“Art is a wound turned to light.”
– Georges Braque
She had an anatomical heart with wings tattooed on her forearm with the Spanish word “esperanza,” which translates to “hope.” Was this tattoo her desperate attempt to find hope in her life when in reality, she had spiraled deeply to a place of complete hopelessness?
Esperanza Dance Project
- March 10th, 2018
The Esperanza Dance Project and the WomanKraft Art Center are collaborating to bring a special fundraising performance at the WomanKraft Art Center or ‘the Castle’, located at
388 S. Stone Avenue, Tucson. Please join us on Saturday, March 10th, from 2 to 6pm. Esperanza company members will present and perform brand new choreography specific to WomanKraft’s unique performance spaces. Audience members will be taken on a guided tour to view 6 mini performances by the dancers, as well as a featured section from Esperanza’s multimedia performance, “House of Hope”. Suggested donation is $10. Performances will be held from 2-4pm with an evening reception in the gallery from 4-6pm for an chance to open conversations on topics pertaining to both organizations.
- November 16, 2017
Esperanza Dance Project, a non-profit arts organization founded in 2011 and based in Tucson, Arizona, invites you to their first fundraiser of the year. Please join the Esperanza Dance Project for a very special evening on Thursday, November 16, 2017, at 7:00 pm in the Rincon / University High School Auditorium, located at 421 N Arcadia Ave, Tucson, AZ 85711.
Experience the Esperanza Dance Project firsthand with
- The showing of “House of Hope”, a multimedia performance using dance, spoken word, music, and more to raise awareness about childhood sexual violence and deliver a message of hope.
- An opportunity to meet the artists and participate in a community discussion on spreading awareness, supporting survivors and creating positive change in our community after the show.
- A Silent Auction benefitting the project featuring artwork by local artists, gift certificates to local businesses, massage vouchers, and more. Light refreshments will be served
The show begins at 7:00 pm and there is a $10.00 suggested donation for all who attend.
- April 13, 2017
FREE evening performance of Esperanza dance Project’s “House of Hope” and Amy Oestreicher’s autobiographical one-woman musical, “Gutless & Grateful”. Sponsored by the Student Social Service Organization of Pima Community College, this event was open to the public.
- “What was the most meaningful part? A talkback with the audience, where I got to share a bit of how creating theater help me heal after sexual abuse. It was an honor to share the stage with the Esperanza dance project, who is using Dance to honor these important stories that must be shared.” – Amy Oestreicher
- See more of Amy’s experience with Esperanza Dance Project and Take Back the Night on her website, www.amyoes.com