The Joffrey Ballet returns with live performances in its inaugural season at The Lyric Opera House beginning October 13.

The Joffrey Ballet returns with live performances in its inaugural season at The Lyric Opera House beginning October 13.

The Joffrey Ballet opens its inaugural season at the Lyric Opera House and marks its return to live performances with Home: a Celebration, a triumphant mixed repertory program that spotlights original works by rising stars Chanel DaSilva, Joffrey rehearsal director Nicolas Blanc and Joffrey artist Yoshihisa Arai, plus a remount of a ballet classic choreographed by Joffrey co-founder, the late Gerald Arpino.

 “On behalf of everyone at the Joffrey, we cannot wait to see audiences at our new home, the Lyric Opera House, for a return to live performances,” said Ashley Wheater MBE, The Mary B. Galvin Artistic Director of The Joffrey Ballet. “Our opening program is a true reflection of the legacy and talent that has been cultivated within Joffrey family, with magnificent works that speak to the complexities of our times. This is a program that was curated specifically with Chicago in mind, a gift for the city that means so much to the Joffrey.”

Home: a Celebrationwill be presented in ten performances only, October 13–24 at Lyric Opera House, 20 North Wacker Drive. Single tickets start at $35 and are available for purchase at The Joffrey Ballet’s box office located in the lobby of Joffrey Tower, 10 E. Randolph Street and by telephone at 312.386.8905, or online at joffrey.org.

(The Joffrey will also appear onstage at Ravinia Festival September 17 to present the world premiere of Swing Low and at Dance for Life's 30th anniversary celebration at the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park this Thursday, August 26, performing Justin Peck's The Times Are Racing.)

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