Dance can express what words can only hint at, demonstrating deep intimacy with a pas de deux or deep sadness with the chicken dance. Experience emotional motion with this GrouponLive deal to see World Ballet’s World of Rock at Lee Hall Auditorium on the Florida A&M University campus. For $25, you get two tickets for general-admission seating (up to a $50 value). Choose between two performances:
- Saturday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, May 6, at 2:30 p.m.<p>
World Ballet’s fourth annual World of Rock production beckons its dance corps to the stage once again to synchronize its fancy footwork with classic-rock tunes performed live by local band CommonZenZ. Taking cues from internationally acclaimed artistic director Henry Hernandez, the gracefully proficient troupe tiptoes and twirls to a set list of nostalgic songs by rock legends such as The Beatles, The Who, Led Zeppelin, and the Rocky Mountains. Throughout the evening, the MTV-featured FAMU Strikers chime in on the awe-inducing visual display with their own brand of creative gesticulation.
World Ballet’s rocking and rolling extravaganza unfurls across Lee Hall’s historic auditorium, which boasts acoustics designed to amplify every bass lick and guitar kiss. Seating within the 1,190-seat theater is general admission for World of Rock, and ticket prices vary by age ($25 for adults, $20 for college students, and $15 for children aged 18 and younger).
Tallahassee's World Ballet
In August 2008, Tallahassee gained 6,000 square feet of dance space and a bunch of skilled dancers to fill it. Under the leadership of artistic director Henry Hernandez, the instructors of World Ballet help the next generation of dancers learn to leap, twirl, and avoid hurting gravity's feelings too badly. The performance arm of the organization brings to life classic ballets such as The Nutcracker and A Midsummer Night's Dream, as well as contemporary creations set to rock music.