Rhythm Industry Performance Factory, with over 3,000 square feet of open concept warehouse space, is one of Tucson's most crucial arts incubator spaces!

Rhythm Industry Performance Factory is an artist-owned incubator space dedicated to the creation and rehearsal of performance art. We manufacture loud, large and unusual art at the Factory, so that it may be presented elsewhere. Most of the groups working out of the studio welcome observers and teach classes. Contact the groups individually if you are interested.

With over 3,000 sq ft of rentable space – including a 1,500 sq ft sprung-wood dance floor – RIPF has become a mainstay for some of Tucson's most well known performers. Located a few blocks south of downtown near Park Ave. and 22nd Street, in the historic Millville neighborhood, the Factory has plenty of free parking.

Rhythm Industry Review

The quarterly Review is one of the only public events at the studio. Part mixer, part recital, part showcase, the Reviews are an opportunity to interact informally with audiences, show works in progress, provide students with an opportunity to show off what they've learned, and to get feedback. It's also a way all the groups work together to raise funds to support the studio, to broaden audience, attract new students and supporters. Of the suggested $15 donations, we use 90% to help pay the mortgage. 10% goes to a project that one of the participating groups is involved in, such as the All Souls Procession or Carnaval.

Home to some of Tucson's most recognized performers:

Odaiko Sonora Odaiko Sonora
Odaiko Sonora is Tucson's premiere taiko group. Serving southern AZ since 2002, Odaiko Sonora is dedicated to increasing familiarity with and understanding of taiko in our community...
  Sol Axé
Sol Axé (Sol–ah–SHAY) a project under Many Mouths One Stomach, is a nonprofit drum and dance community. We feature the music of many traditions from Brazil, the African Diaspora, and the World. Our intention is to inspire creativity, inclusiveness, community solidarity, and JOY...
Flam Chen/TCA Flam Chen/Tucson Circus Arts
A theatre troupe with a repertoire spanning over a dozen years and 1,500 professional performances worldwide. Flam Chen has innovated a new form of extreme theater, utilizing aspects of circus...
flamchen.com tucsoncircusarts.com
  New Articulations photo NEW ARTiculations Dance Theatre
Committed to making modern dance more visible, accessible and useful and to providing artistic and experiential opportunities in movement for local dancers, choreographers and audiences... www.newarticulations.org
Movement Salon Movement Salon
Movement Salon is a group of movement artists, writers, and a musician who practice and perform the art of improvisation. Our only parameters are time and space. We make the rest up, all of it. movementsalon.wordpress.com
Theatrical Mime Theatre Arizona Kyudo Kai/UofA Kyudo Club practice and teach Kyudo (Japanese archery), one of the oldest martial arts of Japan. We include historical, technical, spiritual and sport aspects of the art in our training, and occasionally perform public demonstrations of the art.