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Auditorium Theatre
50 E. Congress Parkway Chicago, IL 60605
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The weather was beautiful and sunny. I wore a sweater and a pair of jeans.
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The weather was pleasent but chilly. . I wore I was dressy casual..
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26 ratings
4.7 average rating
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8 events
8 reviews
1 stars
attended Oct 21 2011

This was a good choice for my first ballet experience. The Joffery ballet was a good fit for this inventive re-imagining of Miguel De Cervantes' classic story. I did not give the ballet five stars because this production did not use enough of the...continued

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6 reviews
0 stars
attended Oct 21 2011

I thought this was a wonderful production. The theatrics, music, everything was great except for the fact that the principal female roles are all fill-ins that evening. Kitri and her two friends were played by last minute replacements. Although...continued

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5 reviews
11 stars
attended Oct 22 2011

If I never see another Ballet - and I have seen many all around the world - I will be satisfied !

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“With Don Quixote, the ”Joffrey Ballet": recalls the glory days of Robert Joffrey, serving up a fresh new take on a classic, one tailored to suit the company’s size but second to none in rapid-fire entertainment and nonstop dance." —Chicago Tribune

About the Ticket Supplier: The Joffrey Ballet

Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino’s uniquely American vision of dance first took form in 1956. The original company consisted of six dynamic and highly individual dancers. While Robert Joffrey stayed in New York to teach ballet classes and earn money to pay the dancers’ salaries, Gerald Arpino led the troupe across America’s heartland, in a station wagon that pulled a U-Haul trailer. Their repertoire of original ballets by Robert Joffrey set them apart from other small touring companies, who often performed scaled-down versions of the classics. From the beginning, Joffrey and Arpino wanted a company that came out of their roots, out of America.