Reader, I danced with him
Cathy Marston's stunning adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's literary classic comes to the Auditorium Theatre this fall courtesy of the Joffrey Ballet. Expertly blending dance and theatre with a stirring score and exquisite Victorian-inspired design, Marston adds a new dimension to Jane Eyre's story, raising up the iconic heroine through beauty and drama of the artform.
What is the story?
Lending itself naturally to the language of dance, Jane Eyre is a soul-stirring journey of bravery and love that begins when Jane, an orphaned young woman is sent to the home of the mysterious Mr. Rochester to become a Governess.
Entering a house full unnerving silence, Jane finds herself in the middle of a labyrinth of long-buried secrets and pain and finds herself drawn to her enigmatic employer. Gothic, dark yet ultimately a hopeful love story, Marston sets her imagining to a soundtrack of Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, Felix Mendelssohn, and Franz Schubert.