The Joffrey Ballet
Venue: Auditorium Theatre
Dates: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - Sunday, February 24, 2013
Times: Wed.-Fri. at 7:30 pm, Sat. at 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm, Sun. at 2:00 pm
Choreography: Jerome Robbins
Music: Morton Gould
An energetic and brightly colored ballet that conveys the wonderful playfulness and unfettered curiosity of youth. This is one of Robbins’ truly American works, with movement in the same style as his later Broadway choreography for West Side Story.
–New York Times
Choreography: Gerald Arpino
Music: Maurice Ravel
A magical and sensual duet about a young man on a beach enamored with an enchanting sea nymph. Performed in honor of what would have marked Joffrey co-founder Gerald Arpino’s 90th birthday.
"Effectively Sensuous" –New York Times
Nine Sinatra Songs
Choreography: Twyla Tharp
Music: Frank Sinatra
The voice of Frank Sinatra will set you swinging during this wildly popular classic that captures the dancing of the 1950’s through variously sultry, comic and glamorous vignettes, all costumed by Oscar de la Renta.
"An indisputable winner " –New York Times
Production Sponsor – Jane Ellen Murray Foundation
Son of Chamber Symphony
Choreography: Stanton Welch
Music: John Adams
With shapes reminiscent of such classical ballets as Swan Lake, but placed within a distinctly contemporary perspective, Son of Chamber Symphony mixes classicism, virtuosity and exuberant theatricality. New Work, Chicago Premiere
Stanton Welch is “making the world take notice”–San Francisco Chronicle
Production Sponsor –Orli and Bill Staley
Phone: 800.982.ARTS (2787) | Box Office: 50 E. Congress Pkwy.
Meet the Artists will occur on:
Saturday, February 16th, 2013 at 1:00pm
Thursday, February 21st, 2013 at 6:30pm
Saturday, February 23rd, 2013 at 6:30pm
Photo of American Legends Joffrey Dancers Jamie Hickey and Shane Urton by Sean Williams.
The Joffrey Ballet is the resident company of the Auditorium Theatre.