Professional dancers must practice for hundreds of hours in order to perfect their movements, much as a geneticist must create hundreds of abominations before perfecting a clone of his childhood cat. Enjoy the end result with this GrouponLive deal to see NewGround Theatre Dance Company present Axiom at Notre Dame de Namur Theatre in Belmont. For $25, you get general admission for two to any performance (up to a $50 value).
NewGround Theatre Dance Company's artistic director, Coleen Lorenz, brings a unique angle to her choreography: that of a therapist. Using her psychological training as a jumping-off point, Lorenz mixes the shimmering beauty of contemporary dance with wordless stories that, as she told the Belmont Patch, "work a lot with archetypes that carry a message and make people think." In her newest work, Axiom, she and her cadre of local dancers explore the central story of a man confronting his inner struggles, interacting with a mysterious series of individuals called the Pandora Seven. With allusions to Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross, and the seven chakras of Eastern mystical traditions, the piece uses a mélange of modern dance styles mixed with clean, balletic lines to convey the difficulties and rewards of inner change. Patrons attending the premiere on August 10 can attend a meet and greet with the company while sampling complimentary wine and cheese and trying to round up enough dancers for an impromptu rendition of the Electric Slide.
Notre Dame de Namur Theatre
1500 Ralston Ave.
Belmont, California 94002