Public Art @ Herberger Theater Center
John Waddell's "Dance" (1974) comprises several nude figurative bronze sculptures depicted in a variety of dance poses. One piece features a man lifting a woman with outstretched arms towards the sky, and another a woman playing the flute. The figures dot a plaza in front of the Herberger Theater Center, where resident companies include the modern dance company Center Dance Ensemble. (1)
Backstory and Context
The Herberger Theater also operates the Arizona Center Gallery located at 455 N. Third Street, Suite 1200. Curators are Connie and A O Tucker. The gallery features the work of Arizona artists, age 18 and older. (Note: Arizona Center gallery hours vary.)
Each season, the Herberger Theater seeks Arizona artists to apply to exhibit their work in its theater and Arizona Center galleries. In both galleries, a portion of the proceeds from each piece sold benefits the Herberger Theater’s youth outreach programs. 30% of each piece purchased is tax-deductible with no sales tax.
2. "Herberger Theater Center," Official Website, accessed August 25, 2017. http://www.herbergertheater.org/
3. "John Waddell in the Herberger Hall of Fame," Youtube video, November 17, 2011, (6:08 minutes), accessed August 25, 2017. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6ycdMy6_A_Q