The Joffrey Ballet’s “Across the Pond” – Review by Carol Moore

**** Highly Recommended **** When I was a child, I was positive I’d be a prima ballerina one day. The fact that I never had a ballet lesson was irrelevant. Alas, I grew up, and pursued another dream, becoming a writer. I still love ballet, and feel very privileged to be able to write about the Joffrey Ballet. Their spring engagement, “Across the Pond”, three contemporary pieces by three of the United Kingdom’s best choreographers, is absolutely brilliant. Again, the incredibly talented Joffrey dancers execute the most complicated choreography with flawless technique and timing. 4 Spotlights

“Across the Pond” runs through May 5th at the at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago. Remaining performances are Friday, May 3rd at 7:30 pm, Saturday, May 4th at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm, Sunday, May 5th at 2:00 pm. Tickets range from $35-$179. The best parking option I’ve found is Loop Auto Parks, 524 S Wabash (under the El) at $20; $16 with $4 coupon available at www.auditoriumtheatre.org/plan-your-visit/parking-and-directions/. FYI (312) 386-8905 or www.joffrey.org.

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