UMS

Community Programs

UMS offers the community exceptional learning experiences, workshops, Q&A events, and more. Come back in Fall 2017 for an updated listing, and check back often for updates.

You Can Dance

Join dancers from our visiting companies for an exploration of the company’s movement style. No dance training or experience necessary, and all levels, ages 13 and up, are welcome. Free, but first come, first served until studio reaches capacity.

You Can Dance: Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

FREE EVENTS

You Can Dance: Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Saturday, October 20, 1:35-2:50 pm
You Can Dance: Camille A Brown & Dancers

FREE EVENTS

You Can Dance: Camille A Brown & Dancers

Saturday, January 26, 1:35-2:50 pm
You Can Dance: Martha Graham Dance Company

FREE EVENTS

You Can Dance: Martha Graham Dance Company

Saturday, April 27, 1:35-2:50 pm
Photo credit: Jesse Meria
 

Post-Show Q&As with Artists

After most opening night dance and theater performances, join us for a post-performance Q&A to get a glimpse into the lives and minds of the artists who bring creativity to the stage. You must have ticket to that evening’s performance to attend.

Please see individual performance pages for specific post-show Q&A dates and times.

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago 2018-19

Artist Q&As - Community Programs

Two Different Programs
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Friday, October 19 - Saturday, October 20
The Great Tamer

Artist Q&As - Community Programs

The Great Tamer
Conceived – Visualized + Directed by Dimitris Papaioannou

Friday, January 18 - Saturday, January 19
Camille A. Brown 2018-19

Artist Q&As - Community Programs

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Camille A. Brown & Dancers

Saturday, January 26
Past Tense

Artist Q&As - Community Programs

Past Tense
Carrie Mae Weems, director, writer, video artist

Friday, February 15 - Saturday, February 16
Mapplethorpe project
Martha Graham Dance Company

Artist Q&As - Community Programs

Two Different Programs
Martha Graham Dance Company

Friday, April 26 - Saturday, April 27
Photo credit: Jesse Meria
 

Pre-performance talks

Join UMS for a brief pre-performance talk before select performances. Just 15 minutes long, each talk offers interesting information and provocative questions for thinking about and watching the performance. Most of these talks are a part of our Renegade series which celebrates artistic innovation, experimentation, and discovery.

Please see individual performance pages for specific pre-performance talk dates and times.

Pre-performance talks

Pre-Performance Discussion: Philadelphia Orchestra Memories

UMS 101 & UMS Night School

Curious about UMS, but haven’t taken the plunge? Want to learn more about an unfamiliar artist or genre? UMS and Ann Arbor Public Schools Community Education & Recreation (“Rec & Ed”) are teaming up to offer pre-performance classes created especially for first-time UMS attendees, for curious audience members, and for anyone who simply enjoys attending performances with a group. Each UMS 101 class will be facilitated by a dance, jazz, or classical music expert and feature conversation, interactive exercises, and mini lectures that will help you better understand the genre and have a more enjoyable UMS performance experience. The classes will bring you together with other audience members who are curious about the performing arts and want to learn more.

Registration for UMS 101 includes a ticket to the performance, workshop fees, transportation to/from the performance venue, and light snacks before the performance.

To participate in UMS 101 and UMS Night School, you must register through the Rec & Ed website and pay the registration fee (which includes a ticket to the performance).

Instructors will be announced when registration opens. Class sessions will take place at Pioneer High School, and group transportation will be provided to and from the performance venue via charter bus. (Sorry, no ticket exchanges or refunds for previously purchased tickets.)

Please see individual event pages for specific registration information.

No Safety Net Events

Events coming soon.