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.
Choreographer: Nicolas Blanc
Music: Mason Bates
Joffrey Ballet Master Blanc transports us through five mesmerizing worlds amid Bates' lush orchestral and electronic soundscape.
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.
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.
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.
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.