Cavalry Halt and Harlequinade

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In a Nutshell

Two ballets by choreographer Marius Pepita follow the complex, and often funny, twists and turns that take lovers to the altar

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Expiration varies. Limit 8 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem starting day of event for a ticket at venue box office. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must purchase together to sit together. Discount reflects The Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime. For ADA seating, call box 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.

The Deal

  • $29 for one ticket to see Gelsey Kirkland Ballet Presents Cavalry Halt and Harlequinade (up to $45.75 value)
  • Where: Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space
  • Seating: best available
  • Full offer value includes ticketing fees

Dates and Times

  • Friday, March 27, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 28, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Cavalry Halt and Harlequinade

Due to the exactitude of detail and range in his works, legendary choreographer Marius Pepita is often called “the father of classical ballet.” In this double bill, two of his lesser-known comedies each end in an exuberant wedding, just as any comic ballet or business trip to Las Vegas should.  

  • Cavalry Halt: When the cavalry sweeps into a small village, more than just dust gets kicked up. The town’s population of maidens turns on the charm, and what begins as a storm of flirtation quickly gives way to mischief—especially when the officers begin to vie for the attention of one girl above all.
  • Harlequinade: Familiar characters from Commedia del’Arte populate this story of a father who locks up his winsome daughter, hoping to prevent her from marrying a handsome pauper. As he leaves to arrange her marriage to a wealthy dandy, the father leaves his hapless servant, Pierrot, in charge—but when the lovers escape, Pierrot is no match for the trouble they create.

Gelsey Kirkland and Gelsey Kirkland Ballet

As a dancer, Gelsey Kirkland was legendary. Not only did she jeté her way into the roles of principal dancer for the New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theatre, she inspired major choreographers such as George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins to create new works especially for her. As a teacher, Gelsey Kirkland is equally great. From coaching at the American Ballet Theatre, Royal Ballet School, and English National Ballet, she opened her own academy, where she works with a dedicated staff to revive the art of dramatic storytelling in ballet.

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