through a collective creative process. Malpaso was founded in 2012 by Delgado, Daileidys Carrazana and Fernando Saéz, and consists of 16 extraordinary dancers.

Analogy/Ambros: The Emigrant
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company
Saturday, November 18, 2017
At ASU Gammage

Bill T. Jones with Associate Artistic Director, Janet Wong, and his company are creating the third and final installment of the Analogy Trilogy, Ambros: The Emigrant. This trilogy brings into light the different types of war we fight and, in particular, the war within ourselves. The trilogy is an investigation of memory, storytelling and form. Ambros is the end of a path of exploration, a culmination that could in fact be a beginning.

The Wong Street Journal
Kristina Wong
Saturday, January 20, 2018
At ASU Gammage

The Wong Street Journal breaks down the complexities of global poverty, privilege and economic theory using uneasy-to-read charts, live hashtag wars, and riveting slideshows from post-conflict Northern Uganda. Wong tells the story of how she as a not-so-white savior, became a hip-hop star in Northern Uganda.  Wong combines self-skewering personal narrative with a hilarious interrogation of America's legacy on the rest of the world.

A 24-Decade History of Popular Music Abridged
Taylor Mac
Saturday, April 7, 2018
At ASU Gammage

A 24-Decade History of Popular Music Abridged is a highly immersive and outrageously entertaining crash course in the 240 years (and counting) of the history of American culture and dysfunction. Told from the perspective of groups whose stories are often forgotten, the show highlights various musical styles and artistic voices ranging from murder ballads to disco, Walt Whitman to David Bowie and Beyond.

Dance Theatre of Harlem
Saturday, April 14, 2018
At ASU Gammage

ASU Gammage is proud to welcome back Dance Theatre of Harlem, an iconic American dance company. The company will perform a mixed repertoire that will highlight the brilliance of this one-of-a-kind American dance treasure. The ensemble's 14 racially diverse artists bring new life to the art form of classical ballet by using its familiar language to celebrate African American culture. Dance Theatre of Harlem is an unparalleled institution in the world of dance - not only in this country, but around the world.

Hālau O Kekuhi
Saturday, April 28, 2018
At ASU Gammage

Led by Kumu hula Nalani Kanaka'ole and Huihui Kanahele-Mossman, Hālau o Kekuhi is celebrated for its mastery of the ‘aiha‘a style of hula (dance) and oli (chant). The ‘aiha‘a is a low-postured, vigorous, bombastic style of hula that springs from the eruptive volcano persona Pele and Hi‘iaka, characteristic of Hawai‘i Island’s creative forces.

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