One of the world?s leading ballet companies, the Chicago-based Joffrey Ballet has been called ?America?s Company of Firsts,? reflecting its long history of unique commissions and groundbreaking performances.
The Joffrey Ballet will present multiple performances each night. Both evenings will feature a re-creation of the 1913 Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring), with Vaslav Nijinsky’s choreography reconstructed by dance historian and choreographer Millicent Hodson, and Nicholas Roerich’s set design reconstructed by art historian and scenic consultant Kenneth Archer.
On March 23, the company will perform a new work by choreographer Stanton Welch and After the Rain (2005) by Christopher Wheeldon. On March 24, the company will perform Age of Innocence (2008) by Edwaard Liang and In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated (1987) by William Forsythe.
?One of the most recognizable arts organizations in America and one of the top dance companies in the world?
? The Huffington Post
with Millicent Hodson, dance historian and choreographer,
and Kenneth Archer, art historian and scenic consultant
7pm | March 23
6:30pm | March 24
Historic Playmakers Theatre
A dance and design team based in London, Millicent Hodson and Kenneth Archer are known internationally for their reconstructions of lost ballet masterpieces from the early 20th century. Join Carolina Performing Arts before the Joffrey Ballet?s performance for a conversation with Hodson and Archer, as they discuss their reconstruction of Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring). This lecture is one of two in a series on Reconstructing The Rite. Each will offer great insight as a stand-alone event, however each evening will offer unique content.
These events are made possible by the generous support of the Douglass Hunt Lecture Series of the Carolina Seminars, supported by the Massey-Weatherspoon Fund.