No doubt you've heard something about the Batsheva Dance Company, whose "Deca Dance" hits the Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress, this weekend for two very special shows. If not, here's what Centerstage has to say:
Batsheva Dance, an Israeli company touring Chicago for the first time in decades, drips with cultural cachet. Co-founded in 1964 by Martha Graham and Baroness de Rothschild, this troupe performs contemporary dance pieces, mostly by artistic director Ohad Naharin. Critics call his work lusty, playful, and starkly entertaining. If you're into well-muscled, bed-headed Israelis, don't miss Batsheva's two-night-only stand. They might not be back for another 34 years.
If you want in on some of this sexually-charged action, there are still some tickets left. And it gets even better. Thanks to See Chicago Dance, you can get $10 off the $30-$89 ticket price by entering code MAX on Ticketmaster. If the mature performance isn't quite your cup of tea, you'd do well to check out the site anyway, as you can get deals on tons of shows, including Valentine's Day options like "Duets for My Valentine" at the Athenaeum and Centre East's presentation of Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago.