Dance Theatre of Harlem 03/14, 03/15
This show ended 3/15/2020
DETROIT, March 4, 2020 – Michigan Opera Theatre (MOT) will present the world premiere of Dance Theatre of Harlem’s (DTH) new work from the company’s resident choreographer Robert Garland. The piece explores political parallels between the 1970s and today. It is part of DTH’s larger 50th anniversary program at the Detroit Opera House that also includes “Passage,” “Odalisques” and “Balamouk.” Ticket prices for the performance start at $30. Tickets may be purchased online at www.MichiganOpera.org, by calling (313) 237-7464 or in person at the Detroit Opera House (1526 Broadway, Detroit).
“As a Dance Theatre of Harlem alumnus who has worked very closely with their founder Arthur Mitchell, it is a deeply personal honor to present this groundbreaking company during their 50th anniversary,” said MOT Artistic Advisor for Dance Jon Teeuwissen. “We are thrilled to share this world premiere with our audiences.”
“Passage,” which premiered last May, recognizes the 400th anniversary of a series of pivotal events in America’s history, including the first documented arrival of enslaved Africans. The ballet reflects, in abstract, the fortitude of the human spirit and an enduring will to prevail. The work was choreographed by Claudia Schreier to music composed by Jessie Montgomery.