2018-2019 Season

STORYTELLING AT ITS ABSOLUTE BEST.


The 2018-2019 season is one of our most monumental to date. A season of larger-than-life classics, bold ambition, and landmark vision. Join us!

 

Click on the image below to view the 2018-2019 season brochure. 

 

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Single tickets go on sale August 1, 2018.

 

2018-2019 SUBSCRIPTION SERIES:

SWAN LAKE

October 17-28, 2018

Choreographer: © Christopher Wheeldon | Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Art intertwines with life in Wheeldon's modern retelling of one of the most famous ballets of all time. Set in the studios of the Paris Opera Ballet, a company dancer falls in love with his beautiful partner, a star ballerina who is being pursued by an arts patron with bad intentions. A ballet-within-a-ballet, Wheeldon's version combines classical elements with a touch of fantasy, as lavish sets and breathtaking choreography take hold in this timeless story danced to Tchaikovsky's mesmerizing score. 

 

ANNA KARENINA

February 13-24, 2019

Choreographer: Yuri Possokhov | Music: Ilya Demutsky

Leo Tolstoy's seminal tale of passion and revenge comes to life in groundbreaking fashion. Stuck in a cold marriage, the regal Anna Karenina yearns for love in dangerous places, as a sweeping affair leads to unspeakable heartbreak and death. Led by visionary choreographer Possokhov, this world premiere-collaboration between The Joffrey Ballet and The Australian Ballet enlists an all-star creative team, including Possokhov; composer Ilya Demutsky, 2016 Gold Mask Award recipient, Russia's most prestigious theatre honor; Emmy Award-winning designer Tom Pye; and renowned lighting designer David Finn.

World Premiere

 


ACROSS THE POND

April 24-May 5, 2019

KAIROS

Choreographer: Wayne McGregor | Music: Max Richter

Performed to Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, reimagined by experimental composer Richter, Kairos, an ancient Greek word denoting "weather," combines McGregor's signature physicality with the sleek designs of award-winning London-based artist Idris Khan. Together, this stunning performance is a feast for the ears and eyes. 

Chicago Premiere

 

SYMPHONIC VARIATIONS

Choreographer: Frederick Ashton | Music: César Franck

Considered one of Ashton's finest works, this ethereal ballet is a true dance classic. Ashton evokes the mystical splendor of the seasons through exquisite movement, embodying everything from the calming stillness of winter to the colorful resurgence of spring and summer. 

Joffrey Premiere

 

WORLD PREMIERE

Choreographer: Andrea Walker | Music: TBA

Known for his work with international sensations Coldplay and Lady Gaga, the Founder and Artistic Director of London's 201 Dance Company brings his striking vision state-side with an exclusive new work for the Joffrey. Walker combines an exciting blend of Hip-Hop and dance theatre with a penchant for topical social issues. 

 

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THE NUTCRACKER

December 1-30, 2018

Choreographer: © Christopher Wheeldon | Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Journey to Chicago's 1893 World's Fair with Wheeldon's holiday masterpiece. Magic is on the horizon for young Marie and her mother, a sculptress creating the iconic Statue of the Republic. As they prepare for their annual holiday celebration, a visit from the charming but mysterious Grand Impresario sets off a Christmas Eve dream of whirlwind romance and adventure. Wheeldon's Nutcracker is a must-see tradition boldly reimagined for a new generation. 


JOFFREY GALA PERFORMANCE

April 12, 2019

Our annual gala performance, to be held at the Lyric Opera House for the first time, celebrates the artists who make the Joffrey one of the world's leading international dance companies. This special, one-night-only performance features a hand-curated program by Artistic Director Ashley Wheater. 

 

 


 

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STORYTELLING AT ITS ABSOLUTE BEST.


The 2018-2019 season is one of our most monumental to date. A season of larger-than-life classics, bold ambition, and landmark vision. Join us!

 

Click on the image below to view the 2018-2019 season brochure. 

 

To purchase a subscription, click here


Single tickets go on sale August 1, 2018.

 

2018-2019 SUBSCRIPTION SERIES:

SWAN LAKE

October 17-28, 2018

Choreographer: © Christopher Wheeldon | Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Art intertwines with life in Wheeldon's modern retelling of one of the most famous ballets of all time. Set in the studios of the Paris Opera Ballet, a company dancer falls in love with his beautiful partner, a star ballerina who is being pursued by an arts patron with bad intentions. A ballet-within-a-ballet, Wheeldon's version combines classical elements with a touch of fantasy, as lavish sets and breathtaking choreography take hold in this timeless story danced to Tchaikovsky's mesmerizing score. 

 

ANNA KARENINA

February 13-24, 2019

Choreographer: Yuri Possokhov | Music: Ilya Demutsky

Leo Tolstoy's seminal tale of passion and revenge comes to life in groundbreaking fashion. Stuck in a cold marriage, the regal Anna Karenina yearns for love in dangerous places, as a sweeping affair leads to unspeakable heartbreak and death. Led by visionary choreographer Possokhov, this world premiere-collaboration between The Joffrey Ballet and The Australian Ballet enlists an all-star creative team, including Possokhov; composer Ilya Demutsky, 2016 Gold Mask Award recipient, Russia's most prestigious theatre honor; Emmy Award-winning designer Tom Pye; and renowned lighting designer David Finn.

World Premiere

 


ACROSS THE POND

April 24-May 5, 2019

KAIROS

Choreographer: Wayne McGregor | Music: Max Richter

Performed to Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, reimagined by experimental composer Richter, Kairos, an ancient Greek word denoting "weather," combines McGregor's signature physicality with the sleek designs of award-winning London-based artist Idris Khan. Together, this stunning performance is a feast for the ears and eyes. 

Chicago Premiere

 

SYMPHONIC VARIATIONS

Choreographer: Frederick Ashton | Music: César Franck

Considered one of Ashton's finest works, this ethereal ballet is a true dance classic. Ashton evokes the mystical splendor of the seasons through exquisite movement, embodying everything from the calming stillness of winter to the colorful resurgence of spring and summer. 

Joffrey Premiere

 

WORLD PREMIERE

Choreographer: Andrea Walker | Music: TBA

Known for his work with international sensations Coldplay and Lady Gaga, the Founder and Artistic Director of London's 201 Dance Company brings his striking vision state-side with an exclusive new work for the Joffrey. Walker combines an exciting blend of Hip-Hop and dance theatre with a penchant for topical social issues. 

 

ADD ON THESE PERFORMANCES:

THE NUTCRACKER

December 1-30, 2018

Choreographer: © Christopher Wheeldon | Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Journey to Chicago's 1893 World's Fair with Wheeldon's holiday masterpiece. Magic is on the horizon for young Marie and her mother, a sculptress creating the iconic Statue of the Republic. As they prepare for their annual holiday celebration, a visit from the charming but mysterious Grand Impresario sets off a Christmas Eve dream of whirlwind romance and adventure. Wheeldon's Nutcracker is a must-see tradition boldly reimagined for a new generation. 


JOFFREY GALA PERFORMANCE

April 12, 2019

Our annual gala performance, to be held at the Lyric Opera House for the first time, celebrates the artists who make the Joffrey one of the world's leading international dance companies. This special, one-night-only performance features a hand-curated program by Artistic Director Ashley Wheater.