The Joffrey Ballet Spring Gala
“Be Moved” Celebrated 20 Years
The Joffrey Ballet’s annual Spring Gala included an exclusive performance at
The Cadillac Palace Theatre and event at the Hilton Chicago, to celebrate the
ballet company’s twentieth year in Chicago. Noren Ungaretti and Elizabeth
Yntema, Joffrey Women’s Board members, co-chaired the 2015 event.
Conceived by Noren and Elizabeth, the Spring Gala “Be Moved” celebrated the
physical dance, the emotional connection with audiences and the
transformation of the company in Chicago throughout the past 20 years. This
year’s gala program began at The Cadillac Palace Theatre with a performance
including: The Joffrey and Chicago premiere of New York City Ballet resident
choreographer and soloist Justin Peck’s, In Creases. The Joffrey and Chicago
premiere of Liturgy by one of the world’s most sought after choreographers
Christopher Wheeldon. Windy Sand by Joffrey Academy Artistic Director
Alexei Kremnev performed by members of the Academy Trainee Program and
Studio Company. A performance by students from the inspiring Community
A 20th Anniversary toast with the choreographers and Joffrey Company hosted
by Moët and Chandon was held following the performances at the theatre
before guests were transported to the Hilton Chicago for an evening of
cocktails, dinner and dancing to the Rich Daniels and the City Lights
Orchestra. Acclaimed and world-renowned choreographers Justin Peck and
Christopher Wheeldon were in attendance.
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