Save the Date: The Joffrey Ballet, Tapestry Dance Company and More

Shooting for the Stars

Planning a trip to the Windy City? Be sure to pencil The Joffrey Ballet’s spring program, Rising Stars, into your itinerary. The company will perform world premieres by Edwaard Liang and Yuri Possokhov, plus a company premiere by Julia Adam. May 4–15;

Modern Movers

Calling all California girls! Mark Morris Dance Group is bringing its breathtaking work L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato to L.A.’s Music Center. In keeping with its live-music tradition, the group will be accompanied by the Los Angeles Opera’s orchestra and chorus. May 5–8;


Canadian Collaboration

Alberta Ballet’s brand-new work Fumbling Towards Ecstasy will have its world premiere in Calgary this month. The company teamed up with Canadian music sensation Sarah McLachlan to create a ballet inspired by and featuring her songs. With choreography by AB artistic director Jean Grand-Maître (the choreography director for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games ceremonies!) and costumes by fashion
designer Paul Hardy, this team-up is a must-see. May 5–7;


Make Noise

Grab your tap shoes and head to Austin, TX, for Tapestry Dance Company’s 11th Anniversary Soul to Sole Festival. With five days packed with tap jams, classes, movie nights and concerts featuring some of Tapestry’s top dancers, this is one tapportunity you don’t want to miss! June 8–12;


Ballet Royalty

The Royal Danish Ballet heads to NYC for the first time in 23 years this June as part of its 2011 US tour. The company will dance five mixed-repertoire performances at Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater, which include August Bournonville’s La Sylphide and Flemming Flindt’s The Lesson. June 14–19;






Photos top to bottom: Anastacia Holden and Dylan Gutierrez performing Julia Adam's Night, photo by Herbert Migdoll; Gudrun Bojesen in Sylfiden/La Syphide, photo by Martin Mydtskov Rønne.

(From left) Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland (all photos by Erin Baiano)

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