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June 10, 2022

World Class Dance in Ann Arbor and Detroit


Live the Moment

We invite you to join us next season for our 2022/23 Dance Series — to live the moment and be reminded once again just how special it is to experience incredible live performances together.

We look forward to sharing performances by Pina Bausch Foundation and École des Sables of Senegal, Ballet Preljocaj, and Step Afrika!

Packages start at just $115 for all three performances, and as a subscriber, your experience will be made easy with perks like:

  • Access to the best seats at the best prices, before individual tickets go on sale to the general public
  • Risk-free ticket returns, refunds, and exchanges
  • Installment billing and payroll deduction options
  • Free parking when you buy at least six events
  • Great discounts on all UMS events all year long!

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The Rite of Spring /
common ground[s]

Friday, October 21 // 8 pm
Saturday, October 22 // 8 pm
Power Center

In this collaboration between the Pina Bausch Foundation (Germany), École des Sables (Senegal) and Sadler’s Wells (UK), Bausch’s pioneering Rite of Spring is danced by a newly assembled company of dancers from more than a dozen African countries. Rite is paired with a new work created, performed, and inspired by the lives of two remarkable women: Germaine Acogny and Malou Airuado.

Ballet Preljocaj
Swan Lake

Friday, February 17 // 7:30 pm
Saturday, February 18 // 7:30 pm
Sunday, February 19 // 2:30 pm
Detroit Opera House

Combining Tchaikovsky’s musical masterpiece with contemporary arrangements, Ballet Preljocaj reinvents the timeless tale of love, betrayal, seduction, and remorse into a contemporary ecological tragedy.

Step Afrika!

Sunday, March 12 // 4 pm
Hill Auditorium

Step Afrika! blends percussive dance styles practiced by historically African American fraternities and sororities, traditional West and Southern African dances, and an array of contemporary dance and art forms.

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