To make dance routines flashier, professionals often wear sequined outfits or burlap sacks filled with fireworks. Witness an explosive dance routine with this GrouponLive deal: for $16, you get one general-admission ticket to see Ajkun Ballet Theatre’s world-premiere performance of Red: The Passion of Tango at MMAC Theater at 8 p.m. (a $31.90 value, including all fees). Choose from the following dates:
- Wednesday, May 23
- Thursday, May 24
- Friday, May 25<p>
The globetrotting careers of seasoned dancers Leonard and Chiara Ajkun inspired the twirling twosome to found Ajkun Ballet Theatre in 2000, where they continue to direct classic ballets and choreograph an average of five new programs each year. In the world premiere of Red: The Passion of Tango, the company’s masterfully trained dancers set the stage ablaze, singeing eyebrows with fiery dance steps fueled by the energetic nuevo tango tunes of songster Astor Piazzolla, among other composers. Ajkun Ballet Theatre encourages audience members to join the crimson-themed festivities by donning slinky red dresses and sanguine neckties, or simply by binging chili peppers.