Posts tagged "The Joffrey Ballet"

It's Shakespeare's birthday. Get 23% off Romeo & Juliet

It's Shakespeare's birthday. Get 23% off Romeo & Juliet
Apparently it’s William Shakespeare’s birthday today, April 23. If he were alive today, he would be 450 years old. Although I am a fellow April baby, I am not 450 years old. I do however share in Shakespeare’s love of tragedy and comedy. And lucky me, in honor of the famous playwright’s birthday, the Joffrey... Read more »

February's Best Lineup

After a ridiculously cold start to 2014, I’m ready to heat things up with a lineup of romantic performances to see in the month of February. Whether you take your S.O. or your grandma, hopefully these shows will warm your heart and melt some of the snow outside, too. Contemporary Choreographers: The Joffrey Ballet presents... Read more »

Dance, Russia, Dance!

Today, after likely receiving a slew of American hate-mail in response to Vladimir Putin’s op-ed in The New York Times, Russia denounced the UN chemical report on Syria. Shocker! But, that is neither here nor there. What IS here is the Joffrey Ballet’s Russian Masters. The four-night performance is dedicated to Russian masterminds of choreography... Read more »
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Joffrey Ballet Rocks American Legends

While American-made products may be a thing of the past, one thing’s for certain: America has some legendary choreographers. The Joffrey Ballet’s American Legends opened this week to a packed house, introducing new and old works and featuring three American choreographers and an Aussie.Here’s the rundown. Interplay: Jerome Robbins’ playful Interplay opened the evening with... Read more »

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 »

The Joffrey Ballet takes New York

The Joffrey Ballet takes New York
The Joffrey Ballet wrapped up the tremendously fun Don Quixote last week and now they’re jet setting to the Big Apple. This weekend Joffrey will take one of my favorite Edward Liang pieces from last spring to New York City for Fall for Dance. Joffrey debuted Liang’s Woven Dreams during the company’s Rising Stars program... Read more »
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Joffrey conquers Don Quixote

Joffrey conquers Don Quixote
Comedic ballets aren’t that funny. They’re fun to watch and the audience gives up some stuffy laughter, but that’s about it. Don Quixote is a different story. The Joffrey Ballet opened their run of the tragicomedy Don Quixote on Wednesday at Auditorium Theatre. I had seen the show performed by Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre when I... Read more »

Classic Holiday Traditions: The Joffrey Ballet Nutracker

Classic Holiday Traditions: The Joffrey Ballet Nutracker
Victoria Jaiani and Fabrice Calmels, photographed by Herbert Migdoll The Auditorium Theatre transformed into a magical fantasyland over the weekend with the opening night of The Nutcracker. The Joffrey members were no longer dancers, but giant rats and life-size dolls instead. Seeing The Nutracker is one of my favorite holiday traditions, but this was my first time seeing it performed by... 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 »
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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 »