(CBS) — Chicago’s Joffrey Ballet is doing something tomorrow no other ballet company has ever done, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.
“It’s not a reality TV show. It is really an honest look inside a ballet company,” said artistic director Ashley Wheater.
As it prepares for its October premiere of Swan Lake, Wheater says starting at 11:30 in the morning, the Joffrey will provide a livestream of a rehearsal on its Youtube channel.
“We just thought it would be a wonderful opportunity for people that really support the Joffrey, but, also for people that maybe just are really interested in what is that creative process and what is the rehearsal process that goes into putting a work on the stage.”
Wheater hopes the live stream of a rehearsal will also generate new fans who might then want to come to the Joffrey’s production of Swan Lake by renowned choreographer Christopher Wheeldon this fall.