Modern Masters

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Modern Masters

February 7 - 18, 2018

 

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.

 

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.”

Chicago Premiere

 

To purchase a subscription, click here

Single tickets on sale August 1st. 

 

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

 

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Modern Masters

February 7 - 18, 2018

 

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.

 

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.”

Chicago Premiere

 

To purchase a subscription, click here

Single tickets on sale August 1st. 

 

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