New Works

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In Creases

Choreographer: Justin Peck

Music: Philip Glass

Still a dancer with New York City Ballet, Justin Peck has launched his choreographic career with a “buzz” rarely found these days in dance circles. Praised for poetic structure, musicality and invention, The New York Times described In Creases as a “dreamscape that heightens the progress and colors of its score.” Joffrey Premiere


Choreographer: Christopher Wheeldon

Music: Arvo Pärt

Liturgy is an abstract duet Christopher Wheeldon created during his time as resident choreographer for the New York City Ballet. Set to a haunting score by Arvo Pärt, the work is an intriguing exploration of movement and music with complex, innovative partnering. The New York Times called it “wondrous…a striking experiment on a high plane.” Joffrey Premiere


Choreographer: Nicolas Blanc

Music: Max Richter

Created for Joffrey Ballet dancers by one of our ballet masters, this lyrical piece follows the thread of poetry running through the lives of a couple at the beginning of their romance, and in their autumn years. As the poet suggests, life is a collection of memories. Joffrey Premiere


Choreographer: Val Caniparoli

Music: Alexandre Rabinovitch-Barakovsky

Incantations, set to a meditative score of the same name by Russian minimalist composer Alexandre Rabinovitch-Barakovsky, is a 27-minute, abstract work that was created by Caniparoli for the Joffrey. The arc of the music and the ballet is continuous movement, akin to a vortex or a mantra creating a zen-like spiral of movement and emotion. Underlying this spiral motion is a sense of human spirituality, mysticism and prayer.

Dance Styles


Cadillac Palace Theatre

151 W. Randolph
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 902-1400