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Joffrey Ballet of Chicago

Chicago, IL
312-739-0120
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Ranked #37 of 300 Activities in Chicago
Type: Ballets, Performances
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Vancouver, Canada
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68 reviews 68 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Elegant, silken choreography, fresh version of a beloved story, dancers at the top of their careers: this was the wonder that was Swan Lake at the Auditorium Theater. Pay extra for centre orchestra seats not too far back, and indulge yourself in magic. The surprise? I am not a regular ballet goer. My friend, who loves the ballet, says it... More

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Stow, Ohio
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20 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

My wife and I live in Cleveland and we lost our Ballet company some time ago. That means we usually have to travel to NYC, Washington DC or Chicago to see ballet. We have seen many of the top Ballet companies (Bolshoi, Mariinsky, ABT, NYCB, etc.) and always find the Joffrey to be on the same level. The recent "Swan... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Magnificent performance! The dancers were smooth as silk. The orchestra was wonderful as well. I will definitely come back again. The Auditorium Theatre is a nice venue for ballet. It is worth the extra money to get seating near the front by the orchestra to best appreciate the dancers.

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Chicago, Illinois
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37 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

So I thought it would be a great experience for the family. Well some of us enjoyed it so much the costumes the dancers and the music wonderful. The other half of the family one slept and the others were bored and cranky. so know your crowd.

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The dancers are so talented and their physique is art in itself. I find it theraputic and relaxing. It sexy too so why not have a nice date before/after dining.

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Chicago, Ilinois
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352 reviews 352 reviews
40 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Our daughter and her fiancé got us gift tickets for the Auditorium Theater to the closing performance of this new interpretation of a 20th century classic. In fact, we've seen other versions of Romeo & Juliet performed by the Joffrey at the Auditorium. This one shines for its originality; but, you really do need to be well familiar with Shakespeare's... More

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Oakland CA
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30 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

If you are lucky you'll see children dancing enthusiastically after they have been transported by a company that knows how to move.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

When my wife and I moved here we decided to see all the best there is to offer, naturally hearing of the Joffrey Ballet. After the first event we were hooked. Although it a long event for some, it was worth every penny (consequently became season ticket holders). I believe this to be one of the best ballets in the... More

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Highland Park, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

As season subscriber I love the Joffrey Ballet but as a ballet enthusiast I have seen better so unfortunately I have to dock them a star for that. Guess it's hard to complete when I grew up watching Baryshnikov every summer. That being said, I admire their range of performances every season. If you want to see ballet and you... More

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Chicago
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We try to go to the Joffrey at least once a year and have yet to be disappointed. Their contemporary choreography shows highlight some of the best work by recent artists and are refreshing to see. Despite some low points in the shows, the high points definitely make up for it. Also, the Auditorium Theater is a beautiful venue.

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