2018-2019 Season

STORYTELLING AT ITS ABSOLUTE BEST.


The 2018-2019 season is one of our most monumental to date. A season of larger-than-life classics, bold ambition, and landmark vision. Join us!

 

Click on the image below to view the 2018-2019 season brochure. 

 

To purchase a subscription, click here


Tickets on sale now! 

 

2018-2019 SUBSCRIPTION SERIES:

SWAN LAKE

October 17-28, 2018

Choreographer: © Christopher Wheeldon | Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Art intertwines with life in Wheeldon's modern retelling of one of the most famous ballets of all time. Set in the studios of the Paris Opera Ballet, a company dancer falls in love with his beautiful partner, a star ballerina who is being pursued by an arts patron with bad intentions. A ballet-within-a-ballet, Wheeldon's version combines classical elements with a touch of fantasy, as lavish sets and breathtaking choreography take hold in this timeless story danced to Tchaikovsky's mesmerizing score. 

 

ANNA KARENINA

February 13-24, 2019

Choreographer: Yuri Possokhov | Music: Ilya Demutsky

Leo Tolstoy's seminal tale of passion and revenge comes to life in groundbreaking fashion. Stuck in a cold marriage, the regal Anna Karenina yearns for love in dangerous places, as a sweeping affair leads to unspeakable heartbreak and death. Led by visionary choreographer Possokhov, this world premiere-collaboration between The Joffrey Ballet and The Australian Ballet enlists an all-star creative team, including Possokhov; composer Ilya Demutsky, 2016 Gold Mask Award recipient, Russia's most prestigious theatre honor; Emmy Award-winning designer Tom Pye; and renowned lighting designer David Finn.

World Premiere

 

ACROSS THE POND

April 24 - May 5, 2019

 

WORLD PREMIERE

Choreographer: Andrew McNicol

Music: TBD

Andrew McNicol (“An impressive young choreographer, musical and fully engaged.” —Dance Tabs), winner of the Kenneth MacMillan Choreographic Competition, creates a world premiere for the Joffrey’s spring program. Described as a “rapidly rising star in the world of ballet …” (BBC News), McNicol draws on his prodigious musicality to inform a style that has quickly earned him recognition across Europe and around the globe. Learn more about McNicol here.  

 

VESPERTINE 

Choreographer: Liam Scarlett

Music: Arcangelo Corelli

The Royal Ballet Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett brings his impressive body of work to the Joffrey for the first time. In Vespertine, Scarlett takes inspiration from the spellbinding music of the Baroque period. Created for the Norwegian National Ballet in 2013, this abstract ballet evokes classicism and athleticism all in one, set amidst a scenic display of custom chandeliers. Learn more about Scarlett here

JOFFREY PREMIERE

 

WORLD PREMIERE

Choreographer: Andrea Walker

Music: TBD

Andrea Walker, Founder and Artistic Director of London’s cutting-edge 201 Dance Company, brings his striking sensibility state-side with a new work created exclusively for The Joffrey Ballet. Walker, known for his work with international sensations Coldplay and Lady Gaga, takes dance-theater to a new level by bending genres and shining light on the politics of today. Walker’s world premiere marks his first collaboration with the Joffrey. Learn more about Walker here.

Production Sponsor

Denise Littlefield Sobel

 

ADD ON THESE PERFORMANCES:

THE NUTCRACKER

December 1-30, 2018

Choreographer: © Christopher Wheeldon | Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Journey to Chicago's 1893 World's Fair with Wheeldon's holiday masterpiece. Magic is on the horizon for young Marie and her mother, a sculptress creating the iconic Statue of the Republic. As they prepare for their annual holiday celebration, a visit from the charming but mysterious Grand Impresario sets off a Christmas Eve dream of whirlwind romance and adventure. Wheeldon's Nutcracker is a must-see tradition boldly reimagined for a new generation. 


JOFFREY GALA PERFORMANCE

April 12, 2019

Our annual gala performance, to be held at the Lyric Opera House for the first time, celebrates the artists who make the Joffrey one of the world's leading international dance companies. This special, one-night-only performance features a hand-curated program by Artistic Director Ashley Wheater. 

 

 


 

Content

STORYTELLING AT ITS ABSOLUTE BEST.


The 2018-2019 season is one of our most monumental to date. A season of larger-than-life classics, bold ambition, and landmark vision. Join us!

 

Click on the image below to view the 2018-2019 season brochure. 

 

To purchase a subscription, click here


Tickets on sale now! 

 

2018-2019 SUBSCRIPTION SERIES:

SWAN LAKE

October 17-28, 2018

Choreographer: © Christopher Wheeldon | Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Art intertwines with life in Wheeldon's modern retelling of one of the most famous ballets of all time. Set in the studios of the Paris Opera Ballet, a company dancer falls in love with his beautiful partner, a star ballerina who is being pursued by an arts patron with bad intentions. A ballet-within-a-ballet, Wheeldon's version combines classical elements with a touch of fantasy, as lavish sets and breathtaking choreography take hold in this timeless story danced to Tchaikovsky's mesmerizing score. 

 

ANNA KARENINA

February 13-24, 2019

Choreographer: Yuri Possokhov | Music: Ilya Demutsky

Leo Tolstoy's seminal tale of passion and revenge comes to life in groundbreaking fashion. Stuck in a cold marriage, the regal Anna Karenina yearns for love in dangerous places, as a sweeping affair leads to unspeakable heartbreak and death. Led by visionary choreographer Possokhov, this world premiere-collaboration between The Joffrey Ballet and The Australian Ballet enlists an all-star creative team, including Possokhov; composer Ilya Demutsky, 2016 Gold Mask Award recipient, Russia's most prestigious theatre honor; Emmy Award-winning designer Tom Pye; and renowned lighting designer David Finn.

World Premiere

 

ACROSS THE POND

April 24 - May 5, 2019

 

WORLD PREMIERE

Choreographer: Andrew McNicol

Music: TBD

Andrew McNicol (“An impressive young choreographer, musical and fully engaged.” —Dance Tabs), winner of the Kenneth MacMillan Choreographic Competition, creates a world premiere for the Joffrey’s spring program. Described as a “rapidly rising star in the world of ballet …” (BBC News), McNicol draws on his prodigious musicality to inform a style that has quickly earned him recognition across Europe and around the globe. Learn more about McNicol here.  

 

VESPERTINE 

Choreographer: Liam Scarlett

Music: Arcangelo Corelli

The Royal Ballet Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett brings his impressive body of work to the Joffrey for the first time. In Vespertine, Scarlett takes inspiration from the spellbinding music of the Baroque period. Created for the Norwegian National Ballet in 2013, this abstract ballet evokes classicism and athleticism all in one, set amidst a scenic display of custom chandeliers. Learn more about Scarlett here

JOFFREY PREMIERE

 

WORLD PREMIERE

Choreographer: Andrea Walker

Music: TBD

Andrea Walker, Founder and Artistic Director of London’s cutting-edge 201 Dance Company, brings his striking sensibility state-side with a new work created exclusively for The Joffrey Ballet. Walker, known for his work with international sensations Coldplay and Lady Gaga, takes dance-theater to a new level by bending genres and shining light on the politics of today. Walker’s world premiere marks his first collaboration with the Joffrey. Learn more about Walker here.

Production Sponsor

Denise Littlefield Sobel

 

ADD ON THESE PERFORMANCES:

THE NUTCRACKER

December 1-30, 2018

Choreographer: © Christopher Wheeldon | Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Journey to Chicago's 1893 World's Fair with Wheeldon's holiday masterpiece. Magic is on the horizon for young Marie and her mother, a sculptress creating the iconic Statue of the Republic. As they prepare for their annual holiday celebration, a visit from the charming but mysterious Grand Impresario sets off a Christmas Eve dream of whirlwind romance and adventure. Wheeldon's Nutcracker is a must-see tradition boldly reimagined for a new generation. 


JOFFREY GALA PERFORMANCE

April 12, 2019

Our annual gala performance, to be held at the Lyric Opera House for the first time, celebrates the artists who make the Joffrey one of the world's leading international dance companies. This special, one-night-only performance features a hand-curated program by Artistic Director Ashley Wheater.