The Joffrey Ballet is excited to bring more thrilling shows to their Chicago audience. Yesterday, they announced via a press release that beloved classics will be included in the powerful setlist for the coming year.
“Jane Eyre” starts everything on October 16th, while Wheeldon’s “The Nutcracker” ushers in the holiday season on November 30th. “The Times Are Racing”, “Mono Lisa”, “The Sofa”, “Commedia, and Bliss!” and “Don Quixote” and more round out the rest of the shows’ list.
The Mary B. Galvin Artistic Director Ashley Wheater and President and CEO Greg Cameron made personal statements about the 2019-2020 season.
Ashley Wheater: “Next season we will showcase the range, diversity and quality of work being created for ballet companies in the 21st century. We want to introduce Chicago audiences to fresh faces, all of whom are shaping the dance landscape today: Cathy Marston’s visionary Jane Eyre, Justin Peck’s innovative ‘sneaker ballet’ The Times Are Racing, two dances inspired by the pioneering music of Igor Stravinsky and thrilling work by Israeli choreographer Itzik Galili. Even the classic story Don Quixote finds new relevance with choreography by Yuri Possokhov, who created our groundbreaking Anna Karenina for this year’s winter program.”
Greg Cameron: “It is through Ashley Wheater’s unrivaled leadership that The Joffrey Ballet continues to shine as a world-class institution and our 2019-2020 season proves to be one of our most monumental to date. His passion, persistence, and patience in producing daring premieres and creating a season that is a true feast for the senses is a gift to the local, national, and international dance community.”
A Special Thanks to The Silverman Group and The Joffrey Ballet for the info.