Hubbard Street Dance Chicago 2018 Program

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago returns to the Auditorium Theatre after 20 years for a special two-night engagement devoted entirely to work by Hubbard Street’s Resident Choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo. Learn more about the program below! Lickety-Split Originally performed in 2006 at the Harris Theater as part of the Inside/Out Choreographic Workshop, this is the first piece […]

2018 “Too Hot” Poetry Contest Winners

Congratulations to our 2018 Too Hot Poetry Contest Winners! Thank you to our Eductional Outreach Sponsor, AllState. These Are the Sounds of My Community Poet: Giselle Alencastro Galileo Scholastic Academy I hear the wind Taking the leaves in different directions I hear dogs Barking, wanting to take ownership of the whole town I hear youngins […]

Alvin Ailey 2018 Programming

Program A Jamar Roberts’ Members Don’t Get Weary Chicago Premiere Longtime Ailey dancer Jamar Roberts’ choreographic debut for the company, Members Don’t Get Weary, is a work for 10 dancers set to music by jazz legend John Coltrane, 50 years after his death. Roberts calls the work “a response to the current social landscape in America … […]

Why Director Joan Curto Chose to Celebrate Ella Fitzgerald and Lena Horne

Written by Joan Curto In commemoration of their centennials, much has been written about the lives, careers, awards, and accomplishments of Ella Fitzgerald and Lena Horne individually. But in my research for the upcoming show on November 17 at the Auditorium Theatre, something struck me: the similarities between the two women. Not just the fact […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kathleen Battle Choir Auditions

Want to sing on stage with Kathleen Battle? Here’s your chance! The Auditorium Theatre will host auditions for the “Underground Railroad: A Spiritual Journey” choir, led by Roosevelt University’s Jonita Lattimore on August 11 from 3-9PM and August 12 from 10AM-5PM. Find audition requirements and rehearsal schedule below! There is a stipend for this performance. […]

Vernard Gilmore – Chicago Ailey Dancer Spotlight

Hello, I’m Vernard Gilmore and I’ve been a member of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater since 1997, so this is my 20th year!. I was born and raised in Chicago, on the South Side. I left Chicago at 19 to pursue my dream to be an Ailey dancer. I had great teachers, who exposed me […]

Sarah Daley – Chicago Ailey Dancer Spotlight

This summer began my 6th season as a member of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. It still sounds surreal when I say it aloud, especially when contemplating my relationship with the Auditorium Theatre, the first and only place I saw the company perform. I grew up in a few different suburbs of Chicago and […]