A Novel Experience: The Joffrey Ballet's Jane Eyre

Thursday, Oct 10, 2019 6:30 – 8:30 pm

40 E. Erie
Nickerson Mansion
Chicago, IL 60611

Tickets onsale HERE

Cathy’s Marston’s adaptation of Charlotte Brontë‘s trailblazing novel is a “quietly enthralling classic” that combines theater and dance to tell the coming-of-age story of Jane Eyre. With stirring choreography and an enthralling Victorian design, this avant-garde ballet breaks the mold of the traditional ballet heroine. Dr. Jennifer Conary and Joffrey artists will explore how choreography, stage setting, and music bring this beloved novel to life.

This program is presented in partnership with The Joffrey Ballet and will take place at Joffrey Tower: 10 E. Randolph St. Chicago, IL 60601

Presentation: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Wine reception following

Jennifer Conary received her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California and joined DePaul University faculty in September 2008. Her research interests include Victorian literature and culture, the history of the novel, 18th- and 19th-century British women’s writing, and issues related to gender in the long 19th century. She teaches courses on British literature in the long 19th century; 19th-century Gothic; the history of romance and the novel; the British novel; major novelists such as Jane Austen, the Bronte sisters, and Charles Dickens; and the contemporary coming-of-age novel.

Image: Amanda Assucena and Greig Matthews in Jane Eyre. Photo by Cheryl Mann. Courtesy of The Joffrey Ballet