CONDER/dance is an Arizona dance company composed of passionate people with common goals: to excel in art and strengthen human values through creative research. Since its founding in 2003 by Carley Conder, the company has expanded to a strong group of unique contemporary dancers. Conder's work demands technical strength and artistic vision from each dancer. Each member is a creator in their own right, often being called upon to contribute movement material and ideas. In addition to developing and performing Carley Conder’s work, the company also commissions dance work from nationally recognized choreographers. CONDER/dance has commissioned work by Keith Johnson, Mary Fitzgerald, Stephanie Nugent, Stephen Koester, Charlotte Boye-Christensen and Ashleigh Leite.
CONDER/dance enjoys full performance seasons in Arizona as a Resident Company for Tempe Center for the Arts. The company has also toured to Alaska, Utah, California and New York as part of the Wave Rising Festival 2007. In 2007, CONDER/dance assumed a new role as curator and presenter as the company began the annual festival Breaking Ground, a showcase for new and established choreographers and filmmakers.
CONDER/dance is supported by the Arizona Commission on the Arts, Tempe Cultural Services, Target Arts Grants, and individual donors. We continue to look for new ways to embody what inspires and give back to our community.