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The acclaimed company, The Joffrey Ballet, presents Stravinsky’s dark and once-controversial classic "The Rite of Spring"

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Promotional value expires Mar 8, 2013. Limit 8/person. Valid only for option purchased. Online reservation required; reserve tickets online starting 2/21/13. Must redeem by 3/1/13. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Lila Cockrell Theater. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must redeem online together to sit together. Discount reflects ARTS San Antonio's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 1 hour before event time. For ADA seating, call ARTS San Antonio office promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from three seating options to The Joffrey Ballet's production of The Rite of Spring, presented by ARTS San Antonio at the Lila Cockrell Theatre on Friday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m.

  • For $17, you get one Value ticket, marked in yellow on the seating chart (up to a $34.45 value, including all fees).
  • For $26, you get one Advantage ticket, marked in blue (up to a $51.75 value, including all fees).
  • For $38, you get one Superior ticket, marked in orange (up to a $77.35 value, including all fees).

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

The Rite of Spring

An avant-garde masterpiece, Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring opens with a calm woodwind meditation before it builds to a thrashing fever pitch of dissonance and chromatic coloration. Its sharp rejection of the Romantic tradition caused riots when it premiered in Paris in 1913. Similarly controversial was its content: during a prehistoric ritual, a maiden dances herself to death as a form of religious sacrifice.

The Joffrey Ballet

Hailed as America's company of firsts, the world-renowned Joffrey Ballet has been blazing an artistic trail through media stereotypes since 1956 to redefine the global view of ballet. Through its maiden voyages as the first dance company to perform at the White House and on American television, appear on the cover of Time, and commission a rock 'n' roll ballet, the Joffrey's artistically dynamic works have inspired a broad audience and a major motion picture. Its troupe of classically trained, world-class dancers oozes grace as they execute a diverse repertoire of classical masterpieces and cutting-edge performances. The company's annual Nutcracker performances have garnered global acclaim, and the performance attracts a wide audience in Chicago and around the world during national and international tours.

The Joffrey Ballet also bolsters the Windy City's arts education and dance training through the Joffrey Academy of Dance and community-engagement programs. The Chicago Philharmonic serves as the Joffrey’s official orchestra, bringing its diverse and innovative musical talent to the company's performances.

ARTS San Antonio

ARTS San Antonio brings cultural magic from around the country to South Texas. Chicago’s Joffrey Ballet, Cuba’s Arturo Sandoval, and New York’s Spanish Harlem Orchestra have all been presented by ARTS SA to enrich the community.

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