It was probably inevitable: Onetime ballet student and now Mayor Rahm Emanuel is now honorary chairman of the board of directors of the Joffrey Ballet, the city's premiere classical company.
Emanuel, back when he was 17, was offered a scholarship to study with the company.
Joffrey, by the way, has also revised its plans for its full-length
production of "Don Quixote" this fall at the Auditorium Theatre. Instead
of a revival, former Bolshoi Ballet principal dancer Yuri Possokhov
will mount his own original version of the ballet, the Joffrey's first
full-length commission in 60 years.
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