Joffrey Ballet presents ‘Modern Masters’
February 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
with the Chicago Philharmonic
February 7 – 18, 2018
The Four Temperaments
Choreographer: George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust
Music: Paul Hindemith
One of Balanchine’s earliest experimental works, The Four Temperaments fuses classical steps with a lean, angular style. The ballet is inspired by the medieval belief that human beings are made up of four different humors that determine a person’s temperament.
Body of Your Dreams
Choreographer: Myles Thatcher
Music: Jacob ter Veldhuis
A madcap play on fitness crazes, this inventive piece brings wit and whimsy to our obsession with physical perfection.
Choreographer: Nicolas Blanc
Music: Mason Bates
Joffrey Ballet Master Blanc transports us through five mesmerizing worlds amid Bates’ lush orchestral and electronic soundscape.
Choreography: Jerome Robbins
Music: Philip Glass
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the legendary Robbins’ birthday, Glass Pieces is a tour de force from pioneer Robbins and minimalist composer Philip Glass. This electrifying work marries artistry and athleticism to echo the pulse of 1980s metropolitan America. Hailed by the New York Times as “landmark Robbins.”