Dancing in the Desert

Dancing in the Desert

What is Dancing in the Desert?

The Dance Eclectic, in collaboration with Black Box Theatre, coordinated a two-day dance festival in July 2018 to showcase the wealth of dance talent that Southern New Mexico and West Texas has to offer.

<!–Saturday, July 14th, 8:00pm & Sunday, July 15th, 2:30pm
The Black Box Theatre
430 N Main St, Las Cruces, NM




*Please note that the ticket display currently displays dates for August. This is incorrect, and we are working to have it corrected. You may still purchase tickets, but the dates for the tickets will be valid in July, not August. You may also call The Black Box Theatre to reserve tickets. Thank you for your patience and understanding.


Featured Performers


Canvas Dance at EPCC Valle VerdeCanvas Dance

Canvas Dance is a dance group from El Paso Community College (EPCC) at Valle Verde. Performing members include Jose Orono and Crystal Gonzalez, along with guest performer Junior Jacquez–-two students and a graduate (Jacquez) of the EPCC at Valle Verde’s dance program. They will be performing a modern contemporary dance piece portraying a love triangle centered on a young woman. But, the romance doesn’t turn out quite as well as she would have hoped.

Human Nature Contemporary BalletHuman Nature Contemporary Ballet

Human Nature Contemporary Ballet (HNCB) is a local dance company from El Paso, TX, founded by Rafael Chavez and Jose Barraza. HNCB uses dance as a way of self expression with Ballet forming the foundation for our movement. We push to show the humanity behind the art and remove the mystique placed on dance. Our goal is for our audience to see the dancers as people, not as the ethereal beings often portrayed in classical ballet. Dance is something that transcends language and connects us not only as people but as humans.

The members of Mesilla Valley Dance EclecticMesilla Valley Dance Eclectic

Mesilla Valley Dance Eclectic will be showcasing a number of pieces from their repertoire, as well as debuting new choreography by Sara Jackiewicz and Morgan Rivera. They will also be presenting a preview of their upcoming February 2018 show.


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