Meet the Golden Dancers


In honor of the Auditorium Theatre’s 50th anniversary of its grand re-opening, A Golden Celebration of Dance honors the legendary dance history of the Auditorium Theatre, stars the world’s best dancers, and features the next generation of dance. Meet the Golden Dancers below, and join us as we commemorate 50 years with a one-night-only mixed repertory program! JACQUELINE BURNETT (Hubbard Street Dance Chicago) is from Pocatello, ID. Burnett received classical ballet training in Pocate

Chicago’s Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater Honors its Roots for Generations to Come


Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater’s main mission is to present and preserve the music and dance traditions of Spain — but the Chicago-based company is made up of dancers whose cultural backgrounds span the globe. Under the artistic leadership of Irma Suárez Ruíz (who started her career as one of the company’s original apprentice dancers in 1979) and executive director Jorge Perez (who joined the company in 1984), Ensemble Español continues to deepen its commitment to devel

Shen Wei Dance Arts: An Interview with Shen Wei


On September 23 and 24, Shen Wei Dance Arts makes its Chicago debut here at the Auditorium Theatre. Led by the MacArthur “Genius” Award-winning contemporary choreographer and visual artist Shen Wei, the company will perform the works Folding and Rite of Spring. The Auditorium Theatre got the chance to ask Shen a few questions about his artistic process, the differences between creating choreographed works and paintings, and the company’s first visit to Chicago. AUD: You’re known for bein