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Joffrey Ballet halts season, launches digital series, '25 FOR 25' initiative
--From a press release
2020-10-01

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The Joffrey Ballet announced the cancellation of all remaining performances for the 2020-21 season, including the world premiere of Cathy Marston's Of Mice and Men and the Joffrey premiere of George Balanchine's Serenade (Feb. 17-28, 2021) as well as the Chicago premiere of John Neumeier's The Little Mermaid (April 21-May 2, 2021), as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency.

The Joffrey previously canceled the fall production of Sir Kenneth MacMillan's Manon (Oct. 14-25, 2020) and the annual holiday run of Christopher Wheeldon's The Nutcracker (Dec. 5-27). Pending the conditions of the pandemic, the Joffrey aims to return to the stage for its inaugural year performing at Lyric Opera House in the fall of 2021.

With the cancellation of the 2020-2021 season, the Joffrey also announced the creation of The Joffrey Studio Series—a new slate of virtual programming that invites audiences to the intimate studios at Joffrey Tower for interviews and behind-the-scenes content with the artists of the Joffrey.

Additionally, the Joffrey begins "25 for 25"—a year-long series of free performances, programs and partnerships with peer organizations from around the city, celebrating 25 years since the company arrived in Chicago in 1995.

For more information on The Joffrey Ballet and its programs, visit Joffrey.org .


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