Category Archives: Dance

Dance Review: The Joffrey Ballet’s “Winning Works 2019″

“Winning Works” gets more refined year after year! This year, exceptional choreographers Edgar Zendejas, Tommie-Waheed Evans, Xiang Xu and Marissa Osato brought their ingenious art to the Chicago stage. Loving and accepting yourself seemed to be the message resonating in … Continue reading

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Anna Karenina: Joffrey’s World Premiere and First-Time Collaboration with Australian Ballet

From February 13-24, The Joffrey Ballet intends to bring “Anna Karenina” to the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, according to an official press release. The Leo Tolstoy classic envisioned by Yuri Possokhov will be brought to the Chicago audience through … Continue reading

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[Review] A&A Ballet’s “Debut” was Wonderful

On March 17 in Curtiss Hall, A&A Ballet presented a lovely intimate event (“Debut”) promoting the talent within their well-respected company. Jane Kelly was a fun and lively host, while Spooky Generator, Red Clay and Ani Gogova brought their signature sound … Continue reading

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Chicago’s A&A Ballet Presents “Debut”

Mark your calendars! This St. Patrick’s Day, A&A Ballet plans to reveal the first-rate choreography skills of masters Alexei Kremnev, Nick Pupillo, Preston Miller, Justin Allen, Terry Marling and Madison Falconer at their 2018 “Debut”. The dance company boasts that … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: The Joffrey Ballet’s “Modern Masters”

“Modern Masters” is a must see! The Joffrey Ballet continues a season of excellence with its latest show running through February 18. “Modern Masters” pleasantly surprises you with the dynamic dancing in The Four Temperaments, Body of Your Dreams, Beyond the … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: Joffrey Ballet’s “The Nutcracker”

Christopher Wheeldon’s “The Nutcracker” resembles a fan favorite on Broadway. In this re-imagined version of a timeless classic, a poor girl named Marie (Amanda Assucena) dreams of a perfect World’s Fair. Following a humble yet joyous Christmas party (in the … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: The Joffrey Ballet’s “Giselle”

“Giselle” is awe-inspiring. On Wednesday, “Giselle” kicked off The Joffrey Ballet‘s 2017-2018 season. The production, which originated in a 1841 Parisian Opera, remains a delightful story that people of all ages can enjoy. I was hesitant about attending the ballet … Continue reading

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