Before ballet, danceable emotions were expressed through choreographed arguments, rhythmic beekeeping, and en pointe miming. Catch the self-expression unfolding on stage with today's Groupon for a ticket to The Sleeping Beauty, performed by Ballet West. Choose between the following seating options:
- For $25, you get one orchestra-three or mezzanine-two ticket (a $55 value).
- For $20, you get one orchestra-four or mezzanine-three ticket (a $45 value).
The performance is on Saturday, February 12 at 2 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre. Visit the Capitol Theatre ArtTix box office to redeem your seats.
Ballet West's graceful dancers swarm and swoon to Tchaikovsky's take on The Sleeping Beauty, a fiercely romantic depiction of a handsome prince and his devotion to a drowsy damsel. The ballet may be inspired by a centuries-old European folk tale, but artistic director Adam Sklute and costume designer Peter Cazalet reinvent the tale for contemporary audiences, giving it new motion and action onstage. Bring your valentine to this enchanting performance, if only to remind them that abrupt awakenings are never appropriate.
- Sklute has reshaped, it seems, Swan Lake into an oddly stripped down yet eye-poppingly rich experience that will no doubt wow the traditionalists in Ballet West's core audience of fanatics while giving food for thought to those who crave something new, some different and perhaps, just a little bit subversive. – Stephen Dark, Salt Lake City Weekly
- If at times the women's arm positions were too uniform, too drilled, everyone was musical, and no one tried to act. This was a subtle and sophisticated performance. – Alexandra Tomalonis, danceviewtimes