Tag archives: Ashley Wheater

Joffrey Stuns at the Granada
By Richard Mineards   |   May 24, 2022

Chicago’s Joffrey Ballet mesmerized at the Granada when they performed for two consecutive nights as part of UCSB’s Arts & Lectures program. The magnificent company under Scottish artistic director Ashley Wheater kicked off the first night with Liam Scarlett’s “Vespertine,” originally created for the Norwegian National Ballet in 2015 and premiering with the Joffrey three […]

En Pointe
By Richard Mineards   |   March 14, 2019

A mandatory evacuation scuppered my chances of watching the first show of Chicago’s Joffrey Ballet at the Granada, which featured George Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments, but I was able to catch the second day’s three-part performance under Scottish artistic director Ashley Wheater. The show kicked off impressively with Justin Peck‘s In Creases featuring two grand […]

Dance Beyond Description as Joffrey Returns
By Steven Libowitz   |   February 28, 2019

Local dance lovers are in for a treat this week when the Joffrey Ballet, the veteran company considered among America’s elite, returns to the Granada for the first time in more than half a decade for two different programs spanning seven works. That’s a tall order even for one of the country’s most revered troupe […]