A NIGHT ON THE TOWN ~ The Joffrey Ballet

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The Joffrey Ballet is a dance company in Chicago, Illinois, founded in 1956. From 1995 to 2004, the company was known as The Joffrey Ballet of Chicago. The company regularly performs classical ballets including Romeo & Juliet and The Nutcracker, while balancing those classics with pioneering modern dance pieces. Many prolific choreographers have worked with the Joffrey including Paul Taylor, Twyla Tharp, George Balanchine, and founders Gerald Arpino and Robert Joffrey.

The Joffrey Ballet has been hailed as “America’s Company of Firsts.” The Joffrey Ballet’s long list of “firsts” includes being the first dance company to perform at the White House at Jacqueline Kennedy’s invitation, the first to appear on American television, the first classical dance company to use multi-media, the first to create a ballet set to rock music, the first American company to perform a rock ballet in Russia (bringing with it the first American rock band ever to perform in Russia), the first and only dance company to appear on the cover of Time magazine, and the first company to have had a major motion picture based on it, Robert Altman’s The Company.

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Comments (13)

Zsuzsanna Bánfalvi on December 30, 2012

Very,very good !


Happy New Year 2013 for you and all loved ones!

Natuska from,Hungary

Al Sanin on December 30, 2012

So nice! YSL!!! Thanks for your education mission! With a warmest friendly greetings,Al

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László Pazár on December 31, 2012

I wish you a Happy New Year!

Warm regards, László

ka9894 on December 31, 2012

Nice angle * L*

Best wishes for the Year 2013 !


~Marlene~ on January 1, 2013

Natuska... Al... georgesfeelgood... László... and... Kat...

Thank you all so much for the kind words and the Likes, with extra thanks for the special Y*s. I appreciate it all!

Best wishes & Happy New Year, Marlene

Raingard Ricklefs on January 1, 2013

Tolle, diagonale Perspektive ! Gut gemacht! Danke, für deine netten Kommentare, Marlene. LG RR

Guizel J.c on January 1, 2013

Very god shot



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Boris Boris on January 2, 2013

Delightful night shot, Marlene! Like.

Happy New Year!

With best wishes from Latvia,

  • Boris. *
~Marlene~ on January 2, 2013

Raingard... J.C.... AJVL... and... Boris...

My thanks to each of you for the great comments & goos wishes. I'm very happy you Like it!

Best wishes & Happy New Year, Marlene

sonjabgd on January 2, 2013

Good photo.



~Marlene~ on January 4, 2013

Thank you so much, Sonja, for the nice comment & the visit. I'm very happy you Like it!

Best wishes, Marlene

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  • Uploaded on December 30, 2012
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    by ~Marlene~
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
    • Taken on 2012/09/14 21:37:08