Hey everyone, just a quick reminder that this is the last weekend of performances for the Joffrey Ballet's production of Rising Stars....and our last weekend of performances for this 2010-2011 Season. We've gotten some great reviews (see links below) about this program, but come on now....when have I/we ever let you down?! Lol. It's an exciting program with two brand new works, and another that has never been performed by the Joffrey. Come see things you've never seen before, and then come backstage afterwards to tell me what you thought :). See you there!
Thrusday 5/12 @7:30pm
Friday 5/13 @7:30pm
Saturday 5/14 @2:00pm
Saturday 5/14 @7:30pm
Woven Dreams and Bells
Sunday 5/15 @2:00pm
Woven Dreams and Bells
This is the program that takes the Joffrey season to new heights. Expect surprise in a program of premieres as three of America's boundary-pushing choreographers draw you in to a marvelous experience. Edwaard Liang returns with another breathtaking world premiere after touching audiences and impressing critics with the 2008 Prince Prize winner Age of Innocence. Yuri Possokhov, the former Bolshoi Ballet star, is known for bringing new power to classic ballet. This premiere is his first work for the Joffrey. It is commissioned for the Joffrey Ballet by Bruce Sagan and Bette Cerf Hill in appreciation for many years of pleasure and joy. In its Joffrey premiere, Night by Julia Adam, is a dance of flight inspired by the dreamscape paintings of Marc Chagall. With a commissioned score by Matthew Pierce, Adam creates the impression of flying, falling and being chased.
Three contemporary choreographers partner with the powerful Joffrey dancers to push the boundaries of dance while exploring the lives we live in our dreams.
Choreography by Edwaard Liang
Music by Maurice Ravel, Michael Galasso, Benjamin Britten and Henryk Górecki.
Searching for the common thread that connects us through our dreams, Liang takes us on a journey through seven different realities from our nighttime visions, until you will question what is dreaming and what is being truly awake. World premiere
Choreography by Yuri Possokhov
Music by Sergei Rachmaninov
A bold and innovative premiere that combines Rachmaninov and romanticism. Commissioned for The Joffrey Ballet by Bruce Sagan and Bette Cerf Hill in appreciation for many years of pleasure and joy. World premiere
Choreography by Julia Adam
Music by Matthew Pierce
Inspired by the paintings of Chagall, follow one woman's dreams and flights through the course of a night. Familiar nighttime sensations of falling, flying and being chased all come to life in this beautiful ballet. Joffrey premiere