Weekend 101: Feb. 15-17

It’s almost time for the world premiere of Joffrey Ballet’s highly anticipated “Anna Karenina,” and don’t miss a new Evanston festival, a City Winery concert, the end of Chicago Theatre Week, and more. “Anna Karenina“ Feb. 13-24 Chicago Based on Leo Tolstoy‘s novel, Joffrey Ballet, in collaboration with The Australian Ballet, presents the world premiere […]

'Novel' Ballets: 6 Stunning Ballets Inspired by Classic Books

Joffrey Ballet’s production of “Anna Karenina,” a world premiere collaboration between Joffrey Ballet and The Australian Ballet, will be gracing the Auditorium Theatre’s stage Feb. 13-24. Once you see Joffrey’s take on Tolstoy’s classic tale of political ambition and forbidden passion, you’ll come to understand that if a picture is worth a thousand words, surely a […]

Better Makers: Auditorium Theatre Fall Gala Raises More Than $355,000

Auditorium Theatre welcomes some of the biggest names in entertainment every year, and is also home to Chicago’s beloved Joffrey Ballet. On Nov. 3, the theater hosted its 2018 Annual Fall Gala, chaired by Lou and Jill Raizin and Lew Collens and Lee Ayers. The evening featured a cocktail reception at the Palmer House Hilton with music by […]

The Joffrey Ballet's "New Works" Salutes the Human Form

The Joffrey Ballet paid homage to the grace of the human form in its program titled “New Works,” which opened April 22 at Cadillac Palace Theatre and runs through May 3. Mainly unadorned, the shapes and sinews of the dozen dancers move with such complexity and in such configurations as to leave us breathless. There […]

Quick and Easy: Joffrey Ballet 2013 Spring Gala

Provide Chicago Public School children unparalleled dance instruction by attending The Joffrey Ballet’s Annual Spring Gala. What: At this black-tie gala, guests will enjoy an exclusive one-night-only Joffrey performance, a champagne trolley ride to the Chicago Hilton and Towers for cocktails, dinner and a lively after-party. All proceeds will directly support the Joffrey’s artistic programming, Community Engagement […]

Fresh: Foster Family

Four local partners have collaborated to open Foster Dance Studios.   They are: Artistic Director Ronn Stewart, a Joffrey teacher and longtime dancer; Sarah Goldstone, a Juilliard grad and a Chicago dancer; along with Kathryn Ebert of Evanston and Sally H. Turner of Wilmette. The studio will offer a wide variety of classes for all […]