Stories in Motion

Event Type
Event Description

Prodigal Son

Choreography: George Balanchine

Music: Sergei Prokofiev

Based on the biblical parable about a young man who leaves home, this is a tale of sin and redemption from one of the master choreographers of all time.

Lilac Garden

Choreography: Antony Tudor

Music: Ernest Chausson

Tudor’s masterpiece explores the conflicting emotions of a young woman, trapped by the strictures of Edwardian culture and forced to give up the young man she loves to marry another she doesn’t.


Choreography: Yuri Possokhov

Music: Shinji Eshima

Possokhov uses the burning of the Golden Pavilion in Kyoto, Japan, as the point of departure for a story of love, treachery, separation and tragedy. Set in Japan’s past, a warrior and his beloved princess are pulled apart by the schemes of a jealousy-crazed monk.

Joffrey Premiere

Presenting Sponsor

Alphawood Foundation Chicago

Dance Styles


Auditorium Theatre

50 E Ida B Wells Dr
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 341-2300