Do It Now: Dance

October 12, 2012
Chicago Tribune


The Joffrey Ballet's fall program, "Human Landscapes," includes Kurt Jooss' anti-war ballet "The Green Table." It is considered one of the essential works of German Expressionism and is one of the first ballets Robert Joffrey saw as a child. The contemporary works "Forgotten Land" (Jiri Kylian) and "Pretty BALLET" (James Kudelka) round out the mixed-repertory program. According to Joffrey artistic director, Ashley Wheater, Robert Joffrey took a chance on Kylian and Kudelka when they were emerging choreographers in the 1980s, and they continue to be part of the Joffrey repertoire.


Why go: The "Human Landscapes" program features the works of three of the finest choreographers, exploring the human spirit through dance.

Reconsider: It's too close to "The Nutcracker" time; you'll wait.

Details: Wednesday through Oct. 28 at Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Parkway; $31-$152; 800-982-2787,