Founded by Artistic Director Carley Conder in 2003, CONDER|dance is committed to enhancing the cultural vibrancy of its home community in Arizona. CONDER|dance is a resident arts organization of the Tempe Center for the Arts. CONDER|dance also produces Breaking Ground, a notable dance and film festival, at Tempe Center for the Arts. By creating vibrant new works, providing platforms for artists to present innovative voices in dance and building bridges through creative exchange, CONDER|dance's objective is to enlarge the artistic environment that is vital to the cultural fabric of Arizona.
Recent commissions include a partnership to create live performance programs for Frank Lloyd Wright's Arizona home, Taliesin West and an in-process project with nationally known organization Wonderspaces. CONDER/dance has enjoyed performances throughout the Arizona community including traditional venues such as Orpheum Theater, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Mesa Arts Center, Phoenix Theater and non-traditional venues such as Phoenix Art Museum, W Hotel, Clarendon Hotel, David and Gladys Wright House, and Desert Botanical Garden. Nationally, CONDER/dance has presented work in Dixon Place (NYC), Westbeth (NYC), John Ryan Theater (NYC), CPR Theater (Brooklyn), Diavolo Theater (LA), and Snow College (UT).