MissionSafos Dance Theatre is a small non-profit dance company founded in Tucson in 2009. Safos' mission is to create contemporary artistic forms that reflect the common experiences of our diverse community. Focusing predominately on Latinxs, Safos provides a safe space for artists, encourages innovative movements, and uses non-traditional forms and body types to represent the cultural diversity of the US/Mexico borderlands.
What We DoSafos Dance Theatre fulfills our mission by offering programs that 1) support the work of Latinx dancemakers and 2) introduce the work of Latinx dancemakers to new audiences in Arizona.
As a small organization, Safos partners/collaborates with other Latinx serving and/or Arizona-based organizations to offer programs that fulfill our mission.
Current programs include: 1) Dance in the Desert (DITD): A Gathering of Latinx Dancemakers which Safos is a collaborator/partner. 2) Las Fronterizas project which is a multiyear multidisciplinary (dance, theater, digital arts) project in collaboration with Rising Youth Theatre (Phoenix), Border Arts Corridor (Douglas), and Teatro Komos (Guatemala City). 3) Support the creation and development of "Stories from Home" a new evening length dance piece by choreographer Yvonne Montoya. Featuring an all Latinx cast, SFH is a series of works inspired by oral histories collected from Montoya's family members. The dances are physical embodiments of the SW Latinx oral traditions; each piece is a story.