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2019-20 season: Joffrey Ballet


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The Joffrey's 2019-20 season has just been announced: http://joffrey.org/1920season


October 16-27, 2019

Choreography:  Cathy Marston | Music:  Philip Feeney

Marston's adaptation of Charlotte Brontë's trailblazing novel is a "quietly enthralling classic" (The Guardian) that combines theater and dance to tell the coming-of-age story of Jane Eyre, one of literature's most iconic characters. After a difficult upbringing, Jane becomes the governess for the mysterious Mr. Rochester. With stirring choreography and an enthralling Victorian design, this avant-garde ballet breaks the mold of the traditional ballet heroine.

One of literature's most iconic heroine's comes to life.

Chicago Premiere


February 12-23, 2020


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 Guaridan).

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


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.


April 22-May 3, 2020

Choreographer:  Yuri Possokhov | Music:  Ludwing Minkus

Bright and humorous, Possokhov's fresh interpretation of this revered ballet classic revolves around Don Quixote, an aging and eccentric nobleman, who imagines himself to be a valiant knight. With his trusted sidekick Sancho Panza in tow, Quixote sets out on a fateful journey, ready to breathe life into a world where windmills become monsters and adventure awaits beyond the horizon.

This layered multimedia production is a lighthearted ballet of bravery, fantasy, and love.



November 30-December 29, 2019

Choreographer: © Christopher Wheeldon | Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Wheeldon's acclaimed turn-of-the-century tale opens on Christmas Eve, 1892, mere months before the grand opening of the 1893 World's Fair, as young Marie and her mother prepare for a Christmas Eve potluck celebration. The magic of the season takes hold when a visit from the Great Impresario sets off a whirlwind journey of romance and adventure through a dreamlike World's Fair.

must-see tradition boldy reimagined for a new generation.



April 17, 2020

A one-night-only, one-hour event, curated by The Mary B. Galvin Artistic Director Ashley Wheater, exclusively for subscribers and gala guests.

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Really looking forward to the new season! I've seen Possokov's Don Q in the past, and although it differs significantly from more traditional productions, it is highly enjoyable. The Times Are Racing is going to go over really well in Chicago too. Jane Eyre is the icing on the cake! Thank god they're performing it at the Auditorium Theatre - I am dreading the ome to the Lyric Opera House!

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