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Joffreys-Swan-Lake-draws-on-Degas-backstage-drama

  Joffrey's 'Swan Lake' draws on Degas, backstage drama

Swan Lake may evoke thoughts of feathers, tutus and Natalie Portman. In 2014, the Joffrey Ballet set out to change that—and ended up with a hit. This year, Oct. 17-28, the Joffrey revives its production of ...


Joffreys-Swan-Lake-draws-on-Degas-backstage-drama

  Joffrey's 'Swan Lake' draws on Degas, backstage drama

Swan Lake may evoke thoughts of feathers, tutus and Natalie Portman. In 2014, the Joffrey Ballet set out to change that—and ended up with a hit. This year, Oct. 17-28, the Joffrey revives its production of ...


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  Joffrey Ballet names winners of choreographic competition

CHICAGO — November 14, 2018 — The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, announces the recipients of the ninth annual Winning Works Choreographic Competition: Tommie-Waheed Evans, Marissa Osato, Xiang Xu and Edgar ...


Unicorn-Ball-Dec-15-at-The-Shapiro

  'Unicorn Ball' Dec. 15 at The Shapiro

The 2018 Unicorn Ball—Brave Space Alliance's largest annual fundraiser—will take place Saturday, Dec. 15, at 9 p.m.-2 a.m. at The Shapiro Ballroom, 1612 W. Chicago Ave. This has been called the official queer "coming out" party ...


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  Volledig, Emptied of Shame, Full of Life, Nov. 29 through Dec. 1

Chicago, IL — Volledig: Emptied of Shame: Full of Life represents the stories of the artists in this project — what they experienced living through the AIDS Crisis, how they survived it, and how they are ...


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  LGBT HISTORY Tea With No Shade

Tea With No Shade By Rebecca Huff

A gloomy, rainy Sunday in September couldn't stop what was originally planned as an outdoor tea dance among the trees and fountains of Washington Park in Cincinnati. The gay tradition, revived last year in Ohio by ...


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  LGBT HISTORY Legendary Maurice Hines talks seven decades of keeping toes tapping

Out dancer, performer, choreographer and actor Maurice Hines has been in show business since he was 5 years old, which means almost 70 years in the game. A New York City native, Hines has seen and ...


So-You-Think-You-Can-Dance-Live-tour-in-Chicago-Oct-29

  So You Think You Can Dance Live tour in Chicago Oct. 29

The So You Think You Can Dance Live! 2018 tour, based on the Fox dance-competition show, will stop at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., on Monday, Oct. 29. Among other people, the concert features ...


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  Swan Lake

Composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky At Joffrey Ballet at The Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Pkwy.; 312-386-8905; Joffrey.org; $35-$195. Runs through: Oct. 28 A story of magic, mystery and an impossible love bourrées onto the stage ...







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  HedwigDances Futura World premiere begins Nov. 1

Hedwig Dances choreographer and artistic director Jan Bartoszek has taken the company's reputation as an interdisciplinary creative force to new heights in her latest collaborative work. Futura applies principles of the Bauhaus modernist art movement to ...


Joffreys-Swan-Lake-draws-on-Degas-backstage-drama

  Joffrey's 'Swan Lake' draws on Degas, backstage drama

Swan Lake may evoke thoughts of feathers, tutus and Natalie Portman. In 2014, the Joffrey Ballet set out to change that—and ended up with a hit. This year, Oct. 17-28, the Joffrey revives its production of ...


Twelve-Chicago-based-LGBTQ-performing-arts-organizations-to-perform-together

  Twelve Chicago-based LGBTQ+ performing arts organizations to perform together

CHICAGO, October 11, 2018 — Chicago Gay Men's Chorus celebrates 35 years of making music with their upcoming holiday show 35th Anniversary Holiday Hullabaloo. The chorus will be joined by 11 additional Chicago-based LGBTQ+ performing arts ...


The-Buttcracker-A-Nutcracker-Burlesque

  The Buttcracker: A Nutcracker Burlesque

Jaq Seifert of ( sub )version productions is proud to announce the return of, THE BUTTCRACKER: A NUTCRACKER BURLESQUE© at its new location: REGGIES MUSIC JOINT, 2105 S. State Street , November 28th, December 5th, 12th ...


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  Joffrey Ballet opens season with Christopher Wheeldon's Swan Lake

CHICAGO ( September 6, 2018 ) — On the heels of the highest grossing season in its history, The Joffrey Ballet opens 2018-2019 with the much-anticipated return of Christopher Wheeldon's Swan Lake, which became an audience-favorite ...


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  See Chicago Dance gala Sept. 25

See Chicago Dance ( SCD )—the dance industry's nonprofit marketing and advocacy organization—will host its fourth annual gala Tuesday, Sept. 25, 6 -10 p.m., at City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St. The event will celebrate Chicago's ...


FALL-DANCE-PREVIEW-Flamenco-swans-and-Sri-Lankan-devils

  FALL DANCE PREVIEW Flamenco, swans and Sri Lankan devils

Can you smell the intermingling of chalky rosin and glistening sweat? That means one thing: It's time to put that tingle back in your fingers and feet! Here, the top dance concert and events to see ...


Power-ball-gala-honors-influential-duo

  Power ball, gala honors influential duo

See Chicago Dance ( SCD ) will celebrate a banner year at its 2018 annual gala. Among other unprecedented changes under the spotlight at the September 25 event: SCD will honor not one but two dance-world ...


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  Jamaican trans event Sept. 7

The Jamaican Fruit & Flowers Arts Experience will take place Friday, Sept. 7, 7-10 p.m., at 5400 S. Pulaski Rd. The event will spotlight Jamaican-American transgender men Armani Dee ( an artist, author and mentor ) ...







TV-Choreographer-dancer-Travis-Wall-on-Dance-series-being-out

  TV Choreographer-dancer Travis Wall on 'Dance' series, being out

It's hard to believe that the Fox show So You Think You Can Dance is about to end its 15th season. Travis Wall has been there almost from the beginning. Wall—who was born and raised in ...


World-Premiere-of-Hedwig-Dances-Futura-November-12-and-3-2018

  World Premiere of Hedwig Dances Futura November 1,2, and 3, 2018

Hedwig Dances choreographer and artistic director Jan Bartoszek has taken the company's 33 years' plus reputation as an interdisciplinary creative force to new heights in her latest collaborative work. Futura applies principles of the Bauhaus modernist ...


Auditorium-hosts-27th-annual-Dance-for-Life

  Auditorium hosts 27th annual Dance for Life

For its 27th annual event, Dance for Life Chicago presented a diverse group of companies and artists performing Aug. 18, at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University. Joining the partner dance companies that perform each year—Giordano ...


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  Dance for Life continues to celebrate life, honoring those who have passed

In the darkest days of the 1980s, Chicago's dance community was gamely pirouetting through a Giselle-mist insufficiently shrouding the HIV/AIDS tragedy, dancers involuntarily reaching for partners who could never lift them again. There was no ignoring ...


DANCE-Revolutionary-steps-dancers-point-past-the-binary

  DANCE Revolutionary steps, dancers point past the binary

Chicago is not lacking queer spaces in the arts, and that includes dance and performance art. Now in its ninth season, the Fly Honey Show remains a highly anticipated staple on the annual dance calendar. A ...


Joel-Halls-new-leader-Jacqueline-Sinclair-takes-steps-to-continue-the-work

  Joel Hall's new leader Jacqueline Sinclair takes steps to continue the work

By Aaron Hunt

"I'm house-hunting today!" Jacqueline Sinclair giggled to Windy City Times over the phone. She's not your average house hunter. The newly named Artistic Director of the Joel Hall Dancers is looking to move the the company ...


Dance-for-Life-2018-names-companies

  Dance for Life 2018 names companies

For its 27th annual event, Dance for Life Chicago presents a diverse group of companies and artists performing Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Pkwy. Joining the partner dance ...


DIFFA-Chicago-marks-30th-anniversary

  DIFFA/Chicago marks 30th anniversary

Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS ( DIFFA )/Chicago marked its 30th anniversary June 9 with a gala, "DIFFA XXX," at the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago. At this event, the organization honored Lori ...


Back-Lot-Bash-fifteen-years-and-still-going-strong

  Back Lot Bash, fifteen years and still going strong

Despite having full-time jobs, the dynamic duo of Amie Klujian and Christina Wiesmore-Roberts have put on the famed lesbian-focused yet all-inclusive Back Lot Bash for 15 years, and don't plan to quit anytime soon. Held initially ...







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  Queen! show with CeCe Peniston, Dajae June 22

Red Bull Music will present "Queen!" on Friday, June 22, at 9 p.m. at Metro, 3730 N. Clark St. DJ Steve "Silk" Hurley is the headliner; special guests are slated to include dance-music star CeCe Penison ...


Disco-documentary-to-screen-June-15

  Disco documentary to screen June 15

The documentary Jewel's Catch One will screen Friday, June 15, at 7:30 p.m. at the Stony Island Arts Bank, 6760 S. Stony Island Ave. Acquired by filmmaker Ava DuVernay for Array, Jewel's Catch One explores the ...


National-Museum-of-Mexican-Art-hosts-annual-queer-prom

  National Museum of Mexican Art hosts annual queer prom

On June 1, The National Museum of Mexican Art presented its 13th annual gay prom. The event, in Pilsen, attracted students from all over Chicago and featured drag performers, a buffet dinner, a DJ, an on-site ...


Chi-Town-Squares-marks-30-years-with-party-award-ceremony

  Chi-Town Squares marks 30 years with party, award ceremony

Chicago's LGBTQ square dancing club, Chi-Town Squares, recently celebrated its 30th anniversary with a party and pot-luck dinner, "Take Pride," May 12 at Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Andersonville. The club began when Jerry Cohen and Ron ...


DANCIN-FEATS-Nora-Sharp-on-their-work-Small-Boobs

  DANCIN' FEATS Nora Sharp on their work, 'Small Boobs'

"Sometimes I'm just sitting in the barber shop reading GQ Magazine and I'm really into it," said Nora Sharp in a recent interview with Windy City Times. "I look at myself looking at Armie Hammer and ...


SUMMER-DANCE-SPECIAL-Unusual-offerings-heat-up-summer

  SUMMER DANCE SPECIAL Unusual offerings heat up summer

Dance this summer starts with a bang and ends with a slow, satisfying burn. Front load your dance card in June, take a beach break in July and return for some glitz, glamour and guts in ...


Theater-Spotlight-on-Don-Quixote

  Theater Spotlight on Don Quixote

Think Don Quixote, and most invariably think one of a ziggitygillion crooners going for the money notes in "The Impossible Dream." If you have a memory for Lit 101, you may also picture a guy with ...


Wonka-Ball-on-May-11-at-MBC

  Wonka Ball on May 11 at MBC

About Face Theatre's annual gala, Wonka Ball ( theme "Saturday Night Live: The Experience!" ) will take place Friday, May 11, at 8 p.m. ( VIP cocktail reception 7 p.m. ) at the Museum of Broadcast ...


Chicago-House-celebrates-springtime-with-Revive

  Chicago House celebrates springtime with 'Revive'

Chicago House and Social Service Agency held its 32nd annual spring brunch and fashion show on May 6 in the Winter Garden Room atop The Harold Washington Library. The event, which piggybacked off of last year's ...







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  Wonka Ball on May 11 at MBC

About Face Theatre's annual gala, Wonka Ball ( theme "Saturday Night Live: The Experience!" ) will take place Friday, May 11, at 8 p.m. ( VIP cocktailreception 7 p.m. ) at the Museum of Broadcast Communications, ...


Bridge-Dance-Festival-through-May-6

  Bridge Dance Festival through May 6

The Bridge Dance Festival—the culmination of four years of Japanese focused programming at Links Hall, 3111 N. Western Ave., including the National Performance Network Asian Exchange, Beyond the Box and Links to Japan—is taking place through ...


Bridge-Dance-Festival-through-May-6

  Bridge Dance Festival through May 6

The Bridge Dance Festival—the culmination of four years of Japanese focused programming at Links Hall, 3111 N. Western Ave., including the National Performance Network Asian Exchange, Beyond the Box and Links to Japan—is taking place through ...


DANCE-PROFILE-Getting-to-know-Lucky-Plush-dancer-Aaron-Raheim-White

  DANCE PROFILE Getting to know Lucky Plush dancer Aaron-Raheim White

How does one go from being a quiet young boy with an unstable home to being a successful Reiki master-teacher and MFA in dance? This isn't a rags-to-riches story, energy healers and dancers being on the ...


Wonka-Ball-Saturday-Night-Live-The-Experience-May-11

  Wonka Ball, Saturday Night Live: The Experience, May 11

About Face Theatre's annual gala, Wonka Ball ( theme "Saturday Night Live: The Experience!" ) will take place Friday, May 11, at 8 p.m. ( VIP cocktailreception 7 p.m. ) at the Museum of Broadcast Communications, ...


Artemis-Pride-More-Than-Music-concert-dance-June-9

  Artemis Pride More Than Music concert, dance June 9

From an Artemis press release

Artemis Singers' More Than Music Pride choral concert and community dance, will include poet e nina jay, author of Body of Rooms, and DJ OCD in the soaring gothic acoustically beautiful space of First Unitarian Church ...


Bolder-Than-Out-features-variety-show-panel-discussion

  'Bolder Than Out' features variety show, panel discussion

As a part of the Coalition for Justice and Respect ( CJR ) sixth annual Bolder Than Out ( BTO ) conference, "Kitchen Table Action," Chicago State University's ( CSU ) Student Government Association ( SGA ...


Queer-dance-series-through-June-17

  Queer dance series through June 17

"Queer Dance Connection: A Workshop Series," with Celia Calder presenting, will take place April 15, May 20 and June 17, 3-5 p.m., at Links Hall, 3111 N. Western Ave. This beginner-friendly movement workshop series for people ...


Bolder-Than-Out-ball-April-6

  'Bolder Than Out' ball April 6

In Demand Entertainment ( IDE ) and Chicago State University ( CSU ) Student Government Association ( SGA ) will participate in the Coalition for Justice and Respect ( CJR ) Bolder Than Out ( BTO ...







ALMA-winter-salsa-has-dancing-awards

  ALMA winter salsa has dancing, awards

The Association of Latinos/as Motivating Action held a second annual winter salsa on March 23 ( after being postponed earlier this year because of weather ) at Chicago's Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center. Delicious tacos and ...


DANCIN-FEATS-Talking-with-performer-Okwui-Okpokwasili

  DANCIN' FEATS Talking with performer Okwui Okpokwasili

Some people think in definitives. They synthesize the complicated world around them into neatly packaged conclusions and then state those conclusions with authority. The three-time Bessie Award-winning dancer, writer and performance maker Okwui Okpokwasili is not ...


Make-Out-Party-events-March-30-31

  'Make Out Party' events March 30-31

Emily Esperanza's new queer featurette, ‹Make Out Party, ‹will have its world premiere at VAM Studio, 1621 N. Kedzie Ave., on Friday-Saturday, March 30-31. The parties will start at 7 p.m., with the screenings at 8:30 ...


SPRING-DANCE-PREVIEW-Women-lead-the-pack-this-dance-season

  SPRING DANCE PREVIEW Women lead the pack this dance season

Clearly, the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements were needed to raise awareness—yet again—about the inequities, discrimination and harassment that women face in the workplace ( at let's face it, everywhere else ). It is common knowledge in ...


ALMAs-Winter-Salsa-March-23

  ALMA's 'Winter Salsa' March 23

The Association of Latino/as Motivating Action ( ALMA ) will host its "2nd Annual Winter Salsa" on Friday, March 23, at the Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center, 4046 W. Armitage Ave. The event was originally scheduled ...


-Wonka-Ball-on-May-11-at-MBC-

  Wonka Ball on May 11 at MBC

About Face Theatre's annual gala, Wonka Ball ( theme "Saturday Night Live: The Experience!" ) will take place Friday, May 11, at 8 p.m. ( VIP cocktailreception 7 p.m. ) at the Museum of Broadcast Communications, ...


-Queer-dance-series-March-18-June-17

  Queer dance series March 18-June 17

"Queer Dance Connection: A Workshop Series," with Celia Calder presenting, will take place March 18, April 15, May 20 and June 17, 3-5 p.m., at Links Hall, 3111 N. Western Ave. This beginner-friendly movement workshop series ...


Joffrey-Ballet-receivea-1-million-grant-from-Alphawood-Foundation

  Joffrey Ballet receivea $1 million grant from Alphawood Foundation

From a press release

March 7, 2018 ( Chicago ) — The Joffrey Ballet has received a $1 million grant from the Alphawood Foundation to fund a transformational three-year project aimed at audience expansion and sustainability. The grant will be ...


DANCIN-FEATS-Sharp-and-still-with-Lin-Hwai-min

  DANCIN' FEATS Sharp and still with Lin Hwai-min

Next month the Dance Center of Columbia College welcomes back Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan for a two-night engagement of its latest work "Formosa" at the Harris Theater. According to Taiwanese legend, 16th-century Portuguese sailors ...







DANCE-REVIEW-Modern-Masters-

  DANCE REVIEW Modern Masters

Choreography by: Jerome Robbins, George Balanchine, Nicolas Blanc and Myles Thatcher At: Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Pkwy. Tickets: joffrey.org or ticketmaster.com; $34-159. Runs through: Feb. 18 Ballet is much more than The ...


The-Joffrey-Ballet-Announces-2018-19-Season

  The Joffrey Ballet Announces 2018-19 Season

From a press release

February 12, 2018 ( Chicago )— Ashley Wheater, Artistic Director of The Joffrey Ballet, proudly announces an impressive 2018-19 season featuring the world premiere of Yuri Possokhov's historic reimagining of Leo Tolstoy's classic novel, Anna Karenina, ...


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  Joffrey's 'Modern Masters' Feb. 7-18

The Joffrey Ballet presents Modern Masters—a mixed repertory program showcasing works by contemporary icons along with top emerging choreographers—Feb. 7-18 at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Pkwy. The program will include the ...


WINTER-DANCE-SPECIAL-Contemporary-dance-ballet-and-much-more

  WINTER DANCE SPECIAL Contemporary dance, ballet and much more

Special to the online edition of Windy City Times

One thing's for sure: dance artists are not hibernating this winter. Working with themes like perception, heritage, anger, displacement and joy, a bevy of local choreographers as well as national and international touring companies will grace ...


Joffrey-Ballet-to-offer-Modern-Masters-of-dance-premieres-Feb-7-through-18

  Joffrey Ballet to offer Modern Masters of dance premieres Feb. 7 through 18

From a press release

( January 11—CHICAGO, IL ) — For its annual winter engagement, The Joffrey Ballet presents Modern Masters, a mixed repertory program showcasing works by ballet's most celebrated contemporary icons along with today's top emerging choreographers, including ...


Cloud-Gate-Dance-Theatre-of-Taiwan-at-Harris-March-2-and-3

  Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan at Harris March 2 and 3

From a press release

CHICAGO—The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago presents the return of Asia's leading contemporary dance company, Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan, March 2 and 3 at the Harris Theatre for Music and Dance, 205 E. ...


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  Tharpe part of newest Hall of Fame class

Decades after her death, Sister Rosetta Tharpe will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018, according to Out.com. She will receive the Award for Early Influence. Tharpe is considered a pioneer ...


DANCIN-FEATS-Ashley-Wheater-marks-a-decade-at-Joffreys-helm

  DANCIN' FEATS Ashley Wheater marks a decade at Joffrey's helm

A tarot card reading in the '80s predicted that Ashley Wheater would become the artistic director of the Joffrey Ballet. Well, maybe it didn't specifically mention the Joffrey Ballet and the reading was not for Wheater ...


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  Baryshnikov in Chicago Feb. 2-4

Cherry Orchard Festival will present the Chicago premiere of the one-man play Brodsky/Baryshnikov—conceived and directed by Alvis Hermanis, and starring Mikhail Baryshnikov—Feb. 2-4, 2018, at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph Dr. ...







DANCE-Love-and-marriage-Hubbard-Street-couple-dance-together

  DANCE Love and marriage: Hubbard Street couple dance together

The story goes that Glenn Edgerton, the artistic director of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and Tom Mossbrucker, the artistic director of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, have been best friends since they danced together at the Joffrey ...


How-Hansel-Became-Gretel-Dec-7-10

  'How Hansel Became Gretel' Dec. 7-10

On Dec. 7-10, tap dancers of jorsTAP chicago will take the stage at Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, 756 N. Milwaukee Ave., to premiere "Hansel and Gretel: How Hansel Became Hansel." "jorsTAP Chicago ...


Joffrey-Ballet-presents-ewly-reimagined-holiday-classic-The-Nutcracker

  Joffrey Ballet presents ewly reimagined holiday classic The Nutcracker

From a press release

CHICAGO ( November 9, 2017 ) — Following a wildly successful world premiere in December 2016, The Joffrey Ballet will present its newly reimagined holiday classic The Nutcracker by Tony Award®-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon in 33 ...


How-Hansel-Became-Hansel-fairytale-to-be-reimagined-in-tap-dance

  How Hansel Became Hansel, fairytale to be reimagined in tap dance

From a press release

Chicago —Experience the classic Brothers Grimm fairytale story we grew up reading, but with a new twist: Hansel was born a girl. This December, the tap dancers of jorsTAP chicago will take the stage at Intuit: ...


DANCIN-FEATS-Deeply-Rooted-Dance-20-years-and-counting

  DANCIN' FEATS Deeply Rooted Dance: 20 years, and counting

Deeply Rooted Dance Theater ( DRDT ) is gearing up to present its 20th-anniversary season finale, "Deeply Free," with the much-anticipated premiere of INDUMBA, by South African choreographer Fana Tshabalala, along with celebrated works from its ...


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  Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo film at Siskel

The New York-based and cheekily named Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo—the gay, all-male dance troupe that has for 40 years slyly and hilariously satirized ballet classics—is revealed in the esprit de corps that is its ...


Alvin-Ailey-American-Dance-Theater-tours-in-Chicago-March-2018

  Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater tours in Chicago March 2018

From a press release

Following a five-week season launch in New York City, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will continue to grace stages from coast to coast during a 21-city North American tour includingthe Auditorium Theatre in Chicago March 7 ...


Nutcracker-feature-to-premiere-Nov-16

  'Nutcracker' feature to premiere Nov. 16

WTTW public media has partnered with the Joffrey Ballet to produce a new 60-minute documentary, Making a New American Nutcracker, which will go behind the scenes to reveal how it was made and introduce audiences to ...


Joffrey-Ballet-opens-holiday-season-with-newly-reimagined-Nutcracker

  Joffrey Ballet opens holiday season with newly reimagined Nutcracker

From a press release

CHICAGO ( November 9, 2017 ) — Following a wildly successful world premiere in December 2016, The Joffrey Ballet will present its newly reimagined holiday classic The Nutcracker by Tony Award®-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon in 33 ...







Joffrey-choreography-winners-announced

  Joffrey choreography winners announced

The Joffrey Academy of Dance, the official school of The Joffrey Ballet, has announced the recipients of the eighth annual Winning Works Choreographic Competition: Telmo Moreira, Omar Román De Jesús, Claudia Schreier and Luis Vazquez. This ...


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  Lyric holding 'Superstar' auditions

Lyric Opera of Chicago will hold auditions for dancer/singers for the 2017-18 season production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar. Auditions will be held Dec. 2-4, and the deadline for ...


Joffrey-adds-three-dancers

  Joffrey adds three dancers

Ashley Wheater, artistic director of The Joffrey Ballet, has announced the addition of three dancers to the Joffrey's international roster for the 2017-2018 season. They are Olivia Duryea ( Haslett, Michigan ), Yuka Iwai ( Iwate, ...




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