Dancers use their bodies to express emotions, unlike opera singers, who use their voices, and Punchin' Jack, who only uses his fists. Get an eyeful of art with this GrouponLive deal.
- One ticket to Psychosis, performed by Body and Soul Dance Theatre
- When: Friday, May 2 or Saturday, May 3, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center
- Ticket values include all fees.
- $16 for general admission (up to $32.04 value)
- $25 for a VIP package (up to $52.74 value)
Doors open at 7:45 p.m. for general admission and 7:30 p.m. for VIP. The VIP package also includes wine and a Q&A with the cast.
In Psychosis, Body and Soul Dance Theatre takes imagery associated with mental illness, and turns it into something freeing. In one segment, straitjackets become symbols of beauty, their sleeves trailing like comet tails as the show’s performers leap about. Elsewhere, the fantasies of mental patients help them break free of their institutionalized surroundings; they pretend to be on Broadway, or part of a tribe in the wilderness. Monologues and video presentations bound these vignettes together, creating an empathetic portrait of characters who, as Body and Soul’s website puts it, strive to “obtain mental clarity and reach a place of health amidst adversity.”
Body and Soul Dance Theatre
Body and Soul Dance Theatre has made a name for itself since it twirled onto the scene in 1983. Originally a commercial troupe that performed everywhere from Florida dance clubs to concert halls in South America, the company morphed into a nonprofit in 2002. Since then, it's corralled an ensemble that includes classically trained dancers and former students of the company's classes. Together, these performers create original productions that at times collaborate with local entities such as The Fort Lauderdale Gay Men's Chorus, their co-stars in 2014's Fall Follies.
Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center
1770 Monroe Street
Hollywood, Florida 33020