Encore Michigan

Malandain Ballet raises the bar at MOT

Dance February 17, 2020
DETROIT, Mich.–Malandain Ballet Biarritz’s choreographer, Thierry Malandain, is quoted in the Michigan Opera Theatre program notes for the incomparable company’s one-night performance as describing his... Continue Reading

UMS dazzles with ‘La Fresque’

Dance March 28, 2019
ANN ARBOR, Mich.–Many of the most memorable images in Ballet Preljocaj’s ballet “La Fresque” involve women’s hair. Seated on a cube, five women whip their... Continue Reading

Alvin Ailey soars and sparkles at Detroit Opera House

Dance March 18, 2019
DETROIT, Mich.–Alvin Ailey never disappoints. I’ve had the privilege of seeing them perform for 25 of the company’s 60 years, and their artistry, technique, and... Continue Reading

Alessandra Ferri soars and delights in ‘Art of the Pas Deux’ at MOT

Dance February 20, 2019
DETROIT, MICH.–There is no art form more romantic than classical ballet, and no variation more romantic than the pas de deux. Characteristic of exalting the... Continue Reading