Winter dance preview

January 18, 2012
Windy City Times
Scott C. Morgan

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The Joffrey Ballet of Chicago offers a mixed repertory program called "Winter Fire," and it features three pieces by some of the world's most important contemporary ballet choreographers. First on the bill is U.S. choreographer William Forsythe's challenging In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated set to an electronic-punk score by Thom Willems. Next are works by two British choreographers: Christopher Wheeldon's After the Rain set to music of Arvo Pärt, then the U.S. premiere of Wayne McGregor's high-tech multimedia piece InfraChoreography.

The Joffrey Ballet's Winter Fire plays Feb. 15-26 at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Pkwy. Tickets are $25-$149; call 800-982-2787.