Recent studies show that people who dance tend to possess above-average strength, endurance, and flexibility, as well as a significantly lower risk of getting served. Watch professionals hone this vital skill with this GrouponLive deal to see Joffrey Academy of Dance's Winning Works: Choreographers of Color Awards 2012 at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance on Sunday, March 11, at 4 p.m. For $10, you get one ticket for general-admission seating (up to a $20 value, including all ticketing fees).
Bennyroyce Royon, Carlos dos Santos, Jr., and Ray Mercer, the winners of this year's annual Choreographers of Color Awards, will showcase their virgin works during a world-premiere performance at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance. The talented trainees of the Joffrey Academy of Dance show off the discipline, flexibility, and grace of a swan landing a triple lutz as they execute the poetic and dynamic artistry of these award-winning pieces. Alexei Kremnev, one of the Academy's two artistic directors and a Bolshoi Ballet Academy alum, will also premiere his piece entitled Le Roi s'Amuse: Dances in Ancient Style.
Hailed as "America's Company of Firsts," the world-renowned Joffrey Ballet has been blazing an artistic trail since 1956, and has taught successive generations of dancers at the Joffrey Academy of Dance since 2009. Located in the 20,000-square-foot Exelon Education Center, the academy imparts students of all abilities and backgrounds with the grace and discipline needed to join dance companies around the world or withstand a limbo competition in minus-13-degree weather. The academy’s lithesome dancers have garnered a multitude of awards, including top-place finishes at the Youth America Grand Prix, and boast alumni at The Joffrey Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, and BalletMet.
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