Detroit’s leading contemporary dance company visits the Auditorium Theatre for the first time, representing D-town through the music that made the city famous. “Motown in Motion” is a dance tribute album of sorts—a collection of pieces set to iconic Motown Records recordings and choreographed by leading names like Gregory Patterson, Ginger Thatcher, Joel Hall and, of course, the ensemble’s founder Laurie Eisenhower. The program also includes favorite selections of repertory, two by Chicago-based choreographers Ron de Jesus and Michael Foley. Despite a rigorous national touring schedule, the Eisenhower Dance Ensemble is rarely seen in this, the nearest big city, so between sweet Motown grooves on Sunday and Afro-Cuban rhythms (courtesy River North Dance and the Jazz Philharmonic) on Saturday, you may just want to spend your weekend at the Auditorium Theatre. (Sharon Hoyer)
At the Auditorium Theatre, 50 East Congress, (800)982-2787. Sunday, April 14 at 3pm. $25-$35.