Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University

 

The Joffrey Ballet

Russian Masters

Venue: Sollitt Stage (mainstage)
Dates: Sept 19 - 22, 2013
Times: Thurs-Sat at 7:30PM; Sun at 2PM
Price: Single tickets on sale June 1

4 Performances Only!

Allegro Brillante
Choreography: George Balanchine
Music: Peter llyich Tchaikovsky

Balanchine said this piece “contains everything I know about ballet in thirteen minutes.” Celebrating Russian romanticism and the beauty of pure dance, this fast paced dazzler is imbued with joy from start to finish.

Adagio

Choreography: Yuri Possokhov
Music: Aram Khachaturian from Spartacus

Bells
Choreography: Yuri Possokhov
Music: Sergei Rachmaninoff

Designed as a meditation on the nature of relationships, Bells exemplifies Possokhov’s ability to blend traditional classicism with modern intensity to create a riveting piece of contemporary ballet. This was the first commission by Yuri Possokhov for The Joffrey Ballet.

Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring)
Choreography: Vaslav Nijinsky
Music: Igor Stravinsky

The villagers search for the chosen one in this story of ancient pagan rituals. Causing audiences to riot when it was first staged, Sacre stands as one of the most magnificent musical and dance masterpieces of all time.


Phone: 800.982.ARTS (2787) | Box Office: 50 E. Congress Pkwy.


Russian Masters Meet the Artists*:
Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 6:30 pm
Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 1:00 pm
*Artists to be announced

THU Sep 19, 2013 - 7:30pm
FRI Sep 20, 2013 - 7:30pm
SAT Sep 21, 2013 - 7:30pm
SUN Sep 22, 2013 - 2:00pm


Photo of Russian Masters dancers Joanna Wozniak and Michael Smith by Christopher Duggan.
The Joffrey Ballet is the resident company of the Auditorium Theatre.