To make dance routines flashier, professionals often wear sequined outfits or burlap sacks filled with fireworks. Watch dance floors ignite with today’s GrouponLive deal to see the Red Star: Red Army Chorus and Dance Ensemble, presented by the Santa Fe Concert Association at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe. For $10, you get one ticket for balcony seating on Sunday, March 11, at 3 p.m. (up to a $23.75 value, including all ticketing fees).
Created in Moscow in 1978 with the intention of further exposing Russian soldiers to cultural arts, the Red Star: Red Army Chorus and Dance Ensemble energizes audiences with en pointe footwork set to an extensive repertoire of dance and choral compositions. The collective houses more than 90 members who perform a series of war-based vignettes, ranging from the light-hearted "Military Dance" to the more somber "Ogonek (Blue Light)," which describes the feelings of a young girl after her pet bloodhound runs away to join the army. For the climatic "Holiday On the Don River Dance," deft dancers and skilled musicians combine their talents to create a spectacular finale, wrought with complex choral arrangements and choreography. Audiences enjoy the visual and aural feast inside the Lensic Performing Arts Center, whose proscenium is flanked by sandy, Spanish-style arches that lead to a farm of holographic bulls.