Archive for May 2010

Live Performance Today (Free Online)

It’s finally here, Avi Scher (a former dancer at the Joffrey and old friend) & Dancers is performing at the Kennedy Center!  If you are in the DC area you should go and check it out for free at 6pm, and if not, watch it live online! The performance will feature 3 favorite works... Read more »

Next Season at Joffrey

Yep, this season at the Joffrey is finally over and we are already looking ahead to the next one.  Next season will be a wonderful one with amazing choreographers and work such as Balanchine/Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Christopher Wheeldon/After the Rain, and Jerome Robbins/The Concert.  Not to mention, next season will feature two new, surely incredible,... Read more »

Modern vs. Ballet

I am very concerned about the younger generations of dancers.  There is a true and sad fact these days (I say these days, but it has always been this way) that the younger dancers prefer to take modern classes over ballet class, and in fact forfeit ballet training altogether. I have heard from several people... Read more »

News on the Upcoming Joffrey Season

Well I’ve just started to rest and already the news is crawling around the web about our new season.  Today the Cleveland Orchestra announced our program for the Blossom Festival… My speculation was that we would be performing Age of Innocence since we will be performing this with live music at Ballet Across American in... Read more »

The End of the Joffrey Season

So here I am, walking on wabash….the season at Joffrey is finally over, but with a lot of tears and sorrow in our hearts.  Calvin Kitten and Suzanne Lopez finished their careers at the Joffrey today, each with nearly 20 years committed to this company.  Today they took their last stand on the stage at... Read more »

A Sad but Supportive Goodbye to Two of Joffrey's Greatest

Bye Calvin and Susan, we will miss you more than you know.  Sunday May 9th at 2pm will be the last performance for Calvin Kitten and Suzanne Lopez, two amazing, talented, and loyal dancers that gave their lives to the Joffrey.  I just found out that Suzanne has been dancing in the company for the... Read more »