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Be in the room where it happens, as a Wharton Center 2018-2019 season subscriber

By Kendall Buzzelli With a great season coming to Wharton Center, you may very well want to see all the shows. Almost every week, there are new shows on at least one of our stages . . . from performing

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Posted in At Wharton Center, Behind the Scenes, Classic Series, Dance, Jazz, Live at Wharton, MSUFCU Broadway Series, Opportunities, Performing Arts, Theatre, Wharton Center News, World View

Dance Theatre of Harlem: Diversity in dance

By Kendall Buzzelli     As a country, we still struggle with providing equality for all. Dance Theatre of Harlem, returning to Wharton Center on May 2, recognized this inequitable access decades ago, and sought to begin a dialogue after the tragedy of

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Posted in Dance, Wharton Center News

Happendance’s Missy Lilje on Wharton Center’s 2016-2017 Dance Season

Happendance Executive Director Missy Lilje talks about the upcoming shows in Wharton Center’s 2016-2017 dance season, featuring Jessica Lang Dance, Moscow Festival Ballet: Swan Lake, and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

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Posted in At Wharton Center, Dance, Events, Performing Arts, Q&A

5 Reasons Why You Should Become a Season Ticket Subscriber

By Madison Stapels The 2016-2017 season at Wharton Center is packed with tons of amazing shows – from Broadway hits to classical greats to dance companies that will knock your socks off. Not sure if you’re ready to take the

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Posted in At Wharton Center, Dance, MSUFCU Broadway Series, Performing Arts, Theatre, Wharton Center News

Get Ready for Riverdance with These Dancing Celebrities

By Madison Stapels Riverdance the 20th Anniversary World Tour steps into East Lansing April 1-3. Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across

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Posted in At Wharton Center, Dance, Performing Arts, Wharton Center News

The Visceral Dance Experience – Guest Post by Missy Lilje

Missy Lilje is the executive director of Happendance in Okemos, hear below what she has to say about Complexions Contemporary Ballet. Complexions Contemporary Ballet leaps, twirls and bounds into East Lansing on January 19 at Wharton Center for a night of

Posted in At Wharton Center, Dance, Guest Blog, Performing Arts, Wharton Center News

In the Hot Seat: Terk Lewis Waters, Complexions Dancer

  Fellow Midwesterner Terk Waters is one of many talented dancers featured in Complexions Contemporary Ballet. He began his training at the age of 17 at the Dance Extension in Columbus, Ohio, and received his B.F.A. in dance from Western

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Posted in At Wharton Center, Dance, IN THE HOT SEAT, Performing Arts, Q&A, Wharton Center News

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