Joffrey Ballet

Joffrey Ballet

The Joffrey Ballet, America’s premier ballet company, returns to Houston for the first time since 2001! Now with a permanent residence in Chicago, namesake of the late Robert Joffrey, the Ballet has a long list of “firsts” including the first dance company to perform at the White House, the first to appear on television and the first and only dance company to appear on the cover of TIME magazine. Although The Joffrey Ballet has been a force for over a half century, it is still one of the most sought after companies in the world today. The Joffrey Ballet will perform its American Legends program which features repertoire such as Nine Sinatra Songs with choreography by Twyla Tharp set to the music of Frank Sinatra; Son of Chamber Symphony with choreography by Houston’s own Stanton Welch set to the music of John Adams; and Interplay, choreographed by Jerome Robbins to the music of Morton Gould.


THE PROGRAM

INTERPLAY

Choreography by JEROME ROBBINS

THE DANCERS

Cara Marie Gary, Amber Neumann, Christine Rocas, Kara Zimmerman,

John Mark Giragosian, Aaron Rogers, Lucas Segovia, Alberto Velazquez

First Movement: Free-Play                                Full Cast

Second Movement: Horse-Play       John Mark Giragosian

Third Movement: By-Play                  Christine Rocas, Alberto Velazquez

Fourth Movement: Team-Play          Full Cast

Pause

AFTER THE RAIN (pas de deux)

After the Rain© by CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON

Music by ARVO PÄRT

Staged by JASON FOWLER

Costumes Designed by HOLLY HYNES

Lighting by JACK MEHLER, after MARK STANLEY

April Daly and Miguel Blanco

Christopher Wheeldon’s pas de deux from After the Rain is the second half of a two-part work, the first featuring three couples. The pas de deux is set to Arvo Pärt’s spare and tender duet for piano and violin, Spiegel im Spiegel.  In a series of unfolding partnering moves, the dancers explore the shifting emotions of their relationship. At times they are close and tender with one another, while at other times they inhabit the same space but are separated and searching for one another.

WORLD PREMIERE:

January 22, 2005, New York City Ballet, New York State Theater, New York, NY

JOFFREY BALLET PREMIERE:

October 13, 2010, Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL

MUSIC CREDITS:

Arvo Pärt SPIEGEL IM SPIEGEL

Used by arrangement with European American Distributors LLC, U.S. and Canadian agent for Universal Edition Vienna, publisher and copyright owner.

Intermission

SON OF CHAMBER SYMPHONY

Choreography by STANTON WELCH

First Movement

Anastacia Holden & Rory Hohenstein

Derrick Agnoletti, Ogulcan Borova, John Mark Giragosian, Aaron Rogers

Second Movement

Christine Rocas & Fabrice Calmels

Third Movement

Jeraldine Mendoza & Yoshihisa Arai

Dara Holmes, Caitlin Meighan, Amber Neumann,

 Alexis Polito, Mahallia Ward, Joanna Wozniak

Intermission

NINE SINATRA SONGS

Choreography by TWYLA THARP

    Section I

Section II

Section III

April Daly,

Fabrice Calmels

Alexis Polito, Matthew Adamczyk

Joanna Wozniak, Lucas Segovia

Section IV

Joanna Wozniak, Lucas Segovia; April Daly, Fabrice Calmels; Alexis Polito, Matthew Adamczyk

Section V

Section VI

Elizabeth Hansen,

Alberto Velazquez

Kara Zimmerman,

Rory Hohenstein

Section VII

Section VIII

Anastacia Holden,

 John Mark Giragosian

Yumelia Garcia,

Ogulcan Borova

Section IX

Full Cast


 

Performances »

Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:00 PM at Brown Theater, Wortham Center

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