The Auditorium Theater
The forthcoming series of dance presentations are expected to be held at Auditorium Theater. Inaugurated in 1889, the building has been added to the list of “National Register of Historic Places” in 1970. The building was also declared as being a National Historic Landmark in the year 1975. Since 1947, the Auditorium building has been serving as home to the area’s Roosevelt University, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Joffery Ballet and the Chicago Civic Opera. Designed by Dankmark Adler and Louis Sullivan, the building boasts of an early 20th century American interior. Providing seating that can cater to almost 4,300 audiences for a single show, the Auditorium Theater has held popular shows by organizations namely Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Cloud Gate Dance Theater of Taiwan and Joffery Ballet. This time Joffery Ballet returns to the facility to present multiple showcases of Contemporary Choreographers.
The Contemporary Choreographers Show
The Contemporary Choreographers show will present three difference performances in each of their shows namely Continuum, Crossing Ashland and Episode 31. The first performance that has been choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon provides an abstract form of display of movements that is profoundly enchanting and wistful. Music that has used during the performance has been composed by Gyorgy Ligeti. The second performance titled “Crossing Ashland” has been choreographed by Brock Clawson. With music by John Adams, Jeremy Limb, Martin Tillman, Michelle McLaughlin and M83, the performance presents intertwined patterns and movements. The ballet explores the sociability and vulnerability aspects of human beings. The final performance named “Episode 31” brings forth the work of composer Alexander Ekman. This act brings a humorous tinge to pumping almost tribal-like performances full of energy and vigor. The act also presents a multimedia production.
Ballet Institutions Presenting the Show
Ballet performances will bring forth dance institutions namely the New York City Ballet and the Joffery Ballet. The New York City Ballet is one of New York’s most popular ballet companies established back in 1948. Founded by Lincoln Kirstein and George Balanchine, the executive choreographers of the institution are Jerome Robbins and George Balanchine. The chief ballet master of the New York City Ballet is Peter Martins who is known to teach on the tunes of the New York City Ballet Orchestra. With a total of 94 of the most talented ballet performers, the New York City Ballet’s repertory consists of a vast range of performances. With over 400 compositions and choreographies, the company is known to present 60 shows from it on an annual basis. This time the dancers will be bringing forth the Contemporary Choreographers show.
The second company that will hold shows at the Auditorium Theater is the Joffery Ballet. Founded back in 1956, the ballet organization is one of the most renowned ballet companies of the world. Based in Chicago, the company was formed by Robert Joffery and Gerald Arpino. Also acting as the company’s chief choreographers, the Joffery Ballet is run by Ashley C. Wheater who acts as the artist director. Over the years, choreographers from all over the world have collaborated with the company to present some of the most popular presentations. A few of these prolific choreographers include Twyla Tharp, Paul Taylor and George Balanchine, who have presented shows namely “the Nutcracker” and “Romeo & Juliet”. Dancers from the ballet institution have been seen performing in “Save the Last Dance”, “The Company” and the television series “Glee”.
This time these two prestigious ballet institutions collaborate to present multiple shows of the Contemporary Choreographers.