Ashley Wheater MBE, The Mary B. Galvin Inventive Director of The Joffrey Ballet, introduced the Joffrey’s 2023–2024 Season, that includes a Chicago debut of a full-length gothic masterpiece set within the daybreak of contemporary science; a blended rep program that includes a world premiere; the return of a Swedish tour de pressure; and a vacation custom boldly reimagined for a brand new technology.
The Joffrey Ballet begins its 68th season with Liam Scarlett’s Chicago premiere of Frankenstein. Adopted by the return of Christopher Wheeldon’s enchanting manufacturing of The Nutcracker, and Research in Blue, an enlightening blended rep program with authentic work choreographed by Scarlett and Andrew McNicol, rounded out with a world premiere by Stina Quagebeur. Closing out the season is the return of Alexander Ekman’s otherworldly journey into Midsummer Night time’s Dream, which is much from a Shakespearean story.
“Our 2023-2024 season invitations audiences to journey with us via a number of the most beautiful worlds created for the ballet, full of affection and ache, tragedy and triumph,” says The Mary B. Galvin Inventive Director Ashley Wheater MBE.
The Joffrey Ballet is without doubt one of the premier dance corporations on the earth at present, with a popularity for boundary-breaking performances. The Joffrey repertoire is an intensive assortment of all-time classics, fashionable masterpieces and authentic works.
President and CEO Greg Cameron stated: “Since its founding, our firm has adopted Robert Joffrey’s guiding ideas of making compelling performances, inspirational training, and inventive innovation. Ashley Wheater has masterfully curated our 68th season with productions that illustrate these ambitions via fashionable interpretations of basic tales and daring new narratives. With a nod to the previous and an eye fixed on the long run, our dedication to creating dance accessible to everybody via ‘Joffrey for All’ initiatives brings fascinating storytelling to the Lyric Opera stage, the Chicago group, and past.”
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