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by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The Joffrey Ballet launches its 2017-18 season with the Chicago Premiere of Lola de vila's visionary adaption of Giselle, one of the greatest and most beloved Romantic era ballets. De vila, former Associate Director of the San Francisco Ballet School, has elevated this classic tale of passion beyond the grave to new heights, set to prolific 19th century composer Adolphe Adam's original score created for the ballet's premiere in 1841. Giselle is presented in 10 performances only, October 18-29, 2017. (more...)

American Repertory Ballet to Bring Two Mixed-Bill Programs to New York CityAmerican Repertory Ballet to Bring Two Mixed-Bill Programs to New York City
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

American Repertory Ballet has announced two upcoming New York City presentations of mixed-bill programs highlighting the company's strength and versatility. (more...)

American Repertory Ballet Presents CARMENAmerican Repertory Ballet Presents CARMEN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

This October, American Repertory Ballet (ARB) will present a new triple-bill program in New York City and in New Brunswick, N.J. The performance features work by American Repertory Ballet's Resident Choreographers Kirk Peterson and Mary Barton: Peterson's Carmen and The Eyes that Gently Touch and Barton's Straight Up with a Twist. (more...)

American Repertory Ballet to Open New Season with Mary Barton ShowcaseAmerican Repertory Ballet to Open New Season with Mary Barton Showcase
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

American Repertory Ballet (ARB) opens its 2017-2018 season with a full evening of works celebrating 15 years of Mary Barton's choreography by showcasing three of her most recognized works in a program entitled Woman of Dance: Celebrating the Work of Mary Barton, on Friday and Saturday, September 22 and 23, at 7:30 p.m. at Rider University's Bart Luedeke Center Theater (2083 Lawrenceville Rd., Lawrenceville). (more...)

The Australian Ballet Partners with Joffrey Ballet to Bring ANNA KARENINA to the World StageThe Australian Ballet Partners with Joffrey Ballet to Bring ANNA KARENINA to the World Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

The Australian Ballet has just announced that it has partnered with Chicago's Joffrey Ballet to create a new joint production of Tolstoy's timeless masterpiece, Anna Karenina. In an all-Russian partnership, prolific and award-winning Russian choreographer, Yuri Possokhov will collaborate with award-winning Russian composer, Ilya Demutsky who has been commissioned to create a new score for this production. (more...)

Joffrey Ballet & JW Marriott Launch Barre Workout SeriesJoffrey Ballet & JW Marriott Launch Barre Workout Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, in partnership with The Joffrey Ballet, today launched Behind the Barre, a series of workout videos available on demand for travelers staying in the brand's guestrooms around the world.  Launching first at the iconic and recently renovated JW Marriott Essex House and rolling out across select JW Marriott hotels this fall, the series features customized barre class videos that can be tailored to any fitness level, inspired by three key wellness states - calm, balance and invigorate.  (more...)

Juilliard Dance Announces 2017-18 SeasonJuilliard Dance Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Juilliard Dance, entering its 66th season, opens its new season in December with New Dances: Edition 2017 featuring four world-premiere dances by up-and-coming choreographers Bryan Arias(first-year class), Gentian Doda (second-year class),Roy Assaf (third-year class), and Gustavo Ramirez Sansano (fourth-year class). (more...)

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...)

BWW Review: NEW YORK THEATRE BALLET in Works by Antony Tudor and Martha ClarkeBWW Review: NEW YORK THEATRE BALLET in Works by Antony Tudor and Martha Clarke
by Barnett Serchuk - Mar 3, 2017

New York Theatre Ballet's presentation on February 25, 2017, was a dedication of sorts to Antony Tudor and Martha Clarke. If the evening was less than memorable due to the thinness of the material, it did offer glimpses into the minds of two creative artists who have tried, and often succeeded, in pushing the boundaries of pure dance into a psychological state. (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...)

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...)

New York Theatre Ballet To Bring Ballets By Antony Tudor And Martha Clarke To 92Y HARKNESS DANCE FESTIVAL, 2/24-25New York Theatre Ballet To Bring Ballets By Antony Tudor And Martha Clarke To 92Y HARKNESS DANCE FESTIVAL, 2/24-25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) brings its highly acclaimed Legends & Visionaries series to the 92Y Harkness Dance Festival from February 24-25, 2017 at the The 92Y, located at 1395 Lexington Avenue, NYC 10128. (more...)

Colorado Ballet Wins 10TH ANNUAL GOLDSTAR NATIONAL NUTCRACKER AWARD, Named Best Loved Nutcracker In USColorado Ballet Wins 10TH ANNUAL GOLDSTAR NATIONAL NUTCRACKER AWARD, Named Best Loved Nutcracker In US
by Molly Tracy - Dec 25, 2016

 Colorado Ballet has won the 10th Annual Goldstar National Nutcracker Award, the only Award which honors live performances of the seasonal classic. As winner of the audience-favorite competition, Colorado Ballet takes home 'The Nutty' statuette, a cash prize for its education programs, and is named the best-loved Nutcracker in the U.S.  (more...)

Colorado Ballet's The Nutcracker Named Best-Loved Nutcracker in the NationColorado Ballet's The Nutcracker Named Best-Loved Nutcracker in the Nation
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Colorado Ballet has won the 10th Annual Goldstar National Nutcracker Award, the only Award which honors live performances of the seasonal classic. (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...)

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