One more show day for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre at the Auditorium Theatre. These new programs showcase the company’s diversity and blends of style. The modern, African, jazz and ballet techniques are amazing.
This season the company is masterfully displaying how social movements and the arts can create conversation and change.
Artistic Director, Robert Battle, presents three new works:
r-Evolution, Dream by longterm company member, Hope Boykin, inspired by Dr.Martin Luther King, Jr. and set to narration by Tony Award winner Leslie Odum, Jr. (Hamilton) and original music by Ali Jackson ( Jazz at Lincoln Center ); Deep by Mauro Bigonzetti set to the music of Ibeyi; and Untitled America, a work by MacArthur Fellow Kyle Abraham that examines the impact incarceration has on Black Families.
Each performance also carries other performances new to the repertory and closes with Revelations, which has been seen by more audiences around the world than any other modern piece.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre closes with the 3pm performance on March 26th.
Sunday, March 26 | 3PM The Winter in Lisbon / r-Evolution, Dream. / Revelations
Tickets start at $33, and are available online at AuditoriumTheatre.org, by phone at 312.341.2300, or in person at the Auditorium Theatre Box Office (50 E Congress Parkway). Discounts available for groups of 10+.
Auditorium Theatre’s 2016-17 Season Upcoming Events
March 22-26: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
March 31: The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra with Bernadette Peters
May 19-21: Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg – Red Giselle
June 10: Giordano Dance Chicago
The Chicago Moms was provided two tickets in exchange for an honest reporting of the event. Opinions are that of Andrea Dillon. All images courtesy of Andrea Dillon and The Auditorium Theatre in Chicago.