Joffrey Ballet Presents 2017-2018 SEASON

Joffrey Ballet 2017-2018 SEASON
Photo: Courtesy of Joffrey Ballet

Modern Masters

The Four Temperaments

February 7-18, 2018

Choreographer: George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust

Music: Paul Hindemith

One of Balanchine's earliest experimental works, The Four Temperaments fuses classical steps with a lean, angular style. The ballet is inspired by the medieval belief that human beings are made up of four different humors that determine a person's temperament. 

Body of Your Dreams

Choreographer: Myles Thatcher

Music: Jacob ter Veldhuis

A madcap play on fitness crazes, this inventive piece brings wit and whimsy to our obsession with physical perfection.

World Premiere

Choreographer: Nicolas Blanc

Music: Mason Bates

Joffrey Ballet Master Blanc transports us through five mesmerizing worlds amid Bates' lush orchestral and electronic soundscape.

Glass Pieces

Choreography: Jerome Robbins

Music: Philip Glass

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the legendary Robbins’ birthday, Glass Pieces is a tour de force from pioneer Robbins and minimalist composer Philip Glass. This electrifying work marries artistry and athleticism to echo the pulse of 1980s metropolitan America. Hailed by the New York Times as “landmark Robbins.”

Midsummer Night's Dream

April 25- May 6, 2018

Choreographer: Alexander Ekman

Music: Mikael Karlsson

This is not Shakespeare's midsummer. Swedish trailblazer Ekman astounds with this ode to the longest day of the year. Delight in joyful abandon and romance under the Scandinavian sun as dancers celebrate and let their imaginations run wild. A tour de force that took Stockholm by storm.

Note: This is now added to the Picture this Post round up of 2017 2018 SEASON PREVIEWS.  To find out more about other exciting programming coming to Chicago’s stages this upcoming season, click here to read — 

2017-2018 SEASON PREVIEWS– Guide to Upcoming Shows in Chicago


October 18-29 
Staged by: Lola de Ávila 
Music: Adolphe Adam 
When a young peasant girl discovers her lover is betrothed to another, she dies of grief, only to be enlisted by the vengeful Wilis, a ghostly army of maidens who haunt the forests, dancing to death any male mortal who crosses their path.

The Nutcracker

December 1-30, 2017

Choreography © by Christopher Wheeldon

Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

When young Marie and her mother, a sculptress who is creating the fair's iconic Statue of the Republic, host a holiday party, a surprise visit from the charming Great Impresario sets off a Christmas Eve dream of whirlwind romance and adventure. 

Gala Performance

April 20, 2018

Come together to celebrate with our vibrant creative community at this season's breathtaking gala performance, open exclusively to Joffrey subscribers and gala package donors. This special one-hour, one-night-only performance will include pieces hand selected by Artistic Director Ashley Wheater. 

Orphee et Eurydice

September 23-October 15, 2017

Fully reimagined by Director and Choreographer John Neumeier

Music: Christoph Willibald Gluck

Gluck's drama introduces us to Orpheus, the poet and musician whose every word and note communicate the most overwhelming love for his Eurydice. 


For more information and to buy tickets visit The Joffrey Ballet Website.

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