7 Couples, Pas De Deux
Light Rain has been an audience favorite since its premiere in 1981. Created for the Joffrey Ballet’s Silver Anniversary, it represents the youth and energy of the dancers it was created on. Light Rain remains the foundation’s most 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)