|Fri, 24 February 2012|
|7:00 PM||to||9:00 PM|
Kirtland Center for the Performing Arts is heating up the new year with a hot line up in February. Eisenhower Dance Ensemble electrifies the stage in “On the Move,” a brand new high-energy dance extravaganza Friday Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. Eisenhower Dance Ensemble, one of the Midwest’s premier contemporary dance companies, celebrates its twentieth professional season this year. Artistic director Laurie Eisenhower founded the company in the summer of 1991 in metropolitan Detroit. Since its inception, Eisenhower Dance Ensemble has been dedicated to the performance of a diverse range of contemporary dance works. Along with Ms. Eisenhower’s highly acclaimed choreography, EDE showcases the works of talented young artists along with choreographers with established reputations. The company has boasted works by internationally known choreographers such as David Parsons, Stephen Koester, Michael Foley, Kiesha Lalama-White, Mark Dendy, Joel Hall, Eddy Ocampo, Lila York, Colin Connor and Billy Siegenfeld, among others. With support from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, the company has also collaborated with Michigan Opera Theatre, the Warren Symphony, the Immigrant Suns, the Rackham Symphony Choir in Carmina Burana and the Motor City Lyric Opera and the Toledo Opera in Amahl and the Night Visitors. This year, EDE will honor Daniel Gwirtzman, winner of EDE’s second Choreography Competition.
Eisenhower Dance Ensemble has produced several full-evening length touring productions. These include Motown in Motion, a visual salute to the tunes that made Motown records famous, Laugh Tracks, an evening of comedy in dance, Igor Stravinsky’s A Soldier’s Tale with Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings as part of the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, and Dances from the Heart of Rock and Roll, a heartfelt tribute set to folk and rock music.
Visit Eisenhower Dance Ensemble on the web at ede-dance.org
Date:Friday, February 24, 2012
Time: 7 p.m
Ticket Prices: $10 general admission