Sunday, April 11, 2010
My Town Monday-Detroit Passport to the Arts-EDE
For the fourth cultural event on our Detroit Passport to the Arts (surely the best $99 I've ever spent) we saw a lovely tribute to rock music by the Eisenhower Dance Ensemble. EDE is a local group I've meant to see for years and boy, I sure should have. They just rocked the house with their sinewy, slippery, acrobatic moves. The video above is from a piece they did last year and I wish I had seen that one too.
Is there anything lovelier than a modern dancer's body? As much as I don't get a lot of contemporary art, I do get contemporary dance and prefer it to ballet, which always seems stiff and confining and embalmed. I highly recommend both going to see EDE and taking advantage of the Detroit Passport to the Arts Program. I believe they have funding for a second year.
Do you dig modern dance? With the loss of funding, I'm worried this will be one of the first cultural things to be left behind. I know roads and cops and education are important but a hallmark of a great society is also its investment in the arts.