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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater brings six breathtaking performances to the Auditorium Theatre, which has been the company's Chicago home for nearly half a century. Led by artistic director Robert Battle, Ailey "has created a unique and enduring bond with its audiences" (Chicago Sun-Times) that it strengthens every year with relevant, inspiring new works. Each performance closes with Alvin Ailey's signature work Revelations, the most widely seen modern dance work in the world that has been called a "masterpiece" by the New York Times.
Ballet Nacional de Cuba returns to Chicago for the first time in 15 years with company director Alicia Alonso's Don Quixote, putting a distinctly Cuban spin on the classic story ballet. Loosely based on the story by Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote has been heralded as an "unforgettable" production (Los Angeles Times) that will make you "fall in love with ballet all over again" (Washington Post).
Giordano Dance Chicago, America's original jazz dance company, closes out its 55th season with its fourth full-evening appearance at the Auditorium Theatre. The company, led by artistic director Nan Giordano and called "jazz dance pioneer[s]" by Crain's Chicago Business, delights audiences with its wide-ranging repertoire and engaging, fast-paced performances.
Spring marks Hubbard Street's return to the Auditorium Theatre for the first time in 20 years. This special two-night engagement, dedicated to Hubbard Street's beloved resident choreographer, Alejandro Cerrudo, will feature a full evening of Cerrudo's work weaving together both audience favorites from his past 10 years choreographing for the company as well as exciting new work. Please note that there is only a 7:30pm performance on Friday and Saturday for the Spring Series.
Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, the premier dance company of Monaco that is known for its elegant, classical style, comes to the Auditorium Theatre with La Belle, a dark and beautiful reinterpretation of Marius Petipa's classic ballet The Sleeping Beauty. Artistic director and award-winning choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot has created an enthralling version of the original fairy tale, returning to the story's roots in a production lauded as "absolutely sublime" by Dance Magazine.
Choreographer: Alexander Ekman Music: Mikael Karlsson
This is not Shakespeare's midsummer. Swedish trailblazer Ekman astounds with this ode to the longest day of the year. Delight in joyful abandon and romance under the Scandinavian sun as dancers celebrate and let their imaginations run wild. A tour de force that took Stockholm by storm.
The Four Temperaments (Joffrey Premiere) Choreographer: George Balanchine Music: Paul Hindemith One of Balanchine's earliest experimental works, The Four Temperaments fuses classical steps with a lean, angular style. The ballet is inspired by the medieval belief that human beings are made up of four different humors that determine a person's temperament.
Body of Your Dreams Choreographer: Myles Thatcher Music: Jacob ter Veldhuis A madcap play on fitness crazes, this inventive piece brings wit and whimsy to our obsession with physical perfection.
Glass Pieces Choreography: Jerome Robbins Music: Philip Glass To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the legendary Robbins's birthday, Glass Pieces is a tour de force from the dance pioneer and minimalist composer Glass. This electrifying work marries artistry and athleticism to echo the pulse of 1980s metropolitan America.
Journey inside Chicago's 1893 World's Fair with Christopher Wheeldon's critically acclaimed holiday masterpiece. When young Marie and her mother, a sculptress who is creating the fair's iconic Statue of the Republic, host a holiday party, a surprise visit from the charming Great Impresario sets off a Christmas Eve dream of whirlwind romance and adventure. A must-see tradition boldly reimagined for a new generation.
Every year, The Nutcracker takes us on an unforgettable journey with Marie as she travels from her home on Christmas Eve to the Kingdom of Snow and the Land of Sweets. For children, it is the opportunity to create new memories. For everyone, it is a time for sharing and giving among family & friends.
This program, performed by the Lira Singers and Lira Dancers, includes beautiful Polish and American carols, music of major Polish composers, and an entire act of Polish folk song and dance presented with multiple changes of authentic and colorful Polish regional folk attire.
The concert will be narrated in English by Lucyna Migala of WCEV 1450AM, who is artistic director and general manager of the Lira Ensemble. Ms. Migala will share some Polish holiday traditions and will offer a bit of the history and tradition behind the music and dance performed.
The Lira company has been artist-in-residence at Loyola University Chicago for the past 21 years. It is the nation's only professional performing arts company specializing in Polish music, song, and dance. Lira's mission is to bring the best of Polish culture into American life.
A Masked Royal Ball, A Variety Show, Comedy, and Dance Party all in one night...
Chicago Dance Factory cordially invites you to The Royal Masquerade Dinner and Semi Formal Ball. This event is an actual ball hosted by the Royal Master of Ceremonies, as he searches for a suitable maiden to be the Belle of the Ball. Become part of the fairy tale as you participate in the pageantry, comedy and dancing! The ball will be a night you'll remember fondly for years to come. Dinner and your first glass of Wine is included.
The Royal Masquerade Ball will be a luscious masquerade in tribute to the sophistication of the old world. We will transport you through time to a dream of mystery and seduction.
Chicago Tap Theatre (CTT) bring audiences live music, a touch of magic, and boundless energy with the return of their annual Tidings of Tap!, a warm and wondrous celebration of tap dance and the winter season. And last year was just the beginning. CTT will be adding new pieces, a little more narrative, and a bit more magic just in time for Chicago Tap Theatre's 15th anniversary season.