Beyond Borders

Performance Details

  • When October 12–23, 2022
  • Where Lyric Opera House
  • Choreography Mixed Repertory

The Joffrey begins its 2022–2023 season with a mixed program that celebrates the magnetic, lyrical talent of friends of the past and present, including Joffrey icon and co-founder Gerald Arpino, choreographer Liam Scarlett, and choreographer Chanel DaSilva, creator of the Joffrey world premiere Swing Low.

Single tickets on sale August 1, 2022

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About the Program

Suite Saint-Saëns

Choreography: Gerald Arpino | Music: Camille Saint-Saëns

Joffrey co-founder Arpino’s Suite Saint-Saëns weaves classical movement with the late choreographer’s signature neo-classical style of speed, energy, and quality. With its dappled lighting and lilting score, this American masterwork was once described by choreographer Agnes DeMille as like “standing in a flight of meteors.”

DaSilva World Premiere

Choreography: Chanel DaSilva | Music: Cristina Spinei

DaSilva returns for a second original creation, following her 2021 critically acclaimed company debut, Swing Low (described by the Chicago Tribune as a “tour de force”). One of the most in-demand artists working today, DaSilva brings her storytelling prowess back to Chicago for another sure-to-be-glorious world premiere.


Choreography: Liam Scarlett | Music: Bjarte Eike, John Dowland, Arcangelo Corelli, Francesco Geminiani

Scarlett takes inspiration from Baroque era classics in this hypnotic performance of expert lyricism and elegance. Illuminated by the subtle glow of chandeliers, with chic costumes designed by Scarlett himself, Vespertine puts a modern twist on the romantic era of the late 18th century.

Meet the Artists

Choreographer Gerald Arpino

The Joffrey icon and co-founder’s esteemed career dates back to 1956.

Choreographer Chanel DaSilva

The Brooklyn native returns to the Joffrey during the 2022–2023 season for her second world premiere creation for the company.

Choreographer Liam Scarlett

The Joffrey remounts Scarlett’s magnetic Vespertine during the 2022–2023 season.

Safety at Joffrey Performances

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Plan Your Visit

As resident dance company of Lyric Opera House, the Joffrey presents performances of the highest quality, in one of the most renowned venues in the world. Here is some information we hope you will find helpful in planning your visit.



Chanel DaSilva World Premiere Commissioning Sponsor

  • Kiphart Family Foundation