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Touring & Community Engagement

Did you know that the Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance provides a number of community outreach opportunities for local communities and schools? For low and sometimes no cost*, our touring companies will come to your school or community space to perform. Not only are these tours highly entertaining, they’re also deeply engaging.

*Our children’s theatre tour (May — June) is FREE to Detroit Community Public Schools.

Our touring companies include:

To Sangana African Dance

This is dynamic dance company thrills audiences with quality African-derived dance and drum presentations, guaranteed to inspire, invigorate, educate, and entertain. The company celebrates rich cultural traditions from the African heritage, as well as the contemporary African-American experience. Learn more.

Company One Dance

The lecture-demonstration performance format is built to engage students in an experience of seeing and experiencing movement as a form of communication. Learn more.

Motor City Cabaret

Our musical theatre outreach program aims to create an awareness and appreciation of the art of theatre and dance through an energetic and informative 50-minute performance. Learn more.

The Freedom Players: Social Justice Project

Created by Billicia Charnelle Hines, Dr. RAZ Mikey Courtney, and Karen Prall, the Social Justice Project is a devised theatre and dance performance for Detroit Public Schools Community District, serving approximately 3,600 public middle and high school students. A new show will be devised each year to reflect the changing attitudes of race and privilege in Detroit. Learn more.

Children’s Theatre

Each spring, our children’s theatre company tours Detroit Public Schools Community District with a completely free production to introduce our youngest audience to the magic and wonder of live performance. Learn more.

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