Joffrey Ballet Presents Two Premieres in Winter Fire
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The boundary-breaking company LEVELdance has come up with a cool new way to create their striking theatrical pieces. Instead of starting with the music and choreography as is the custom, co-directors Eddy Ocampo and Joshua Paul Weckesser begin with the lighting design and theatrical elements. Along with their troupe of talented dancers, they're then able to build a site-specific performance unlike any other. They premiered their work one in 2013 at the Athenaeum Theatre and are back with the appropriately titled next. Learn More
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In the Middle and Infra reminded me of the Old Joffrey dancers and how they use to drawn the audience into their dancing. In Infra you could feel the pain of the London bombing. It was superb! Erica, Fabrice, and Aaron were outstanding! The other...continued
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“Wayne McGregor’s_ Infra_, now getting its U.S. premiere via the Joffrey Ballet, is a beautifully abstract work laced with carefully calculated doses of drama, brief images of pain and anguish, that transform it into deeply moving art. A veteran critic recently termed ballet culturally irrelevant, but the trio of works on this program add up to an irrefutable rebuttal to whatever he meant.” —_Chicago Tribune _
In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated
Choreography: William Forsythe
Music: Thom Willems *
Raw and muscular with a throbbing, electronic score, this is classical ballet stretched to its modern limits. With searing hot choreography and aggressive, sensual energy, Forsythe is at his “fierce finest.” -_ New York Times_
_*After the Rain*
_Choreography: Christopher Wheeldon
Music: Arvo Pärt
Set to achingly beautiful music, this masterpiece displays the push-pull of a passionate relationship, at times tender, at others agonizing. The stunning, sculptural movement, the emotional intensity, and Pärt’s haunting score will leave you breathless. “A heartstoppingly beautiful creation” -_ Chicago Tribune_
Choreography: Wayne McGregor
Music: Max Richter *
Combining emotionally moving dance with the calm indifference of the cyber world, the result is a revolutionary piece of 21st century dance. The poignant choreography of McGregor mixed with the urban design of world-renowned artist Opie and Richter’s mournful industrial score are unforgettable. “A piece of sumptuous beauty and shimmering possibility” -_ The Telegraph_