Before people learned to tip-toe around, everybody always knew exactly who was sneaking the pizza from the fridge at night. Appreciate even more skills of the pointed foot with today's Groupon: for $34, you get an orchestra seat at the Texas Ballet Theater's mixed repertoire performance at the Bass Performance Hall on Friday, February 18 at 8 p.m. or Sunday, February 20 at 2 p.m. (a $69 value).
Since 1961, Texas Ballet Theater has twinkletoed its way into North Texas hearts, enriching culture in the Lone Star State with its world-class dance performances and aesthetically talented dancers. As part of TBT’s 50th-anniversary celebration, this mixed repertoire performance will dazzle audiences with an eclectic program of three fancily footworked pieces. Ben Stevenson’s emotional adaptation of Richard Strauss’ Four Last Songs dances at Death’s door with evocative choreography and a haunting score, and Theme and Variation is a dynamic, elaborately costumed production of the work of George Balanchine, the dance pioneer who was first to use jetpacks in Swan Lake. This show will include the world premiere of Love Always Remains, which was penned by company dancer and choreographer Peter Zweifel.
The elegant Bass Performance Hall canopies audience members under a luxurious domed ceiling while surrounding them with cheerful wall sconces, and the many orchestra seats ensure that spectators are close enough to collect any stray tu-tu lint. Tickets can be retrieved by pirouetting to TBT’s administrative office on Green Oaks Road no later than February 17 at 6 p.m.