Modern Masters

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Modern Masters

February 7 - 18, 2018

 

Click on the image below to view the Modern Masters digital program book.

 

The Four Temperaments

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. 

Joffrey Premiere

 

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.

 

Beyond the Shore

Choreographer: Nicolas Blanc

Music: Mason Bates

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

 World Premiere


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.”

Chicago Premiere

 

Modern Masters runs approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes including two intermissions.


Click HERE to read the LARGE FORMAT program book. These programs are available upon request in the Aisle 1 office at the Auditorium Theatre. 


To purchase a subscription, click here

 

The Joffrey would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of the Modern Masters program: The Estate of Linda and Gary Blumenshine, The Four Temperaments Production Sponsor Patti Selander Eylar, Glass Pieces Production Sponsor the Jerome Robbins Foundation and Trust, and Beyond the Shore World Premiere Production Sponsor Nancy and Sanfred Koltun. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional rehearsal support for Beyond the Shore was provided by a Commission Initiative Grant from the New York Choreographic Institute, an affiliate of New York City Ballet. 

 

Photo of Carla Körbes and Batkhurel Bold of Pacific Northwest Ballet by Angela Sterling. 

 

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Casting

Casting

ALL casting is subject to change. 

The following casting information is as of February 15, 2018

For most up to date casting information call the Joffrey box office at 312-386-8905 or view the casting board in the front of the lobby at the Auditorium Theatre. 


Modern Masters

Week Two:

Thursday, February 15 at 7:30pm

Friday, February 16 at 7:30pm

Saturday, February 17 at 2:00pm

Saturday, February 17 at 7:30pm

Sunday, February 18 at 2:00pm

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Modern Masters

February 7 - 18, 2018

 

Click on the image below to view the Modern Masters digital program book.

 

The Four Temperaments

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. 

Joffrey Premiere

 

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.

 

Beyond the Shore

Choreographer: Nicolas Blanc

Music: Mason Bates

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

 World Premiere


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.”

Chicago Premiere

 

Modern Masters runs approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes including two intermissions.


Click HERE to read the LARGE FORMAT program book. These programs are available upon request in the Aisle 1 office at the Auditorium Theatre. 


To purchase a subscription, click here

 

The Joffrey would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of the Modern Masters program: The Estate of Linda and Gary Blumenshine, The Four Temperaments Production Sponsor Patti Selander Eylar, Glass Pieces Production Sponsor the Jerome Robbins Foundation and Trust, and Beyond the Shore World Premiere Production Sponsor Nancy and Sanfred Koltun. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional rehearsal support for Beyond the Shore was provided by a Commission Initiative Grant from the New York Choreographic Institute, an affiliate of New York City Ballet. 

 

Photo of Carla Körbes and Batkhurel Bold of Pacific Northwest Ballet by Angela Sterling.