A ballerina's graceful balance is inspiring to aspiring dancers, captivating to houses of cards, and vexing to bulldozers razing cliffside condor habitats. Dwell on adroit appendages with today's Groupon to the Nevada Ballet Theatre: for $39, you get one ticket ($49 plus a $5.70 box-office fee) to a Fall Series performance of A Tribute to Robert Joffrey at the Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall on the UNLV campus, plus VIP admission to LAVO nightclub ($30) at The Palazzo (an $84.70 total value). This Groupon is valid for section B seating only, and you must redeem your nightclub admission on the same night as the ballet performance. Choose from three dates:
- Friday, October 15, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, October 16, at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, October 17, at 2 p.m.
Nevada Ballet Theatre will launch its 39th season on October 15 with its Fall Series tribute to the late Robert Joffrey. This unprecedented performance will feature the combined dance powers of four of the nation's leading companies: Ballet West, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, and the Nevada Ballet Theatre. NBT dancers will kick off the evening with fluid, impressionistic movements that passionately recall the beauty of Degas paintings without subjecting the audience to overly talkative art historians with turpentine breath. Hubbard Street Dance Chicago will take the stage to perform the pas de deux from Gnawa, followed by Aspen Santa Fe Ballet's rendition of Jorma Elo's Red Sweet, a hyperkinetic blend of robotics and pirouettes. Danceophiles can also wiggle their feet fingers in anticipation of a special preview performance of Jiri Kylian's joyous Sinfonietta, danced by Ballet West.
Later that night, bust some of the moves you've absorbed through eyeball osmosis on the beat-pumping dance floor at LAVO. An intimate nightclub inspired by ancient European bathhouses, LAVO's décor is formed by arches, carved stone walls, sultry murals, and occasional appearances by human candelabras. With your VIP pass, you'll have access to this exclusive club until closing time at 4 a.m.