Posts tagged "Joffrey Ballet"

Want a sneak peak of The Joffrey Ballet's Swan Lake?

I LOVE this. In a press release to Everybody DanceNow: “For the first time, The Joffrey Ballet offers the public a rare glimpse into the rehearsal studio when it streams live, via its online YouTube channel, a rehearsal of Swan Lake.  Internationally renowned choreographer Christopher Wheeldon will coach the dancers on his re-imagined production, which... Read more »

Joffrey Announces New Executive Director

The Joffrey Ballet announced Tuesday that Greg Cameron would take over as executive director, replacing former director Christopher Clinton Conway who stepped down in March. Cameron comes to Joffrey with a solid experience in arts leadership, having worked with the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Chicago Department of... 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 »
Advertisement:

Chicago's best Nutcracker preview

Chicago's best Nutcracker preview
Now that we’re in full swing holiday mode (see: peppermint mochas and leftover turkey) The Nutcracker is showing its face all over Chicago. Not sure which Nutcracker to check out? Here’s my breakdown of our city’s most promising performances. Joffrey Ballet: Chicago classic, and one that people travel all over the country for. This will... Read more »

Fall picks not to miss

Fall picks not to miss
I know, I KNOW, I’ve been MIA. But dance season doesn’t really start until mid September anyway, right? I’m now blogging for RedEye ‘hoods (check it out here!), and splitting time isn’t easy! Bare with me while I make it work. Getting back into the swing of things isn’t hard when there is an amazing... Read more »

A Dreamer's Paradise: Joffrey Ballet's Rising Stars

A Dreamer's Paradise: Joffrey Ballet's Rising Stars
“Woven Dreams” by Edward Liang. Photo by Herbert Migdoll Imagine you’re asleep, and Victoria Jaiani, Fabrice Calmels, Anastacia Holden, and the rest of the Joffrey dancers are weaving leaps and turns through the corners of your mind. As you wake, you find yourself in a foreign place with people you may or may not now,... Read more »
Advertisement:

Joffrey at Equinox Gold Coast: Keep Fit Ballet Thursdays

Joffrey at Equinox Gold Coast: Keep Fit Ballet Thursdays
You don’t have to come with black feathers sprouting painfully out of your shoulders, but if you haven’t gotten your Black Swan-in-real-life fix yet, you can get it at Equinox Gold Coast every Thursday from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jocelyn Garner, professional dancer and instructor at Joffrey, teaches the hour-long ballet fitness class. I got... Read more »

Sneak Preview: Chicago Dance 2011

Happy New Year Chicagoans! I hope you all had a fab holiday…I know I did! The perfect combo of eggnog, champagne, sparkly dresses and lots of dancing. I hope you all danced the night away like I did. There is so much dance about to happen in 2011 it is blowing my mind. A few... 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 »
Advertisement:

Chicago Dance Crash: Radio Stars Remix

Aah, guilty pleasures. Lifetime movies, glittery nail polish, Jersey Shore…you really, really shouldn’t. But you just can’t help it. They pose problems in everyday life, but guilty pleasures in the dance world are particularly taboo. This weekend, as a part of Dance Chicago 2010, Chicago Dance Crash revived its show Radio Stars from 2008. The... Read more »