UMS Adventure Card Offers Chance to Win a Backstage Meet and Greet

UMS Adventure Card is a game designed to reward your inquisitive instincts with the chance to win a special backstage meet-and-greet with a UMS artist. This season, Adventure Card activities will explore the genre of dance performance.

Here's how to play: Click here to print your Adventure Card and bring it with you when you participate in any of the activities listed below. Stickers will be issued for each activity; collect three stickers on your card and you'll be entered to win a special backstage meet-and-greet with a mystery UMS artist on our 2014-2015 season.

UMS Dance Performances
1 sticker per show

Compagnie Käfig
Friday and Saturday, February 14-15 | 8 pm
Power Center

Artistic director Mourad Merzouki is at the forefront of the international hip-hop dance scene. Käfig's sensational double bill of Correria and Agwa derives from an encounter between Mourad and 11 young male dancers from Rio de Janeiro at the Lyon Dance Biennial in 2006. Their individual stories about life in thefavelas (Brazilian shanty towns) and their determination to make something of themselves inspired Mourad to create two heart-stopping works that showcase the young Brazilians' irresistible cocktail of athletic samba, hip-hop, and capoeira dance styles, highlighting astonishing acrobatic skills and dazzling virtuosity.More.

Restless Creature starring Wendy Whelan
Tuesday, March 25 | 7:30 pm
Power Center

"America's most celebrated contemporary ballerina" (The New York Times) makes her UMS debut, joining forces with four of today's top male choreographers, Kyle Abraham, Joshua Beamish, Brian Brooks, and Alejandro Cerrudo. Arguably the finest ballet dancer of our time, Whelan has danced with New York City Ballet for more than 25 years. She embarks on a new dance adventure with this vibrant suite of four contemporary duets, each with its own distinct style and artistry and performed by the choreographers who created them. More.

UMS Night School: Bodies in Motion
1 sticker per session

This season, UMS Night School focuses on dance with nine free night school sessions designed to help community members think about dance performances in new and interesting ways. The course highlights how focusing on everyday movement gives us ways to think about watching dance-and other performances. With Clare Croft, assistant professor of dance at the University of Michigan.

Drop in for a session, or take them all:

Monday, January 27: Choreography of the Everyday
Monday, February 3: Dance: The Basics
Monday, February 10: Technique, Virtuosity, & Monsters
Monday, February 17: Theatrical Bodies
Monday, February 24: Body Experiments
Monday, March 10: Bodies Make Music
Monday, March 17: Dance on Camera
Monday, March 24: Making Ballet Personal
Monday, March 31: Wrap-up

UMS Tweet Seats
1 sticker per session

Live-tweet a performance from Compagnie Käfig (February 14) orRestless Creature starring Wendy Whelan (March 25).

Tickets in our special tweet seats section are only $25. Call the UMS Ticket Office at 734.764.2538 and ask for a tweet seat to order.

UMS Dance Club
2 stickers per session

UMS Dance Club is a fun and exclusive new chance to socialize with dance enthusiasts and the dance-curious, deepen your dance IQ, and connect with dance artists. Each Dance Club event includes a pre-show "Tune In" (with complimentary wine and beer) and a post-performance "Download" discussion.

To register, call our ticket office at 734.764.2538 to buy your performance ticket to Compagnie Käfig (February 15) or Restless Creature starring Wendy Whelan (March 25) and mention the promo code MOTION to add on UMS Dance Club Activities free of charge. Registration opens three weeks prior to the performances and capacity is limited.

You Can Dance
2 stickers per session

You Can Dance: Compagnie Käfig
Thursday, February 13 | 7:30 pm
Ann Arbor YMCA (400 W Washington St)
Free! Sign-up starts at 6:45

You Can Dance: Jennifer Monson and DD Dorvillier
Sunday, February 23 | 2 pm
Ann Arbor YMCA (400 W Washington St)
Free! sign-up starts at 1:15

You Can Dance: Wendy Whelan: Restless Creature
Sunday, March 23 | 5 pm
Ann Arbor YMCA (400 W Washington St)
Free! Sign-up starts at 4:15 pm

In these sessions for curious and novice movers, join dancers from our visiting companies for an exploration of the company's movement style. No dance training or experience necessary, and all levels, ages 13 and up, are welcome. First come, first served until studio reaches capacity.

UMS Video Booth
3 stickers per session

Find our video booth in the lobby of the Power Center atCompagnie Käfig (February 14) or Restless Creature starring Wendy Whelan (March 25) and show us your dance moves to score 3 stickers.

Love Dance? Become a Dance Ambassador!

UMS Dance Ambassadors are members of the community who want to help UMS spread the word about UMS dance performances and the incredible learning opportunities that UMS creates around each one.

To request a Dance Ambassador Tool Kit, email us your mailing address: umstix@umich.edu. Make sure to write Dance Ambassador Tool Kit Request in the subject line. We'll pop a Tool Kit in the mail to you and you'll be on your way!



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