Archive for April 2010

The Perfect Joffrey Opening Night

I just wanted to say thank you to everyone for their support on opening night last night…you are just incredible and made the night incredible for me.  I’m realizing just how much Chicago wants to see dance performances, wants to hear live music, and wants to support the arts.  The arts are growing right here... Read more »

A Great Night at the Joffrey Ballet Gala

The Joffrey Ballet: 2010 Spring Gala Video from Sasha Fornari on Vimeo. Friday evening was the annual Joffrey gala.  For me, the best of the Joffrey happens on this one day, once a year.  It is a very exciting day, to celebrate the culmination of yet another great season.  This year the dinner was at... Read more »

The Complete Dancer

It seems funny things always seem to happen.  Yesterday I was invited to a dinner to introduce ABT to some of Chicago’s donors.  Chicago is a growing audience for the arts and is clearly showing its understanding of the necessity of arts in life.  For me, the arts, and dance in particular, is medicine for... Read more »

The Joffrey and Washington we come!

Here we are, the day has come!!! My biggest wish will become a reality…..After the world premiere opening of Age of Innocence a few years ago (choreographed by Edwaard Liang, an ex New York City Ballet dancer, and an incredibly talented new choreographer; music by the reknowned Phillip Glass), I had only one wish to... Read more »

Billy Elliot the Musical

So I went and saw the show “Billy Elliot” on Sunday….what a great show.  Quite the refreshing experience.  It’s the musical version of the movie, playing at the Oriental Theater.  At first I was a bit disappointed that the performers did not look much like the actors in the movie, but within the first 4... Read more »