Rising Stars

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This is the program that takes the Joffrey season to new heights. Expect surprise in a program of premieres as three of America’s boundary-pushing choreographers draw you in to a marvelous experience. Edwaard Liang returns with another breathtaking world premiere after touching audiences and impressing critics with the 2008 Prince Prize winner Age of Innocence. Yuri Possokhov, the former Bolshoi Ballet star, is known for bringing new power to classic ballet. This premiere is his first work for the Joffrey. It is commissioned for the Joffrey Ballet by Bruce Sagan and Bette Cerf Hill in appreciation for many years of pleasure and joy. In its Joffrey premiere, Night by Julia Adam, is a dance of flight inspired by the dreamscape paintings of Marc Chagall. With a commissioned score by Matthew Pierce, Adam creates the impression of flying, falling and being chased.

 

Night

JOFFREY PREMIERE

Choreography by Julia Adam

Music by Matthew Pierce

 

Bells

WORLD PREMIERE

Choreography by Yuri Possokhov

Music by Sergei Rachmaninov

 

Woven Dreams

WORLD PREMIERE

Choreography by Edwaard Liang

Music by Maurice Ravel, Michael Galasso, Benjamin Britten and Henryk Górecki.

 

 

 

 

All performances take place at The Auditorium Theatre.

 

Take advantage of our Rising Stars Meet the Artists events on 05/07, 05/12 and 05/14.  Click here for more information.

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Bells - Yuri Possokhov Behind the Scenes

Edwaard Liang Behind the Scenes

Night - Behind the Scenes with Julia Adam

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Edwaard Liang
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Yuri Possokhov
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Julia Adam
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This is the program that takes the Joffrey season to new heights. Expect surprise in a program of premieres as three of America’s boundary-pushing choreographers draw you in to a marvelous experience. Edwaard Liang returns with another breathtaking world premiere after touching audiences and impressing critics with the 2008 Prince Prize winner Age of Innocence. Yuri Possokhov, the former Bolshoi Ballet star, is known for bringing new power to classic ballet. This premiere is his first work for the Joffrey. It is commissioned for the Joffrey Ballet by Bruce Sagan and Bette Cerf Hill in appreciation for many years of pleasure and joy. In its Joffrey premiere, Night by Julia Adam, is a dance of flight inspired by the dreamscape paintings of Marc Chagall. With a commissioned score by Matthew Pierce, Adam creates the impression of flying, falling and being chased.

 

Night

JOFFREY PREMIERE

Choreography by Julia Adam

Music by Matthew Pierce

 

Bells

WORLD PREMIERE

Choreography by Yuri Possokhov

Music by Sergei Rachmaninov

 

Woven Dreams

WORLD PREMIERE

Choreography by Edwaard Liang

Music by Maurice Ravel, Michael Galasso, Benjamin Britten and Henryk Górecki.

 

 

 

 

All performances take place at The Auditorium Theatre.

 

Take advantage of our Rising Stars Meet the Artists events on 05/07, 05/12 and 05/14.  Click here for more information.

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start date: 
May 4, 2011
End Date: 
May 15, 2011