We’re thrilled to announce a 2021 collaboration that you won’t want to miss!

Blue Heaven is an inspiring message of hope, love and light danced through real life stories of the seven stages of grief. Led by Director and Choreographer Lisa Conlin, grant recipient of the Run Project, and danced by Sioux Falls top professional dancers, Blue Heaven will take you on an unforgettable poignant dance theater journey. 

The concept was first created after both Lisa’s parents passed away. The show is about dancing out of the darkness into the light, which we find very fitting for the season we are all in!

Suitable for ages 8 and up.

The show organizer considers parents/guardians to be the best decision-makers on what is appropriate for their children and families.

“This is a one-of-kind experience for the community. We have the power to collectively heal through the power of the performing arts.”

Sydney Bartunek Bender, Founder of Move To Heal South Dakota


  • November 18, 2021 at 7PM | Embrace Church Sertoma Campus

The show at Embrace Church is free with good will donations accepted here and at the door. Good will donations for this show will benefit two local non profits: Move To Heal South Dakota and SURVIVEiT.

  • November 20, 2021 at 2PM and 7PM | Washington Pavilion Schulte Black Box Theater

There are two opportunities to see this show in the Schulte Black Box Theater at 2pm and 7pm. Tickets are $20 plus tax and are available here.

Hear from Director and Choreographer, Lisa Conlin. This interview is from SDPB’s daily public-affairs show, In the Moment, hosted by Lori Walsh.

The conversation explores how dance help us process collective and personal grief. Blue Heaven is a story of dancing through darkness and into light while exploring healing in performing arts.