Dance Archives - Michigan Opera Theatre

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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Reviews: Alessandra Ferri

Jennifer Adair – Clarkston This was an amazing performance! Alessandra and all of the other dancers were absolutely stunning! Pleasant mix of traditional Ballet Variations and Contemporary Ballet, it was a joy to watch.   Dan – Rochester Hills Modern and classic dance are both exciting and vibrant art forms. The flow and movement of the human …

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Alessandra Ferri: A Prima Ballerina Assoluta Defined

At 55, Italian dancer Alessandra Ferri has enjoyed a ballet career longer than most. The renowned ballerina has performed with the world’s most prestigious companies including the Royal Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and La Scala Theatre Ballet, as well as with the best choreographers and dancers in the industry. “Ballet is not my job, it’s …

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Reviews: The Nutcracker

Sridhar – Belleville Incredible production – the choreography, dancers, sets, music … everything was exquisite.   Nazek Gappy – Bloomfield Hills Amazing!!   Family of Seven – Ohio Our multiage family tremendously enjoyed today’s production. The dancers, costumes, and live music were unforgettable. Also, the entire atmosphere from reindeer outside to crafts, treats, and photographic opportunities established …

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