Dance can express what words can only hint at, demonstrating deep intimacy with a pas de deux or deep sadness with the chicken dance. Experience emotional motion with today's Groupon: for $30, you get two tickets to Rock the Diamond, a rock ballet performed by World Ballet Inc. at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall on the Florida State University campus (up to a $70 value). Choose between the following performances:
- Saturday, May 14 at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, May 15 at 2:30 p.m.
Under the guidance of internationally acclaimed artistic director Henry Hernandez, World Ballet's dance corps fuse its classical athleticism with high-energy rock favorites from music legends such as The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and The Who in Rock the Diamond. Daring, dynamic choreography sends movement artists tumbling across the stage, revealing a wilder side of the Western dance tradition and a rare forum for ballerinas' years of air-guitar training. The songs are performed by local rockers CommonZenZ and all music- and motion-makers will be joined on stage by the Florida A&M University Strikers dance crew, whose members have appeared on season three of MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew.
The multimedia extravaganza unfurls in the recently renovated Ruby Diamond Concert Hall. Nestled in the historic Westcott building, Ruby Diamond boasts vivid acoustics, intricate woodwork, and custom chandeliers designed to explode during the guitar solo of Stairway to Heaven . Seating within the 1,260-seat theater is general admission for Rock the Diamond and ticket prices vary by age group ($35 for adults, $30 for seniors and college students, $25 for 18 and under).
Tallahassee's World Ballet
In August 2008, Tallahassee gained 6,000 square feet of dance space and a bunch of skilled dancers to fill it. Under the leadership of artistic director Henry Hernandez, the instructors of World Ballet help the next generation of dancers learn to leap, twirl, and avoid hurting gravity's feelings too badly. The performance arm of the organization brings to life classic ballets such as The Nutcracker and A Midsummer Night's Dream, as well as contemporary creations set to rock music.
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