Winning Works

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The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, announces the recipients of the seventh annual Winning Works Choreographic Competition: Shannon Alvis, Sean Aaron Carmon, Karen Gabay and Jimmy Orrante. This announcement follows a national call for ALAANA (African, Latino(a), Asian, Arab and Native American) artists to submit applications, which began in July. The goal of the Award is to recognize talented and emerging ALAANA choreographers whose unique perspective will ignite creativity in the form of original works of dance.

 

The choreographers’ world premiere works will be showcased on the members of the Joffrey Academy Trainee Program and Joffrey Studio Company in “Winning Works” presented in first time collaboration with the Chicago Public Library Harold Washington Library Center.

 

"Dance is a robust and rich language and this year, the Joffrey is honored to partner with the Chicago Public Library Harold Washington Library Center as we present the seventh annual “Winning Works”, said Greg Cameron, Executive Director of The Joffrey Ballet. “Chicago Public Library Commissioner Brian Bannon and Mayor Rahm Emanuel believe in the power of storytelling, community, and the expression of dance to engage and inspire - a mission well aligned with the “Winning Works” program. We're thrilled to present these four choreographers and look forward to activating the Chicago Public Library Harold Washington Library Center with their unique perspectives.”

 

Winning Works

Presented at the Harold Washington Library Center

Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 2:00 PM- Sold Out

Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 7:00 PM- Sold Out

Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 2:00 PM- Sold Out

A free event!
 

We expect to be able to accommodate patrons off of a waitlist for this event. Should you wish to be placed on the waitlist for a sold out performance, please email Bridget at bholmes [at] joffrey [dot] org with your name, contact information, desired performance and number of tickets.


For more information, please click here

 

Winning Works Photo by Todd Rosenberg

Headshot Photos:

Shannon Alvis by Joris-Jan Bos Photography

Sean Carmon by Andrew Eccles

Karen Gabay by Seema Hamid

Jimmy Orrante by Zaire Kacz

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Winning Works 2017 Preview Videos

 

Winning Works 2016 Preview Videos

Winning Works 2015 Preview Videos

Winning Works 2014 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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The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, announces the recipients of the seventh annual Winning Works Choreographic Competition: Shannon Alvis, Sean Aaron Carmon, Karen Gabay and Jimmy Orrante. This announcement follows a national call for ALAANA (African, Latino(a), Asian, Arab and Native American) artists to submit applications, which began in July. The goal of the Award is to recognize talented and emerging ALAANA choreographers whose unique perspective will ignite creativity in the form of original works of dance.

 

The choreographers’ world premiere works will be showcased on the members of the Joffrey Academy Trainee Program and Joffrey Studio Company in “Winning Works” presented in first time collaboration with the Chicago Public Library Harold Washington Library Center.

 

"Dance is a robust and rich language and this year, the Joffrey is honored to partner with the Chicago Public Library Harold Washington Library Center as we present the seventh annual “Winning Works”, said Greg Cameron, Executive Director of The Joffrey Ballet. “Chicago Public Library Commissioner Brian Bannon and Mayor Rahm Emanuel believe in the power of storytelling, community, and the expression of dance to engage and inspire - a mission well aligned with the “Winning Works” program. We're thrilled to present these four choreographers and look forward to activating the Chicago Public Library Harold Washington Library Center with their unique perspectives.”

 

Winning Works

Presented at the Harold Washington Library Center

Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 2:00 PM- Sold Out

Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 7:00 PM- Sold Out

Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 2:00 PM- Sold Out

A free event!
 

We expect to be able to accommodate patrons off of a waitlist for this event. Should you wish to be placed on the waitlist for a sold out performance, please email Bridget at bholmes [at] joffrey [dot] org with your name, contact information, desired performance and number of tickets.


For more information, please click here

 

Winning Works Photo by Todd Rosenberg

Headshot Photos:

Shannon Alvis by Joris-Jan Bos Photography

Sean Carmon by Andrew Eccles

Karen Gabay by Seema Hamid

Jimmy Orrante by Zaire Kacz