Belly dancers often enhance their choreography with a loose array of jewelry, which makes them hypnotic performers but terrible surgical assistants. Be mesmerized with this GrouponLive deal to see Bellydance Superstars at Music Hall Center. For $49, you get two tickets for seating in sections 1–4, rows E–X, on Sunday, November 11, at 7 p.m. (up to a $119 value, including all fees). Doors open at 6 p.m.
Envisioned as a Middle Eastern–flavored version of Riverdance, Bellydance Superstars dazzles audiences with solo and group performances from a diverse troupe of world-touring dancers. Sabah was well established in the ballet community before joining the ensemble, and Samira Sitara infuses her choreography with flamenco, Bollywood dance, and, most notably, contortionism. Other performers draw from more traditional inspirations: April Rose is not only a dancer but a historian as well, honing her act with artistic knowledge gained while earning a master's in culture and performance from UCLA. Petite Jamilla follows in the footsteps of her mother, Jamilla Rasa, moving through the hazy orbits of a traditional whirling dervish while modernizing it with her own flair. Backed by the exotic percussion of Issam “King of the Drum” Houshan and donning costumes that range from tribal-style veils and jewelry to luminescent body stockings, the performers update an ancient art form by blending it with dance styles from all over the world.
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.