April 1, 2022 8:00 pm
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“Sw!ng Out”: Caleb Teicher & Co. (University Musical Society).

Apr. 1–2. Acclaimed NYC-based dancer-choreographer Teicher leads his 12-member company—including the renowned dancers Evita Arce, LaTasha Barnes, Nathan Bugh, and Macy Sullivan—in a program of choreographed and improvised dancing to the music of the 10-piece Eyal Vilner Big Band. Often referred to as the “original” swing dance, Lindy Hop was born in Harlem in the late 1920s and became popular during the swing era a decade later. It is characterized by fast rotations, swing outs, and high-energy footwork. Following the performance, audience members are invited to join a swing dance jam. A family-oriented version of this show is presented at 1 p.m. on Apr. 2 (see listing). Also, on Mar. 31 (7 p.m., Cahoots, 206 E. Huron), Paulette Brockington leads a Lindy Hop dance workshop ($15, pre-registration required at ums.org/performance/ums-101-swing-out) and on Apr. 3 (11 a.m.–12:15 p.m., Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti), members of Teicher’s company lead a free participatory introduction (pre-registration required at ums.org/performance/you-can-dance-caleb-teicher-company) to the Lindy Hop for dancers of all levels age 13 & up.  Power Center. Mask and proof of vaccination (or negative Covid PCR test within 72 hours) required. Tickets $30 in advance ($12-$20 students) at ums.org, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764–2538.

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