The Joffrey Ballet May 12, 8p.m.Mahalia Jackson TheaterFor
more than a half-century, The Joffrey Ballet has been an American
ballet treasure. Last seen in New Orleans in 2006 at Dixon Hall, this
sensational company returns to close the main stageseason in grand
style. The elegant program highlights the bold and refreshing talents of
rising choreographic star Edwaard Liang with Age of Innocence,
an emotionally-charged new work inspired by the social complexities of
life in the era of Jane Austen. Also on the program is Jerome Robbins’
enchanting romantic masterwork In the Night, a passionate ballet featuring a series of three pas de deux set to the live accompaniment of Chopin Nocturnes."Age of Innocence has all the hallmarks of a newly minted masterpiece." —Chicago Sun-TimesSeason Tickets Available NowSingle Tickets on Sale September 6!
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