What You'll Get
To spice up a dance routine, professionals will wear bedazzling outfits or change out their ballet slippers with bear slippers. Admire ursine footwear with today’s deal to see Natya Dance Theatre’s world premiere of The Flowering Tree at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance on October 8 at 7:30 p.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $17, you get one ticket for a seat in the upper balcony (a $35 value).
- For $25, you get one ticket for a seat in the orchestra (a $50 value).<p>
Natya Dance Theatre allocates seating based on order of purchase. Customers who purchase more than one Groupon will be seated together.
Natya Dance Theatre, Chicago’s leading Indian dance theater company, debuts at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance with The Flowering Tree, an inspirational South Indian folktale about respecting nature. Through original choreography, 20 dancers tell the story of a young girl named Kumudha and her sisters, who are shunned by their community for being poor and still listening to Hanson. Kumudha receives a mantra from above that allows her to transform into a tree, which comes with wonderful gifts as well as consequences. An original score—a fusion of traditional Indian music, African-style drumming, and jazz—serves as a guide for rhythmic footwork, hand gestures, and sporadic rounds of musical chairs throughout the performance. Although an orchestra-level ticket places audience members closest to the on-stage happenings, both tickets grant unobstructed views of Natya Dance Theatre’s dedication to the craft of traditional Indian dance and storytelling.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 8, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 8 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem on day of show for admission at Harris Theater box office. Must show valid ID matching name on voucher at Harris Theater box office. Must provide first and last name at checkout, which will be provided to Harris Theater. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must purchase together to sit together. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Natya Dance Theatre
Called "admirably precise dancers" by the New York Times, Natya Dance Theatre has more than a few accomplishments beneath its collective belt. The classic Indian dancers have collaborated with Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, were the first company from the United States to appear at New York's World Music Institute, and are capable of dominating any and all Dance Dance Revolution marathons. They are six-time recipients of the Chicago Reader's "Critic's Choice" award and a 2004 recipient of the Paul Berger Arts Entrepreneurship Award from Columbia College Chicago. Besides their performances, Natya has been running a dance school for nearly 40 years, and maintains a touring company that performs across the world.