April 26 – May 7, 2017

The Miraculous Mandarin

Choreographer: Yuri Possokhov | Music: Béla Bartók

Master of invention and Joffrey favorite Yuri Possokhov brings wild imagination to Bartók’s dramatic post-World War I tableau. Dubbed “reliably unpredictable” by the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Francisco Ballet resident choreographer never fails to delight — and stun — with his storytelling.

Chicago Premiere


Choreographer: Alexander Ekman | Music: Brad Mehldau Trio, Django Django, Tiga, Moby

Celebrated around the globe for his originality and humor, Swedish choreographer Alexander Ekman brings his unique cinematic vision to the Joffrey. “An inspired joker and true man of the theater,” says the Chicago Sun-Times.

World Premiere

*Please note there is a strobe light effect in Joy.


Choreographer: Annabelle Lopez Ochoa | Music: Michael Gordon

Renowned for her improvisational skill, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa returns to the Joffrey with her spellbinding depiction of a turbulent cloud formation. “Sexy in an ambient way, embodying the impersonal attractions and repulsions that drive nature’s never-ending churn,” says Chicago Tribune.

Please note: Artists, programs, and dates are subject to change. Ticket prices may change due to demand.