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‘A Classical Ballet’ in Three Movements

A ballet in three movements that contrasts music and style, movement and stillness, and the classical and the contemporary. 

A panel discussion and reception will follow the performance. 


Presented in collaboration with University Ballet of Chicago

About the performance

Ballet is quintessentially elegant, precise, and perfect. In ‘A Classical Ballet,’ choreographer Magdalena Glotzer explores these defining characteristics and the ways in which ballet can be reworked to become less classical. This ballet in three movements is inspired by the comparative themes of the Smart Museum’s special exhibition Classicisms.

Music: Mandolin Concerto in C Major, RV 425: II. Largo by Vivaldi; Musica universalis by Daniel Hope; I’m Not the One by Peter Yorn.

About the Choreographer

Magdalena Glotzer is a third year student at the University of Chicago, pursuing a major in Art History. She has danced since the age of three and began exploring the realm of choreography as a teenager. This past May, she choreographed a section of University Ballet’s “Where fun comes to dance” set and has been searching for more opportunities to choreograph ever since.

About University Ballet of Chicago

University Ballet of Chicago is a student-run ballet company affiliated with the University of Chicago in Hyde Park. We proudly offer classical ballet training and performance opportunities for dancers of diverse backgrounds and abilities.