Across the Pond

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ACROSS THE POND

April 24 - May 5, 2019

 

Three of the U.K.’s most influential artists travel state-side for a groundbreaking program of incredible range and style.

 

Click on the image below to read the digital program book.


YONDER BLUE

Choreographer: Andrew McNicol

Music: Peter Gregson 

Andrew McNicol (“An impressive young choreographer, musical and fully engaged.” —Dance Tabs), winner of the Kenneth MacMillan Choreographic Competition, creates a world premiere for the Joffrey’s spring program. Described as a “rapidly rising star in the world of ballet …” (BBC News), McNicol draws on his prodigious musicality to inform a style that has quickly earned him recognition across Europe and around the globe. Learn more about McNicol here.  

WORLD PREMIERE

 

VESPERTINE 

Choreographer: Liam Scarlett

Music: Arcangelo Corelli

The Royal Ballet Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett brings his impressive body of work to the Joffrey for the first time. In Vespertine, Scarlett takes inspiration from the spellbinding music of the Baroque period. Created for the Norwegian National Ballet in 2013, this abstract ballet evokes classicism and athleticism all in one, set amidst a scenic display of custom chandeliers. Learn more about Scarlett here

JOFFREY PREMIERE

 

HOME

Choreographer: Andrea Walker

Music: Ross Allchurch

Inspired by the personal stories of immigrants in America, choreographer Andrea Walker directs the Joffrey through a story of strength, resilience, and the nature of belonging, asking what happens to our identity when our idea of home is taken away. Through his signature fusion of contemporary and commercial dance styles, Walker explores what home means, within ourselves, our relationships, and our country. Learn more about Walker here.

 *PLEASE NOTE: There is a strobe effect used during HOME.


WORLD PREMIERE

Production Sponsor

Denise Littlefield Sobel


Tickets on sale now!

 

Run time is approximately 2 hours and 5 minutes, including one 20-minute and one 15-minute intermission. 


Click on the image below to read The Ultimate Chicago Museum Bucket List from our season content partner Make It Better.

Large print programs are available in the Aisle 1 Patron Services office.

For more information on accessibility services offered please visit joffrey.org/accessibility 

Tickets

April
Wed Apr 24, 2019 - 7:30pm
Fri Apr 26, 2019 - 7:30pm
Sat Apr 27, 2019 - 2:00pm
Sat Apr 27, 2019 - 7:30pm
Sun Apr 28, 2019 - 2:00pm
May
Thu May 2, 2019 - 7:30pm
Fri May 3, 2019 - 7:30pm
Sat May 4, 2019 - 2:00pm
Sat May 4, 2019 - 7:30pm
Sun May 5, 2019 - 2:00pm
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ACROSS THE POND

April 24 - May 5, 2019

 

Three of the U.K.’s most influential artists travel state-side for a groundbreaking program of incredible range and style.

 

Click on the image below to read the digital program book.


YONDER BLUE

Choreographer: Andrew McNicol

Music: Peter Gregson 

Andrew McNicol (“An impressive young choreographer, musical and fully engaged.” —Dance Tabs), winner of the Kenneth MacMillan Choreographic Competition, creates a world premiere for the Joffrey’s spring program. Described as a “rapidly rising star in the world of ballet …” (BBC News), McNicol draws on his prodigious musicality to inform a style that has quickly earned him recognition across Europe and around the globe. Learn more about McNicol here.  

WORLD PREMIERE

 

VESPERTINE 

Choreographer: Liam Scarlett

Music: Arcangelo Corelli

The Royal Ballet Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett brings his impressive body of work to the Joffrey for the first time. In Vespertine, Scarlett takes inspiration from the spellbinding music of the Baroque period. Created for the Norwegian National Ballet in 2013, this abstract ballet evokes classicism and athleticism all in one, set amidst a scenic display of custom chandeliers. Learn more about Scarlett here

JOFFREY PREMIERE

 

HOME

Choreographer: Andrea Walker

Music: Ross Allchurch

Inspired by the personal stories of immigrants in America, choreographer Andrea Walker directs the Joffrey through a story of strength, resilience, and the nature of belonging, asking what happens to our identity when our idea of home is taken away. Through his signature fusion of contemporary and commercial dance styles, Walker explores what home means, within ourselves, our relationships, and our country. Learn more about Walker here.

 *PLEASE NOTE: There is a strobe effect used during HOME.


WORLD PREMIERE

Production Sponsor

Denise Littlefield Sobel


Tickets on sale now!

 

Run time is approximately 2 hours and 5 minutes, including one 20-minute and one 15-minute intermission. 


Click on the image below to read The Ultimate Chicago Museum Bucket List from our season content partner Make It Better.

Large print programs are available in the Aisle 1 Patron Services office.

For more information on accessibility services offered please visit joffrey.org/accessibility