Ashley Wheater MBE, The Mary B. Galvin Inventive Director of The Joffrey Ballet, introduced the Joffrey’s 2023–2024 Season, that includes a Chicago debut of a full-length gothic masterpiece set within the daybreak of recent science; a combined rep program that includes a world premiere; the return of a Swedish tour de power; and a vacation custom boldly reimagined for a brand new era.
The Joffrey Ballet begins its 68th season with Liam Scarlett’s Chicago premiere of Frankenstein. Adopted by the return of Christopher Wheeldon’s enchanting manufacturing of The Nutcracker, and Research in Blue, an enlightening combined rep program with authentic work choreographed by Scarlett and Andrew McNicol, rounded out with a world premiere by Stina Quagebeur. Closing out the season is the return of Alexander Ekman’s otherworldly journey into Midsummer Evening’s Dream, which is way from a Shakespearean story.
“Our 2023-2024 season invitations audiences to journey with us by way of a few of the most beautiful worlds created for the ballet, full of affection and ache, tragedy and triumph,” says The Mary B. Galvin Inventive Director Ashley Wheater MBE.
The Joffrey Ballet is without doubt one of the premier dance corporations on this planet at present, with a popularity for boundary-breaking performances. The Joffrey repertoire is an intensive assortment of all-time classics, fashionable masterpieces and authentic works.
President and CEO Greg Cameron stated: “Since its founding, our firm has adopted Robert Joffrey’s guiding rules of making compelling performances, inspirational training, and inventive innovation. Ashley Wheater has masterfully curated our 68th season with productions that illustrate these ambitions by way of fashionable interpretations of basic tales and daring new narratives. With a nod to the previous and a watch on the long run, our dedication to creating dance accessible to everybody by way of ‘Joffrey for All’ initiatives brings charming storytelling to the Lyric Opera stage, the Chicago neighborhood, and past.”
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