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Includes 3 performances in the Power Center and Detroit Opera House

Pina Bausch's 'The Rite of Spring'

Senegalese company École des Sables makes its UMS debut in the 2022/23 Season, performing Pina Bausch’s pioneering The Rite of Spring.

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The Rite of Spring / common ground[s]

Pina Bausch’s pioneering work, one of the first that established her iconic approach to dance theater, 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, the founder of the Senegalese company École des Sables who is widely considered “the mother of contemporary African dance,” and Malou Airuado, who performed leading roles in many of Bausch’s early works as a member of Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch.

Ballet Preljocaj: Swan Lake
Pre-Performance Talk


Ballet Preljocaj
Swan Lake

Friday, February 17 - Sunday, February 19

Contemporary dance superstar Angelin Preljocaj tackles the Mount Everest of the ballet world with his new take on Swan Lake.

Step Afrika!
Family Friendly


Step Afrika!

Sunday, March 12

Step Afrika! introduces audiences to the importance of stepping in cultural identity and the use of body percussion as a means of communication.

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