Dance

Michigan Opera Theatre Celebrates National Arts in Education Week!

Michigan Opera Theatre Celebrates National Arts in Education Week!

In addition to producing and presenting opera and dance, arts education is a priority for Michigan Opera Theatre and has been since the founding of our Education and Community Programs departments by Karen DiChiera in 1978. Last year, MOT Education and Community Programs served more than 17,000 people, primarily youth, through touring productions, concerts, workshops, […]
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New software makes group sales easier!

New software makes group sales easier!

Michigan Opera Theatre is excited to announce that we have implemented Groupmatics software, making it even easier for groups to purchase tickets! With Groupmatics, group members are able to buy tickets individually, removing the need for group leaders to be responsible for everyone’s order and money. How it works Group leaders reserve a block of […]
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Paul Taylor Dance Company reviews

Paul Taylor Dance Company reviews

April 2018 About this production Visnja Tijardovic – Windsor Beautiful performance! Captivating dancers, lovely choreography, lights and costumes! Bravi!!!   Sue – Livonia Loved the geometry of the last act. Fun listening to the 60’s music the dancers looked like they were having a fun time.   Portia Fields-Anderson – Pontiac Amazing! Refreshing ! Loved the energy of […]
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Dance Theatre of Harlem Reviews

Dance Theatre of Harlem Reviews

March 2018 About this production Simone – Detroit Beautiful. This was performance was more than I expected. It was refreshing to see the male dances performance. I am looking forward to their return.   D. Levitsky – West Bloomfield I thought that they were fantastic. However, the sound system on Saturday evening was terrible. A group as […]
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Anna Glass: Meet Dance Theatre of Harlem’s Michigander

Anna Glass: Meet Dance Theatre of Harlem’s Michigander

Dance Theatre of Harlem Executive Director Anna Glass knows the value of maintaining a culture. Though she has lived in New York City for 20 years, her Michigan roots run deep, connecting both her and her company to Detroit. “I love Michigan, I love Detroit,” she said. “It brings me great joy to bring a […]
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Romeo and Juliet Reviews

Romeo and Juliet Reviews

February 2018 About this production D. Duncan – Detroit Romeo and Juliet was absolutely excellent. The performance was as beautiful as it was dramatic – with the costumes and music well executed. Misty, or Juliet,- was a stunning and mesmerizing performer! A sensational dancer! Herman (Romeo) was excellent, and beautifully strong dancer. The chemistry on the […]
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Perform with American Ballet Theatre!

Perform with American Ballet Theatre!

American Ballet Theatre is looking for supernumeraries to fill out its Romeo and Juliet cast, performing at the Detroit Opera House Feb. 8-11! Supernumeraries, or extras, stand on stage in costume with the dancers to fill out the scenes. Roles are simple, no dancing or experience required! ABT is looking for 63 dancers: ladies 14 […]
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The Nutcracker Reviews

The Nutcracker Reviews

November 2017 About this production Julie Gharios – Detroit Loved the new production! Especially Minnie and the rest of the Poodles.   Elaine Searle – OrionC Exquisite!!!!!!!   MJ – Novi Well, I don’t think I have ever been disappointed in the Nutcracker and I’ve seen it over 20 times! I took 3 other ladies and we all […]
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Celebrating Diversity During National Opera Week 2017!

Celebrating Diversity During National Opera Week 2017!

Oct. 27 marks the beginning of National Opera Week 2017, led by Honorary Chair and longtime Michigan Opera Theatre friend and performer, Denyce Graves. This year’s theme celebrates diversity within opera, and it is a value close to our heart since the founding of MOT in 1971. Our founder David DiChiera has long been a champion of […]
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Michigan Opera Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season!

Michigan Opera Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season!

Spring is here, and the time has come to officially announce our 2017-18 season! This will be the first season under the artistic leadership of our Principal Conductor Stephen Lord, and it features a great blend of old favorites as well as exciting new works! On the opera side, our season features three beloved classics: Verdi’s […]
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A Cinderella Story Reviews

A Cinderella Story Reviews

March 2017 About this production Jenni Thank you for a thoroughly unique, energetic, dynamic, exciting afternoon at the ballet! I had the pleasure to see A Cinderella Story today with my 12 year old daughter. We were both mezmerized from the beginning. The staging, the choreography, the fresh interpretation, the costumes and the music were a […]
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Common Ground Reviews

Common Ground Reviews

  March 2017 INFORMATION Joyce Stearnes Thompson –  Auburn Hills I thoroughly enjoyed the entire program. The integration of various dance styles was exquisite and beautiful, and I was amazed at the stamina exhibited by the dancers throughout their performances. In addition the choreography was amazing. My husband and I purchased the dance series and […]
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The Nutcracker Reviews

The Nutcracker Reviews

November 2016 About this production Stephanie W – Fenton The dancers were great. The sets could have been more extravagant. I expected a lot more “wow” factor with the decor and the choice of costumes for the dancers. It was very beautiful, but I have seen better. I still would like to congratulate everyone on a […]
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Three Things You Never Knew About The Nutcracker

Three Things You Never Knew About The Nutcracker

This week we count down the days until the opening of BalletMet’s “The Nutcracker,” returning to the Detroit Opera House Thanksgiving weekend. The ballet tells the story of the young Clara and her Nutcracker-turned-prince as they journey together for a magical evening on Christmas Eve to The Land of Sweets. As a beloved holiday tradition, […]
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The Sleeping Beauty Reviews

The Sleeping Beauty Reviews

March-April 2016 INFORMATION ON THE SLEEPING BEAUTY   “ABT’s lavish ‘Sleeping Beauty’ wows Opera House crowd” -David Lyman, Detroit Free Press    Gregory Bator  – Royal Oak Simply exquisite! This was a feast for eyes and ears! Go figure I stayed awake the entire performance too!   Mary – Atlanta, Georgia Attended with my 10 year […]
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Re-Awakening The Sleeping Beauty

Re-Awakening The Sleeping Beauty

Tuesday, March 29 at 7:00 pm The Carr Center | 311 E. Grand River, Detroit FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Attending “The Sleeping Beauty” at the Detroit Opera House? Learn more about the production with this FREE lecture, “Re-Awakening Sleeping Beauty: The Lively Debate over Alexei Ratmansky’s New Production” by Tim Scholl, Professor of […]
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Eisenhower Dance 25th Anniversary reviews

Eisenhower Dance 25th Anniversary reviews

January 2016 INFORMATION   Steve & Jan – Livonia The dance show was wonderful. We especially enjoyed the Bollero Revisited dance.   Janice Chirio – Commerce I might be bias, as Lindsay is my daughter, but every time I watch their performances, they just look better and better.  The dancers all compliment each other very nicely!!   […]
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Nutcracker Family Matinees

Nutcracker Family Matinees

A variety of holiday activities at the Detroit Opera House make The Nutcracker a family outing that children and adults cherish for years to come. Family matinees include: Live reindeer on Broadway Street Photos with Santa and the Nutcracker (Santa arrives at 12:30PM) Join the Sugar Plum Parade on stage following the performance Holiday-themed crafts courtesy of Arts & […]
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Interview with Stanton Welch, Artistic Director of Houston Ballet

Interview with Stanton Welch, Artistic Director of Houston Ballet

Michigan Opera Theatre audiences last saw the work of Australian choreographer Stanton Welch when the Joffrey Ballet performed his Son of Chamber Symphony (2012), to the music of John Adams, in its appearance on our stage in March of 2014. For that unconventional piece, Welch had said he sought to “show the seams” of movement that ballet tends to […]
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