Joffrey Ballet Presents Two Premieres in Winter Fire
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Following its world-premiere engagement in Dublin, with sold-out runs in both Ireland and China, Heartbeat of Home will stop at the Oriental Theatre as part of its first North American tour. Created by the producers and director of Riverdance, this high-octane extravaganza features components of traditional Irish, Latin and Afro-Cuban music and dance. Thirty-seven hand-picked dancers from around the world come together for a performance that the Irish Independent calls "a mix of foreplay, seduction and simulation." And it's all backed by a live 10-piece band playing music by Golden Globe-nominated composer Brian Byrne. Learn More
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- "Wayne McGregor's<em> Infra</em>, 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." --<a target="_blank" href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/theater/ct-ent-0217-joffrey-ballet-review-20120216,0,2940919.story"><em>Chicago Tribune </em></a>
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