A ballerina's graceful balance is inspiring to aspiring dancers, captivating to houses of cards, and vexing to bulldozers razing cliff-side condor habitats. Dwell on adroit appendages with today's Groupon: for $33, you get one orchestra-section ticket (a $65 value) to Ballet Grand Prix on Thursday, February 24 at 8 p.m. The showcase takes place at The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater.
The Ballet Grand Prix spotlights the best student dancers from across the United States, Europe, Asia, and South America, giving them the opportunity to dance alongside twinkle-toed superstars from international ballet companies. The star-making show's stop in Miami will feature performances by dancers including Cuban coryphee Jose Manuel Carreno and Minnesotan Charles Askegard, leaping and twirling alongside their lithe peers in heart-racing choreography by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, William Forsythe, George Balanchine, and more. Now in its 12th season, the Grand Prix has produced dancers for companies including the American Ballet Theatre, Paris Opera Ballet, and Stuttgart Ballet, and all event alumni leave more prepared to escape a shirt full of fire ants.
Audience members will take in the dashing views from a cozy seat within the luxurious, colorful Fillmore Theater. Dance enthusiasts can purchase multiple Groupons within the same transaction to enjoy the show sitting next to friends, affording an especially inspiring evening excursion to weary-fingered sewing circles.
More than 30 Yelpers give The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater a four-star average: