Motown in Motion coming to Detroit Opera House

Motown in Motion brings iconic Detroit sound downtown
Eisenhower Dance Ensemble Makes Opera House Premiere

Eisenhower Dance Ensemble (EDE) will celebrate 20 years of dance in Detroit with Motown In Motion at the Detroit Opera House on Sunday, March 20. Playful, humorous and wonderfully theatrical, performers will have audiences dancing in their seats, and out into the streets! The performance marks the company's first time on the Opera House stage.

With a salute to the tunes that put Detroit on the musical map, EDE commemorates musical legends by performing to songs from artists such as the Contours, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, and the Supremes. Nationally and internationally respected choreographers, including Joel Hall, Stephanie Pizzo, Lindsey Thomas, Gregory Patterson, and EDE artistic director Laurie Eisenhower, created the dances to produce a playful and humorous snapshot of a distinctly American legacy.

"I am thrilled to perform Motown in Motion at the Detroit Opera House," Eisenhower said. "EDE is very much a metro-Detroit dance company, and it will be fun to take dance inspired by the city's music to the heart of downtown."

Currently in its 20th season, EDE was founded in the summer of 1991 in metropolitan Detroit by Laurie Eisenhower. Hailed as one of the Midwest's premier contemporary dance companies, the company performs a diverse range of contemporary dance works and has toured theaters across the United States and the world. The company is committed to showcasing the work of talented young choreographers, as well as those with established reputations.

A free dance talk will begin one hour prior to the performance in the auditorium.

Ticket prices range from $29 to $76, and may be purchased in person at the Detroit Opera House ticket office (1526 Broadway, Detroit), by calling 313-237-SING, or online at Tickets may also be purchased at, at any Ticketmaster outlet, or by calling 800-745-3000.