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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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Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company reviews

October 2018About this production Sue – LivoniaPowerful piece. The fight scenes are very well done. Glad this was done as one without intermission. Had not realized more than one hour had gone by, it was that interesting. Ellen Kahn – Detroit @ MOTMost unusual dance performance.The dancers were completely in sink with each other that wasremarkable. Difficult to understand …

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Exploring the “American tragedy” of “A Letter to My Nephew” from the Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Company

Michigan Opera Theatre has prided itself on presenting a range of world-renowned and groundbreaking dance companies to Metro Detroit since 1996. This Saturday, we are proud to add the Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Company to that roster, offering a powerful, thought-provoking piece about struggle and addiction different than performances we’ve offered in the …

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