New Works

Overview

NEW WORKS*

April 22-May 3, 2015

 

IMPORTANT!

Due to the NFL Draft coming to Chicago, the location of the New Works program has moved to the Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph St., Chicago - details here.

Please allow extra travel time to get to the theater due to road closures and construction.



New Works Presenting Sponsor

 

New Works Production Sponsor


In Creases

Choreographer: Justin Peck

Music: Philip Glass

Still a dancer with New York City Ballet, Justin Peck has launched his choreographic career with a “buzz” rarely found these days in dance circles. Praised for poetic structure, musicality and invention, The New York Times described In Creases as a “dreamscape that heightens the progress and colors of its score.”

Joffrey Premiere


Liturgy

Choreographer: Christopher Wheeldon

Music: Arvo Pärt

Liturgy is an abstract duet Christopher Wheeldon created during his time as resident choreographer for the New York City Ballet. Set to a haunting score by Arvo Pärt, the work is an intriguing exploration of movement and music with complex, innovative partnering. The New York Times called it “wondrous…a striking experiment on a high plane.”

Joffrey Premiere


Evenfall

Choreographer: Nicolas Blanc

Music: Max Richter

Created for Joffrey Ballet dancers by one of our ballet masters, this lyrical piece follows the thread of poetry running through the lives of a couple at the beginning of their romance, and in their autumn years. As the poet suggests, life is a collection of memories.

Joffrey Premiere

Evenfall Production Sponsor

Elizabeth Yntema and Mark Ferguson


Incantations

Choreographer: Val Caniparoli

Music: Alexandre Rabinovitch-Barakovsky

Incantations, set to a meditative score of the same name by Russian minimalist composer Alexandre Rabinovitch-Barakovsky, is a 27-minute, abstract work that was created by Caniparoli for the Joffrey. The arc of the music and the ballet is continuous movement, akin to a vortex or a mantra creating a zen-like spiral of movement and emotion. Underlying this spiral motion is a sense of human spirituality, mysticism and prayer.

 

*Performance runs approximately two (2) hours with two (2) intermissions.

 

Please join us for our Meet the Artists pre-performance discussion series on April 25th, 30th and May 2nd as Joffrey Ballet Master Nicolas Blanc talks about the creative process for his work Evenfall. For more information, click here.

Casting

Casting

 

IMPORTANT!

Due to the NFL Draft coming to Chicago, the location of the New Works program has moved to the Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph St., Chicago - details here.

Please allow extra travel time to get to the theater due to road closures and construction.

 

ALL CASTING IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.


Week One

Wednesday, April 22nd at 7:30 PM

Friday, April 24th at 7:30 PM

Saturday, April 25th at 2:00 PM

Saturday, April 25th at 7:30 PM

Sunday, April 26th at 2:00 PM

 

Week Two

Thursday, April 30th at 7:30 PM

Friday, May 1st at 7:30 PM

Saturday, May 2nd at 2:00 PM

Saturday, May 2nd at 7:30 PM

Sunday, May 3rd at 2:00 PM

 

 

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April
Thu Apr 30, 2015 - 7:30pm
May
Fri May 1, 2015 - 7:30pm
Sat May 2, 2015 - 2:00pm
Sat May 2, 2015 - 7:30pm
Sun May 3, 2015 - 2:00pm
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NEW WORKS*

April 22-May 3, 2015

 

IMPORTANT!

Due to the NFL Draft coming to Chicago, the location of the New Works program has moved to the Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph St., Chicago - details here.

Please allow extra travel time to get to the theater due to road closures and construction.



New Works Presenting Sponsor

 

New Works Production Sponsor


In Creases

Choreographer: Justin Peck

Music: Philip Glass

Still a dancer with New York City Ballet, Justin Peck has launched his choreographic career with a “buzz” rarely found these days in dance circles. Praised for poetic structure, musicality and invention, The New York Times described In Creases as a “dreamscape that heightens the progress and colors of its score.”

Joffrey Premiere


Liturgy

Choreographer: Christopher Wheeldon

Music: Arvo Pärt

Liturgy is an abstract duet Christopher Wheeldon created during his time as resident choreographer for the New York City Ballet. Set to a haunting score by Arvo Pärt, the work is an intriguing exploration of movement and music with complex, innovative partnering. The New York Times called it “wondrous…a striking experiment on a high plane.”

Joffrey Premiere


Evenfall

Choreographer: Nicolas Blanc

Music: Max Richter

Created for Joffrey Ballet dancers by one of our ballet masters, this lyrical piece follows the thread of poetry running through the lives of a couple at the beginning of their romance, and in their autumn years. As the poet suggests, life is a collection of memories.

Joffrey Premiere

Evenfall Production Sponsor

Elizabeth Yntema and Mark Ferguson


Incantations

Choreographer: Val Caniparoli

Music: Alexandre Rabinovitch-Barakovsky

Incantations, set to a meditative score of the same name by Russian minimalist composer Alexandre Rabinovitch-Barakovsky, is a 27-minute, abstract work that was created by Caniparoli for the Joffrey. The arc of the music and the ballet is continuous movement, akin to a vortex or a mantra creating a zen-like spiral of movement and emotion. Underlying this spiral motion is a sense of human spirituality, mysticism and prayer.

 

*Performance runs approximately two (2) hours with two (2) intermissions.

 

Please join us for our Meet the Artists pre-performance discussion series on April 25th, 30th and May 2nd as Joffrey Ballet Master Nicolas Blanc talks about the creative process for his work Evenfall. For more information, click here.