If you put a tutu on a bull, his rage will only boil faster and his tightest pirouette will still wreak havoc in a regulation china shop. Observe ballet in its preferred habitat with today's Groupon for seats to the St. Louis Ballet's performance of "Tribute To New York" at the Touhill Performing Arts Center. Choose from the following seating options and showtimes:
- For $23, you get an orchestra seat for the April 2 performance (up to a $47 value).
- For $18, you get a parterre seat for the April 2 performance (up to a $37 value).
- For $23, you get an orchestra seat for the April 3 performance (up to a $43 value).
- For $18, you get a parterre seat for the April 3 performance (up to a $37 value).
In its 10th-anniversary season, the St. Louis Ballet presents a tribute to New York featuring the choreography of Christopher d'Amboise, a prolific footprint sketcher who's planned and executed 60 ballets across England, Portugal, and Belgium. Other noteworthy names on the bill include George Balanchine, Sokvonnara Sar, and artistic director Gen Horiuchi, an ex-principal New York City Ballet dancer and former choreographer for the opening ceremonies of the 1998 Nagano Olympics. The visionaries' choreographed cavalcades—set to works by Bach, Bolling, and Tchaikovsky—capture the spirit, kineticism, and grace of New York and its numerous light-footed pigeons.
Both the parterre and orchestra seats embrace audience members on the ground level of the Touhill Performing Arts Center: the up-close orchestra seats enhance the on-stage symphony of muscular prowess, and the parterre seats, located near the back of the house, grant fans of dance a panoramic view of the stage, the house lights, and the rolling sea of posture-variant onlookers.
- Gen Horiuchi became artistic director of St. Louis Ballet in a momentous year: 2000. In the decade since, he has seen the company grow in artistic ambition while reaffirming its status as a cultural institution. – Calvin Wilson, St. Louis Post–Dispatch