The Joffrey Ballet Presents the World Premiere of ‘Boléro’
Original article appears in the The Chicago Tribune
The Joffrey Ballet on Tuesday announced a world premiere, Boléro, to be streamed by the company February 12.
It’ll be the first Joffrey performance since the pandemic, its first foray into online streaming dance, and comes exactly a year after the opening of The Times Are Racing in February 2020 at the Auditorium Theatre. Choreographed by Joffrey artist Yoshihisa Arai, Boléro is a 16-minute work named after, and inspired by, the popular 1928 orchestral piece by French composer Maurice Ravel.
The premiere will be filmed at the Gerald Arpino Black Box Theatre at Joffrey Tower and streamed for free, one night only. Dancer Anais Bueno will lead a performance by 15 members of the company.