Dance turns the human body into a work of art, which is why all ballerinas stay in peak physical condition and call security whenever someone reaches out to touch them. Appreciate art from a distance with today’s GrouponLive deal to see Thodos Dance Chicago’s Winter Concert at Harris Theater. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get one ticket for B-level orchestra seating (up to a $40 value).
- For $30, you get one ticket for A-level orchestra seating (up to a $60 value).<p>
For each seating option, choose between the following performances:
- Friday, March 2, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, March 3, at 8 p.m.<p>
Named 2011’s best dance by the Chicago Sun-Times, Thodos Dance’s The White City: Chicago’s Columbian Exhibition of 1893 immerses audiences in the innovative magic and madness of the titular world fair. The multimedia performance serves as the Winter Concert’s centerpiece and was created by company artistic director Melissa Thodos and Tony Award-winning choreographer Ann Reinking, with original music by contemporary composer Bruce Wolosoff. The show’s second act showcases an additional Melissa Thodos work, Getting There, where a dancer mans a large wheel to roll and slide around the stage with the grace of a swan wearing roller skates.
Called one of the city’s hidden gems by Chicago Tribune columnist Rick Kogan, the Harris Theater houses intimate performances in an elegantly understated hall beneath Millennium Park. After entering through the airy, glass-fronted lobby, guests descend into the performance space, whose cube-shaped design helps ensure excellent sightlines, crystalline acoustics, and plenty of right angles to test newly bought protractors.