Winning Works

Overview

Thank you to all who attended our sold out performances of Winning Works at the Museum of Contemporary Art! 


Click here to view the MCA's Winning Works program.

Read Lynn Shapiro's review on See Chicago Dance.


The Joffrey Academy's 2014-2015 Winning Works

5th Annual Winning Works

Presented by The Joffrey Ballet In Association With The MCA Stage

March 7-8

For the first time in MCA's intimate theater, the international members of the Joffrey Trainee Program and Studio Company will perform three world premieres by the dynamic and talented winning choreographers of the 5th annual Choreographers of Color competition -- Jennifer Archibald, Abdul Latif and Stephanie Martinez. The program will also include Windy Sand, a new work by Joffrey Academy Artistic Director Alexei Kremnev, with original music by Karen LeFrak.


The Joffrey Ballet is grateful for the support of its Winning Works 2015 Sponsors: Patti S. Eylar and Charles R. Gardner, Katten Muchin Rosenman, LLP., and The Edward and Lucy R. Minor Family Foundation, and its Joffrey Academy of Dance Sponsor: Athletico.


Edlis Neeson Theater

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

220 East Chicago Avenue


Performance Times: 

Saturday, March 7 at 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM
Sunday, March 8 at 3:00 PM


Tickets are available for purchase here

 

Audience Testimonials

“Truly wonderful to get to see works by such talented creative people. Especially loved getting to see the piece that Alexei Kremnev did - really let his sense of humor shine through!”

“I don't know very much about ballet but I was impressed by the athleticism of the dancers and the complexity of the choreography.”

“So impressed with both the choreography and the quality of the performance. The dancers looked so comfortable on stage -- really "sold" the choreography to the audience. Impressive ‘stage presence’ for dancers at the beginning of their careers!”

“Terrific! We loved it; very talented choreographers and dancers.”

“I was shocked at the caliber of talent and energy of the dancers. It was a wonderful evening. I so enjoyed meeting the dancers and being able to put a face to the performers.”

“I really thought the program was wonderful. It was much higher caliber than I would have expected from a group of students. They really are amazing and talented dancers. My friends and I really enjoyed the costumes and the way they added visual interest to the dances. Can't wait for next year!”

“The performances were original and beautifully articulated. The dancers were perfection in motion. We thoroughly enjoyed the show and hope to see more like it.”


*Photo by Herbert Migdoll.

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Winning Works Preview Videos

Winning Works 2013 Preview Videos

Interview with Bennyroyce Royon, winner of the Choreographers of Color Award (February 2012)

Interview with Ray Mercer, winner of the Choreographers of Color Award (February 2012)

Interview with Francisco Avina, Winner Choreographers of Color Award (February 2011)

Choreographers of Color Award Interview with Joffrey Academy Trainees (February 2011)

Interview with Amy E. Hall, Winner of the Choreographers of Color Award (February 2011)

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Thank you to all who attended our sold out performances of Winning Works at the Museum of Contemporary Art! 


Click here to view the MCA's Winning Works program.

Read Lynn Shapiro's review on See Chicago Dance.


The Joffrey Academy's 2014-2015 Winning Works

5th Annual Winning Works

Presented by The Joffrey Ballet In Association With The MCA Stage

March 7-8

For the first time in MCA's intimate theater, the international members of the Joffrey Trainee Program and Studio Company will perform three world premieres by the dynamic and talented winning choreographers of the 5th annual Choreographers of Color competition -- Jennifer Archibald, Abdul Latif and Stephanie Martinez. The program will also include Windy Sand, a new work by Joffrey Academy Artistic Director Alexei Kremnev, with original music by Karen LeFrak.


The Joffrey Ballet is grateful for the support of its Winning Works 2015 Sponsors: Patti S. Eylar and Charles R. Gardner, Katten Muchin Rosenman, LLP., and The Edward and Lucy R. Minor Family Foundation, and its Joffrey Academy of Dance Sponsor: Athletico.


Edlis Neeson Theater

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

220 East Chicago Avenue


Performance Times: 

Saturday, March 7 at 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM
Sunday, March 8 at 3:00 PM


Tickets are available for purchase here

 

Audience Testimonials

“Truly wonderful to get to see works by such talented creative people. Especially loved getting to see the piece that Alexei Kremnev did - really let his sense of humor shine through!”

“I don't know very much about ballet but I was impressed by the athleticism of the dancers and the complexity of the choreography.”

“So impressed with both the choreography and the quality of the performance. The dancers looked so comfortable on stage -- really "sold" the choreography to the audience. Impressive ‘stage presence’ for dancers at the beginning of their careers!”

“Terrific! We loved it; very talented choreographers and dancers.”

“I was shocked at the caliber of talent and energy of the dancers. It was a wonderful evening. I so enjoyed meeting the dancers and being able to put a face to the performers.”

“I really thought the program was wonderful. It was much higher caliber than I would have expected from a group of students. They really are amazing and talented dancers. My friends and I really enjoyed the costumes and the way they added visual interest to the dances. Can't wait for next year!”

“The performances were original and beautifully articulated. The dancers were perfection in motion. We thoroughly enjoyed the show and hope to see more like it.”


*Photo by Herbert Migdoll.