No 2020 ‘Nutcracker’ As Joffrey Ballet Cancels Performances through December

Today, the Joffrey Ballet announced cancellations through December 2020 in light of the COVID-19 crisis. This means the outright cancellation of two productions: Manon, which was to launch the season in October, and Christopher Wheeldon’s Nutcracker, which was created specifically for the Joffrey and Chicago. Combined with the cancellation of Don Quixote, which was set to close the 2019-20 season …

Joffrey Ballet Announces 2020-21 Season

This morning, Joffrey Ballet artistic director Ashley Wheater announced the company’s 2020-21 season. A year of milestones, the upcoming season marks Joffrey’s 65th season, its 25th in Chicago, the five-year anniversary of its reimagined Nutcracker, and its inaugural season at Lyric Opera House. Running from October 14, 2020 to May 2, 2021, the season will feature four programs. The season …

Odysseys of Movement, Music in Joffrey Program

Culminating in “The Times Are Racing” by choreographer Justin Peck, Joffrey’s mixed-rep program features “ballet, contemporary, comic, and a ‘sneaker ballet,’” artistic director Ashley Wheater describes.

QUIZ | What Movement Of The Nutcracker Suite Are You?

Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker isn’t just a popular holiday ballet. The composer grouped eight pieces in his Nutcracker Suite, which is often performed in concert. But, which movement of the “Nutcracker Suite” are you? Are you the “Spanish Dance?” “The Waltz of the Flowers?” Take the quiz and find out!

Mister Rogers remembered by his former music director [Video]

For many of us, just hearing the lyrics “It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood,” is enough to transport us back to our childhoods.