This free event features performances by dancers, musicians, and performance artists. also included are activities such as our dream balloon event, stilt walkers, games, face-painting and more to make this family-friendly event a highlight of the festival.

 

 

 

SATURDAY AUGUST 11TH

Summer Stage 12:30 p.m & 2:30 p.m

Face Painting 1 p.m-3 p.m

 

SUNDAY AUGUST 12TH

Summer Stage 12:30 p.m

Detroit Revival Project 2:30 p.m.

Face Painting 1 p.m-3 p.m

Dream Balloons 1:30 p.m-2 p.m

Happening on Sunday August 12th, 2018.

Join us for a fun filled 30 minute event with Stilt Walkers and a fun program with balloons! Every kid will receive one balloon, and will write their dreams, and hopes onto. They will have the opportunity to play with the balloon and our Stilt artists for a while and at the end of the program everyone will release their balloons into the sky! This is a fun program for kids of all ages!

 

Games all day SATURDAY & SUNDAY

 We will have games such as twister, hopscotch, bubbles, and even some finger painting available all around the Woodward Plaza outdoors at the Detroit Institute of Arts!


SUMMER STAGE

The Summer Stage dance performances will be happening outside the Detroit Institute of Arts in the Woodward Plaza on our outdoor Stage this year at the Dancing in the Park event! There will be four Summer Stage shows that you won't want to miss! You can catch the shows at 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm on both Saturday and Sunday. 

 

All Summer Stage performances will be FREE OF ADMISSION, so join us to support these amazing local, national and international artists!

 

 

 

Saturday august 11th, 2018

SHOW #1 (12:30 p.m-1:15 p.m)

Ballet Edge Detroit
Kinnari Vora
Jasmine Brewington
Living Arts Youth Dance Ensemble
ArtLab J
Ballet Edge Detroit

 

SHOW #2 (2:30 p.m-3:15 p.m)

Ballet Inc. 
Angie Hahn's Senior Company
Korisma
Phaedra Darwish
Mrudani School of Performing Arts
Lily Menendez
Sofía Isabella Lutman

 

Sunday august 12th, 2018

SHOW #3 (12:30 p.m-1:15 p.m)

ArtLab J
Council of Asian Pacific Americans
PHANE JAYANTHI SEN
Heritage Works

 

2018 Summer Stage Artists


Detroit Revival Project

Sunday august 12th, 2018

2:30 p.m-3:15 p.m

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ABOUT THE DETROIT REVIVAL PROJECT

Detroit REVIVAL Project
The Detroit REVIVAL Project brings together local artists - musicians, dancers, composers, visual artists - to collaborate in a shared performance space in order to build a strong arts community in Detroit. 

The ConTempus musicians and ArtLab J dancers are seeking submissions of short work(s) by Michigan-based composers. While not mandatory, works related to or inspired by various landmarks, scenes, stories, and spirits of Detroit, Michigan will be given priority consideration. The final selection(s) will be read, choreographed, and rehearsed in a workshop setting, then performed publicly and recorded live. 

 Members of ConTempus will be performing an originally composed piece of music by artist along with ArtLab J's Summer Dance Lab dancers creation at the Detroit Dance City Festival.

After the performance there will be a talk back with both Members of ConTempus, and the dancers and guest artist from the Detroti Revival Project. The program will last a total of 45 minutes


DDCF SUMMER STAGE 2017

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DDCF SUMMER STAGE 2014