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Light Rain

7 Couples, Pas De Deux

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Light Rain has been the Joffrey Ballet’s signature piece since its premiere in 1981. Created for the Joffrey’s Silver Anniversary, and presented again as the closing ballet of the Company’s Golden Anniversary, Light Rain remains the company’s most beloved and requested work.

Gerald Arpino created this ballet to showcase the new young dancers of the company. “It is my gift to these talented youngsters…I am inspired by their modes and rituals, their passions.” Light Rain, with its accent on youth, its American artists, and its original music, continues The Joffrey traditions begun in 1956.

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Choreography:

Gerald Arpino

Music:

Douglas Adamz and Russ Gauthier

Costume Design:

A. Christina Giannini

Lighting Design:

Kevin Dreyer after the original Thomas Skelton

Premiere:

Nov. 4, 1981

Running Time:

19 minutes

Number of Dancers:

14 (7 female, 7 male)

Sets:

No