Tag Archives: The Joffrey Ballet

Review: Pulling Back The Curtain: The Nutcracker + Upcoming Schedule For The Holiday Season

Today, The Joffrey Ballet gave everyone an intricate look into Christopher Wheeldon’s version of “The Nutcracker” through an inventive virtual show. The program, “Pulling Back The Curtain: The Nutcracker” illustrated the difficult process of creating the stage’s scenery and getting … Continue reading

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[Interview] Dancer Dara Holmes: My Most Unforgettable Performance Was Ekman’s Midsummer Night’s Dream

After 9 successful years with The Joffrey Ballet, Dara Holmes continues to make her hometowns of New Jersey and North Carolina proud. The 2015 3Arts Award nominee has danced in a host of well-known Joffrey productions including: Incantations, Son of … Continue reading

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[Interview] Dancer Valentino Moneglia Zamora: ‘Born To Be Wild’ Made Me Want To Pursue Ballet As A Profession

In 2016, Valentino Moneglia Zamora joined the Joffrey Ballet Studio Company and scored coveted parts in Swan Lake and Don Quixote. He even landed lead roles in George Balanchine’s Viva Vivaldi and Suite Saint-Saens, Bournonville’s Napoli, and Alexander Ekman’s Episode … Continue reading

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The Joffrey Ballet Cancels Performances For The Rest Of The Year

Chicago’s top dance company made the tough decision to postpone their first season at the Lyric Opera House. According to a recent press release, they are cancelling Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon (October 14-25, 2020) and Christopher Wheeldon’s The Nutcracker (December … Continue reading

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What is The Joffrey Ballet Up To Today?

Chicago’s top dance company, The Joffrey Ballet, is staying busy during this period of quarantine. Artistic team members/dancers are opening up to their audience like never before. Theme Ballet Weeks and the Train Like A Pro workout series gives everyone … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: “Jane Eyre”

“Jane Eyre” is a masterpiece that deserves to be seen again and again! On October 16, BTSCelebs attended the premiere of the classic “Jane Eyre” and was completely blown away. Cathy Marston’s adaptation was pure genius. It honored the original … Continue reading

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[Interview] The Joffrey Ballet’s Jane Eyre, Amanda Assucena, Promises a “Fearless” Season

On October 16th, The Joffrey Ballet plans to bring one of my favorite classics to life! “Jane Eyre” is the story of a girl who has to overcome unbelievable hardship to find her own happy ending. Following a terrible childhood, … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: “Across The Pond”

“Across The Pond” is real life. The Joffrey Ballet premiered UK choreographers Andrew McNicol, Liam Scarlett and Andrea Walker’s exquisite works of art in the Auditorium Theatre on April 24th. “Yonder Blue” (McNicol), “Vespertine” (Scarlett) and “Home” (Walker) equally showed … Continue reading

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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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[Interview] Fabrice Calmels: An Artistic Master

Recently, BTSCelebs was given the honor of interviewing Joffrey Ballet veteran Fabrice Calmels. The artistic master, who hails from France, has been apart of the Chicago based company since the early 2000s.  Through dancing, he continues to set a great … Continue reading

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