Though ballerinas are known for keeping on their toes, their signature preparedness is best exemplified by the utility pockets concealed within their tutu folds. Stock up on memories with this GrouponLive deal to see the Moscow Festival Ballet at the Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, March 23, at 8 p.m. For $50, you get two tickets for seating in main-floor rows E–X (up to a $118.40 value, including all fees).
As they express the passion of pieces ranging from Tchaikovsky to Prokofiev, the Moscow Festival Ballet's performances place the company firmly within in the framework of the great Russian ballet tradition. A symphonic score ranges from the triumphant bombast of Leon Minkus' Don Quixote to the weeping violin in Saint-Saens' elegiac Dying Swan as the dancers perform choreography by legends such as Marius Petipa and Alexander Gorsky.
Founded in 1989 by Bolshoi Ballet principal Sergei Radchenko, the company now travels around the globe propelled mainly by 20th-century ballets. A landmark of Detroit's cultural scene since its grand opening in 1928, the Music Hall features history-heavy marble archways that are matched only by the weighty names of those who have treaded the boards and scratched their names into the wrought-iron balcony railings, including Lucille Ball and Louis Armstrong.
Detroit Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts
Built in 1928, Detroit Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts dazzles patrons with an ornate art-deco façade and lush Spanish Renaissance interior. Elegant columns, glittering chandeliers, and vibrant geometric patterns create a palatial atmosphere in the lobby. The auditorium's intimately arranged velvet seats leave every viewer within 70 feet of the stage, eliminating the need for binoculars or drawn-out games of telephone describing the onstage action.