New Dance Festival

Photo by Scott Lipiec

Eisenhower Dance Ensemble
Headlining the New Dance Festival

September 7–8, 2012 Friday–Saturday @ 8 p.m.
Mainstage Theatre


“Dance that touches the soul.” — Detroit Free Press

The Eisenhower Dance Ensemble, Detroit’s premier contemporary dance company, will take the stage for six cutting-edge dances by nationally renowned choreographers, including a work by artistic director Laurie Eisenhower. Called “funny and touching” by The New York Times, the company is recognized as one of the Midwest’s top performance ensembles. This year’s New Dance Festival also features new works by JMU’s award-winning dance faculty members Suzanne Miller-Corso, Shane O’Hara, Cynthia Thompson and Kate Trammell. Thompson will perform “exciting, fresh and challenging” work by choreographers Isabelle Kralj and Mark Anderson of Theatre Gigante. Trammell will perform a new solo by critically acclaimed comic choreographer Claire Porter, whose work is hailed as “smart and musical.”

The presentation of Eisenhower Dance Company was made possible by the MetLife Community Connections Fund of the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project. Major support for NDP is also provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation with additional support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Ticket prices: $16–$18. Reserved seating. Advance tickets can be purchased online, by phone or in person at the Forbes Center Box Office (Mon.–Fri., 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. or 1½ hours prior to performance). Cash, checks, major credit cards, JACards are accepted.
JMU student tickets: $13 in person at box office only with student ID. One ticket per ID. Student tickets not available online.

Mailing Tickets/Will Call — Tickets that are ordered more than two weeks in advance of a performance will be mailed to the address on file. Ticket orders received less than two weeks prior to a performance will be held for pick-up at the Will Call window.

Buy Subscription Buy Single Tickets


Follow Us on

Join our e-mail list
Volunteer at Forbes
Tour the Forbes
Give to the Arts
Box Office: (540) 568–7000
June 2013 calendar
July 2013 calendar
August 2013 calendar