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Bad boys, bad boys – whatcha gonna do?

By |2018-01-16T02:56:27-05:00October 27th, 2011|Entertainment|

Bad Boys of Dance perform Oct. 29-30 at the Detroit Opera House. Photo courtesy of Detroit Opera House

International dance superstar Rasta Thomas brings his Bad Boys of Dance to the Detroit Opera House for two performances, Oct. 29-30. From dancing on catwalks at New York’s fashion week to appearing on “Dancing with the Stars,” the Bad Boys’ amazing versatility and talent push the bounds of dance with athletic jumps, endless turns and endearing individuality. The performances, part of the Maggie Allesee Dance Series, mark the company’s Detroit premiere.
The Bad Boys will perform their hit show “ROCK the Ballet,” which includes routines to music from the Black Eyed Peas, U2, Journey and Michael Jackson, among many others. “ROCK the Ballet” was choreographed by Adrienne Caterna-Thomas, the company’s associate artistic director, who also appears on stage alongside the six Bad Boys.
Founded in 2007 by dance superstar Rasta Thomas, the Bad Boys have performed on Broadway, in feature films, and been adored by millions on hit TV shows. In 2010 they performed at Carnegie Hall with Sir Elton John for a charity event alongside Lady Gaga, Sting and Bruce Springsteen, and this year they made a special guest appearance on “So You Think You Can Dance.” The company had the distinct honor of performing at the opening ceremonies of the USA International Ballet Competition and now gives more than 150 shows a year for fans worldwide.
A free talk with the artists begins one hour prior to each performance.
Access.Dance tickets for students and young professionals ages 18-40 are available at a reduced price, with a reception following the performance. Visit
Performances are 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29 and 2:30 p.m. Oct. 30. Ticket prices range from $29-$76, and may be purchased in person at the Detroit Opera House ticket office (1526 Broadway, Detroit), by calling 313-237-SING, or online at Tickets may also be purchased at, at any Ticketmaster outlet, or by calling 800-745-3000.

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