Ballet dancers spend an unusual amount of time on their toes, much like the coworker who creeps up behind your chair every day just to watch you for a while. Gaze at grace with this GrouponLive deal.
- $19 for one ticket to Ajkun Ballet Theatre presents La Bayadère (up to a $38.50 value)
- When: Friday, August 16, at 7:30 p.m.
- Where: Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture
- Section: general admission
- Door time: 6:30 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.
The value of this deal is based on regular ticket prices and doesn't reflect children's discounts.
La Bayadère weaves a spellbinding tale of palace intrigue and doomed love set in ancient India. Nikiya, the titular bayadère, or temple dancer, is in love with Solor, an aristocratic warrior. Though they have pledged their love to one another, their romantic plans do not align with those of their superiors. The temple's high brahmin conspires to take Nikiya for himself, while the lordly rajah decides to wed his daughter to Solor. Caught up in a web of dastardly plots, the two young lovers face a choice between blossoming passion and matters of duty.
Originally staged by renowned choreographer Marius Petipa to the music of Ludwig Minkus, the ballet is notable for its unique dances. In the famed Kingdom of the Shades, for instance, a distraught Solor smokes opium to take his mind off his misfortunes. Suddenly transported to a magic realm of floating ghosts, Solor does the only rational thing in the situation: attempt to impress the phantoms with his wicked dance moves.