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 this GrouponLive deal to see Thodos Dance Chicago perform at Discovery Theatre, located within the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. For $17, you get one ticket for seating in section 100, 150, 500, or 550 on Thursday, April 19, at 6 p.m. (a $35.50 value).
Honored by the National Endowment for the Arts with an American Masterpieces grant, Thodos Dance Chicago updates the Fosse Trilogy ––a triumvirate of high-energy pieces by celebrated choreographer Bob Fosse. Tony-winning dancer and choreographer Ann Reinking reconstructs Fosse's Cool Hand Luke, Tijuana Shuffle, and Mexican Breakfast, the latter of which inspired Beyoncé's "Single Ladies" video with its tightly synced dancing trio. Praised by the Chicago Tribune for their "oomph and wit," the three pieces seamlessly transition into each other, thanks to original linking moves by Reinking. The troupe rounds out the night with other innovative dances drawn from their extensive repertoire and experience trying to blend in at clubs while waiting for friends.
Performances take place in the 700-seat Discovery Theatre, with graceful curves and ceiling-mounted acoustical disks that deftly bounce sounds into audience ears. Guests take in the show comfortably nestled in distinctive upholstered seating, featuring vibrant, flower-themed tapestry designed by Alaskan resident Paula Dickey that lends the room color and infuriates hungry, showgoing bees.