Joffrey Ballet presents Anna Karenina


Students and families can choose from the following times:

  • Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 7:30pm
  • Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 2:00pm


Northrop Auditorium
73 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

About the Show

Direct from its world-premiere in Chicago, the Joffrey brings us this two-act ballet created by visionary choreographer Yuri Possokhov (Bolshoi Ballet, San Francisco Ballet) and an all-star creative team, including composer Ilya Demutsky (2016 Golden Mask Award recipient, Russia’s most prestigious theatre honor). Anna Karenina, a married noblewoman and socialite, becomes embroiled in a scandalous affair with the dashing cavalry officer, Count Vronsky, in Tolstoy’s tragic drama of passion and revenge, set against a backdrop of 19th-century Imperial Russia. Choreographer Possokhov has received critical acclaim for transforming iconic literature into inventive, emotionally driven story ballets—a perfect choice for “the greatest book ever written” (Time Magazine readers’ poll).

Contains mature themes. Children should be 14 years of age or older to attend this performance. Childcare will be provided for those under the age of 14. Please let us know if you need childcare when you make your reservation.


If you do not have access to a ride, call Project Success and we can provide transportation for you. Please let us know if you need a ride when you make your reservation. We will need at least 2 days’ notice to set up transportation.

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or call Project Success at (612) 874-7710

This show is open to high school students.

Invited students can pick up tickets at the Project Success table in the lobby of the theater on the dates of the performances. Please arrive 20 minutes before the show to pick up your tickets. Each student/family may receive up to 4 FREE tickets.

Thank you to Project Success theater partner, Northrop Auditorium, for providing tickets to students at no cost.


  • This dance is an interpretation of a classic work of literature. How do you imagine that the story can be experienced, with the use of movement and music instead of words? How do we communicate differently in life, when we are not using our words?
  • This story has inspired a concept called the Anna Karenina Principle. This describes the belief that in a certain discipline/field of study, there are common factors that are needed for success; however failure can occur for all sorts of unrelated reasons. In school, what are some common factors that help students have a successful education?
  • Anna Karenina finds herself drawn between two different people, each representing a different way of life, a different way that she can express herself in the world. Who are the people you feel most encouraged to be yourself with? Who do you encourage to be themselves around you?

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