Ballet is big in pop culture these days, thanks in part to the success of the movie “Black Swan,” and I’m sure there are some who saw that flick curious enough to want to see live dance on stage. While there isn’t any gore planned at this Saturday’s “Best of the Bay 2″ dance concert at the Saroyan Theatre, you’ll certainly get a lot of exciting ballet. The program is a mix between classical ballet (there’s even a selection from “Swan Lake,” the featured ballet in “Black Swan”) and contemporary ballet, which has elements of modern dance. Several powerhouse dance companies from the Bay Area will be on hand, including the world-acclaimed Robert Moses’ Kin company, the Ballet San Jose and LINES Ballet. Think of it as a dance smorgasbord — and you don’t even have to drive three hours to see all that talent.
I have TWO tickets to the 7:30 p.m. Saturday concert to give to a lucky Beehive reader. Enter by leaving a comment below, telling us either 1) if you’ve seen “Black Swan, did the movie make you more or less interested in seeing live ballet? or 2) if you haven’t seen the movie, have you ever gone to any ballet besides “Nutcracker”? We’ll pick the winner at random. The deadline is 4 p.m. today (Thursday), so don’t dawdle. These are actual paper tickets, so if you’re a winner, you’ll have to be able to pick them up between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday at The Bee’s front lobby. We’ll contact the winner by email, so be sure to leave a real email address AND CHECK IT this afternoon around 4:30 or so. Complete rules are on the jump.
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