Dance allows us to communicate through movement, much like jumping around indicates being covered in ants or juggling flaming batons indicates being covered by really good fire insurance. Catch some movement-encoded content with today's GrouponLive deal: for $30, you get two tickets to any show in the 2011–12 season at one of the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company's three venues, including Capitol Theatre and the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center (a $60 value).
The Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company presents original and classic works of contemporary dance that dazzle eyes with acrobatic feats and provocative choreography. The 2011-12 season gives audiences the chance to view four different programs, beginning with Polychromatic (September 22–24). The evening includes nationally renowned choreographer Brook Notary's magical stage creations in the performance piece "Grid," as well as "Happiness," by Ririe-Woodbury artistic director Charlotte Boye-Christensen, which delves into an exploration of stomach-tingly joy via legged smiley faces wearing pointe shoes. Prism (December 8–10) features an innovative combination of movement and comedy in "Stand Up and Dance," and Kaleidoscope (February 3–4) presents kid-friendly pieces teeming with clowns, circus-inspired tricks, and over-the-top costumes. Iridescence (April 26–28) closes the season with pieces such as "Secret Dark World," meditating on the travails of adolescence, and "It's Gonna Get Loud," channeling punk-era energy into onstage movement and rowdy backstage demonstrations against The Man.
The Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company uses three different venues to host this season's productions. The Capitol Theatre imbues modern works with old-school opulence in an elegant fin-de-siècle space housing a gilded ceiling, plush red chairs, and gold-trim curtains. The Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center's Jeanné Wagner Theatre comfortably seats 500 arts aficionados, and the Black Box Theatre creates a more intimate space, immersing audiences in dancing action more effectively than jumping in a pool filled with Ginger Rogers Barbie dolls.