The Joffrey Ballet has launched the Joffrey Studio Series, a comprehensive roster of virtual programming — from livestream performances and company rehearsals to pre-recorded conversations — curated by Joffrey artists during the COVID-19 era.

Highlights include the world premiere of Bolero, a new 30-minute work by Joffrey Artist Yoshihisa Arai, performed and streamed live from the Joffrey’s Gerald Arpino Black Box Theatre on February 12, 2021 at 5 pm; Stage Notes, featuring unique behind-the-scenes commentary by Company Artists overlaid on classic Joffrey archival footage; and On Cue, a video podcast series of interviews about the arts by the professionals who know it best. 

Amanda Assucena and Alberto Velazquez

Ashley Wheater MBE, The Mary B. Galvin Artistic Director of The Joffrey Ballet said: “People are craving deep connection and live performance more than ever and The Joffrey Ballet is in a unique position to deliver. Our Joffrey Studio Series is a newly curated series of dance content, utilizing the studios at Joffrey Tower to re-create the magic of the proscenium.”

“In effect, the Joffrey’s Black Box Theatre and our various Joffrey Tower studios will transform into a loose ‘sound stage,’ with the ability to capture and produce high-quality video content that will be accessible to dance lovers around the world.”

The Joffrey Studio Series encompasses the following live and prerecorded content. More information, including links for pre-registration as applicable can be found at Joffrey.org/StudioSeries.

Featured image: Anais Bueno and Yoshihisa Arai and Anna Karenina. Photo by Cheryl Mann

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