Modern dance pioneer Twyla Tharp caused a scandal in 1955 when she performed the hokey pokey without pointe shoes. Enjoy the fruits of her revolution with today's Groupon: for $17, you get one adult ticket to see Doug Varone and Dancers at the Diana Wortham Theatre, located on South Pack Square (a $35 value). Choose between two performance dates:
- Wednesday, February 9 at 8 p.m.
- Thursday, February 10 at 8 p.m.
As the resident company at New York’s 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center, Doug Varone and Dancers strive to tell emotionally resonant stories through original, technically complex modern dance pieces. During "Lux," the graceful, athletic bodies of the troupe's eight dancers, including Waynesville native and Carolina Day School graduate Erin Owen, overleap imaginary potholes and fire hydrants to the music of renowned Candyman II composer Philip Glass. Spectators slotted into the Diana Wortham Theatre's 500 comfortable seats can also squint at the footnotes of "Chapters From a Broken Novel," which intertwines several short-story vignettes, or wave farewell to "Boats Leaving." Those seeking extra background and insight into the routines can attend a 7 p.m. pre-show discussion free to ticket-holders and left-footed ballerinas.
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