28th Annual Dance Series

(Multiple Venues) : Fri 10/19/18 8:00PM - Sat 1/26/19 8:00PM

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28th Annual Dance Series

Five performances at the Power Center and the Detroit Opera House

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Two Different Programs
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Friday, October 19, 2018 8:00PM - Saturday, October 20, 2018 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
Two Different Programs<br>Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

One of the most original forces in contemporary dance, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago has long been known for its exceptionally talented dancers and adventurous choreography. Under Glenn Edgerton’s artistic direction, this contemporary ballet company is arguably at the top of its game.
Friday: Repertory evening drawn from choreography by Crystal Pite, Alejandro Cerrudo, Nacho Duato, Robyn Mineko Williams, and Ohad Narahin
Saturday: New evening-length collaboration between Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Third Coast Percussion, with choreography by Emma Portner and Lil Buck with Jon Boogz; music score composed by Devonté Hynes, aka “Blood Orange”

La Fresque (The Painting on the Wall)
Ballet Preljocaj Tuesday, March 26, 2019 7:30PM - Wednesday, March 27, 2019 7:30PM   ·   More Info »
<em>La Fresque (The Painting on the Wall)</em><br>
Ballet Preljocaj

Created in 2016 and based on a traditional and fantastical Chinese tale, La Fresque (The Painting on the Wall) is “infused with sensual beauty.” (Le Figaro) The piece tells the story of a painting come to life and a journey into another dimension, where the picture becomes a place of transcendence and a person can become part of the picture. The ballet seeks to explore the mysterious relations between representation and reality, fixed image and movement, immediacy and duration, the live and the inert.

Two Different Programs
Martha Graham Dance Company Friday, April 26, 2019 8:00PM - Saturday, April 27, 2019 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
Two Different Programs<br>
Martha Graham Dance Company

As the oldest and most celebrated modern dance company in America, the Martha Graham Dance Company exemplifies its founder’s timeless and uniquely American style of dance, one that has influenced generations of artists and continues to captivate audiences worldwide.
Friday: Secular Games (Martha Graham), New Work (Maxime Doyle & Bobbi Jean Smith), Lamentation Variations (Aszure Barton), Chronicle (Graham),
Thursday: Diversion of Angels (Graham), Ekstasis (Graham), Woodland (Pontus Lidberg), Herodiade (Graham), I used to love you (Annie B. Parson)

A Letter to My Nephew
Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Dance Company Saturday, October 27, 2018 7:30PM   ·   More Info »
<em>A Letter to My Nephew</em><br>
Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Dance Company

A Letter to My Nephew is an intimate multimedia piece for nine dancers, composed as a celebration and meditation of the life of his nephew, Lance T. Briggs, a scholarship student at the San Francisco Ballet School who became a successful model and songwriter before falling into drugs and prostitution. Jones set the work as a series of postcards to his cherished nephew, weighing the difficulties of his life alongside today’s political landscape.
This performance is available through UMS by subscription only.
Presented by Michigan Opera Theatre

Camille A. Brown & Dancers Saturday, January 26, 2019 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
Camille A. Brown & Dancers

Known for high theatricality, gutsy moves, and virtuosic musicality, Camille A. Brown & Dancers soar through history like a whirlwind. Making a personal claim on history through the lens of a modern female perspective, Brown leads her dancers through dazzling excavations of ancestral stories. For this one-night-only presentation, she presents ink, the final installation of the company’s trilogy built on the common theme of identity. ink celebrates the rituals, gestural vocabulary and traditions that remain ingrained within the lineage of the African Diaspora, from generation to generation.