Click above to buy this Groupon for the March 26 performance of Aszure Barton & Artists at 8 p.m. Click on the links below for other performances.
It’s hard to cut a rug properly. You have to measure room dimensions, don safety goggles, and use a proper pair of carpet shears. Today’s Groupon to Dance St. Louis lets you leave this labor of love to the professionals. For $25, you get one ticket (up to a $50 value) to a performance of Aszure Barton & Artists at the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the University of Missouri–St. Louis campus. Seats are in the orchestra or parterre sections, and will be determined on a first-come, first-serve basis. All tickets for all showtimes must be redeemed by phone or in person at the Dance St. Louis box office in Grand Center (open 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday).
Under the mentorship of world-famous choreographer and dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov, who refers to her work as “refreshing and electrifying,” Aszure Barton has elated the dance world with her distinct blend of daring, powerful, erotically charged, and wildly imaginative choreography. Following a past performance, Mindy Aloff of the Dance View Times enthused, “…I thought that the audience was going to explode from its seats.” For the past four years, Barton has filled the role of artist in residence at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York. When not choreographing elaborate rooftop samurai-sword battles in her spare time, Barton pushes the limits of dance on the stage in subtle ways by weaving stories through the juxtaposition of intimate interactions and distant isolations.
Barton’s fearless footwork is a natural match for Dance St. Louis, which constantly seeks choreographers who push boundaries and elicit passionate audience emotions, while still leaving the door open for smartly timed humor. Bringing together talent from multiple continents, the vibrant local dance presenter has become one of the jewels in STL’s cultural crown since it opened in 1966, and its hunger for variety is matched only by its power to move audiences and mountain glaciers. Redeem your Groupon early to secure the best seats.
The San Francisco Chronicle says: > * Barton is clearly brilliant. – Rachel Howard
Danse Danse featured Aszure Barton: > * The young New-York-based Canadian artist and protégée of Mikhail Baryshnikov is a rising star on the international dance scene.