American Legends

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American Legends Production Sponsor – Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation

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Choreography: Jerome Robbins
Music: Morton Gould
An energetic and brightly colored ballet 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.
“Exhilarating "
–New York Times

Sea Shadow

Choreography: Gerald Arpino
Music: Maurice Ravel
A magical and sensual duet about a young man on a beach enamored with an enchanting sea nymph. Performed in honor of what would have marked Joffrey co-founder Gerald Arpino’s 90th birthday.
"Effectively Sensuous" –New York Times

Nine Sinatra Songs

Choreography: Twyla Tharp
Music: Frank Sinatra
The voice of Frank Sinatra will set you swinging during this wildly popular classic that captures the dancing of the 1950’s through variously sultry, comic and glamorous vignettes, all costumed by Oscar de la Renta. "An indisputable winner " –New York Times
Production Sponsor – Jane Ellen Murray Foundation

Son of Chamber Symphony

Choreography: Stanton Welch
Music: John Adams
With shapes reminiscent of such classical ballets as Swan Lake, but placed within a distinctly contemporary perspective, Son of Chamber Symphony mixes classicism, virtuosity and exuberant theatricality. New Work, Chicago Premiere
Stanton Welch is “making the world take notice”–San Francisco Chronicle
Production Sponsor –Orli and Bill Staley

 

Meet the Artists will occur on:

Saturday, February 16th, 2013 at 1:00pm- Ricardo Santos and Cara Gary
Thursday, February 21st, 2013 at 6:30pm- Lucas Segovia and Jenny Winton
Saturday, February 23rd, 2013 at 6:30pm- Rory Hohenstein and Anastacia Holden

 

All performances take place at the Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Parkway

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American Legends Production Sponsor – Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation

Interplay

Choreography: Jerome Robbins
Music: Morton Gould
An energetic and brightly colored ballet 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.
“Exhilarating "
–New York Times

Sea Shadow

Choreography: Gerald Arpino
Music: Maurice Ravel
A magical and sensual duet about a young man on a beach enamored with an enchanting sea nymph. Performed in honor of what would have marked Joffrey co-founder Gerald Arpino’s 90th birthday.
"Effectively Sensuous" –New York Times

Nine Sinatra Songs

Choreography: Twyla Tharp
Music: Frank Sinatra
The voice of Frank Sinatra will set you swinging during this wildly popular classic that captures the dancing of the 1950’s through variously sultry, comic and glamorous vignettes, all costumed by Oscar de la Renta. "An indisputable winner " –New York Times
Production Sponsor – Jane Ellen Murray Foundation

Son of Chamber Symphony

Choreography: Stanton Welch
Music: John Adams
With shapes reminiscent of such classical ballets as Swan Lake, but placed within a distinctly contemporary perspective, Son of Chamber Symphony mixes classicism, virtuosity and exuberant theatricality. New Work, Chicago Premiere
Stanton Welch is “making the world take notice”–San Francisco Chronicle
Production Sponsor –Orli and Bill Staley

 

Meet the Artists will occur on:

Saturday, February 16th, 2013 at 1:00pm- Ricardo Santos and Cara Gary
Thursday, February 21st, 2013 at 6:30pm- Lucas Segovia and Jenny Winton
Saturday, February 23rd, 2013 at 6:30pm- Rory Hohenstein and Anastacia Holden

 

All performances take place at the Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Parkway