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Current Productions

Departmental Productions

Glancing Back, Dancing Forward

Choreography by guest Meredith Monk and faculty

February 2-5, 2017

Power Center

 

 

 

 

Curtain Call Fridays

We are thrilled to add post-performance discussions immediately following the Friday performance. Moderated by members of the department faculty and featuring a rotating array of cast and artistic team members, Curtain Call Fridays offer a rare opportunity for audience members to talk about the production, exploring topics that range from the rehearsal process to character development to the creative decisions behind the production or issues raised by the work.

Student Concerts

Most of the following concerts take place at the Betty Pease Studio Theater, located within the Dance Building at 1310 N. University Ct., on the back side of the Central Campus Recreation Building (CCRB).

Parking is challenging in this part of campus.

Parking Map (PDF) with nearby parking buildings and streat parking identified, as well as the path to the Dance buildings.

Google Map

Directions (PDF)

SMTD Undergraduate Student Welcome

Thursday, August 31 - 6:30pm
Earl V. Moore Building, Britton Recital Hall
Free - no tickets required

Come meet the Dean, members of the faculty, and your student colleagues at this unique event. There will be student performances, free swag, and good food. Start building your network of friends, and learn to sing The Victors!

This event will be live-streamed here: myumi.ch/aMkRD

Ann Arbor Dance Works Performance

Tuesday, September 26 - 7:30pm
Dance Building, Betty Pease Studio Theatre
Tickets $10 general/$7 student/seniors available at the Michigan Union Ticket Office

Ann Arbor Dance Works, the resident professional dance company of the Department of Dance, presents its 32nd Annual Season, featuring exciting new and recent dance works choreographed and performed by guest artists, faculty, alumni, and students. Included is choreography by NYC’s Shannon Gillen, a screen dance by Professor Peter Sparling, a solo by U-M faculty Tzveta Kassabova, and duets by U-M alumni Ali Woerner & Thayer Jonutz (with music composed/performed by Jon Anderson), Colin Mysliwiec Raybin & Michael Spencer Phillips (with piano performance by Shalva Vashakashvili), and Sean Hoskins & Molly Paberz.
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Dance & Related Arts Concert

12/1/2017 & 12/2/2017 @ 8:00 PM
Dance Building, Betty Pease Studio Theatre
Free - no tickets required

The Annual Dance and Related Arts Concert showcases the projects of semester-long collaborations between students from SMTD.

Dance Composition Class Showing

Thursday, December 7 - 2:10pm
Dance Building, Betty Pease Studio Theatre
Free - no tickets required

Freshman and sophomore dance majors present choreography created during their semester-long composition class with Associate Professor of Dance Amy Chavasse and Professor of Dance Peter Sparling.

Congolese Class Showing

Sunday, December 10 - 2:00pm
Dance Building, Betty Pease Studio Theatre
Free - no tickets required

A presentation of Congolese dances performed by students in classes led by master teacher Jean-Claude (Biza) Sompa. The rhythmic, dynamic dancing is accompanied by live drumming.

Performance Improvisation Class Showing

Sunday, December 10 - 4:00pm
Dance Building, Betty Pease Studio Theatre
Free - no tickets required

A showing of dances and music created in the moment. Performance Improvisation, led by Amy Chavasse highlights the ensemble work of MFA dance students, upper-level BFA dance majors, and students in the art & design, music composition, and performing arts technology departments.

 

 

 

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Joe Welsh

Peter Smith

David Smith

Glen Behring

Tom Bower

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