Dance tourism is big—you can book a trip to the Berkshires, to Russia, to Indonesia, to Cuba. Big bucks, big-time commitment. But big-time fun, too.
Here's an easier idea for you: bookmark your calendar for a Saturday afternoon jaunt to Highland, MI, where over the next six weeks, the “Origins of Dance” will be revealed. Small fee, teeny time commitment. And big-time fun as well.
In the 1980s, when Jeff Daniels and his wife, Katherine Treado, decided to raise a family in their shared hometown of Chelsea, MI, Daniels had a riddle to solve: how could he have both the low-key home life he wanted, and a local creative ecosystem in which to work?
Daniels’ and Treado’s solution to the riddle involved founding the Purple Rose Theatre, now celebrating its 25th anniversary.
M-Prize, the largest chamber music competition in the world in terms of both prize money and number of applications, will hold its inaugural semifinals and finals concerts at the University of Michigan May 17th through 19th. The competition is based at the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance.
Ever since Glee hit television screens in 2009, audiences can’t get enough of mash-ups. A Midsummer SOULstice, Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit’s original new musical opening May 15th and running for two weekends, takes that concept to new heights as it combines Shakespeare’s most performed comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, with more than 40 classic Motown and soul tunes from the 1960s and ‘70s.
Whether for a morning, or a week, art camps and classes around the region will spark creativity and teach new skills during those long summer months.
This year's 18th Annual Lenore Marwil Jewish Film Festival, running from May 8th through 19th, features 32 critically-acclaimed films from around the world that focus on families, history and identity. This year, several of the featured films share a commonality around the idea of food, how it entertwines in Jewish life, in Israeli culture, and daily traditions.
“Cabaret is a very social art form,” says Cabaret 313 co-founder Sandi Reitelman.
It has been three seasons since she and Allan Nachman brought the intimate art of cabaret to different Detroit venues, and with it, top-notch talent, including this past March’s sold-out performance by renowned singer and actor Alan Cumming.