A holiday concert by the IMD Repertory dancers was performed at McGivney Bethune apartments on December 4, 2018. Over forty residents and family members were in the audience enjoying refreshments and the performance. Along with holiday-themed pieces, the company also performed an intergenerational collaborative piece entitled Growing Old But Not Alone. The Kresge funded piece was choreographed by Barbara Selinger, Artistic Director of Detroit Dance Collective. After the students interviewed the residents of McGivney Bethune they worked with Ms. Selinger on putting the seniors’ thoughts, lives, and passions into dance movement. Community was the underlying theme of the piece. The piece will also be featured in the end-of-year student concert. Kudos to Veronica Williams Jakubus and Marnita Dickerson, IMD Dance Faculty for their artistic vision and coordination. Special thanks as well to Eunice Jeffries and Angela LaCour, costume coordinators, and the Marygrove Institutional Advancement department, Dennis Howie, Glenda Price & Janet Kuras, for their generous donation of a holiday basket including a $50.00 gift card. Lizzie Bell was the winner of the raffle.
The mission of the Institute of Music & Dance (IMD), a year-round school of the arts at Marygrove College, is to provide students of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds with high quality, developmentally appropriate programs in music, dance, theater and visual arts. The purpose of the IMD is to nurture and harness creativity, foster discipline, strengthen technical and performance skills, heighten artistic awareness, and encourage a lifelong interest in the arts.
Through mentoring in weekly classes as well as through visiting artists and outreach programming, IMD continues to provide role models who can speak to being artists/entertainers, educators and concerned individuals who work to enhance their community, through their art, and thus make a mark on the world.
Originally Founded in 1914 as the Detroit Institute of Musical Arts. Member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education. The Institute of Music & Dance is funded in part by the Erb Family Foundation, Kresge Foundation, Carrie E. Schuyler Estate Trust, and the James and Lynelle Holden Fund.