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Joffrey Ballet Chicago
March 19 @ 2:00 am - 4:00 pm
Winning Works recognizes talented and emerging ALAANA (African, Latinx, Asian, Arab and Native American) artists and provides them with a platform to showcase original and innovative work. Winning Works returns to in-person performances for the first time since 2019 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Friday, March 18 at 7:30 pm, Saturday, March 19 at 2:00 PM and 7:30 pm, Sunday, March 20 at 2:00 pm.
All four works will be performed by dancers from the Joffrey Studio Company and the Joffrey Academy Trainee Program.
Audrey Baran’s world premiere Porcelain is a contemporary piece that explores the stigmatization of Asian Americans as well as the objectification and fetishization of Asian American women.
Edson Barbosa’s world premiere On the Same Boat is a neo-classical piece inspired by the observations he has made of the relationships surrounding him, danced by seven women and seven men.
Taylor Carrasco’s contemporary piece Not Now, But Now explores the feelings of anxiety people have become accustomed to during this unprecedented time, and how running from and running toward, can often be one in the same.
Derick McKoy Jr.’s world premiere Road of Flames mixes ballet and contemporary movement to create a piece about pushing towards one’s north star, and the flame that builds when people pursue their passions in love, careers, and families.
The Joffrey requires that all audience members provide valid photo I.D. and proof of full vaccination and booster (when eligible) against COVID-19, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or World Health Organization (WHO), for Joffrey performances and events. Protective face coverings must also be worn at all times.