The Nutcracker Virtual Offerings

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Experience The Nutcracker in new ways! 

Join us for a myriad of festive, interactive virtual offerings througout the holiday season.  

 

Art on theMART 
November 12-December 30 at 7:00 and 7:30 PM 

The debut of a newly animated digital display as part of Chicago’s Art on theMART the largest permanent digital art projection in the world. The Nutcracker presentation for Art on theMART, set to the music of Tchaikovsky’s beloved score, runs nightly from November 12 through December 30, at 7:00 and 7:30 PM, in partnership with Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. The projections — displayed on theMART’s 2.5 acre river-facade — can be viewed for free from the jetty section of the Chicago Riverwalk on Wacker Drive between Wells Street and Franklin Street. The “opening night” projection will also be livestreamed on Facebook, Thursday, November 12. 

Art on theMART’s presentation of The Nutcracker conjures a larger-than-life experience of the Joffrey’s magical holiday tradition, set during Chicago’s 1893 World’s Fair. The story follows young Marie on a magical Christmas Eve journey through the iconic World’s Fair. The nightly projection lasts 30 minutes, with a program that also features iconic paintings from the Art Institute of Chicago, as well as Arts of Life’s City Circle Heart, presenting works from artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


VIRTUAL ENCHANTED EVENING: THE NUTCRACKER
December 4 and 11 6:30-7:30 PM

Join Children's Division Liaison Trish Strong for a Virtual Enchanted Evening, highlighting The Joffrey Ballet's one-of-a-kind Nutcracker!

We are thrilled to bring our annual Enchanted Evening event to a virtual format, complete with dancing, music, and stories. The Joffrey Academy of Dance's Trish Strong will lead a class of young dancers and dance enthusiasts on a Nutcracker journey, complete with special guest appearances from The Joffrey Ballet Company Artists!

Tickets are $15 may be purchased for either of the following dates: 

Ages 4-6: Friday, December 4th from 6:30-7:30 PM (CST)
Ages 7-9: Friday, December 11th from 6:30-7:30 PM (CST)

To purchase tickets and additional details, click here

 

"MAKING A NEW AMERICAN NUTCRACKER" DOCUMENTARY 
December 1-31, 2020 

Stream the Emmy-winning PBS documentary Making a New American Nutcracker on the Joffrey’s website. The 2017 documentary, narrated by actress Neve Campbell, reveals the inner workings of the Joffrey creative team—from rewriting the story to the making of elaborate puppets to the choreographic process.

 

NUTCRACKER STAGE NOTES
Release dates and additional details TBD 

Enjoy performance excerpts from The Nutcracker featuring commentary from Joffrey Company Artists. 

 

 

 

The Joffrey Crisis Stabilization Fund 
The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in the cancellation of the Joffrey’s Nutcracker and all performances of the 2020-2021 season — an estimated earned revenue loss of more than $9 million. The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, and Joffrey Community Engagement have moved to virtual programming and limited in-person classes indefinitely. This coming season, the Joffrey will rely almost entirely on contributed revenue to meet its financial commitments. 


The establishment of the Joffrey Crisis Stabilization Fund attempts to recoup lost funds stemming from Covid-19 and maintain basic operations through October 2021. To date, the Joffrey has raised $7.2 million of its $12 million goal.

Click here to learn more and support. 

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Experience The Nutcracker in new ways! 

Join us for a myriad of festive, interactive virtual offerings througout the holiday season.  

 

Art on theMART 
November 12-December 30 at 7:00 and 7:30 PM 

The debut of a newly animated digital display as part of Chicago’s Art on theMART the largest permanent digital art projection in the world. The Nutcracker presentation for Art on theMART, set to the music of Tchaikovsky’s beloved score, runs nightly from November 12 through December 30, at 7:00 and 7:30 PM, in partnership with Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. The projections — displayed on theMART’s 2.5 acre river-facade — can be viewed for free from the jetty section of the Chicago Riverwalk on Wacker Drive between Wells Street and Franklin Street. The “opening night” projection will also be livestreamed on Facebook, Thursday, November 12. 

Art on theMART’s presentation of The Nutcracker conjures a larger-than-life experience of the Joffrey’s magical holiday tradition, set during Chicago’s 1893 World’s Fair. The story follows young Marie on a magical Christmas Eve journey through the iconic World’s Fair. The nightly projection lasts 30 minutes, with a program that also features iconic paintings from the Art Institute of Chicago, as well as Arts of Life’s City Circle Heart, presenting works from artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


VIRTUAL ENCHANTED EVENING: THE NUTCRACKER
December 4 and 11 6:30-7:30 PM

Join Children's Division Liaison Trish Strong for a Virtual Enchanted Evening, highlighting The Joffrey Ballet's one-of-a-kind Nutcracker!

We are thrilled to bring our annual Enchanted Evening event to a virtual format, complete with dancing, music, and stories. The Joffrey Academy of Dance's Trish Strong will lead a class of young dancers and dance enthusiasts on a Nutcracker journey, complete with special guest appearances from The Joffrey Ballet Company Artists!

Tickets are $15 may be purchased for either of the following dates: 

Ages 4-6: Friday, December 4th from 6:30-7:30 PM (CST)
Ages 7-9: Friday, December 11th from 6:30-7:30 PM (CST)

To purchase tickets and additional details, click here

 

"MAKING A NEW AMERICAN NUTCRACKER" DOCUMENTARY 
December 1-31, 2020 

Stream the Emmy-winning PBS documentary Making a New American Nutcracker on the Joffrey’s website. The 2017 documentary, narrated by actress Neve Campbell, reveals the inner workings of the Joffrey creative team—from rewriting the story to the making of elaborate puppets to the choreographic process.

 

NUTCRACKER STAGE NOTES
Release dates and additional details TBD 

Enjoy performance excerpts from The Nutcracker featuring commentary from Joffrey Company Artists. 

 

 

 

The Joffrey Crisis Stabilization Fund 
The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in the cancellation of the Joffrey’s Nutcracker and all performances of the 2020-2021 season — an estimated earned revenue loss of more than $9 million. The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, and Joffrey Community Engagement have moved to virtual programming and limited in-person classes indefinitely. This coming season, the Joffrey will rely almost entirely on contributed revenue to meet its financial commitments. 


The establishment of the Joffrey Crisis Stabilization Fund attempts to recoup lost funds stemming from Covid-19 and maintain basic operations through October 2021. To date, the Joffrey has raised $7.2 million of its $12 million goal.

Click here to learn more and support.