Gerald Arpino News

DANCE FOR LIFE Chicago 2017 Takes Place 8/19DANCE FOR LIFE Chicago 2017 Takes Place 8/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

The 26th annual Dance for Life Chicago will exemplify Chicago's versatile and virtuoso dance community with the eight companies that are performing August 19 at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University. Chicago Dancers United (CDU), which mobilizes Chicago's dance community by raising funds through dance, presents this annual benefit performance, which is preceded by a gala reception at the Hilton Chicago. (more...)

Joffrey Academy of Dance to Launch New Conservatory Program This FallJoffrey Academy of Dance to Launch New Conservatory Program This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The Joffrey Ballet has announced the launch of a new Joffrey Conservatory Program within the Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, beginning September 2017. (more...)

DANCE FOR LIFE 2017 Companies AnnouncedDANCE FOR LIFE 2017 Companies Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

The 26th annual Dance for Life Chicago will exemplify Chicago's versatile and virtuoso dance community with the eight companies that are performing August 19 at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University. Chicago Dancers United (CDU), which mobilizes Chicago's dance community by raising funds through dance, presents this annual benefit performance, which is preceded by a gala reception at the Hilton Chicago. (more...)

Joffrey Ballet Presents GLOBAL VISIONARIES, 4/26Joffrey Ballet Presents GLOBAL VISIONARIES, 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

For its annual spring engagement, The Joffrey Ballet presents Global Visionaries, a program of three contemporary works by internationally renowned artists including the World Premiere of Episode 47 by Swedish choreographer Alexander Ekman, the Chicago Premiere of The Miraculous Mandarin by San Francisco Ballet Resident Choreographer Yuri Possokhov, created specifically for The Joffrey Ballet and The Cleveland Orchestra, plus the return of Mammatus by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa. Global Visionaries is presented in 10 performances only, April 26-May 7, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: THE JOFFREY BALLET Performs in NYC for the First Time in Over 20 YearsBWW Review: THE JOFFREY BALLET Performs in NYC for the First Time in Over 20 Years
by Sondra Forsyth - Mar 31, 2017

The Joffrey Ballet is back on the boards in NYC for the first time since the company decamped to Chicago in 1995. At Lincoln Center's Koch Theater from March 29th to April 2nd 2017, the troupe founded by Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino in 1956 and now under the artistic direction of Ashley Wheater offers a new version of “Romeo & Juliet” choreographed by Krzysztof Pastor, as well as a one-evening Gala on March 31st. (more...)

Photo Exclusive: 2017 RUSSIAN BALLET ICONS GalaPhoto Exclusive: 2017 RUSSIAN BALLET ICONS Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

London's annual 'Russian Ballet Icons' Gala, first held in 2006, is now firmly established as a highlight of the international ballet calendar. BWW got an exclusive look! (more...)

Photo Coverage: IN THE STEPS OF THE BALLETS RUSSES Gala Returns for One Night OnlyPhoto Coverage: IN THE STEPS OF THE BALLETS RUSSES Gala Returns for One Night Only
by Roy Tan - Mar 14, 2017

London's annual 'Russian Ballet Icons' Gala, first held in 2006, is now firmly established as a highlight of the international ballet calendar. Every year a dazzling programme pays tribute to the wonderful traditions of the Russian ballet school and its legendary soloists who have been inspiring dancers and ballet lovers since the early nineteenth century. (more...)

Joffrey Ballet Announces 2017-2018 Season - World Premiere, Tony Winner Christopher Wheeldon's New NUTCRACKER, Balanchine/Robbins Premiere and MoreJoffrey Ballet Announces 2017-2018 Season - World Premiere, Tony Winner Christopher Wheeldon's New NUTCRACKER, Balanchine/Robbins Premiere and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Ashley Wheater, Artistic Director of The Joffrey Ballet, proudly announces an impressive 2017-18 season including a world premiere by Joffrey Ballet Master Nicolas Blanc, the North American Premiere of Midsummer Night's Dream by acclaimed chorographer Alexander Ekman plus Chicago Premieres by George Balanchine, Lola de Ávila and Jerome Robbins.  (more...)

IN THE STEPS OF THE BALLETS RUSSES Gala Set for London Coliseum This MarchIN THE STEPS OF THE BALLETS RUSSES Gala Set for London Coliseum This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

The Russian Ballet Icons Gala 2017 'In the Steps of the Ballets Russes' will be held on Sunday 12 March, 2017 at London Coliseum to celebrate the glittering legacy of the legendary Ballets Russes. (more...)

Joffrey Ballet Presents WINTER PROGRAM OF GAME CHANGERSJoffrey Ballet Presents WINTER PROGRAM OF GAME CHANGERS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

For its annual winter engagement, The Joffrey Ballet presents Game Changers, a program of three contemporary ballets including the Chicago Premiere of Year of the Rabbit by New York City Ballet resident choreographer Justin Peck. (more...)

Joffrey Ballet Presents NUTCRACKER, 12/10-30Joffrey Ballet Presents NUTCRACKER, 12/10-30
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2016

The Joffrey Ballet, led by Artistic Director Ashley Wheater and Executive Director Greg Cameron, proudly presents the highly anticipated world premiere production of The Nutcracker by Christopher Wheeldon, winner of the 2015 Tony Award® for Best Choreography for An American in Paris.  (more...)

The Joyce Presents The Joffrey Ballet in Long-Awaited NYC ReturnThe Joyce Presents The Joffrey Ballet in Long-Awaited NYC Return
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc. (Linda Shelton, Executive Director), will present the long-awaited NYC return of one of the world's most renowned ballet companies, The Joffrey Ballet, performing the New York premiere of its critically acclaimed production of Krzysztof Pastor's majestic Romeo & Juliet at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater from March 29 - April 2. (more...)

Ballet San Antonio Presents THE NUTCRACKER, TodayBallet San Antonio Presents THE NUTCRACKER, Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Ballet SA proudly presents the Holiday favorite The Nutcracker with all-new choreography by Artistic Director, Willy Shives and featuring special choreography for Land of Snow and Waltz of the Flowers by legendary Joffrey Ballet Co-Founder and Artistic Director Gerald Arpino. (more...)

Ballet San Antonio Presents THE NUTCRACKER, 11/30Ballet San Antonio Presents THE NUTCRACKER, 11/30
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Ballet SA proudly presents the Holiday favorite The Nutcracker with all-new choreography by Artistic Director, Willy Shives and featuring special choreography for Land of Snow and Waltz of the Flowers by legendary Joffrey Ballet Co-Founder and Artistic Director Gerald Arpino. (more...)

Joffrey Ballet Presents NUTCRACKER, 12/10-30Joffrey Ballet Presents NUTCRACKER, 12/10-30
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

The Joffrey Ballet, led by Artistic Director Ashley Wheater and Executive Director Greg Cameron, proudly presents the highly anticipated world premiere production of The Nutcracker by Christopher Wheeldon, winner of the 2015 Tony Award® for Best Choreography for An American in Paris.  (more...)

Joffrey Ballet to Open 2016-17 Season with ROMEO & JULIETJoffrey Ballet to Open 2016-17 Season with ROMEO & JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

The Joffrey Ballet launches its 2016-2017 season with the return of Polish National Ballet Director Krzysztof Pastor's popular Romeo & Juliet, which mesmerized audiences at its Chicago premiere in spring 2014. Romeo & Juliet is presented in 10 performances only at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 East Congress Parkway, October 13-23, 2016. (more...)

The Joffrey Ballet Announces Major Leadership Reorganization for Joffrey Academy of DanceThe Joffrey Ballet Announces Major Leadership Reorganization for Joffrey Academy of Dance
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

The Joffrey Ballet is pleased to announce a major leadership reorganization for the Joffrey Academy of Dance featuring a new team comprised of respected dance industry veteran Raymond Rodriguez as Head of Studio Company and Trainee Program, effective late October, and Joffrey Ballet's Karin Ellis-Wentz as Head of Pre-Professional Programs, effective immediately. Both of these newly created director-level positions will report to Karine Provost, who will serve in a newly elevated role as Academy Director. Additionally, Joffrey Ballet's Artistic Director Ashley Wheater will now serve as Artistic Director of both the Academy and the Company - assuming creative leadership across the organization.  (more...)

Joffrey Ballet to Open 2016-17 Season with ROMEO & JULIETJoffrey Ballet to Open 2016-17 Season with ROMEO & JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

The Joffrey Ballet launches its 2016-2017 season with the return of Polish National Ballet Director Krzysztof Pastor's popular Romeo & Juliet, which mesmerized audiences at its Chicago premiere in spring 2014. Romeo & Juliet is presented in 10 performances only at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 East Congress Parkway, October 13-23, 2016. (more...)

The Joffrey Ballet Streams from Rehearsal of Christopher Wheeldon's THE NUTCRACKER Premiere TodayThe Joffrey Ballet Streams from Rehearsal of Christopher Wheeldon's THE NUTCRACKER Premiere Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

The Joffrey Ballet will offer the public a rare glimpse into the rehearsal studio when it streams a live, first look of the highly anticipated world premiere production of The Nutcracker by Christopher Wheeldon, winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best Choreography for the Broadway hit, An American in Paris. Seeing the master at work and watching the impeccably trained dancers of The Joffrey Ballet is a one-day-only opportunity, Today, September 8, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm (CT) and is accessible via the Joffrey's online YouTube channel. (more...)

Joffrey Ballet To Livestream THE NUTCRACKER, TodayJoffrey Ballet To Livestream THE NUTCRACKER, Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

The Joffrey Ballet will offer the public a rare glimpse into the rehearsal studio when it streams a live, first look of the highly anticipated world premiere production of The Nutcracker by Christopher Wheeldon, winner of the 2015 Tony Award® for Best Choreography for the Broadway hit, An American in Paris. Seeing the master at work and watching the impeccably trained dancers of The Joffrey Ballet is a one-day-only opportunity,Today, September 8, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm (CT) and is accessible via the Joffrey's online YouTube channel. (more...)

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