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Auditorium Theatre
50 E. Congress Parkway Chicago, IL 60605
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4.4 / 5 Rated by 47 members
Review from older theater fan
Red Velvet 172 events 55 reviews

The dancers are terrific but the choreography dragged on.

reviewed Feb 25 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from DawnEmerald
Red Velvet 16 events 4 reviews

This was not your stuffy ballet! Very fresh, fun and unexpected!

reviewed Feb 25 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Steve Edfors
43 events 14 reviews

"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!!!!

reviewed Feb 18 2012 report as inappropriate
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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_

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