Click above to buy a $20 ticket for Level A orchestra seating ($34 value) on Saturday, April 17, at 8 p.m. Buy here for a $15 ticket to Level B mezzanine seating ($26 value).
Originally created to distract and befuddle delicious animals until early hunters finished inventing firearms, ballet has since evolved into one of humanity's most transcendent art forms. For $20, today's Groupon gets you one Level A orchestra ticket (a $34 value) to see the Trey McIntyre Project perform on Saturday, April 17, at 8 p.m. at the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science. Or, for $15, get Level B mezzanine seating to the same performance (a $26 value). The performance will take place in the great hall of the Husby Performing Arts Center, an acoustically and optically superior place to witness the scintillations and undulations of the contemporary ballet troupe. Tiered seating in the sweeping, wood-paneled environment ensures visible views for all, while this Groupon's mezzanine seating ensures both sound sight and insightful sound.
TMP's performance will include the world premiere of Ten Pin Episodes, which turns a bowling pin into a dance partner of remarkable grace, while the return of the popular Shape does the same with red balloons. The dance company will also premiere Wild Sweet Love, which tells the story of a lonely woman searching for love, while the unusual music selection mixes classical compositions with Queen, Lou Reed, Felix Mendelssohn, and The Zombies to compelling effect.
Ever since it first gavotted to life in 2005 as a summer touring company, the Boise-based Trey McIntyre Project has expanded to performances for all seasons, cultivating a diverse and innovative repertoire of creative projects that are modern in flavor, yet engaged in a classical tradition of dance-based storytelling. Bring today's Groupon to the will-call area before the performance, and spend an evening reveling in the beauty of the human form in non-catapult-induced motion.
- The difference is in the rhythm; that is, he’s actually got some -- making brainy choices about a dance’s tempo, harmony and timbre. Audience members can see the music, hear the dancers and occasionally feel it under our own skin. – Laura Bleiberg, Los Angeles Times
- Strength as light as gossamer — and movement that looks like music. Those are the hallmarks of Trey McIntyre Project… – Michael Upchurch, Seattle Times
- It is at once riveting and puzzling and breathtaking. – Karen Campbell, Boston Globe