Come late January the Detroit Opera House will be tripping the light fantastic when they welcomes Eisenhower Dance Ensemble to their stage. The group will grace the stage January 19 with a performance of Red, Hot and Blue.
The show has been described as being about love, passion and joy, all told through the lens of dance. The dances are by renowned choreographers … Laurie Eisenhower, artistic director, and Stephanie Pizzo, artistic director. Eisenhower contributes a diverse range of dances as inspiration for this show and the company as a whole.
“The Detroit Opera House has enjoyed many partnerships with Eisenhower Dance Ensemble, and we’re happy to showcase this dynamic group once again on our stage,” said MOT General Director David DiChiera. “We’re also looking forward to the company’s involvement in our production of Aida this coming May.”
The Eisenhower Dance Ensemble was put together more than two decades ago by, oddly enough, Laurie Eisenhower. Eisenhower has performed across the United States and the world and has been hailed as one of the Midwest’s premiere dance companies. The goal is to highlight young choreographers. However, incorporating more established choreographers is also a priority. The company is in its 21st year of cross-country performances.
The show starts at 7:30 pm, but conversations with the performers will begin an hour before that.
Ticket prices range from $15 to $60. Tickets may be purchased online at www.MichiganOpera.org, by calling 313-237-SING, or in person at the Detroit Opera House ticket office (1526 Broadway). Tickets may also be purchased at Ticketmaster.com, at any Ticketmaster outlet, or by calling 800-745-3000.
Here’s little background on how the Michigan Opera Theatre. It’s supported by private donations, foundation and corporate grants, the State of Michigan through the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs, and by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal Agency. The 2012-2013 season of Dance in the D is made possible by Marlene Boll, Joanne Danto and Nora Moroun.
Red, Hot and Blue is made possible by the MetLife Community Connection Fund of the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project. Major support for the NDP is also provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation with additional support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.