Without dance, people could only hum along to “Macarena,” and Jane Austen characters would be forced to say what was really on their minds. Witness expressive movement with this GrouponLive deal to see Saint Louis Ballet’s Swan Lake at Touhill Performing Arts Center. Choose from the following options:
- For $17, you get one ticket for seating in the parterre (up to a $35 value).
- For $22, you get one ticket for seating in the orchestra section (up to a $45 value).
- For $22, you get one ticket for seating in the dress circle (up to a $45 value).<p>
Choose from the following performances: * Friday, April 27, at 8 p.m. * Saturday, April 28, at 2:30 p.m. * Saturday, April 28, at 8 p.m. * Sunday, April 29, at 3 p.m.<p>
A haunting strain blown by an oboe casts a specter over Tchaikovsky’s theme to Swan Lake, while dancers follow artistic director Gen Horiuchi’s lead throughout his reinterpretation of the classic ballet. The narrative of Swan Lake captivates audiences with its immortal tale of good versus evil, following Prince Siegfried as he struggles to save the alluring swan maiden Odette from a wicked sorcerer’s spell. The ballet’s tempestuous journey ends with a riveting climax that steers onlookers to the edge of their seats and causes them to bite the nails of fellow audience members. Though the company’s choreography for Swan Lake debuted in modern times, the miraculously precise pirouettes and jaw-dropping set pieces reenact the grandeur of classical ballet.
Designed by the firm of architectural legend I.M. Pei, Touhill Performing Arts Center’s hugely expansive auditorium keeps three tiers of audience members comfortable on velvety seating and finished wood. Contoured for acoustic effect, a massive skylight hangs overhead and casts its warm gaze over the spacious theater.