Many choreographers have worked with the joffrey, including paul taylor, twyla tharp, george balanchine. Wells drive journey to chicagos 1893 worlds fair with christopher wheeldons holiday masterpiece. The nutcracker at joffrey ballet of chicago performink. This upcoming season will mark the companys first year at the lyric opera house as well as the joffrey s 25th year in chicago. Click the image below to view the nutcracker digital program book. We are sad to say goodbye to the joffrey ballet, a company that has been performing at the auditorium theatre since 1968, when the company was still based in new york when the joffrey relocated to chicago, the auditorium became the companys new performance home. Joffrey ballet performs iconic masterpiece the nutcracker. Joffrey ballet restages the nutcracker in 1893 chicago the friendly picture of hardworking friends and family sharing genuine kinship and the american dream around a merry hearth fire made its way into this late 1800s classic.
The joffrey ballet begins its 65th season with macmillans iconic manon, october 1425, 2020, followed by wheeldons magical production of the nutcracker, december 527, 2020. The joffrey ballet is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its holiday production of the nutcracker, which means audiences have enjoyed an evening of grace, beauty, charm, and magnificent dancing and music for a quarter of a century. All students in the chicagoland area meeting the criteria with dance experience are welcome to audition on their respective dates. Magic is on the horizon for young marie and her mother, a sculptress creating the iconic statue of the republic. Tickets are no longer available online for this event. Nov 01, 2017 christopher wheeldons the nutcracker takes you on a magical journey with marie to the dream fair set in chicago before the 1893 worlds columbian exposition. Photo by cheryl mann the wonderful story of the nutcracker and the mouse king written. The joffrey ballet long had a traditional nutcracker by its founderchoreographer, robert joffrey, which it continued to perform after moving to chicago from new york in 1995. The opening scene, a christmas party in a victorian parlor, features an avalanche of toys, presents, fancy candycolored costumes, and kidfriendly shenanigans. Dec 19, 2018 joffrey ballet restages the nutcracker in 1893 chicago the friendly picture of hardworking friends and family sharing genuine kinship and the american dream around a merry hearth fire made its way into this late 1800s classic. Wheeldons acclaimed turnofthecentury tale opens on christmas eve, 1892, mere months before the grand opening of the 1893 worlds fair, as young marie and her mother prepare for a christmas eve potluck celebration. The joffrey ballet s the nutcracker is a mustsee tradition boldly reimagined for a new generation.
A radiant moment in chicago history key to magic of. Purchase tickets online ahead of the show to secure your seats. Beginning in the 2020 fall season, the group will move. Robert joffrey and gerald arpinos uniquely american vision of dance first took form in 1956. Founded as a touring company in 1956, it was based. On tuesday, the joffrey ballet announced its 202021 season. And the many believers the nutcracker student matinees sponsors. While robert joffrey stayed in new york to teach ballet classes and earn money to pay the dancers salaries, gerald arpino led the troupe across americas heartland, in a station wagon that pulled a uhaul trailer. The nutcracker at the joffrey ballet the university of chicago.
The joffrey ballet brings this classic christmas story of fantastical proportions to life daily at 2 pm and 7 pm. Presenting premieres, new productions, timeless classics, and audience favorites, the. It was a sixdancer ensemble that traveled from one place to another to spread the beauty of dance and ballet. The joffrey ballet performs christopher wheeldons chicago themed reinvention of the nutcracker. The joffrey takes pains both artistic and physical to keep it seemingly new. Peter llyich tchaikovsky live music performed by the chicago philharmonic.
Welcome to the joffrey s 20202021 season, the 25th anniversary since the joffrey arrived in chicago and our inaugural year at lyric opera house. The original company consisted of six dynamic and highly individual dancers. Wells drive journey to chicago s 1893 worlds fair with christopher wheeldons holiday masterpiece. Now, however, christopher wheeldon has made the company a new production that catches a historic moment in chicago. Congress parkway, chicago the joffreys reimagined classic marks its fourth year as chicagos favorite holiday tradition. Chicago tonight joffrey ballets reimagined nutcracker.
The joffrey ballets the nutcracker chicago tickets goldstar. A grand production with tchaikovskys glorious score played live by a full orchestra. Joffrey ballet tickets at auditorium theatre il chicago, il tickets get your tickets now at tickets. Mar 16, 2019 a big fan of the wonderful joffrey ballet and recently loved their classical presentation of swan lake. Clara, our heroine, is preoccupied with dolls and, maybe, boys. The joffrey ballet tickets the joffrey ballet tickets the joffrey ballet started as the robert joffrey theater dancers in 1956.
The joffrey ballets the nutcracker chicago tickets. Joffrey ballet to launch reimagined nutcracker abc7 chicago. Follow young marie and the nutcracker prince on a christmas eve journey through the 1893 worlds fair, a dazzling spectacle of sights, sounds, and enchantment. Joffrey ballets reimagined nutcracker continues to dazzle and charm. An allstar creative team joined forces with the athletic dancers of the joffrey for a. Dec 11, 2016 the joffrey ballet long had a traditional nutcracker by its founderchoreographer, robert joffrey, which it continued to perform after moving to chicago from new york in 1995. Ten years in the making, the joffrey ballets new nutcracker tells the story of a city our city. Joffreys chicagoset nutcracker has become truly alive. This fresh adaptation of the timeless christmas ballet is set during the historic 1893 chicago worlds fair and centers on marie a young girl whose mother works at the fair. Where to see the nutcracker in chicago and the suburbs. Nutcracker 2019 creative but lost the plot tripadvisor. The joffrey ballet has announced their 20202021 season. Let me start by saying we have seen the joffrey nutcracker every year for the past 10 years.
Wheeldons acclaimed turnofthecentury tale opens on christmas. The joffrey ballet, based in chicago, illinois, is a premier dance company. Please contact our box office to get upto the minute ticket availability information. Joffrey ballet the nutcracker russian classic, chicago. Chicago wls the joffrey ballet will launch a brand new version of the nutcracker for the holidays on saturday at the auditorium theatre. Set in chicago just before the worlds fair of 1892 and with the central family being poor. This christmas tradition reimagined is an homage to. The story, now set during the construction of the 1893 columbian worlds exposition in chicago, features the immigrant communities that built this spectacular fair. Today, they are situated in chicago where they will be moving to the lyric opera house for performances in. Many choreographers have worked with the joffrey, including paul taylor, twyla tharp, george balanchine, and founders gerald arpino and robert. Photo by cheryl mann choreographed by the tony awardwinning christopher wheeldon, and set to the beloved tchaikovsky score, it cleverly shifted the story courtesy of childrens book author brian selznick to the fairs chicago construction site during the wintry months of 1892. See tony awardwinning choreographer christopher wheeldons production of the nutcracker in this breathtaking performance by the joffrey ballet. Maries manse was gone, replaced by a shack where children sleep on the floor, huddled by the stove for warmth. Photo by cheryl mann now in its third season, the joffrey ballet s radiant and altogether ingenious production of choreographer christopher wheeldons chicago themed reinvention of the nutcracker is more luminous than ever.
The 10 best restaurants near joffrey ballet of chicago in. We brought our daughter for the first time when she was only 3 and were all completely enchanted by the talented company, brilliant choreography, the beautiful sets and costumes and the magical quality of the perfomance. Founded in 1956, the joffrey ballet is one of the foremost dance companies performing in the world today. With gratitude to the nutcracker commissioning sponsors. Oct 25, 2019 the joffrey ballets the nutcracker when. For questions and general inquiries, email nccadmin at joffrey dot org all auditions take place at joffrey tower 10 east randolph street. The joffrey ballet is pleased to present a brilliantly reimagined nutcracker by tony awardwinning choreographer christopher wheeldon. Nutcracker auditions the joffrey ballet theatre in chicago. Dec 17, 20 the joffrey takes pains both artistic and physical to keep it seemingly new. I think that the bar has been raised, said joffrey ballet. The 201920 season is the last season the joffrey ballet will perform at the auditorium theatre in chicago. One way it does that is in ensuring that no two performances of its nutcracker are ever the same. A holiday tradition is seeing the nutcracker by the joffrey ballet but this year theres a new twist. When joffrey ballet s nutcracker was revised for chicago, artistic director ashley wheater, choreographer christopher wheeldon and storyteller brian selznick choose to set it.
A big fan of the wonderful joffrey ballet and recently loved their classical presentation of swan lake. A radiant moment in chicago history key to magic of joffreys. The magic of the season takes hold when a visit from the. Joffrey ballet s ashley wheater honoured by her majesty queen elizabeth ii with mbe. The joffrey ballet performs christopher wheeldons chicagothemed reinvention of the nutcracker. Dec 29, 2019 searle funds at the chicago community trust. The joffrey ballet is a worldclass ballet company and dance education organization known for presenting a unique repertoire including an annual performance of the nutcracker. Nov 28, 2018 when joffrey ballet s nutcracker was revised for chicago, artistic director ashley wheater, choreographer christopher wheeldon and storyteller brian selznick choose to set it at the 1893 world. Joffrey ballet tickets at auditorium theatre il chicago, il. The joffreys nutcracker, which robert joffrey set in america in the 1850s, begins with a bang. The joffrey s reimagined holiday classic highlights one of chicago s greatest moments of. Every december at the joffrey ballet in chicago, illinois.
The joffrey ballet announces 65th season chicago tribune. Joffrey gifts chicago a homegrown holiday classic not to be missed joffrey ballet the nutcracker at the auditorium theatre, chicago, il. Wheeldons turnofthecentury tale opens on christmas eve, 1892, mere months before the grand opening of the 1893 worlds fair, as young marie and her mother prepare for a. Now in its second season with the kinks worked out, choreographer christopher wheeldons revisionist holiday ballet is wonderfully alive. I think that the bar has been raised, said joffrey ballet artistic director ashley wheater. When wheeldon and the joffrey s artistic director, ashley wheater another royal ballet alum, began discussing the companys new nutcracker, they grabbed hold of the idea of setting the. The joffrey ballet is committed to artistic excellence and innovation, presenting a unique repertoire encompassing masterpieces of the past including an annual. Click here for more information 2019 nutcracker childrens cast auditions. How the joffreys new nutcracker chose chicagos worlds. The joffrey ballet holds open auditions for the childrens cast of christopher wheeldons nutcracker at its downtown studios in joffrey tower, 10 e.
This annual holiday tradition celebrates the magic of the season and the rich cultural heritage of chicago. Nothing like a little snow to ring in the holidays. And watching this years opening performance of the. The joffrey is a worldclass, chicago based ballet company and dance education organization committed to artistic excellence and innovation, presenting a unique repertoire encompassing masterpieces of the past and cuttingedge works. This upcoming season will mark the companys first season at lyric opera house as well as joffrey s 25th year in chicago. Oct 30, 2019 joffrey ballet, auditorium theatre, 50 e.
Many choreographers have worked with the joffrey, including paul taylor, twyla tharp, george balanchine, and founders gerald arpino and robert joffrey. Joffrey ballets reimagined nutcracker continues to. The joffrey ballet unveiled a daringly new chicago centric version of the nutcracker in 2016, moving the action to five months before the worlds columbian exposition in 1893 a grand. Joffrey ballet s nutcracker, new this year by choreographer christopher wheeldon, tells its story from the chicago worlds fair of 1893. Alvin ailey american dance theater, one of the best known companies in the world the associated press that never fails to inspire and delight chicago tonight, returns to its chicago home of more than 50 years as a visiting resident company. The nutcracker will not be performed on christmas day december 25 or new years eve december 31. Nutcracker childrens cast auditions joffrey ballet. Joffrey ballet restages the nutcracker in 1893 chicago. The joffrey ballet, based in chicago, illinois, is one of the worlds premier dance companies. Randolph street, sunday, september 10 and thursday, september 14. Chicago the nutcracker is traditionally set in nuremberg, germany. Joffrey artistic director ashley wheater, music director scott speck and dancers amanda assucena and yoshihisa arai discuss what makes robert joffrey s the nutcracker magical. The joffrey ballet unveiled a daringly new chicagocentric version of the nutcracker in 2016, moving the action to five months before the. The splendor, invention in joffreys nutcracker grows.
Christopher wheeldons masterpiece is back december at the auditorium theatre. Joffrey ballets new nutcracker leaves some tradition. Peter llyich tchaikovsky dont miss chicago s most beloved holiday tradition. Dec 24, 2016 the joffrey ballet, a gorgeous and gifted ensemble, are the perfect company to debut wheeldons nutcracker, and the usual bevy of children from joffreys academy of dance and other schools in the chicago area, are charming and adorable. The joffrey is a worldclass, chicago based ballet company and dance education organization committed to artistic excellence and innovation, presenting a uni. The joffreys nutcracker abandons plot, pathos, and palatable. Ten years in the making, the joffrey ballet s new nutcracker tells the story of a city our city. Joffrey ballet the nutcracker auditorium theatre, chicago, il. Wheeldon first reimagined the ballet for joffrey in 2016, setting it in chicago on the christmas before the 1893 opening of daniel burnhams. Restaurants near joffrey ballet of chicago, chicago on tripadvisor. In lieu of fabulously gowns all bustled and beribboned, the guests wear the drab, flouncefree garb of impoverished.
Brian wrote a new narrative for christopher wheeldons nutcracker at the joffrey. Joffrey ballet, disney reimagine holiday classic the. As reported in the chicago tribune, the joffrey ballet announced its 202021 season. The nutcracker at the joffrey ballet university of chicago. Having retired cofounder robert joffrey s production of the nutcracker after nearly 30 years, the joffrey ballet debuted a brandnew version in 2016, set in chicago. Over the years, the joffrey has performed many amazing works on our stage, including the world premiere of christopher wheeldons. Wheeldons acclaimed turnof the century tale opens on christmas eve, 1892, mere months before the grand opening of the 1893 worlds fair, as young marie and her mother prepare for a christmas eve potluck c. Members of the joffrey ballet performing in the nutcracker at the.1233 640 732 1214 686 1436 1309 295 1483 1555 1598 925 693 933 1561 398 1248 360 977 509 1576 541 488 644 244 1452 506 701 702 1490 1379 1653 1015 718 873 1457 1208 340 785 971 68 545 459 33