The first dance competitions were brutal forms of combat that usually resulted in debilitating sprained ankles, mortally wounded pride, and near-fatal cases of over-twirling. Bear witness to modern-day jazz hand-to-jazz hand combat with today's Groupon: for $40, you get one VIP ticket to The Manhattan Project 2.0 fusion dance competition on Saturday, November 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the Baruch Mason Hall Theatre (a $100 value). Groupon purchasers are also entitled to attend the Friday night mixer (140 East 14th Street, Multi Purpose Room from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.) with the performers.
Last year, the South Asian dance competition wowed a sold-out crowd of more than 1,000 rhythm enthusiasts. Organized by alumni of NYU's South Asian dance troupes, this year's Manhattan Project will showcase some of the best Bollywood-style dancers from the top college teams across the country, including Arizona State University, MIT, and Penn State. VIP ticket holders will relish premium views of the impressively athletic choreography and stunningly colorful costumes from a cordoned off section in the first eight rows. Private ushers will escort you to your seat, where you'll be showered with complimentary snacks, beverages, and sound investment advice throughout the duration of the show.
In addition to the exclusive invite to the Friday night mixer, Groupon users will have the chance to meet guest performer Rajé Shwari, the break-out R&B singer whose soulful voice flutters through tracks by Timbaland and Jay-Z. Relive the entire magical evening with the included postproduction DVD of the show, or by painstakingly reenacting every move while wearing your free event T-shirt. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the competition starts at 6:30 p.m.
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