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February 13

Guided Tour

Sunday, February 13, 1–2 p.m.

Discover how artists represent the social upheavals and political forces of their times in the docent-led tour "Political and Social Expressions in Art."

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours

Guided Tour

Sunday, February 13, 2–3 p.m.

Explore contemporary Swiss artist Mai-Thu Perret's multidisciplinary vision, which fuses feminist politics with classic modernist abstraction and utopian dreams.

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours

Special Event

Sunday, February 13, 3:30–6 p.m.
Helmut Stern Auditorium

Merce Cunningham's revolutionary take on modern dance is brilliantly explained in the film "A Lifetime of Dance" (Charles Atlas, 2001, 90 min) which places interviews with the master, and footage of his work, front and center. It's also a breathtaking performance piece, with endless film of his many abstract works, intercut with thoughtful comments by early members of Cunningham's dance company, dance critics, and historians. John Cage, whose percussive compositions became a hallmark of the Cunningham style, is fondly recollected by troupe members and Cunningham.

This screening is one in a series of educational programs offered in conjunction with the UMS presentation of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company Feb 18-19. For more information, please visit

categories: Film, Performing Arts


Sunday, February 13, 7–10 p.m.
Helmut Stern Auditorium

"The Dance on Camera Festival is one of those NY stealth events, prized by its devotees...where the allusiveness of dance meets the intimacy of film to create a new kind of magic" --New York Times

Coming to Ann Arbor directly from Dance Films Association's 39th Dance On Camera Festival in New York City, this screening celebrates the immediacy, energy, and mystery of dance on film. Dance on Camera is the oldest dance film festival in the world and sparked a global explosion of activity around the medium; 2011 marks the 10th year of bringing it to Ann Arbor.

This program is copresented by UMMA, the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, and the Department of Screen Arts and Culture. Special thanks to Dance Films Association, NYC.

categories: Film, Special Events