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The 2017-2018 subscription season includes:
October 18-29, 2017
Staged by Lola de Ávila
Music: Adolphe Adam
A sweeping tale of passion beond the grave, de Ávila's visionary Giselle elevates one of the greatest Romantic ballets to new heights. When a young peasant girl discovers her lover is betrothed to another, she dies of grief, only to be enlisted by the vengeful Wilis, a ghostly army of maidens who haunt the forests, dancing to death any male mortal who crosses their path. When her beloved wanders into their grasp, Giselle carries out the ultimate act of love to free him from his fate. An ethereal descent into madness, desire, and sublime beauty that will leave you breathless.
February 7-18, 2018
Kammermusik No. 2
Choreographer: George Balanchine
Music: Paul Hindemith
This iconic Balanchine gem shatters convention with furios energy and stylized movements. A true feat for dancers -- and a dizzying treat for audiences.
Body of Your Dreams
Choreographer: Myles Thatcher
Music: Jacob ter Veldhuis
A madcap play on fitness crazes, this inventive piece brings wit and whimsy to our obsession with physical perfection.
Choreographer: Nicolas Blanc
Music: Mason Bates
Joffrey Ballet Master Blanc transports us through five mesmerizing worlds amid Bates' lush orchestral and electronic soundscape.
Choregrapher: Jerome Robbins
Music: Philip Glass
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the legendary Jereome Robbins' brithday, Glass Pieces is a tour de force from pioneer Robbins and minimalist composer Philip Glass, this electrifying work marries artistry and athleticism to echo the pulse of 1980s metropolitan America. Hailed by the New York Times as "landmark Robbins."
Midsummer Night's Dream
April 26- May 6, 2018
Choreographer: Alexander Ekman
Music: Mikael Karlsson
This is not Shakespeare's midsummer. Swedish tailblazer Ekman astounds with this ode to the longest day of the year. Delight in joyful abandon and romance under the Scandinavian sun as dancers celebrate and let their imaginations run wild. A tour de force that took Stockholm by storm.
North American Premiere
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December 1-30, 2017
Choreography © by Christopher Wheeldon
Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Journey inside Chicago's 1893 World's Fair with Wheeldon's critically acclaimed holiday masterpiece. When young Marie and her mother, a sculptress who is creating the fair's iconic Statue of the Republic, host a holiday party, a surprise visit from the charming Great Impresario sets off a Christmas Eve dream of whirlwind romance and adventure. A must-see tradition boldly reimagined for a new generation.
April 20, 2018
Come together to celebrate with our vibrant creative community at this season's breathtaking gala performance, open exclusively to Joffrey subscribers and gala package donors. This special one-hour, one-night-only performance will include pieces hand selected by Artistic Director Ashley Wheater. Celebrate the end of another successful season with the Joffrey community.
Don't miss the highly anticipated first-ever collaboration with the Lyric Opera of Chicago!
Orphee et Eurydice
September 23-October 15, 2017
Fully reimagined by Director and Choreographer John Neumeier
Music: Christoph Willibald Gluck
One of opera's most beautiful masterpieces, Gluck's exquisite drama introduces us to Orpheus, the poet and musician whose every word and note communicate the most overwhelming love for his Eurydice. Refusing to accept her death, he courageously journeys to the Underworld to bring her back to life. Lyric presents Orphee et Eurydice in the Paris version, which contains thrilling ballet sequences that will come to vivid life under the direction and choreography of the legendary John Neumeier. This highly anticipated production marks Lyric's first collaboration with The Joffrey Ballet.
*Important ticketing information about Orphee et Euryidce:
- Not part of Joffrey season and tickets not available through The Joffrey Ballet.
- Contact the Lyric Box office at 312.827.5600 with code JOFFREY20 to receive 20% off tickets.
- Performances take place at the Civic Opera House at 20 N. Wacker Drive.
- For more information, visit lyricopera.org.