People who say they have "two left feet" just need to learn the right dance moves and the seriousness of telling lies about their feet. Educate yourself with this GrouponLive deal.
- One ticket to see a modern-dance performance
- Where: Zeiterion Theatre
- Seating: rows A–K
- Door time: one hour before showtime
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.
- $27 to see Motionhouse on Saturday, April 19, at 8 p.m. (up to $53.50 value)
- $28 to see Alonzo King Lines Ballet on Friday, April 25, at 8 p.m. (up to $56 value)
UK-based Motionhouse specializes in blurring boundaries, particularly the one between reality and fantasy. From a performance staged aboard a massive yacht in the middle of a town square to another set simultaneously in a prehistoric cave and a modern skyscraper, their highly acrobatic, often harness-assisted shows have a dreamlike quality that challenges the eye as well as the mind. In Scattered, the cast interacts with natural cataclysms projected onto a giant, curved stage. There is violence and pain—the dancers wilt under a brutal sun, shield themselves from an avalanche, and desperately hold on in a flood—but there's the joy and new beginnings found in budding flowers and the calm after the torrent. It all happens to a soundtrack of minimalist electronica, rock guitars, and ethereal vocals.
Alonzo King Lines Ballet
Alonzo King Lines Ballet is not your grandmother's ballet. Sure, audiences can expect all of the hallmarks of the medium—seemingly effortless athletics, perfect precision, sweeping classical music, leg muscles capable of breaking a Thighmaster—but they'll also see symbolic light displays and hear contemporary world music. It's a style of dance Alonzo King calls "muscular classicism," and it proves that ballet remains relevant in the modern world. In Concerto for Two Violins, one of Bach's masterpieces recalls the classic work of Balanchine, and in Resin, choreography for duets and quartets explores Sephardic music's interaction with Italian and Turkish music, as well as archival field recordings interwoven with Judeo-Spanish music.
Past rows of seats covered in crimson, past a red carpet that brings out the auditorium's regality, past a centerpiece chandelier that dangles from the ceiling with the quiet grace of a toddler climbing out of her crib, is a stage. Upon this stage, the Zeiterion Theatre explores the performing arts, hosting national and international performers who enlighten the community to other cultures and inspire the younger population to actively participate in the arts. Every year, Zeiterion, lovingly known as "The Z," also provides 5,000 free tickets to children and families with low incomes, working to make arts more accessible to all.
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New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740