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Silent Dance Party at Season Launch Event


Photo taken at our silent dance party during our season announcement event at the Michigan League on Friday, April 12. Our UMS student committee & U-M student volunteers danced to a playlist featuring artists on our 2013-2014 season. That’s UMS president Ken Fischer joining the fun.

What’s a silent dance party? It’s a dance party at which everyone listens to the same thing through headphones while dancing, so although the party appears silent to onlookers, the dancers are all dancing to the same thing. Here’s what our dancers were listening to:

See the full 2013-2014 season announcement video and more.

Announcing the 2013-2014 UMS Season!


Surprising. Invigorating. Disruptive. Inspiring. Captivating.

These are just a few of the words we heard when asking audiences for their impressions immediately following performances this past season. This instant reaction gets to the heart of what it means to be present: to be there, in person, interacting with some of the best performers in the world in the extraordinary transaction between artist and audience.

And our 2013-2014 season’s performances will go even one step beyond. Some traditional. Some outside the lines. All designed to move you. But only if you choose to be present.

Watch our season announcement video:

Check out our 2013-2014 season brochure:

We’ve also got the complete 2013-2014 season listing with details about each event on our website.

What performances are you excited about? Tell us in the comments below.

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Choral Union

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