Olmost The Weekend: Dance festival set to light up Phoenix

PHOENIX (FOX 10) -- On Friday and Saturday, 27 artists from across the country will be gracing the stage with fresh moves, at the Breaking Ground Dance Festival.

"We are really looking for people who are pushing the envelope, in terms of what they are saying and how they are saying it and how they are defining what is dance today," said Carley Conder, producer of the festival.

The definition of contemporary dance continues to expand.

"It's 2019, now so those boundaries are not so hard and fast," said Conder. "We are kind blurring what that means to include classical dance with culturally influenced dance with urban dance."

After the main stage performances, attendees will be invited to enjoy what's called "tiny dance" in the lobby, with performances put on by Arizona choreographers on two 4x4 stages.

"It's a way for the audience to experience dance in a new way, and really get a little bit closer to the performance and have more of an interactive experience with what's going on, in terms of the performance," said Conder.

Choreographers Anthony Kelly and Chelsea Neiss are part of the tiny dance lineup on Friday night, combining genres and footwork styles.

FOX 10's Stephanie Olmo reports, in this week's edition of Olmost The Weekend.