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Out of the Dust

  • Michigan Theater of Jackson 124 N Mechanic St Jackson, MI, 49201 United States (map)

The Program

Ballet 5:8's spring program Out of the Dust is a compilation of Ballet 5:8's contemporary works. Preston Miller's And Mercy explores concepts of judgment, grace and mercy in an athletic, contemporary style that engages the eye in continuous, connected movement emerging seamlessly from the music. Artistic Director Julianna Slager's Interplay is a noisy, chaotic, passionate, and even at times peaceful imagining of the animated dialog within the human mind, as seen from the perspective of the characters within it. Finally, Eden invites audiences to experience a visualization of the first six days of the world - as the Creator formed each element of the solar system, nature, and finally, shaped humankind out of the dust, breathed life into the first man and the first woman, and said that it was good. 

Performance Information


This performance will be held at the Michigan Theater of Jackson in Jackson, MI. There is street parking available around the theater. Please see the Michigan Theater's website for additional information. 

Single Tickets

  • Seating for this performance is general admission. 
  • Tickets are $22 for adults, $18 for students/seniors, or $10 for children 12 and under.
  • Adult tickets are 15% for groups of 10 or more.  
  • Click below for tickets or call 312-725-4752.

Make It a Weekend

See both Ballet 5:8 performances at the Michigan Theater of Jackson and save! Weekend tickets allow you to see both Out of the Dust (Saturday, 7:00pm) and Belteshazzar: A Perilous Tale (Sunday, 3:00pm).

  • Weekend tickets are $30 for adults and $24 for students/seniors. 
  • Click below for tickets or call 312-725-4752.

Talk Back

Directly after the performance, Ballet 5:8 warmly invites you to take part in a special Ballet 5:8 tradition: the Talk Back. During this informal event, you'll have the opportunity to talk with Ballet 5:8 Artistic Director Julianna Slager and Ballet 5:8 Company Artists about your experience during the performance. What did you see? What did the performance make you feel or think? What questions do you have? All comments and questions are welcome. 

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Featured Repertoire

Earlier Event: March 11
Mirrors of the Mind
Later Event: March 20
Belteshazzar: a Perilous Tale