Empire of Dust is a dance performance that takes place in a lot that has been vacant for several years on Mill Avenue in Tempe, AZ.  Outside of the dry climate, the Phoenix Valley has the ability to create a dry and empty landscape comprised of empty store fronts, empty lots, and massive skeletons of buildings-in-progress.  The emptiness creates large amounts of space void of human experience.


This performance utilizes the perception of vastness within emptiness, and battles with human elements that have created empty landscapes such as stuborness, drive, replication, inhibition and isolation.


Movement by Julie Akerly & Performers

Performers: Angel Crissman, Jordan Daniels, Lai Yi Olson, Juan Rodriguez 


Public Art Performance - October 2015

BETA Dance Festival - June 2016


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