Posts in category "The Joffrey Ballet"

This weekend: Joffrey's Winning Works

This weekend: Joffrey's Winning Works
This weekend the Joffrey Academy of Dance presents Winning Works: Joffrey’s Choreographers of Color Award performance. The second annual program highlights three up-and-coming minority choreographers selected to set a new work on Joffrey Academy trainees. The three world premieres will be presented this Sunday at Harris Theater in what should be a standout show. The... Read more »

Another year, another perfect Nutcracker

Another year, another perfect Nutcracker
I’m only asking for one thing this Christmas: a highly trained group of world class ballet dancers dancing like angels through glittery white snow. Aaaah. What? Too expensive? As always, Robert Joffrey’s The Nutcracker did not disappoint on opening night. The holiday classic was the perfect Christmas treat to kick off the season. Although essentially... Read more »

Hot Deal: Joffrey's Nutcracker Opens this Weekend

Hot Deal: Joffrey's Nutcracker Opens this Weekend
Photo by Herbert Migdoll There are 17 days until Christmas (so says my Christmas Chalkboard on my desk) and one of the most anticipated holiday performances is upon us! The Joffrey’s acclaimed Nutcracker opens this Friday. I love it! Get 20% off tickets from www.seechicagodance.com. I love this even more! Lots of holiday love going... Read more »
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Hot Deal: Classes @ Joffrey Ballet

Happy Monday dancers! I LOVE this deal. Just $35 for five classes at the Academy of Dance, Official School of the Joffrey Ballet. Who doesn’t love dancing in studios that overlook State Street downtown? The deal is valued at $75 and includes adult classes in ballet, hip hop, jazz, pilates, and more. This is Groupon,... Read more »

Joffrey's All Stars Soars through Opening Night

Joffrey's All Stars Soars through Opening Night
Have you ever seen a dinosaur dance with a paperdoll? It’s magnificent. Victoria Jaiani & Fabrice Calmels in After the Rain I’ve seen the Joffrey Ballet’s Fabrice Calmels and Victoria Jaiani dance before. I’ve seen them dance together. I’ve seen them dance alone. I’ve never seen them as they were last night. Perhaps it was... Read more »

Joffrey: Call for Choreographers

Joffrey: Call for Choreographers
Happy Friday ya’ll! Did anyone else’s week go UBERslow? Oh well, I’m just glad to see everyone wearing jeans and ready for the weekend…someone even brought donuts! Anyway, the fall dance season is upon us (don’t forget about HSDC this weekend!), and I can’t wait. Aside from all the great fall performances, the Joffrey Ballet is calling... Read more »
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Chicago Dancing Festival, all this weekend

Chicago Dancing Festival officially kicked off last night and continues through Saturday night. The lineup is HUGE (the Joffrey, Mark Morris, Lar Lubovitch) which also means Thursday and Friday shows are sold out (Saturday is an open show, so get there early). But never fear! There’s always a stand-by policy. See below for the stand-by policies at... Read more »

Hot Deals: Joffrey Ballet, Latin Street Dancing

Two great deals today: $81 for a triple-show package of the Joffrey Ballet’s upcoming 2010-2011 season through Groupon. Performance selections include All Stars which showcases four different ballets, The Merry Widow, a glam-and-glitz show set in turn-of-the-century Paris and telling a scandalous love story, and Rising Stars, a “boundary-pushing” show that includes two world premieres.  I’m super excited to see what... Read more »

Dance For Life Chicago 2010

This Saturday, August 21, some of Chicago’s elite dance companies will perform at Dance For Life 2010, a benefit for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago, the Young Women’s Empowerment Project and more. The six local companies include the Joffrey Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago, River North Chicago Dance Company, Thodos Dance... Read more »
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This Week in Chicago Dance: Mordine & Co., Civic Opera Ballet

This weekend the Joffrey continues Eclectica, an impressive compilation of classical and contemporary pieces. But there are a couple of other performances worth checking out. Mordine & Co., the innovative company known for fresh and adventurous choreography, presents Next, performed at Epiphany Episcopal Church in the West Loop. The Romanesque architecture should make for a... Read more »