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How Ashley Wheater Keeps The Joffrey Ballet's Dancers Content And Creative

"In the ballet world, 'shut up and learn the steps,' I think is an archaic sentence." Reporter Kate MacArthur does a Q&A with the Joffrey's artistic director.

Different Decades, Same Problems?

2 weeks agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Romeo & Juliet” The Joffrey Ballet David H. Koch Theater New York, NY March 29, 2017 by Marianne Adams copyright © 2017 by Marianne Adams The marquee event of The Joffrey Ballet’s brief return to New York City after being gone for 22 years was its modernized “Romeo & Juliet,” which was fresh and interesting, but also imperfect. Show More Summary

Joffrey Ballet Archives Go To Lincoln Center

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Film and documents "are among the highlights from the Joffrey’s archive, which has been donated to the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts’s Jerome Robbins Dance Division. The gift coincided with the company’s return to New York for the first time last week since it moved to Chicago in the mid-1990s."

Joffrey Ballet's Archives Find A Permanent Home

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

575 linear feet of material has been donated to the dance division at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, on the grounds of Lincoln Center.

Joffrey Ballet’s Archive Heads to the New York Public Library

The 61-year-old company, which was founded in New York, has donated about 575 linear feet of materials to the library’s Jerome Robbins Dance Division.

No Tulle, No Tutus, No Intermission

3 weeks agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Bells," "Body of Your Dreams," Fool's Paradise" Joffrey Ballet David Koch Theater New York, New York March 30, 2017 by Carol Pardo copyright ©2017 by Carol Pardo New Yorkers remember the Joffrey Ballet, not seen in town at full strength...Show More Summary

The Joffrey Ballet @ Lincoln CenterDancing with bells on

3 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

The Joffrey Ballet’s gala performance on Thursday night was the type of program that those who remember the company from its New York years would associate with it. The three part program of Bells by Yuri Possokhov, Body of Your...

Being A Flamboyantly Gay Man In The Ballet World Is Not Easy, But These Two Are Doing It Fiercely

3 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

A Q&A with James Whiteside, 32 and a principal at ABT, and Parker Kit Hill, a 21-year-old student at the Joffrey Ballet School with triple-threat talent, a decidedly un-classical look, and a big social media presence.

The Joffrey Ballet @ Lincoln CenterKrzysztof Pastor's Romeo and Juliet 3/29

3 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Like a gust of fresh air, The Joffrey Ballet blew into Manhattan last night swirling up fond memories of itself. It may have been gone from its city of origin for two decades, but it has never lost its New...

Joffrey Ballet left New York in 1995 and hasn't been back until now

Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino founded a dance company together in 1956. In the beginning, Arpino caravaned around the country with a small group of dancers while Joffrey stayed back, managing the studio in New York to generate revenue for the professional company. From its humble beginnings,...

Joffrey Ballet's Winning Works is scattered but still brings a smile

There were a few notable changes to the seventh edition of the Joffrey Ballet's Winning Works Choreographic Competition: There are four winners this year (previously three), and a change of venue to the Harold Washington Library. Plus, the performances are now free, thanks, in part, to a new partnership...

(35) Fabrice Calmels, Joffrey Ballet Principal Dancer

This week we are delighted to welcome Fabrice Camels, Joffrey Ballet Principal Dancer.  Fabrice was born in France and began dancing at the age of three.  He completed his ballet training at the Paris Opera Ballet school before venturing the the United States where he trained at the Rock School and danced with Pennsylvania Ballet. Show More Summary

Review: Game Changers (Joffrey Ballet of Chicago)

Game Changers is classic Joffrey - strong and stylish dancers flawlessly executing envelope-pushing choreography. The program is thoughtfully put together, with nods to ballet’s roots and genuine excitement for its future. Highly Recommended! (read Lauren Whalen's entire review....)

Joffrey Ballet announces 2017-18 season

The Joffrey Ballet has announced its 2017-18 season, including a world premiere by Joffrey ballet master Nicolas Blanc and Alexander Ekman's "Midsummer Night’s Dream." Beginning the company's 62nd season is Lola de Avila’s ghostly romance "Giselle" (Oct. 18-29), set to composer Adolphe Adam’s original...

'Game Changers' doesn't change the game, just plays it well

The Joffrey Ballet's first program of 2017 is called "Game Changers," highlighting three of ballet's most in-vogue choreographers: Christopher Wheeldon, Wayne McGregor and Justin Peck. Each has an affiliation with the Royal Ballet or New York City Ballet or both, is producing work at a fairly rapid...

Lyric Opera, Joffrey to co-produce new Gluck ‘Orphee’ with L.A.

In a first collaboration between Lyric Opera, L.A. Opera and the Joffrey Ballet, a new coproduction of the 1774 Paris version of Gluck’s opera “Orphee et Eurydice” will debut next season in Chicago and Los Angeles, the companies announced Tuesday. The stage direction, choreography and designs will...

L.A. Opera plans production with Lyric Opera of Chicago, Joffrey Ballet and Hamburg State Opera

Los Angeles Opera will announce on Tuesday that its 2017-18 season will include an unprecedented collaboration with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Joffrey Ballet and the Hamburg State Opera of Germany. The Lyric Opera and L.A. Opera will co-produce the 1774 Paris version of Christoph Willibald Gluck’s...

Review: The Nutcracker (Joffrey Ballet, 2016)

Christopher Wheeldon’s new Chicago-centric version of Tchaikovsky's timeless ballet, set 5 months before Chicago's 1893 world's fair and beautifully executed by Joffrey Ballet, is imaginative and thrilling, emotional and sweet but never saccharine, and a flawless reimagining of an old classic. Highly Recommended! (read Lauren Whalen's entire review...)

Photos: Joffrey Ballet's Brilliant 'Nutcracker' Revamp Is Rich With Chicago History

With help from a Tony-winning choreographer, Joffrey dazzles with a cracking new update. [ more › ]

Auditorium Theater - Roosevelt University 12/10Joffrey Ballet – World Premiere of The Nutcracker

4 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

This was the frenzied pinnacle weekend for The Nutcracker throughout the land. Nuts were cracking open from the east coast to the left coast. On Saturday night the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago presented the world premiere of Christopher Wheeldon’s The...

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