2016-2017 Season

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The Joffrey Ballet's 2016-2017 subscription season includes:
Romeo & Juliet - October 13-23, 2016
Choreographer: Krzysztof Pastor | Music: Sergei Prokofiev
Surrender to Pastor's raw, emotional reimagining of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers as they fight against a 20th-century Italian society awash in political strife and war. Defiantly blurring the lines of dance and combat, this is impossible love at its most fearless. Hailed as a "masterful achievement on every level," by the Chicago Sun-Times
Game Changers - February 15-26, 2017
Choreographer: Wayne McGregor | Music:Max Richter
An exploration of seeing beneath the surface, woven together with striking animation from artist Julian Opie. INFRA pushes the bold, stylized movement of internationally recognized choreographer Wayne McGregor to new heights amid a soundscape at once haunting and hopeful.
Fool's Paradise
Choreographer: Christopher Wheeldon | Music: Joby Talbot
Dancers bring flawless classical technique to an exquisite rendering of solos, duets, and trios in this work of sublime beauty from Tony-Award-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon.
Year of the Rabbit
Choreographer: Justin Peck | Music: Sufjan Stevens
Inspired by the Chinese zodiac, Year of the Rabbit weaves its corps de ballet into intricate and architectural forms. Set to a classical orchestration of Sufjan Stevens' electronica song cycle, this visually arresting work from acclaimed 29-year-old choreographer Justin Peck soars with exhilaration and grace. Chicago Premiere
Global Visionaries - April 26 - May 7, 2017
Joffrey premiere
Choreographer: Alexander Ekman | Music: TBA
Celebrated around the globe for his originality and humor, Swedish choreographer Alexander Ekman brings his unique cinematic vision to the Joffrey. "An inspired joker and true man of the theater," says the Chicago Sun-Times
The Miraculous Mandarin
Choreographer: Yuri Possokhov | Music: Béla Bartók
Master of invention and Joffrey favorite Yuri Possokhov brings wild imagination to Bartók's dramatic post-World War I tableau. Dubbed "reliably unpredictable" by the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Francisco Ballet resident choreographer never fails to delight -- and stun -- with his storytelling. Chicago Premiere
Choreographer: Annabelle Lopez Ochoa | Music: Micahel Gordon
Renowned for her improvisational skill, Lopez Ochoa retrns to the Joffrey with her spellbinding take on a turbulent cloud formation. "Sexy in an ambient way, embodying the impersonal attractions and repulsions that drive nature's never-ending churn," says the Chicago Tribune
Add on these two epic performances:
The Nutcracker - December 10-30, 2016
Choreographer: Christopher Wheeldon | Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Discover the magic of Chicago's mysterious White City through a child's eyes in the Joffrey's groundbreaking new Nutcracker. Boldly reimagined by Tony Award-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, this electrifying tale will leave you breathless. Set to Tchaikovsky's powerful score, its fearless choreography and visionary design celebrate our beloved, ingenious city and unlock an unforgettable landscape of beauty and wonder. A holiday tradition reborn for a new generation.
World Premiere
Joffrey Gala Performance - April 21, 2017
We are delighted to open our hour-long gala performance exclusively to Joffrey subscribers.
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