Producing companies

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Company Fresh

Company Fresh is an ensemble composed of first year theatre and dance students.

Coming up for Company Fresh:

  • Company Fresh Showcase - March 25-26, 2022

 

 
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Company One

Company One

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. Submit a Touring Show Booking Request

Coming up for Company One:

  • Sun Jan 16th - Community Dance Day "Ignite"! - Virtual with the Dance Center
  • Sun Jan 30th tentative date - Community Dance Day "Ignite"! - at Studio Detroit

 

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To Sangana

 To Sangana

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. Submit a Touring Show Booking Request

Coming up for To Sangana:

  • Spring Concert - April 1-2nd in the Allesee Dance Theatre

 

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Dance Workshop

Dance Workshop

Dance Workshop is a student produced-company at Wayne State University that gives its members a creative outlet to choreograph, perform, and grow as artists. The company aims to embody all characteristics of a professional dance company including showcase, outreach, fundraising, and publicity responsibilities. Dance Workshop continues to strive for excellence and innovation in the education of emerging artists in the dance world.

Coming up for Dance Workshop:

 

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Children's Theatre

Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA)

Wayne State University is proud to produce plays for young people's enjoyment and to actively explore the beauty, diversity, complexity and challenges of the world around them through the dramatic arts. We wish to support the development of their creative voice, imagination, and understanding of drama and its role in our global society. Our Children's Theatre shows begin touring in May and are offered at no cost to Detroit Public Schools Community District. Submit a Touring Show Booking Request

 

Freedom Players African Theatre and Dance ensemble
Freedom Players

Freedom Players

Freedom Players is one of the two ensembles produced by the Black Theatre and Dance Collective. 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 DPSCD and the Detroit Metro Community, to utilize performance as a means for open conversations about race, status and social norms. 

Submit a Touring Show Booking Request

Coming up for Freedom Players:

  • Freedom Players and Motor City Caberet Showcase - April 29-30, 2022

 

Motor City Cabaret Musical theatre ensemble
Motor City Cabaret

Motor City Cabaret

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. 

Submit a Touring Show Booking Request


Coming up for Motor City Cabaret:

  • Freedom Players and Motor City Caberet Showcase - April 29-30, 2022

 

 

Underground Theatre Student Produced Theatre
Underground Theatre

Underground Theatre

The Underground productions are student-led and student-run, allowing aspiring artists to discover, create, and present their theatre and dance visions. The series offers an array of stories and experiences.  Audiences will emerge enlightened and entertained.


Coming up for The Underground:
  • Tracks - March 4-5, 2022
  • This Is Our Youth - April 8-9, 2022
  • Raissoneur - May 6-7, 2022

 

 

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Virtual Dance Collaboratory (VDC)

 
Virtual Dance Collaboratory teaches students how to build media projects and collaborate with other university stakeholders on media-related artwork and outputs. In this clas students to learn how to build digital dance content that critically reflects their own creative and collective interests. We use a student-led, artist collective structure to support project-based work. Faculty and Staff along with a small team of Graduate Students facilitate and mentor all student projects and partnerships. Enrolled students have many opportunities for leadership, agency, and decision-making power. Together, students create meaningful arts content including various forms of media, including but not limited to mobile phone screendances, dance project video documentation, podcasts, and social media content. At the end of the semester, students design and produce their own student showcase, which is promoted to the public. Students are expected to work in active partnership with the instructors and each other to advance individual and collective goals.  

Coming up for Virtual Dance Collaboratory: