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BWW Review: Cleveland Orchestra and Joffrey Ballet Combine for a Thrilling EveningBWW Review: Cleveland Orchestra and Joffrey Ballet Combine for a Thrilling Evening
by Roy Berko - Apr 11, 2016

What happens when you bring together the music of composer Bela Bartok, noted for developing new sounds for a new century, The Cleveland Orchestra under the direction of Franz Welser-Most, and The Joffrey Ballet, under the creative vision of Ashley Wheater, and the sounds of two well-trained opera singers? The result is a creative, spell-binding visual and musical concert of high audience pleasing quality. (more...)

Brandywine Ballet's 2016 Summer Intensive to be Held in July 2016; Faculty AnnouncedBrandywine Ballet's 2016 Summer Intensive to be Held in July 2016; Faculty Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

LISA CHALMERS-NAUMANN, KEITH LEE, and TERRY EDLEFSEN will be members of the faculty for the Brandywine Ballet's Summer Intensive in West Chester, Pennsylvania in July 2016. (more...)

World Premiere of Wheeldon's THE NUTCRACKER & More Set for The Joffrey Ballet's 2016-17 SeasonWorld Premiere of Wheeldon's THE NUTCRACKER & More Set for The Joffrey Ballet's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

All performances take place in the Joffrey's home venue, the historic Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, in downtown Chicago at 50 East Congress Parkway. All programs throughout the season feature live music performed by the Chicago Philharmonic conducted by Scott Speck, Music Director of The Joffrey Ballet. (more...)

Joffrey Ballet to Present WINNING WORKS Program, 3/5Joffrey Ballet to Present WINNING WORKS Program, 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

CHICAGO – The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago present four World Premieres in the sixth annual “Winning Works” program, the culmination of Joffrey's 2016 Winning Works Choreographic Competition. This year's Competition winners - Jeffrey Cirio, Christian Denice and Mariana Oliveira each choreographed a work, along with a fourth by Joffrey Academy Artistic Director Alexei Kremnev, titled Coco + Igor. All four works are performed by dancers from the Joffrey Studio Company and the Joffrey Academy Trainee Program. The Joffrey Academy of Dance's “Winning Works” program is presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago's Edlis Neeson Theater, 220 E. Chicago Avenue, over three performances only: Saturday, March 5, at 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM and Sunday, March 6 at 3:00 PM.  (more...)

Joffrey Ballet to Host 'Winning Works', 3/5-6Joffrey Ballet to Host 'Winning Works', 3/5-6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago present four World Premieres in the sixth annual "Winning Works" program, the culmination of Joffrey's 2016 Winning Works Choreographic Competition. This year's Competition winners - Jeffrey Cirio, Christian Denice and Mariana Oliveira each choreographed a work, along with a fourth by Joffrey Academy Artistic Director Alexei Kremnev, titled Coco + Igor. All four works are performed by dancers from the Joffrey Studio Company and the Joffrey Academy Trainee Program. The Joffrey Academy of Dance's "Winning Works" program is presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago's Edlis Neeson Theater, 220 E. Chicago Avenue, over three performances only: Saturday, March 5, at 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM and Sunday, March 6 at 3:00 PM. (more...)

Joffrey Ballet Receives NEA Art Works GrantJoffrey Ballet Receives NEA Art Works Grant
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

In its first 50 years, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) awarded more than $5 billion in grants to recipients in every state and U.S. jurisdiction, the only arts funder in the nation to do so. The NEA has announced awards totaling more than $27.6 million in its first funding round of fiscal year 2016, including an Art Works award of $30,000 to The Joffrey Ballet for its commission of a new Nutcracker ballet by 2015 Tony Award-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon.   (more...)

BWW Interview: 'Dancing Chef' Natasha MacAller on Leaping from the Ballet Barre to the KitchenBWW Interview: 'Dancing Chef' Natasha MacAller on Leaping from the Ballet Barre to the Kitchen
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 8, 2015

BroadwayWorld spoke with Natasha about her new book and how her dance life and career as a chef intertwine. (more...)

BWW Review: Joffrey's Magical, Classic THE NUTCRACKER A Treat for Young and OldBWW Review: Joffrey's Magical, Classic THE NUTCRACKER A Treat for Young and Old
by Andrew White - Nov 30, 2015

The Kennedy Center has opened its holiday season with the Joffrey Ballet's brilliant, fascinating production of 'The Nutcracker.' With a stellar company, stunning set and lights, not to mention choreography to please mature and young audiences alike, it is a truly joyful event. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com for 11/22/2015 - 11/29/2015Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com for 11/22/2015 - 11/29/2015
by BWW - Nov 29, 2015

Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com from 11/22/2015 - 11/29/2015. (more...)

Robert Joffrey's THE NUTCRACKER Plays Final Season in Chicago; New Version by Christopher Wheeldon Set for 2016Robert Joffrey's THE NUTCRACKER Plays Final Season in Chicago; New Version by Christopher Wheeldon Set for 2016
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

The Joffrey Ballet celebrates the 28th annual, and final, presentation of Robert Joffrey's THE NUTCRACKER, Chicago's most popular holiday tradition, in a 24-performance engagement at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway, December 4 - 27, 2015. Tony winner Christopher Wheeldon, who directed Broadway's AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, is working on a new version for next year. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com for 11/1/2015 - 11/8/2015Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com for 11/1/2015 - 11/8/2015
by BWW - Nov 8, 2015

Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com from 11/1/2015 - 11/8/2015. (more...)

The Kennedy Center to Welcome The Joffrey Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER This MonthThe Kennedy Center to Welcome The Joffrey Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER This Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts welcomes The Joffrey Ballet (#JoffreyKenCen) for seven performances of Robert Joffrey's THE NUTCRACKER in the Kennedy Center Opera House, November 25-29, 2015. The Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra will accompany all performances. (more...)

Dallas Black Dance Theatre to Present STEP OUT OF LOVE, 11/6-8Dallas Black Dance Theatre to Present STEP OUT OF LOVE, 11/6-8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

The Dallas Black Dance Theatre will present the company premiere of Margo Sappington's Step Out Of Love on November 6, 7 and 8, 2015 at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre in Dallas, Texas. (more...)


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The Joffrey Ballet Presents Final Season of THE NUTCRACKERThe Joffrey Ballet Presents Final Season of THE NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

The Joffrey Ballet celebrates the 28th annual, and final, presentation of Robert Joffrey's The Nutcracker, Chicago's most popular holiday tradition, in a 24-performance engagement at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway, December 4 – 27. (more...)

Christian Denice, Jeffrey Cirio and Mariana Oliveira Top Joffrey Ballet's 2016 Winning Works CompetitionChristian Denice, Jeffrey Cirio and Mariana Oliveira Top Joffrey Ballet's 2016 Winning Works Competition
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, announces the recipients of the sixth annual Winning Works Choreographic Competition: Jeffrey Cirio, Christian Denice and Mariana Oliveira. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ballet Memphis's Dorothy Gunther PughBWW Interview: Ballet Memphis's Dorothy Gunther Pugh
by Barnett Serchuk - Oct 26, 2015

Ballet Memphis, under the artistic direction of Dorothy Gunther Pugh, will return to New York City's Joyce Theater (175 Eighth Avenue) for the first time since 2007 for a limited run this October. Performances begin Tuesday,October27th and run through Sunday, November 1st. (more...)

Dallas Black Dance Theatre to Present STEP OUT OF LOVE, 11/6-8Dallas Black Dance Theatre to Present STEP OUT OF LOVE, 11/6-8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2015

The Dallas Black Dance Theatre will present the company premiere of Margo Sappington's Step Out Of Love on November 6, 7 and 8, 2015 at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre in Dallas, Texas. (more...)

The Joffrey Ballet to Stage US Premiere of SYLVIA This OctoberThe Joffrey Ballet to Stage US Premiere of SYLVIA This October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

For its annual fall engagement, The Joffrey Ballet presents the U.S. Premiere of the full-length, female-powered story ballet, SYLVIA, choreographed by Milwaukee native and internationally acclaimed Director/Chief Choreographer of The Hamburg Ballet, John Neumeier. Continuing Joffrey Artistic Director Ashley Wheater's endeavor to bring re-imagined story-ballets to Chicago audiences, this program represents the first time Neumeier has been invited to The Joffrey Ballet and marks the first full-length production of Joffrey's 2015-2016 60th anniversary season. SYLVIA is presented at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway, in ten performances only, October 14 - 25. (more...)

Joffrey Ballet Now Offering Discounted Tickets for Members of MilitaryJoffrey Ballet Now Offering Discounted Tickets for Members of Military
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2015

In advance of the upcoming Veteran's Day commemoration, The Joffrey Ballet is honored to launch an ongoing discounted ticket policy for active military personnel, their spouses and children, and U.S. veterans, effective starting with the U.S. Premiere of the full-length story ballet Sylvia, at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway, in ten performances only, October 14 - 25. (more...)

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