Dancers use their bodies to express emotions, unlike opera singers, who use their voices, and Punchin’ Jack, who only uses his fists. Get an eyeful of art with this GrouponLive deal to see Autorretrato by the María Pagés Compañía at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts on Saturday, March 30, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Choose from the following seating options:
- For $41, you get one G-Pass for seating in the orchestra, rows N–Z (up to an $83.75 value, including all fees).
- For $46, you get one G-Pass for seating in the orchestra, rows A–M (up to a $93.75 value, including all fees).
- For $66, you get one G-Pass for seating in the orchestra, rows AA–KK (up to a $133.75 value, including all fees).<p>
Because the ticket is a G-Pass, Groupon customers can use it to enter the venue directly; they will not need to redeem their Groupon at will call.<p>
When dance phenom Mikhail Baryshnikov asked flamenco superstar María Pagés to compose a work that encompassed both her personal and professional journeys, she found that they were one and the same. “The truth of the matter,” she realized, “is that dance is the only medium that I have found to get to know myself.” Putting personal expression at the fore, Pagés and company present Autorretrato (Self-Portrait), an eye-entrancing display of dazzling costumes, organic rhythms, and mesmerizing dance. The athletic autobiography impressed the Stage’s Terry O’Donovan, who writes, “This is a woman who, over the past two decades, has used the stage to revel in innovating flamenco. Tonight, she breathes and feels every moment with sensitive passion, owning every second of her incredible limelight.”<p> <iframe width="450" height="243" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/zfjNfdk91M0" frameborder="0" allowFullScreen="allowFullScreen"></iframe>
Due to security restrictions, G-Passes must be printed out and presented in person at the event. They cannot be redeemed through Groupon's mobile app.
Sony Centre For The Performing Arts
The largest soft-seat theatre in Canada, the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts is perhaps most famous for its overhanging marquee outside. The diagonal canopy and its snake-like rows of lights were restored to their original form in 2010, along with the facility’s wood, brass, and marble accents. Inside the lobby, York Wilson’s mural, The Seven Lively Arts, fills eyes with fractured, panoramic representations of various artistic media, from slanted musical staffs to menacing Greek theatre masks.