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Dance Sat Oct 09 2010

The Joffrey Ballet Presents "All Stars"

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Join the Joffrey Ballet October 13-24 for All Stars, its opening production of the 2010-2011 Season. Featuring works from some of ballet's most-beloved choreographers, the program is sure to continue the momentum of the Joffrey's highly successful 2009-2010 season, which brought Chicagoans the unforgettable production "Othello." All Stars features three Joffrey Premieres created by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, and Christopher Wheeldon.

Balanchine's dramatic "Stravinsky Violin Concerto" remembers the choreographer's friend igor with an energetic tribute. Robbins' "The Concert (or, the Perils of Everybody)," provides a comedic exploration of an audience's fantasies at a Chopin piano recital, infused with social commentary. Wheeldon's stark, spiritual, and sensual "After the Rain," showcases a series of three emotional duets. Additionally, the Joffrey will reprise Balanchine's explosive "Tarantella" showcases a pas de deux of quick and complex movement.

Chicagoans won't want to miss a minute of this jam-packed program bringing together Joffrey Ballet's fine athletes with these timeless works, set to live orchestral accompaniment performed by the Chicago Sinfonietta. The opening night performance begins at 7:30 pm on Wed., Oct. 13. Additional performances include: Oct. 15 at 7:30 pm, Oct. 16 at 2 and 7:30 pm, Oct. 17 at 2 pm, Oct. 21 at 7:30 pm, Oct. 22 at 7:30 pm, Oct. 23 at 2 and 7:30 pm, and Oct. 24 at 2 pm. All performances take place at The Auditorium Theatre. Single tickets, priced from $25 to $145, are available for purchase at The Joffrey Ballet's official Box Office, 10 E. Randolph St., the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University box office, 50 E. Congress Pkwy., all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, by phone at 1-800-982-2787, or online at

Photo: Victoria Jaiani and Fabrice Calmels in "After the Rain." Photo by Herbert Migdoll.

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