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Joffrey Ballet Makes Debut in Sun Valley Pavilion
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Joffrey Ballet dancers Jeraldine Mendoza and Dylan Gutierrez dance “Yonder Blue.” COURTESY: Cheryl Mann and The Joffrey Ballet
   
Thursday, June 27, 2024
 

BY KAREN BOSSICK

Dances choreographed by Justin Peck and Christopher Wheeldon will be among the pieces the Joffrey Ballet will present when it brings its dance to the mountains Saturday and Sunday.

The Chicago ballet, which is making its debut in Sun Valley, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 29-30, at The Sun Valley Pavilion.

Each night will feature a different repertoire featuring works ranging from contemporary to neo-classical and classical.

“The works that drive us forward as a company are not all alike, and, in the two programs we are bringing, we revel in the opportunity to show many different sides to our dancing to the Sun Valley audience,” said Ashley Wheater, the artistic director of The Joffrey Ballet.

SATURDAY’S PROGRAM:

Yonder Blue--Choreographed by Andrew McNicol; Music by Peter Gregson

Round of Angels--Choreographed by Gerald Arpino; Music by Gustav Mahler

Benteveo (Saudade)--Choreographed by Manoela Gonçalves; Music by Michael Wall

The Times Are Racing--Choreographed by Justin Peck; Music by Dan Deacon

SUNDAY’S PROGRAM:

Birthday Variations--Choreographed by Gerald Arpino; Music by Giuseppe Verdi

Carousel (A Dance)--Choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon; Music by Richard Rodgers

Heimat--Choreographed by Cathy Marston; Music by Richard Wagner

Under the Trees’ Voices--Choreographed by Nicolas Blanc; Music by Ezio Bosso

For tickets, visit https://balletsunvalley.org.

Ballet Sun Valley, which is bringing the Joffrey Ballet to town, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that sprang from an organization founded in 2011 to bring international ballet to Sun Valley. Since its inception, Ballet Sun Valley performances have featured works from some of the ballet world’s most celebrated choreographers, as well as dancers from the San Francisco Ballet, New York City Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Houston Ballet, Boston Ballet and Dutch National Ballet.

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