7 Couples, Pas De Deux
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.
Douglas Adamz and Russ Gauthier
A. Christina Giannini
Kevin Dreyer after the original Thomas Skelton
November 4, 1981
Number of Dancers:
14 (7 female, 7 male)