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David Bowie in Kansai Yamamoto
David Bowie in Kansai YamamotoPhotography Masayoshi Sukita

A ballet based on David Bowie’s music is coming

The Detroit show will take place in the summer, and feature interpretations of music by Metallica too

A ballet tribute to David Bowie is currently in its early stages, using hits from the Thin White Duke’s oeuvre.

The Music Hall in Detroit commissioned the show, which will feature interpretations of Bowie hits, as well as music from Metallica, in what’s meant to be a “rock opera-style production”.

Members of Complexions Contemporary Ballet will debut the piece on June 18, according to reports.

Tributes to the cult legend have spanned the globe since his death in January aged 69. In February, Lorde performed “Life on Mars” at the Brit Awards as Bowie received a posthumous award. Lady Gaga also paid tribute to the late star at the Grammy Awards, performing a seven-minute medley of his greatest hits. In March, musicians from Pixies to Blondie and Cat Power came together in a set of special shows celebrating Bowie at Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall in New York.