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Joffrey's Ashley Wheater is honored by University of Chicago

Ashley Wheater, the artistic director of the Joffrey Ballet, will receive the Jesse L. Rosenberger Medal from the University of Chicago, the dance company announced Thursday.

Iconic Dance Teacher Maggie Black, 85

“From the 1960s to the ’90s, Ms. Black’s classes were studded with star dancers and choreographers from American Ballet Theater, New York City Ballet, the Joffrey, Dance Theater of Harlem, the Paul Taylor Dance Company and the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. Among them were Twyla Tharp, Trisha Brown, Eliot Feld, William Forsythe, Gelsey Kirkland, Tina […]

Review: New Works (Joffrey Ballet of Chicago)

Due to the NFL draft, Joffrey was moved to the Cadillac Palace rather than the Auditorium. However, the Joffrey Ballet would be compelling in a church basement. Whatever the venue, their performances are not to be missed, and New Works is no exception. The quartet of ballets are positively majestic in both style and execution. (read Lauren Whalen's entire review...)

Joffrey's New Works Takes an Intimate Look at Contemporary Ballet

last monthUnited States / Chicago : A/C

Because of the NFL draft, The Joffrey Ballet had to move its final series of the season to the Cadillac Palace Theatre this spring. The placement of seating offers a more intimate venue than the Auditorium Theatre does; the Cadillac...

An Interview With Joffrey Ballet Master Nicolas Blanc

Blanc's 'Evenfall' makes its U.S. premiere this week as part of the Joffrey Ballet's 'New Works' program. [ more › ]

Joffrey Ballet soars in challenging “New Works” program at Cadillac Palace

The Joffrey Ballet's spring program of "New Works" has come with a rare change of venue (with the NFL draft being staged at the Auditorium Theatre, the company has had to move to the Cadillac Palace Theatre). What has not changed atShow More Summary

Joffrey Ballet welcomes rising choreographer Justin Peck for 'New Works'

'New Works' When: 7:30 p.m. on April 22, 24, 25, 30; May 1-2 and 2 p.m. on April 25, 26; May 2-3 Where: Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph St. Tickets: $32-$155. ticketmaster.com Choreographer Justin Peck has the passion, ambition and lofty dreams that you might expect from a twenty-something artist living in New York City. Show More Summary

Joffrey Ballet Concert Group

Seaside, Florida Seaside Amphitheater May 2, 2015 http://www.seasidefl.com/vacations/rentals Seaside will host the Joffrey Ballet Concert Group, performance company of New York’s Joffrey Ballet School, for a debut performance Saturday, May 2 at 6:30 p.m. Show More Summary

Joffrey Ballet to dance springtime ‘New Works’ program at Cadillac Palace Theatre

The Joffrey Ballet has been temporarily kicked off the stage of its permanent home at... The post Joffrey Ballet to dance springtime ‘New Works’ program at Cadillac Palace Theatre appeared first on Chicago Entertainment - Chicago Sun-Times.

Welcome Back

3 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Incantations," "Son of Chamber Symphony," "Bells (Pas de Deux)," "Episode 31" Joffrey Ballet Zellerbach Hall, Cal Performances Berkeley, CA March 14, 2015 by Rita Felciano copyright © Rita Felciano 2015 Much welcome to the Chicago-based Joffrey Ballet, that returned after only two years. Show More Summary

Joffrey Ballet Concert Group

Seaside will host the Joffrey Ballet Concert Group, performance company of New York's Joffrey Ballet School, for a debut performance Saturday, May 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the Seaside Amphitheater. The one-and-a-half-hour show will include thirty-two Joffrey dancers performing modern, jazz, and classical ballet styles. For accommodations, visit the Seaside Visitors Bureau.

Review: The Nutcracker (Joffrey Ballet, 2014)

Joffrey Ballet, annual production takes audiences on a magical journey to a dream world of dance. With a lush, dramatic design and an impeccably cast ensemble, Joffrey’s Nutcracker is brimming with joy and good cheer, making it impossible to resist the holiday spirit,. (read Oliver Sava's entire review....)

Joffrey Shows Range With 'Unique Voices' Program

The Joffrey Ballet in Tulle (photo by Cheryl Mann) The Joffrey Ballet displayed determination, range and energy as they tackled three disparate pieces on Wednesday night at Chicago's Auditorium Theatre. Unique Voices offers the workShow More Summary

The Joffrey Ballet Says Farewell To Robert Joffrey's 'The Nutcracker,' Hello To A New Commission

A longstanding Christmas tradition ends this year and will be re-imagined in 2016. [ more › ]

A Wheeldon Nutcracker for the Joffrey

3 months agoArts : NYTimes: ArtsBeat

Christopher Wheeldon will choreograph a new "Nutcracker" for December 2016 for the Joffrey Ballet in Chicago, replacing Robert Joffrey's version.

Final Robert Joffrey-created 'Nutcracker' for 2015-16 season

The Joffrey Ballet announced Tuesday that it has commissioned a new "Nutcracker" from choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, which will have its world premiere in Chicago in Dec. 2016 as part of the company's 60th anniversary season. Robert Joffrey's American-themed "Nutcracker," which debuted...

Unique Voices Sing In The Joffrey Ballet's New Contemporary Program

'Unique Voices' features three pieces that come from very different corners of the contemporary landscape of ballet. One that we would dare to call classic contemporary, one set to the music of The Man In Black, and a bold, raw take on ballet that is so very Ekman. [ more › ]

DANCE REVIEW: 'Unique Voices' by the Joffrey Ballet

The Joffrey colors way outside the lines in "Unique Voices," a program of three very different Chicago premieres that all bring a childlike freedom and delight to ballet. Through Feb. 22 at the Auditorium Theatre, "Unique Voices" offers a thoroughly entertaining, sometimes very moving lineup, a...

In Transition: Giving Back Through Community Engagement

6 months agoDance / Ballet : j-Pointe

In 2000, two young dancers joined The Joffrey Ballet family as Arpino Apprentices. Still in their teens, the duo learned how to be professional dancers from watching, learning and performing with the Main Company. Both spent their entire...Show More Summary

Joffrey's 'Nutcracker' accentuates the comic

Let's face it: However lovely as holiday confectionery, "The Nutcracker" is sadly lacking in drama. The Act II divertissements are just the most obvious and official of the ballet's many, many distractions from the absence of story.

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