Department of Music, Theatre
and Dance
Varner Hall, Room 207
371 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4485
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Academic Office: (248) 370-2030
Box Office: (248) 370-3013
Fax: (248) 370-2041
mtd@oakland.edu

Performances

2016-2017 Production Schedule

Eisenhower Dance On the Move
Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 8 p.m. (7:30 p.m. prelude)
Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 2 p.m. (1:30 p.m. prelude)

Eisenhower Dance kicks off its 25th anniversary with a dazzling program of premieres and audience favorites. Nationally known for its virtuosic athleticism and creative artistry, Eisenhower Dance returns to its roots for its 25th performance on the Varner Hall stage. Do not miss this annual On the Move performance, which promises to be a dynamic event of looking back and moving forward.
$18 general, $10 students
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Oakland Dance Theatre and OU Repertory Dance Company
Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, December 2, 2016 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, December 3, 2015 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Oakland Dance Theatre and OU Repertory Dance Company present their annual showcase featuring works choreographed by OU dance faculty and as well as guest artists Rebecca McLindon Blanchard, and Catherine Coury and Mario Bermudez Gil from the Batsheva Dance Company in Tel Aviv, Israel. 
$14 general, $8 students
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The DDA Concert: Detroit Dance Artists Showcase
Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Friday, January 20, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 2 p.m. 

This dance concert will showcase Oakland dancers and rising professional choreographers from local companies, including Take Root and Eisenhower Dance.
$8 all seats
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Dance Day
Saturday, January 21, 2017   

A day of dance events for the pre-professional dancer.
For more information, visit oakland.edu/mtd/workshops.

Senior Dance Concert
Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 8 p.m.

Graduating seniors present solo and group works in two concerts.

$8 all seats
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Young Choreographers Forum
Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 7, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 2 p.m.


Oakland Dance Theatre and OU Repertory Dance Company present their annual showcase, featuring works choreographed by talented Oakland University student choreographers and guest artists Stephanie Pizzo and Stefanie Batten Bland. 
$14 general, $8 students
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Take Root in Apartment 402  
Friday, April 21, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.


Take Root, the professional contemporary modern dance company co-founded and directed by OU dance faculty Thayer Jonutz and Ali Woerner, performs their annual concert at Oakland University. The group is known for their intricate partnering, thought provoking details, and unrestricted vision. The 2 p.m. performance on April 22 will begin with a special presentation by the Dance for Parkinson’s Disease class.
$14 general, $8 students
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