According to Greek mythology the Phoenix is a self-renewing bird that rises from the ashes of its predecessor. This 500 year winged creature patiently sits in a nest on a mountain top waiting for the Sun to ignite it. Confidently aware of what is about to take place, the Phoenix knows once it RISES from the ashes renewed, it will fly higher and stronger! It is believed in some cultures, the phoenix uses its ashes to heal the wounds of others.
For generations, dance has been an art form that celebrates, teaches, and heals. Dance is an art that moves men's souls. Through dance and creative movements, we are able to express our feelings, cleanse our souls, and provide hope. Dance is therapeutic.
The founder, Marilyn Rosenthal believes everyone has a story. For the Phoenix Dancer, what causes you to RISE? What is the driving inner force that propels you from the ashes of loss or disappointment. What leads you back to the stage every time? The Phoenix Dancer uses the stage to tell a story of survival.
"The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls"
THE PHOENIX DANCER
Every Phoenix Dancer has a great story that paved the way to its establishment. In fact, most stories begin with one person’s passion that eventually evolved into a tangible reality - bringing masterpieces to life through hard work, determination, and persistence.