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Auditorium Theatre
50 E. Congress Parkway Chicago, IL 60605
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Pazza is very close by with delicious, reasonably priced food and comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. We made a reservation, but it wasn't overly crowded. Highly recommended.
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Used parkwhiz, parked less than a block away for a decent price.
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The Joffrey Ballet Presents Contemporary Choreographers
23 ratings
4.5 average rating
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44 events
13 reviews
51 stars
attended Feb 16 2014

The performances were amazing! I highly recommend seeing this event.

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19 events
11 reviews
2 stars
attended Feb 22 2014

The seats provided by Goldstar were, as usual, wonderful. We were in the dress circle towards the center. The program had three separate pieces, all of which were interesting to watch with imaginative contemporary choreography. The energy of the...continued

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8 reviews
6 stars
attended Feb 14 2014

A waste of talented dancers. The "music" was moronic tones and the choreography was idiotic and pointless. The newspaper reviews just repeated the choreographers' goofy ideas. No beauty or harmony to be had.

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Choreography: Christopher Wheeldon 

Music: György Ligeti 

Wheeldon’s contemporary masterpiece is a stunning abstract rendering of music into movement and patterns. It is enchanting, wistful, and often profound. 

Crossing Ashland 

Choreography: Brock Clawson 

Music: John Adams, Michelle McLaughlin, Martin Tillman, M83, Jeremy Limb 

Named for the well-known Chicago street, Crossing Ashland is a metaphor for facing change within us. 

_Episode 31 

_ Choreography: Alexander Ekman 

Music: Mikael Karlsson, Ane Brun & Erik Satie 

Episode 31 is a large group piece showcasing the dancers’ youth, vigor and athleticism. The piece features contrasting pumping, almost tribal sequences with strong balletic poses. 

About the Ticket Supplier: 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.