Ballerinas have long been coveted for their soundless leaps, strong arms, and long legs, making them the go-to tracker for rampant, urban giraffes. Witness the instinctual grace and cunning with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get two tickets to see Coppélia and Gems ballet at the Eissey Campus Theatre presented by the Atlantic Theater (up to a $40 value). Choose one of two dates:
- Saturday, May 14 at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, May 15 at 2 p.m.
For its sixth annual dance concert, Atlantic Dance Theater is presenting a pas de deux of ballet performances. The first ballet, Coppélia, stars guest dancer Jerry Opdenaker as Dr. Coppelius, who creates a lovely but ultimately inanimate life-size dancing doll. In the second act, precious stones come to life and cavort across the stage. Based on George Balanchine’s Jewels, Gems is a modern jazz ballet in which dancers, dressed to resemble rubies, emeralds, and diamonds, glisten and gleam alongside an array of video displays. A visual feast for eyes of all ages, Coppélia and Gems showcase the talents of the Atlantic Dance Theater, the preprofessional dance troupe of the Atlantic Arts Academy.
Named in honor of golf-course designer Bruce Borland, who died in a plane accident in 1999, the Borland Center swings open its doors to the community by focusing on family values. Concerts, plays, and recitals are just a few of the events that coax guests into the venue's 10,000 square feet of space, which harbors a 500-seat theater and a multipurpose ballroom that doubles as an indoor practice field for local cribbage teams on rainy days.
Palm Beach Gardens
11051 Campus Dr.
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