Dance in Review

Twas a cold winter evening, In Chicagoland, On the way to the Auditorium theatre, For a performance quite grand. The guests took their seats, The stage decked in splendor, Anxiously awaiting their journey, Expecting ballerinas so tender. Then up went the music, And down went the lights, As we were…
You could attribute this week’s hot and humid temps to Chicago’s ever changing fall weather, but anyone who saw the Joffrey Ballet’s performance of “Russian Masters” will definitively tell you it was this performance that brought the heat wave into the Chicago city limits. “Russian Masters” featured four pieces: “Allegro…
Inevitably, in every ballet review, you’ll find some keys words: genius, perfection, flawless. Throw in a few lines about choreography, music, and storyline and you’ve got yourself a puffed up piece that radiates with fabulosity about the performance. Unfortunately, I don’t think I can use any of those words or…
Something interesting is showing at Auditorium Theater this weekend. I say interesting because it’s one of the few words I can think of to sum up the Joffrey ballet’s fall program ‘Human Landscapes.’ Comprised of three pieces, Forgotten Land, Pretty BALLET and The Green Table, Human Landscapes explores the human…
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