Spotlight: Joffrey Ballet explores sensuality at Touhill

March 8, 2012
St. Louis Beacon
Nancy Fowler

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The Chicago-based Joffrey Ballet dances three highly charged performances this weekend in a Dance St. Louis presentation.

 

Two new works billed as “intensely sensual” will have their St. Louis debut on stage at the Touhill. “Age of Innocence” is touted by the Chicago Tribune as a “fascinating, invigorating piece,” and “After the Rain” is described as a passionate classical ballet with a twist.

 

The Joffrey was founded in 1956, and is known for pioneering new works and reconstructing modern masterpieces as well as performing the classics.

 

The Joffrey Ballet

 

Where: Touhill Performing Arts Center, UMSL campus, 1 University Blvd., 63121

 

When: 8 p.m. Friday, March 9; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, March 10

 

How much: $40-$60

 

Tickets/Information: www.touhill.org