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New Works Joffrey Ballet

May 1st, 2015 by Giselle

In Creases, The Joffrey Ballet. Photo by: Cheryl Mann

This weekend, the legendary Joffrey wraps up a melody of modern ballet performances known collectively as “New Works,” a title befitting and as understated, earnest and open-ended as the dancing itself.

The major standout is In Creases, choreographed by much-buzzed-about 27-year-old New York City Ballet soloist and resident choreographer Justin Peck. With music composed by Philip Glass, In Creases (pictured above) uses fluid and sharp geometric lines and patterns to play out a dance puzzle that is truly transcendent, fresh and unpredictable.

Some may know Peck as the dancer who’s collaborated masterfully with Sufjan Stevens (see our writeup on that here) on two pieces, Year Of the Rabbit and Everywhere We Go.

Other performances in “New Works” are Liturgy by Christopher Wheeldon, Evenfall by Nicolas Blanc, and the finale Incantations by Val Caniparoli (pictured below), which ends in a graceful, powerful, twisting duet of dance and desire.

Incantations, The Joffrey Ballet. Photo by: Cheryl Mann

You can purchase tickets to see “New Works” here.

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