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The Joffrey’s visually stunning Anna Karenina has strong bones but doesn’t capture the story’s flesh and blood

The adaptation is a dazzling spectacle that can’t quite bring the plot to life.

The Joffrey unveiled its new Anna Karenina this weekend before packed houses at the Auditorium Theatre. The product of an international team of luminaries, including choreographer Yuri Possokhov, set and costume designer Tom Pye, lighting designer David Finn, and projection designer Finn Ross, it’s the Joffrey’s first commissioned story ballet and for ambition alone deserves praise.…

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