Company One provides entertainment and education through exciting dance performances designed for audiences of all ages both on campus and at venues throughout metro-Detroit. Company One dancers are all Dance majors in the Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance and are selected by audition.
Company One productions use contemporary dance choreography, narration, technology, and music in a format that is lively and enjoyable. Each program features the choreography of company dancers, local artists, and esteemed national guest artists.
Motor City Cabaret is an exciting musical theatre outreach program brought to you by the theatre students at WSU. Motor City Cabaret aims to create an awareness and appreciation of the art of musical theatre and dance through an energetic and informative 50-minute performance.
Freedom Players is one of the two ensembles within the Black Theatre and Dance Program. In our efforts to reflect the times of our ever-changing socio-political climate, Freedom Players is committed to performing works centered on illuminating social justice themes. Our productions and outreach programs strive to use the performing arts as a bridge between communities. We tour our current shows or offer workshops to the students in Detroit Public Schools and the Detroit Metro Community, to utilize performance as a means for open conversations about race, status and social norms.
To Sangana(pronounced TOH-san-GAH-nah) is a dynamic dance company that thrills audiences with African-derived dance and drum presentations, that are guaranteed to inspire, invigorate, educate, and entertain. The company celebrates rich cultural traditions from the African heritage, as well as the contemporary African-American experience. African Dance fuses music, theatre, visual art, and movement to form a complete artistic and cultural statement. African dance today reaches a worldwide audience through the rigorous, theme-based, and excitingly joyful dedication of professional dancers and musicians.
Build new relationships and develop essential mind-body awareness in a fun-filled environment. The day will be composed of a variety of dance classes ranging in styles from ballet to belly dancing. Ages 7 and older are welcome to join Company One dancers for this exciting day of dance classes open to the community.
Noel Night is an annual community event that takes place in Detroit's Cultural Center. In collaboration with Artistic Director, Lisa Rose LaMarre Wilmot, Company One dancers showcase a brand new 50-minute dance concert that features choreography from a nationally recognized guest dance artist and our students. Through movement, spoken word, and the creative process the dancers will engage you in an experience to remember.