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  • REVIEW: 'Swan Lake' by the Joffrey Ballet ★★★★

     REVIEW: 'Swan Lake' by the Joffrey Ballet ★★★★
    At what point does the animal turn into the human? Fear into love? The everyday into magic? The brilliance of choreographer Christopher Wheeldon's re-imagined "Swan Lake" is to bring into high relief those transformations — as well as their reversals, in a tragic loss of art, of love.
  • Joffrey's 'Swan Lake' is set to take wing

     Joffrey's 'Swan Lake' is set to take wing
    "You know, Degas was groundbreaking," says choreographer Christopher Wheeldon. "He painted ballet rehearsal the way it really is: The girls are sweaty, they have a bad back, they're leaning over. They're in their undergarments. He wanted to paint the...

    Joffrey Ballet spends afternoon with 'Swan'

    Joffrey Ballet spends afternoon with 'Swan'
    The Joffrey Ballet Women's Board celebrated the upcoming premiere of the company's "Swan Lake" production with a sold-out luncheon Oct. 1. More than 200 were in attendance at RPM Steak in River North. A highlight was a Q&A conducted by theater/dance...

    REVIEW: Joffrey Ballet 'Stories in Motion' ★★★½

    REVIEW: Joffrey Ballet 'Stories in Motion' ★★★½
    Being told a story can be delicious, and the three distinct, clear tales on the Joffrey's "Stories in Motion" program, through Sunday at the Auditorium, are little jewels, revealing the economy and precision possible even in the expansive form of ballet....

    Jennifer Hudson jumps on stage at Lincolnshire show, John Cusack interested in 'Con Air' sequel, Lance Bass dines at RPM Italian

    Jennifer Hudson jumps on stage at Lincolnshire show, John Cusack interested in 'Con Air' sequel, Lance Bass dines at RPM Italian
    Jennifer Hudson surprised the crowd on hand for Rachelle Ferrell’s show at Viper Alley in Lincolnshire Saturday when she joined the jazz singer/songwriter on stage for an impromptu duet. Apparently most of the crowd was unaware Hudson was in...