The Miraculous Mandarin
Choreographer: Yuri Possokhov
Music: Béla Bartók
Master of invention Possokhov brings his gift of powerful narrative and wild imagination to Bartók's dramatic post-World War I tableau. Celebrated as a "reliably unpredictable choreographer" by the San Francisco Chronicle.
Choreographer: Alexander Ekman
Music: Brad Mehldau Trio, Django Django, Tiga, Moby
Celebrated around the globe for his originality and humor, Swedish choreographer Ekman returns to the Joffrey with his unique cinematic vision. "An inspired joker and true man of the theater," says the Chicago Sun-Times.
Choreographer: Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
Music: Michael Gordon
Renowned for her improvisational skill, Lopez Ochoa returns to the Joffrey with her spellbinding take on a turbulent cloud formation. "Sexy in an ambient way, embodying the impersonal attractions and repulsions that drive nature's never-ending churning," says the Chicago Tribune.
photos by Cheryl Mann