Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon won a Tony Award in June for his work on Broadway's An American in Paris and next year he revamps the Joffrey Ballet's beloved Nutcracker. The Englishman is currently in town to work with veterans of his choreographic style and some new kids on the block – the Joffrey recently added 10 dancers to the company. (Chicago Tonight spoke with two of those new dancers recently. Meet them here.)
The Joffrey Ballet launches its 60th annivesary season on Wednesday at the Auditorium Theatre with the program Millennials, included in the program is the Joffrey premiere of Wheeldon's Fool's Paradise.
Additional highlights of Joffrey's upcoming season include three world premieres, a North American premiere of Sylvia by John Neumeier, and the return of Frederick Ashton’s Cinderella. The seaon also marks the farewell of Robert Joffrey's The Nutcracker.
Video: Watch a preview of Wheeldon's Fool's Paradise.