The Joffrey Ballet heats up the winter season with a mixed repertory program of four sensual, romantic and playful ballets by master choreographers in "American Legends," presented in ten performances only at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway, February 13 - 24, 2013. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the dancers from "American Legends" below.
The "American Legends" features includes Jerome Robbins' 1945 work Interplay, an energetic, light-hearted and brightly colored ballet with music by Morton Gould that conveys the wonderful playfulness and unfettered curiosity of youth. This is one of Robbins' truly American works, with movement in the same style as his later Broadway choreography for West Side Story. Interplay hasn't been performed by the Joffrey since its Company Premiere in 1972.
The "American Legends" program also includes the Chicago Premiere of Son of Chamber Symphony, a new work choreographed by Stanton Welch, Artistic Director of the Houston Ballet, that had its World Premiere by The Joffrey at the Jacob's Pillow Festival in August, 2012. With shapes reminiscent of such classical ballets as Swan Lake, but placed within a distinctly contemporary perspective and set to a score by John Adams, Son of Chamber Symphony mixes classicism, virtuosity and exuberant theatricality.
Single tickets, which range from $31 to $152, are available for purchase at The Joffrey Ballet's official Box Office located in the lobby of Joffrey Tower, 10 E. Randolph Street, as well as the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University Box Office, all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, by telephone at (800) 982-2787, or online at www.ticketmaster.com