Dance Film Series - Detroit Opera

Dance lovers from all over Detroit come together for dance films, snacks, drinks and discussion on Tuesday evenings at 7PM. All dance films take place at the Detroit Opera House in the Ford Center for Arts and Learning. A $10 donation is payable at the door to offset the cost of refreshments and beverages. For more information, call 313.237.3251.

Enjoy dance films, refreshments and discussion!

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Stay tuned for the 2023-2024 Dance Film Series announcement!


Past Events

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 - 7:00PM

Alonzo King Lines Ballet

Mariinsky Ballet - The Seasons
Choreographer: Konstantin Keikhel
Music: Alexander Glazunov

Alonzo King Lines Ballet - Scheherazade
Choreographer: Alonzo King
Music: Zakir Hussain after Rimsky-Korsakov

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 - 7:00PM

Mark Morris Dance Group

Mark Morris Dance Group - L'allegro il Penseroso ed il Moderato
Choreographer: Mark Morris
Music: George Frederic Handel

Tuesday, January 24, 2023 - 7:00PM

The Firebird and Le Parc

The Firebird
C. James Kudelka
M. Igor Stravinsky
Dancers of the National Ballet of Canada

Le Parc
C. Angelin Preljocaj
M. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Paris Opera Ballet

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 - 7:00PM

Royal Ballet and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

The Cellist
C. Cathy Marston
M. Philip Feeney
The Royal Ballet

C. Wayne McGregor
M. Jack White and Joby Talbot
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Tuesday, March 7, 2023 - 7:00PM

Gene Kelly's Love Letter to Ballet 

Pas de Dieux
C. Claude Bessy after Gene Kelly
M. George Gershwin
Ballet Nice Mediterranean

C. Gene Kelly and Christopher Hampson
M. Frederic Chopin and George Gershwin
Scottish Ballet


Tuesday, April 11, 2023 - 7:00PM

State Ballet of Georgia 

Stravinsky Violin Concerto
C. George Balanchine
M. Igor Stravinsky
New York City Ballet

Theme and Variations
C. George Balanchine
M. Peter Ilitch Tschaikovsky
New York City Ballet

Vienna Waltzes
C. George Balanchine
M. Johann Strauss
Franz Lehar
Richard Strauss
New York City Ballet


Tuesday, May 9, 2023 - 7:00PM

Stand Alone Acts From Famous Ballets 

Raymonda Act III
C. Rudolf Nureyev after Marius Petipa
M. Alexander Glazunov
The Royal Ballet

La Bayadere Act II: Kingdom of the Shades
C. Natalia Makarova after Marius Petipa
M. Ludwig Minkus orchestrated by John Launchbery
The Royal Ballet

Spartacus Act II
C. Yuri Grigorovich
M. Aram Khachaturian
The Bolshoi Ballet