What You'll Get
Dancers spend an unusual amount of time on their toes, much like the coworker who creeps up behind your chair every day just to watch you for a while. Gaze at grace with this deal to see Shakespeare Dances performed by sjDANCEco at the California Theatre. For $40, you get two tickets for general admission (up to an $86.96 value, including all fees). Performances begin at 8 p.m.; doors open at 7 p.m. Choose between the following dates:
- Friday, October 5
- Saturday, October 6<p>
In its 10th-anniversary season, sjDANCEco enters with a movement-based exploration of the Bard’s works, centered around choreographer José Limón’s most famous piece, The Moor’s Pavane. Based on Shakespeare’s Othello, the production intimately stages the tale with four dancers portraying the two couples at the center of the drama: Othello and Desdemona, and Iago and Emilia. The male leads often break off from the pack, the pair mirroring each other in balancing poses and flourishes as Iago whispers venomous falsehoods into Othello’s ear. Desdemona treats her fatal handkerchief as though it’s another character, keeping it close to her hand until Emilia snatches it for her husband’s twisted plans.
The evening also showcases new pieces from the company’s artistic directors and choreographers, each paying some homage to Shakespeare’s plays or lesser-known radio jingles. Conductor Barbara Day Turner shows off her timekeeping talents as she leads the San José Chamber Orchestra in stirring musical accompaniment.
The Fine Print
Expiration varies. Limit 8 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem starting day of show for a ticket at venue Will Call. Must show valid ID matching name on voucher at California Theatre. Must provide first and last name at checkout, which we will provide to facilitate redemption of voucher. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must purchase together to sit together.Discount reflects sjDANCEco's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 1hr before showtime. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.