A professional dancer’s form is flawless, much like an engagement diamond or your roommate’s screenplay, Death Be Not Fun. Fade in on fancy footwork with this GrouponLive deal to see Elements Contemporary Ballet present Spring Engagement 2013 at Athenaeum Theatre. For $26, you get two tickets for seating in sections 1–4 (up to a $55.60 value, including all fees). Choose between the following dates:
- Friday, April 5
- Saturday, April 6<p>
Performances begin at 8 p.m.; doors open at 7 p.m.<p>
Elements Contemporary Ballet welcomes the turning of the season with its annual showcase of modern choreography and movement. On the Prairie: Elemental serves as the centerpiece of the evening, showcasing the works of 10 choreographers inspired by the enchanting sound installations of artist Shawn Decker. The program also features a number of encore performances of favorite compositions. Artistic Director Mike Gosney’s Pathos amplifies its emotion with an alternately forceful and tranquil chorus, which flies into hymn-like harmonies as the dancers gravitate toward a dying light. Managing Director Joseph Caruana’s The River sets its performers’ motions to the enigmatic pop of guitar, and Brian Enos’s Dark and Lovely, Mmm plays with light and shadow as a soloist lovingly waltzes with a chocolate bar.<p>
Elements Contemporary Ballet
Fire for expression, earth for physicality, air for focus, and water for freedom: when Mike Gosney and Joseph Caruana founded Elements Contemporary Ballet in 2005, they drew on these four themes as inspiration for their original modern choreography. This artistic alchemy became the basis for Elements’ annual season at the Athenaeum Theatre, whose century-old confines provide an elegant contrast to the newfangled footwork on display. In its pursuit of uniquely graceful expression, the company has partnered with choreographers from such respected companies as the Houston Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and BJM Danse.