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Healing Through Dance and Drums

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Coming Shows & Events

Alice Blumenfeld

Movement Matters

Alice Blumenfeld

Abrepaso Flamenco

Friday, April 2, 2021 from 9:30am – 11am

Alice Blumenfeld is a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts, a YoungArts Silver Award winner, a Fulbright recipient in Dance, and an Individual Excellence Awardee in Choreography from the Ohio Arts Council (FY 20). She fell in love with flamenco at age 12, and since then it has been the driving force in her life, founding the non-profit music and dance company ABREPASO Flamenco in 2016 and previously on dance faculty at Oberlin College and Cuyahoga Community College… (tap Learn More for full bio)

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Monique Haley

Movement Matters

Monique Haley

Roots of Jazz

Friday, April 9, 2021 from 9:30am – 11am

Monique Haley is a graduate of The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in performing arts, specializing in jazz dance. Haley completed nine memorable years with the prestigious River North Chicago Dance Company in 2010. Her final season with the company also marked the opportunity to debut her first professional choreographic work Uhuru. … (tap Learn More for full bio)

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Performance

Healing Through Dance and Drums

CANCELLED
Pay-What-You-Can ($10 recommended)
Free for members

Through the lens of African Diasporic drum and dance, artists look to the past to author traditions of the future.

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Performance

Anon(ymous)

Saturday April 10 at 6pm
Pay-What-You-Can ($10 recommended)
Free for members

Written by Naomi Iizuka. Separated from his mother, a young refugee called Anon journeys through the United States, encountering a wide variety of people — some kind, some dangerous and cruel — as he searches for his family. From a sinister one-eyed butcher to beguiling barflies to a sweatshop, Anon must navigate through a chaotic, ever-changing landscape in this entrancing adaptation of Homer’s Odyssey.

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Performance

BFA Dance Senior Capstone: Seeing Six

Saturday April 10 at 6pm
Pay-What-You-Can ($10 recommended)
Free for members
Seeing Six is a live-streamed virtual performance, showcasing the 2021 senior BFA capstone projects. The show will include introductions to each choreographer and their piece, six dance on film projects, and a live interactive discussion with the audience at the end of the show.
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Performance

Onsite | Insight: An Outdoor Performance Experience

April 24 from 2 pm to 8:30 pm
Pay-What-You-Can ($10 recommended)
Free for members
Onsite | Insight is our first return to in-person performances and features a full day of theatre, dance, and music as we explore Wayne State University’s campus. Enjoy performances from our Dance faculty and students, including To Sangana, Contemporary dance, Capstone dance performances, etc. as well as performances from our Theatre faculty and students including a peek at Tales from Shakespeare: Twelfth Night, vignets from our upcoming musical, Trivoya Gold, highlights from Company Fresh, and more. And don’t miss the Wayne State University band!
There is no cost to attend this in-person event. Guests are invited to move freely from venue to venue to create an experience that best suits their interests! See schedule and map below for details.
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Performance

Trivøya Gold

April 30 and May 1 at 7 pm, May 2 at 1 pm
Pay-What-You-Can ($10 recommended)
Free for members

The musical, with book and lyrics by Alana Jacoby and book and music by Scotty Arnold, is a story of death, nationalism, and Olympic Curling. In Trivøya, a small island off the coast of Norway, it is so cold that corpses don’t decompose. As a result, death is banned on the small island. Aching to die in their homes, the Trivøyan citizens demand independent rule, and will be given it if they can win an Olympic gold medal in curling.

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Performance

Pingree's Past

May 8, 2021 at 7 p.m.
Pay-What-You-Can ($10 recommended)
Free for members

Guest artist Gary Anderson, a 2016 Kresge Artist Fellow and Artistic Director of Detroit’s Plowshares Theatre Company, directs the premiere work of acclaimed playwright, Garlia Cornelia Jones. Pingree’s Past is a brand new play set in contemporary Detroit.

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Nearly 27,000 students from 75 countries choose to study in the heart of Detroit’s cultural center — home to 400+ public performances, exhibits and cultural events annually in Midtown Detroit.

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Slideshow includes various images from recent productions.
Theatre photo credits: Chuk Nowak Photography
Dance photo credits: Scott Lipiec