The Joffrey's rebirth in ChicagoHow has it changed? Will it survive?
Posted 15 April 2007 - 08:57 AM
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Posted 15 April 2007 - 01:40 PM
This location strikes me as just the right place to be -- especially if, as the architect's drawing shows, there will be a prominent marquee. It will put the company unescapably in the public eye at this hugely trafficked corner surrounded by stores (Marshall Fie .....er, Macy's) and theaters (the Chicago, Palace, Oriental, and Goodman are all within eyeshot), two blocks from Millenium Park and on the footpath between a commuter train station and downtown work areas. With those gorgeous looking windows, perhaps we can even glimpse the dancers at the barre.
My fantasy is that they will hold onto the current rehearsal space a couple of blocks down State St. and house the school there.
Posted 15 April 2007 - 05:51 PM
The plan seems to be for six studios plus one as a black box. It may just be me, but six was the number of studios at 434 6th Ave., but one was primarily storage, being a sort of vestibule for the freight elevator. The immediate propinquity of company and school made for a much more solid bond between the two institutions. It also made for higher visibility of the student body and subsequent advancement to second company, apprenticeship, and finally full membership in the main company.
Posted 16 April 2007 - 09:06 PM
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