Northrop Presents

The Joffrey Ballet

2018-19 Northrop Season
Sat, Mar 2, 7:30 pm & Sun, Mar 3, 2:00 pm
About the Event

Anna Karenina

with live orchestra 

Direct from its world-premiere in Chicago, the Joffrey brings us this two-act ballet created by visionary choreographer Yuri Possokhov (Bolshoi Ballet, San Francisco Ballet) and an all-star creative team, including composer Ilya Demutsky (2016 Golden Mask Award recipient, Russia's most prestigious theatre honor). Anna Karenina, a married noblewoman and socialite, becomes embroiled in a scandalous affair with the dashing cavalry officer, Count Vronsky, in Tolstoy's tragic drama of passion and revenge, set against a backdrop of 19th-century Imperial Russia. Choreographer Possokhov has received critical acclaim for transforming iconic literature into inventive, emotionally driven story ballets—a perfect choice for “the greatest book ever written” (Time Magazine readers’ poll).

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The Joffey Ballet in Fool's Paradise Victoria Jaiani, Temur Suluashvili, Rory Hohenstein
The Joffey Ballet in Fool's Paradise Victoria Jaiani, Temur Suluashvili, Rory Hohenstein

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The Joffrey Ballet  in RakU Christine Rocas
The Joffrey Ballet in RakU Christine Rocas

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The Joffrey Ballet in Bells April Daly, Fabrice Calmels
The Joffrey Ballet in Bells April Daly, Fabrice Calmels

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The Joffrey Ballet in Bells Victoria Jaiani, Temur Suluashvili
The Joffrey Ballet in Bells Victoria Jaiani, Temur Suluashvili

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The Joffrey Ballet in Fool's Paradise Amanda Assucena, Yoshihisa Arai, Alberto Velazquez
The Joffrey Ballet in Fool's Paradise Amanda Assucena, Yoshihisa Arai, Alberto Velazquez

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The Joffrey Ballet in RakU Christine Rocas, Miguel Angel Blanco
The Joffrey Ballet in RakU Christine Rocas, Miguel Angel Blanco

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The Joffrey Ballet in RakU Victor Jaiani, Fabrice Calmels
The Joffrey Ballet in RakU Victor Jaiani, Fabrice Calmels

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The Joffrey Ballet Anna Karenina
The Joffrey Ballet Anna Karenina
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The Joffrey Ballet Performance Preview

Sat, Mar 2, 6:15-7:00 pm
Best Buy Theater
FREE and open to the public

Gain insight into the performance at an in-depth conversation about the evening's program with Ashley Wheater, Artistic Director of The Joffrey Ballet, and Northrop Dance Series Artistic Director Christine Tschida.

 


 

Music lovers, take note

The University of Minnesota Music Library will be on site with a ballet music-inspired pop-up library event before performances and during intermission of The Joffrey Ballet’s Anna Karenina on Sat, Mar 2 and Sun, Mar 3. Music Librarian Jessica Abbazio will be on hand with a selection of books, scores, and recordings that showcase the breadth and depth of the Music Library's collections of ballet music. Fans of everything from Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake to Copland's Appalachian Spring to Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring are invited to learn more about the ballet music materials available in the University of Minnesota's Music Library.

 


 

LOBBY MUSICIANS

Memorial Hall
FREE and open to the public
Hear these student musicians perform before and after the event and during intermissions.

Sat, Mar 2
Minsun Song, Flautist DMA student
Hocheol Shin, Cellist DMA student

Sun, Mar 3
Aja Majkrzak, Violinist MA student

Download the Program
Cover of Northrop 2018-19 Dance Season Winter Program