Ballet Prelocaj makes its third appearance under University Musical Society (UMS) auspices November 1-2, 2013, at Ann Arbor's Power Center. Few audience members in attendance at Ballet Preljocaj’s 2012 performances of Snow White will forget the company’s astonishing creativity and extraordinary dancing. And Then, One Thousand Years of Peace, which will be seen only at UMS, BAM, and Minneapolis, was first created by Angelin Preljocaj for the Bolshoi Ballet in 2010 and takes inspiration from the vision of apocalypse conjured by St. John in the biblical Book of Revelation. It is, he says, about the lifting (“apo”) of the veil (“calypsis”) of things in our world that are hidden from view, rather than a depiction of biblical or global catastrophe. Set to a pulsating soundtrack, the piece combines intricate, edgy action with slow, graceful movement in an ever-evolving dance that reveals our innermost hopes, desires, and fears. “A huge, ambitious monolith of a work” (The Guardian). For concert information, visit the website link or call (734) 764-2538.