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"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

last monthArts : 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

3 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.

Pas de Rooms

5 months agoLifestyle / Travel : In Transit

With a goal of enhancing service at its hotels, JW Marriott has developed a new employee training program with the Joffrey Ballet in Chicago.

REVIEW: 'Swan Lake' by the Joffrey Ballet ????

At what point does the animal turn into the human? Fear into love? The everyday into magic? The brilliance of choreographer Christopher Wheeldon's re-imagined "Swan Lake" is to bring into high relief those transformations — as well as their reversals, in a tragic loss of art, of love.

Joffrey Ballet's "Swan Lake" Is Stunning on Opening Night Debut

5 months agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

Photo by Cheryl Mann I wish I were a dancer, I thought to myself as I sat in the gilded Auditorium Theatre as the curtain fell following an exquisite performance by the Joffrey Ballet of the world-renowned ballet Swan Lake,...

Joffrey's 'Swan Lake' is set to take wing

"You know, Degas was groundbreaking," says choreographer Christopher Wheeldon. "He painted ballet rehearsal the way it really is: The girls are sweaty, they have a bad back, they're leaning over. They're in their undergarments. He wanted to paint the blood, sweat and tears of rehearsal."

Conducting Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake

Dylan Gutierrez & Jeraldine Mendoza, Photo by Cheryl Mann Conductor Scott Speck is with us to talk about the music of one of the most famous ballets of all time--Swan Lake. He has been in rehearsal with Chicago's Joffrey Ballet, and they will open October 15th doing Christopher Wheeldon's version of this ballet classic. Show More Summary

Joffrey dancer moves to community outreach

The Joffrey Ballet announced Thursday that Joffrey dancer Erica Lynette Edwards will become the company’s director of community engagement. This new appointment also marks Edwards’ retirement from the stage after 15 years as a ballerina. She replaces Pierre Lockett, who stepped...

The Joffrey Ballet Soars in Ambitious Triple Bill: Stories in Motion

The Joffrey Ballet's extraordinary mixed bill, Stories in Motion, exploded onstage at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago this past weekend: three ballets that trace a timeline of the infiltration of Modernism in ballet -- from GeorgeShow More Summary

REVIEW: Joffrey Ballet 'Stories in Motion' ???½

Being told a story can be delicious, and the three distinct, clear tales on the Joffrey's "Stories in Motion" program, through Sunday at the Auditorium, are little jewels, revealing the economy and precision possible even in the expansive form of ballet.

Joffrey Ballet kicks off 20th Chicago season

6 months agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Joffrey Ballet residing in Chicago. To celebrate, the company welcomes the 2014-2015 season with a special, one-weekend show, "Stories in Motion." "Stories in Motion" opens ahead of Joffrey's usual season of...

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