Joffrey Ballet School Winter Concert to Feature 100 Dancers, 2 Debuts and 5 Restaged Works, 2/22-23
Choreography: Chet Walker
Music Composed by: No Pain For Cakes - Lounge Lizards, The Wild Ones - Leith Stevens
Inspired by the movie, The Wild Ones unleashes the exploration of thoughts and feelings stirred by jazz rhythms. A trio will dance the 2-act work.
Grasp excerpts (2013)
Choreography: Jennifer Archibald
Music Composed by: Taufiq Qureshi, Ilan Eshkeri, Zbigniew Preisner
Grasp examines the daily ritual of negotiations; paying special attention to how the body responds to the complexities of secrets and obsessions.
Drastic Cuts, Act I (1992)
Choreography: Donald Byrd
Music Composed by: Mio Morales
Staged by: Stephanie G. Brown
Simplicity and practicality allow the movement, physicality and presence of the dancer to take center stage in Byrd's 1992 Drastic Cuts.
Choreography: Daniel Gwirtzman
Music Composed by: Various jazz greats including The Dorsey Brothers, Count Basie, Chick Webb and Bix Beiderbecke.
Presenting a behind-the-scenes perspective, Encore gives audiences rare insight into a troupe of dancers preparing to go on the road under the pressure of a fastidious and demanding choreographer.
One Last Breath Amongst A Cloud Of Witnesses (2013)
Choreography: Brian McSween
Music Composed by: YoYo Ma, Allison Krauss, Sacred Harp Singers, Mark O'Connor, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile
A tribute to McSween's mother,One Last Breath Amongst A Cloud Of Witnesses is a ballet about the relationships that shape a life and the recounting of a legacy.
Choreography: Davis Robertson
Music Composed by: Astor Piazolla and Dhol Foundation
Entropy engages the audience in a raucous journey through equations of motion and artistry.
Founded in 1953 by Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino, Joffrey Ballet School maintains the vision of its founders to transform passionate dance students into versatile, individualistic artists able to collaborate and evolve fluidly in a fast-changing society. With an accredited dance program that offers two core pieces of study - ballet and jazz/contemporary - Joffrey is known for its diverse curriculum as well as being the largest summer intensive training program in the country. As Joffrey celebrates its 60th anniversary, it remains at the forefront of American dance education, instilling a passion for dance in children, youth, adults, pre-professionals and professionals. Graduates of the School have gone on to dance for major classical ballet, modern and contemporary companies, both in the United States and abroad.