Eisenhower Dance Ensemble presents three premiere performances in “Body to Body.” EDE’s final presentation of the 2012-2013 season takes place Friday, April 5 at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts.
Eisenhower Dance Ensemble (EDE), metro Detroit’s premier contemporary dance company, will present its final performance of the 2012-13 season at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, April 5 starting at 8:00 p.m. Titled Body to Body, the performance will be an eclectic and entertaining mix of works including world premieres by EDE Artistic Director Laurie Eisenhower and guest choreographer Ron de Jesus.
Body to Body audiences will enjoy a preview of new work in progress by Eisenhower called “Alice And” that combines dance with video. A 2012 Kresge Artist Fellow, Eisenhower’s “Alice And” will be premiered at Arts X Detroit 2013, an event that exclusively presents works created by the 2011-2012 Kresge Eminent Artists and Artist Fellows in more venues located throughout Midtown on April 10-14. “Alice and” is a surreal journey that is loosely based on dreams. Eisenhower will also premiere a lighter work titled “What was that?” that will be both fun and entertaining.
Chicago’s Ron de Jesus, an award-winning choreographer and dancer, set his newest work “Begin with the End in Mind” on the EDE dancers in February of 2013. EDE premiered the work at California’s CSU-Monterey Bay’s World Theatre in March of 2013; Body to Body marks the work’s first presentation to Michigan audiences. “Begin with the End in Mind” is beautiful and romantic work full of interconnected lifts that test the strength and grace of the EDE dancers.
Rounding out the performance will be Michael Foley‘s gesture-infused, full-bodied work “No Angels in my Kamikaze Heaven,” and Eisenhower’s “Songs without Words,” a comedic work that blends humor with introspection in a suite of dances.
Tickets for Body to Body are $25 and $20 for students and seniors. They are available by calling the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts Box Office at 586.286.2222 or online at www.macombcenter.com. For more information about Eisenhower Dance Ensemble or Body to Body, please visit www.ede-dance.org or call the EDE office at 248-559-2095.
ABOUT EISENHOWER DANCE ENSEMBLE
Praised by critics as one of the nation’s premier contemporary dance companies, Eisenhower Dance Ensemble has spent the last 22 years giving life to the repertoire of internationally known choreographers, as well as the highly acclaimed work of Artistic Director Laurie Eisenhower. Established in metro Detroit by Eisenhower in 1991, EDE presents an annual local subscription series and tours nationally. For more information about EDE, please visit www.ede-dance.org or call 248-559-2095.