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5 events where curious audiences meet unexpected ideas.


Artists engage daily in a creative enterprise full of risk-taking, experimentation, and boundary-pushing. Renegade is about artists who, in their own time and context, color outside of the lines and change our expectations.

Renegade is made possible by the Renegade Venture Fund, established and funded by the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation.


Please note: Due to COVID-19 impacted changes to the Fall 2020/21 season, this season ticket package is no longer available for sale. You may instead customize your own Series:You package of 3 or more events across the season — with a 10% savings and the ultimate flexibility for the months ahead.

Ali Chahrour Night
Layl (Night): A Performance by Ali Chahrour

Saturday, November 21, 2020 // 8:00 PM
Power Center

Lebanese choreographer and theater maker Ali Chahrour draws inspiration from Arabic stories, legends, and poems relating to love. Performed in Arabic with English supertitles.

Total Immediate Collective Imminent Terrestrial Salvation
Total Immediate Collective Imminent Terrestrial Salvation

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 // 7:30 PM
Thursday, January 28, 2021 // 7:30 PM
Friday, January 29, 2021 // 8 PM
Saturday, January 30, 2021 // 8 PM
Sunday, January 31, 2021 // 2 PM
Venue To Be Announced

Audience and actors turn pages together in a story of a man who, compensating for his own failure, manipulates a group of people to sit in a place together and believe in something that isn’t true.

Caleb Teicher Swing Company
Swing 2020
Caleb Teicher Swing Company

Friday, February 12, 2021 // 8:00 PM
Saturday, February 13, 2021 // 8:00 PM
Power Center

Acclaimed choreographer Caleb Teicher brings 12 dance champions and the very best of the swing dance world to the concert stage, accompanied by Eyal Vilner’s Big Band.

Kabareh Cheikhats
Sahra: An Evening of Performance

Saturday, April 10, 2021  // 8:00 PM
Spot Lite (2905 Beaufait St., Detroit)

UMS’s 2020/21 Season Arab focus closes with an event in Detroit that brings together three wildly different performances representing the vast diversity of the Arab world.

Frankenstein: How to Make a Monster
Frankenstein: How to Make a Monster
Battersea Arts Centre Beatboxing Academy

Friday, April 23, 2021 // 8 PM
Saturday, April 24, 2021 // 8 PM
Power Center

Talented young performers from UK-based Battersea Beatbox Academy dig into their own life experiences and discover a shared frustration with a world that increasingly mistrusts its youth.