Ballet dancers spend an unusual amount of time on their toes, much like the coworker who creeps up behind your chair every day just to watch you for a while. Gaze at grace with this GrouponLive deal to see Ajkun Ballet Theatre’s production of Don Quixote at Hostos Center for the Arts in the Bronx. For $21, you get one ticket for general admission on Friday, August 17, at 7:30 p.m. (up to a $41 value, including all fees). Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
The globetrotting careers of Leonard and Chiara Ajkun inspired the scope of the twirling twosome’s Ajkun Ballet Theatre, where they continue to direct classic ballets and choreograph an average of five new programs each year. Written by 19th-century composer Marius Pepita and adapted from Gorsky’s 1900 Bolshoi performance, Don Quixote retells Cervantes’s timeless tale, following the exploits of the country squire and his trusty page as they sally thither and yon, entangling themselves in the madcap adventures, passionate emotions, and butterfly-net collections of those around them. Set amid the rustic villages of the Spanish countryside, Don Quixote enfolds Ajkun Ballet Theatre company members into the artistic action with elaborate costumes, lively puppetry, and precision pirouettes.