The Times are Racing
Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
50 E. Congress Parkway
Chicago, IL 60605
Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
50 E. Congress Parkway
Chicago, IL 60605
Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
50 E. Congress Parkway
Chicago, IL 60605
Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
50 E. Congress Parkway
Chicago, IL 60605
Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
50 E. Congress Parkway
Chicago, IL 60605
Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
50 E. Congress Parkway
Chicago, IL 60605
Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
50 E. Congress Parkway
Chicago, IL 60605
Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
50 E. Congress Parkway
Chicago, IL 60605
Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
50 E. Congress Parkway
Chicago, IL 60605
Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
50 E. Congress Parkway
Chicago, IL 60605
Dance
Runs Feb 12Feb 23, 2020

The Joffrey’s winter engagement of mixed works features choreography from four of the most influential artists working today, including the Chicago premiere of Justin Peck’s 2017 ballet for which the program gets its name, two pieces by Israeli choreographer and former Batsheva Dance Company member Itzik Galili, a Christopher Wheeldon classic, and a new work from Chicago’s Stephanie Martinez (2015 winner of the Joffrey’s Winning Works choreographic competition).

Commedia

Choreography:  © Christopher Wheeldon

Music:  Igor Stravinsky

Taking inspiration from Stravinsky’s Pulcinella Suite, Wheeldon’s ballet is an “elegant piece, beautifully jointed and crafted…” (The Guardian).

Mono Lisa

Choreography:  Itzik Galili

Music:  Thomas Höfs

Wiggling hips. Break-neck twists and turns. Feats of grand athleticism. Galili’s incredible spin on the classical pas de deux evokes a daring game of cat and mouse-a fierce, dynamic dance of seduction.

Chicago Premiere

 

Bliss!

Choreography:  Stephanie Martinez

Music:  Igor Stravinsky

Award-winning, Chicago-based choreographer Martinez shares her newest work. Bliss! is set to Dumbarton Oaks Concerto, one of only two chamber concertos composed by Stravinsky.

 

The Sofa

Choreography:  Itzik Galili

Music:  Tom Waits

Described as a “broad, physical comedy” (Critical Dance), The Sofa takes shape as a love triangle run amok. Music by Grammy Award-winner Waits sets the tone for this comical take on gender, sexuality and relationships.

Chicago Premiere

 

The Times Are Racing

Choreography:  Justin Peck

Music:  Dan Deacon

Tony® Award-winning Peck brings one of his most “arresting and complex” (The New York Times) works. A “sneaker ballet,” The Times Are Racing channels the power of protest and the process for creating change.

Chicago Premiere

 

 

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