embrace challenging work has eclipsed New York, whose dance establishment trends toward the safe and palatable. While Ann Arbor is too small to have been in the running as a dance capital, area choreographers have long presented experimental programs that often balance the more blue-chip companies that pass through town. Now in its tenth season, Terpsichore's Kitchen's annual Dancing in Summer show is one such creative hothouse.
Curated by Terpsichore's Kitchen founder Aimee McDonald-Anderson the company is named after the Greek muse of dance this summer showcase offers approximately eight bite-size modern works by independent choreographers over the course of an evening. "It's a good introduction to modern dance for those who previously might have been uninterested, or intimidated, by longer, more involved works," says McDonald-Anderson. "It also makes a nice sampler for the experienced concertgoer."