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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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"Winter Fire"
47 ratings
4.4 average rating
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147 events
44 reviews
19 stars
attended Feb 25 2012

The dancers are terrific but the choreography dragged on.

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43 events
14 reviews
5 stars
attended Feb 18 2012

"Music" of 1st set was horrible: had migraine at end....troupe was very disciplined and tight, though I found that the three sets seemed pretty similar...guys very hot!!!. WHAT LEGS!!!!

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10 reviews
34 stars
attended Feb 19 2012

great show from Joffrey Ballet, what can I say these folks do things us mere mortals cannot, great show really enjoyed the musical scores as well!

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Quotes & Highlights

“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 *

*Joffrey Premiere

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 *

*U.S. Premiere

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_

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.