Contemporary Choreographers

February 12, 2014 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Joffrey Ballet, Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
50 East Congress Parkway
Roosevelt University,Chicago,IL 60605

From February 12, 2014 - February 16, 2014

Choreography: Christopher Wheeldon
Music: György Ligeti

Wheeldon’s contemporary masterpiece is a stunning abstract rendering of music into movement and patterns. It is enchanting, wistful, and often profound. Joffrey Premiere

Crossing Ashland
Choreography: Brock Clawson
Music: John Adams, Michelle McLaughlin, Martin Tillman, M83, Jeremy Limb

Named for the well-known Chicago street, Crossing Ashland is a metaphor for facing change within us. With amazingly intertwined movement mixed with the mundaneness of urban pedestrians, the ballet explores vulnerability and the yearning for connection that exists in the human race. Joffrey Premiere

Episode 31
Choreography: Alexander Ekman
Music: Mikael Karlsson, Ane Brun & Erik Satie

An energetic playground, Episode 31 brings a youthful approach to dance with a strong sense of humor–contrasting pumping, almost tribal sequences with strong balletic poses that show off the dancers’ youth and vigor.Episode 31 begins with a multimedia production embracing the Joffrey and Chicago. Joffrey Premiere


Wednesday, February 12, 2014: 7:30pm
Friday, February 14, 2014: 7:30pm
Saturday, February 15, 2014: 2:00pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, February 16, 2014: 2:00pm