The Joffrey Ballet announced today the world premiere of Rita Finds Home, a family-friendly program and collaborative project between the Joffrey and Miami City Ballet, which will make its debut at the Navy Pier Lake Stage, July 9-10, 2022.
Rita Finds Home is conceived by a nationally recognized creative team including choreographer Amy Hall Garner, Chicago-based author and Free Street Theater Executive Director Karla Estela Rivera; and award-winning children’s book illustrator Elisa Chavarri. Using personal experience as inspiration for their process, the team has created a story that is emotive, relatable, touching, and powerful. Written with young audiences in mind, but suitable for all ages, the piece will convey universal themes about community, belonging, and resilience.
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