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Dance Partners

September 2nd, 2016 Back to Browse Stories

Two performing arts powerhouses have combined forces to raise the profile of dance in southeast Michigan. The Michigan Opera Theatre and the University Musical Society are using a $250,000, three-year grant from the Community Foundation to bring acclaimed classical dance companies to Detroit and the region — an effort exemplified by the recent American Ballet Theatre performance of Sleeping Beauty at the Detroit Opera House. Wrap-around programming — including master classes for trained dancers, experimental community dance events, campus lectures, post-performance discussions and interactive web content — will enrich the experience of both committed dance patrons and those who are new to the art form.

To learn more arts and cultural grantmaking at the Community Foundation, contact:

Kamilah Henderson

Program Officer

313.961.6675, ext. 124