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Reviews: The Nutcracker

About the production   Paul – Wayne Very good. There were a couple moments when the choreography was a little off; but I really enjoyed the entire performance overall. The children dancers lent quite a bit to the experience. My favorite part by far was the Act 2 dance with the sheet (the Arabian Dance, …

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The Nutcracker by the Numbers

Featuring timeless dances, magnificent costumes, beautiful sets and plenty of magic, BalletMet’s The Nutcracker takes you on a journey you won’t soon forget. But it requires a great deal of time, effort—and pointe shoes (read on for the total number used throughout the show) to get the production from start to finish. Ever wondered how …

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BalletMet’s “Nutcracker” returns to MOT to ring in the holiday season

Columbus BalletMet’s “The Nutcracker” will help ring in the holidays with one of Southeast Michigan’s premiere traditions of the season, producing three performances of the Christmas classic.

The ballet company, based in Columbus, Ohio, has created a beautiful partnership with MOT in Detroit that people have come to love and anticipate.

Reviews: The Joffrey Ballet

What a delight! I attended my first ever ballet yesterday evening and it just happened to be the Joffrey ballet.

The Joffrey Ballet: A Forward-Thinking Company Continues to Push Boundaries

As the new Artistic Advisor for Dance, I’m excited to lead the dance direction of Michigan Opera Theatre and continue to bring some of the world’s best dance companies to the Detroit Opera House stage. This Nov. 2-3, we’re thrilled to present a company that’s particularly close to my heart, The Joffrey Ballet. I served …

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Michigan Opera Theatre Names Jon Teeuwissen New Artistic Advisor for Dance

Michigan Opera Theatre is thrilled to announce Jon Teeuwissen as its new Artistic Advisor for Dance! Jon will be overseeing MOT’s dance endeavors including programming the company’s dance season, expanding upon MOT’s current community engagement initiatives and increasing or strengthening collaborative relationships within the industry. He will also oversee MOT’s overall dance strategy to enhance the …

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Reviews: Alvin Ailey

More about the performance. Shirley – Southfield The Alvin Ailey 2019 Detroit performance was wonderful. I have been attending their shows since 1980. Lazarus is a master piece, it’s very different from what I’m used to seeing the company perform here in Detroit, but I loved it. I felt the spirit of the dance that …

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Michigan Opera Theatre Announces 2019-20 Season!

Michigan Opera Theatre is excited to announce its 2019-20 season, featuring long-absent works, company premieres and the return of American Ballet Theatre and the Joffrey Ballet! The season opens Oct. 12 with a gala concert featuring acclaimed American tenor Michael Fabiano and principal dancers from American Ballet Theatre. The opera line-up includes dark comedies Mozart’s …

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Alvin Ailey: A Cultural Icon Marks its 60th Anniversary

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, a favorite among local audiences, has been performing regularly at the Detroit Opera House since Michigan Opera Theatre’s second dance series in 1998. In addition to being their 12th visit to the Opera House, this season the company marks its 60th anniversary, celebrating a history of pushing boundaries, defining modern …

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