Joffrey Ballet to Grace the Stage in San Antonio
By Ellie Leeper
Photography By Greg Harrison
ARTS San Antonio and Jon and Connie Wood recently hosted the exclusive kickoff of The Joffrey Experience at the Wood’s home in San Antonio. The event featured an unveiling of a specially commissioned painting by San Antonio artist Kathy Sosa that was inspired by the drama, passion and fierce beauty of the Joffrey Ballet and especially, a performance of The Rite of Spring.
The Joffrey Experience is a unique and exciting series of seven events preceding the Joffrey Ballet’s March 8th, 2013 performance of The Rite of Spring in San Antonio. ARTS San Antonio, in line with its mission to educate, enrich and entertain citizens of all ages in the San Antonio region, is excited to present the world-renowned Joffrey Ballet in performance in the Alamo City. This performance will be the Joffrey Ballet’s first appearance in San Antonio in nineteen years.
Proceeds from these unique Joffrey events benefit ARtsTEach, ARTS SA’s acclaimed arts-education workshops that serve thousands of elementary school students and seniors in San Antonio. ARTS SA is a nonprofit performing arts and arts-education organization that works to increase the quality and quantity of cultural experiences in San Antonio. For more information about The Joffrey Experience, contact ARTS San Antonio and in addition, Kathy Sosa’s inspirational painting is available for collection through AnArte Gallery in San Antonio.