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Auditorium Theatre
50 E. Congress Parkway Chicago, IL 60605
312-341-2310
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"Winter Fire"
47 ratings
4.4 average rating
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46 reviews
34 stars
attended Feb 25 2012

The dancers are terrific but the choreography dragged on.

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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 _

Description

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_  

Infra

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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