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- One G-Pass to The Joffrey Ballet’s Othello
- When: Select dates April 24–May5
- Where: Auditorium Theatre
- Door time: One hour before showtime
- Ticket values include all fees.
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The Joffrey Ballet's Othello
In a reprisal of its 2009 production of Othello, described by Splash magazines as “powerful, haunting, surreal, and complex,” The Joffrey Ballet closes its 2012–2013 season with the tale of deceit and violence. In this visual interpretation of the classic Shakespearean play, the choreography of Lar Lubovitch stands in for iambic dialogue as Iago plots to unravel the life of the Moorish general, Othello. The two find themselves often locked in enigmatic dance and violent embraces as Iago feeds Othello venomous lies about the hero's wife, Desdemona, trying to convince him that she's having an affair and secretly hates the macaroni picture he made her for their anniversary. The score, composed by the award-winning Elliot B. Goldenthal, mutates from standard rhythms to chaotic cacophonies as Iago’s betrayal deepens, culminating in the brutal climax.
Joffrey Ballet – Othello
The Joffrey Ballet
Hailed as America's Company of Firsts, the world-renowned Joffrey Ballet has been blazing an artistic trail through media stereotypes since 1956 to redefine the global view of ballet. Through its maiden voyages as the first dance company to perform at the White House and on television, appear on the cover of Time, and commission a rock 'n' roll ballet, the Joffrey's artistically dynamic works have inspired a broad audience and a major motion picture. Its troupe of classically trained, world-class dancers oozes grace as they execute a diverse repertoire of classical masterpieces and cutting-edge performances. The company's annual Nutcracker performances have garnered global acclaim, and it attracts a wide audience in Chicago and around the world during national and international tours.
The Joffrey Ballet also bolsters the Windy City's arts education and dance training through the Joffrey Academy of Dance and community-engagement programs. The Chicago Philharmonic serves as the Joffrey’s official orchestra, bringing its diverse and innovative musical talent to the company's performances.