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 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.”
Presented at the Harold Washington Library
Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM
Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 2:00 PM
A free event!
Ticket information coming soon.
Winning Works Photo by Todd Rosenberg
Shannon Alvis by Joris-Jan Bos Photography
Sean Carmon by Andrew Eccles
Karen Gabay by Seema Hamid
Jimmy Orrante by Zaire Kacz