Beyond Borders

Performance Details

  • When October 12–23, 2022
  • Where Lyric Opera House
  • Choreography Mixed Repertory
  • Run Time 1 Hour 58 Minutes

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 a world premiere from choreographer Chanel DaSilva featuring an original score by composer Cristina Spinei.

About the Program


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.


World Premiere
Choreography: Chanel DaSilva | Music: Cristina Spinei

Inspired by the compelling images of world-renowned photographer Tim Tadder’s work “Nothing To See,” Chanel DaSilva creates a striking new work moving through the cinematically original score of Cristina Spinei. This ultramodern narrative explores our emotional connection to color and its innate ability to inform how we see the world. Weaving through a construct of dynamic acts, DaSilva considers color and its relationship to our ever-changing and evolving society with no good nor evil, just questions. Both emotionally and spiritually charged, DaSilva evokes a contrast of passion and love with balance and neutrality in her second original collaboration with the Joffrey dancers.

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.”

Meet the Artists

Choreographer Liam Scarlett

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

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 Gerald Arpino

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

Safety at Joffrey Performances

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Plan Your Visit

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Chanel DaSilva World Premiere Sponsors

  • Kiphart Family Foundation
  • Courtney Shea
  • Joan M. Hall
  • Bruce Sagan and Bette Cerf Hill