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MN's Northrop Dance Presents Joffrey Ballet's RITE OF SPRING at Orpheum Theatre Tonight

Northrop Dance Presents Joffrey Ballet's RITE OF SPRING tonight, February 26th at 7:30 pm in the Orpheum Theatre. Buy tickets HERE.

One of America's leading ballet companies epitomizing the highest standard of classical training, Chicago-based Joffrey Ballet expresses a unique, inclusive perspective on dance, proudly reflecting the diversity of America. The repertoire includes a reconstruction of Nijinsky's The Rite of Spring celebrating its 100th anniversary, paired with the contemporary, electronic piece In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated by William Forsythe and Stanton Welch's (of MN favorite Houston Ballet) newest work, Son of Chamber Symphony. The U of M Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Mark Russell Smith, performs live for Son of Chamber Symphony and The Rite of Spring.

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Mark Russell Smith will discuss Igor Stravinsky's masterpiece, Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring), with musical examples performed by University of Minnesota students.

Performance Preview
Tue, Feb 26, 6:15 - 7:00 pm
Solera Restaurant
FREE

Learn more about the Minneapolis performance of Joffrey Ballet at an in-depth conversation with Joffrey Ballet Artistic Director Ashley C. Wheater, led by Carl Flink and Emilie Plauché Flink. Patrons are invited to bring their beverages purchased in the first floor Solera dining room to the preview.

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