The standing ovations never seemed to end last night for the opening of the Joffrey Ballet’s Othello. The company danced their hearts for a sell out crowd and the excitement was over the top. The scenery, costumes and music all came together for a perfect performance.
This is Chicago-born choreographer Lar Lubovitch’s Midwest premier of Shakespeare’s classic tale of passion, jealousy, ambition and betrayal portrayed with an amazing mix of classical and modern movement. The set design by George Tsypin is sheer genius with glass mixed with moving images and even dream sequences projected onto the wall. The overall effect will bring people back to the Auditorium Theatre to see both companies perform this compelling masterpiece danced to perfection by The Joffrey Ballet.
Fabrice Calmels performed as Othello, April Daley as Desdemona, Matthew Adamczyk as Iago, Aaron Rogers as Cassio, Emila was portrayed by Valerie Robin and Bianca by Allison Walsh.. There are only 8 more performances through October 25th. This 2009-2010 season of Legends will continue on December 11th-27th with the Nutcracker and Cinderella will begin on February 17th-28th. Congratulations to the Joffrey Ballet–every step they take makes us breathless with anticipation for the next performance! www.Joffrey.org