Joffrey Ballet Cheryl Mann


Joffrey Ballet

March 2
7:30 p.m.
March 3
2 p.m.
Dance, Classical

Fresh off its recent world premiere in Chicago, the resplendent Joffrey Ballet company’s newest work, Anna Karenina, packs Tolstoy’s 800-page novel of passion and power into 13 brisk scenes with a running time of two hours. Created by choreographer Yuri Possokhov, with music by Ilya Demutsky (performed with live orchestra), the two-act work tells the tale of a married noblewoman who succumbs to Count Vronsky, a dashing yet ignoble cavalry officer. The impeccable dancers, performing classical ballet in the midst of dazzling contemporary stagecraft, convey an imaginative staging of the story. Possokhov has been lavished with critical and popular acclaim for transforming the canonical novel into a 21st-century ballet.