Spirits of rebirth

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Dee Tomasetta, U-M dance student, at Nichols Arboretum

Dee Tomasetta, U-M dance student, at Nichols Arboretum

We celebrate the long-awaited arrival of spring

For the May edition, we decided to do a decidedly unnewsy take. Many matters of serious import are affecting Ann Arbor’s people right this very minute; why aren’t you on the case? you may ask.

But what could be more present in our hearts and minds than the end to this long, bitter winter we’ve just endured: Ann Arbor’s snowiest ever. Heck, we tried to pronounce winter dead last month. It snowed on April 15. Tax day. Just to spite us.

So what? We give winter the finger. And we lovingly embrace spring, however slow she’s been to take her rightful place. To that end, we invited three amazing dancers to perform their very own rites of spring, bounding over Ann Arbor’s abundant — if slow to green — public spaces. Benjamin Weatherston captured the amazing moments. And instead of 5,000 words on winter’s misery, here are the results.


Brigitte Wanner, dance student, Oakland University











Dee Tomasetta, dance student, U-M








CJ Burroughs, dance student, U-M





Jim McBee

Founding partner, creative director and ink-stained wretch with The Ann magazine.

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    April 22, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    Very well done.
    Keep up the creative work.