DANCE @ THE AUDITORIUM
|Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
February 28 - March 9, 2014
Experience the power of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in their Chicago home at the Auditorium, and see for yourself why this extraordinary company is hailed as America’s cultural ambassador to the world.
|Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan
Songs of the Wanderers
March 14 and 16, 2014
The Auditorium is thrilled to welcome back a visually stunning paean to spiritual pilgrimage, Songs of the Wanderers. "Exquisitely performed in deliberate slow motion; the audience jumped up to offer a cheering ovation," raved The New York Times.
March 22-23, 2014
Houston Ballet presents celebrated English choreographer David Bintley's full-length Aladdin, a magical tale of love, trickery, and triumph.
|River North Dance Chicago
April 12, 2014
Celebrated for creating vital connections between dancers and the audience as well as presenting gutsy and entertaining works, River North Dance Chicago returns to the landmark stage for a third season.
|Paul Taylor Dance Company
May 17-18, 2014
The Paul Taylor Dance Company returns to the Auditorium, bringing Mr. Taylor’s ever-burgeoning repertoire to our Landmark Stage. The San Francisco Chronicle proclaims “The American spirit soars whenever Taylor’s dancers dance.”
|Chick Corea and Béla Fleck
April 5, 2014
Two master songwriters, musicians, and band leaders meet in a historic duet of piano and banjo. The duet will combine 20-time Grammy winner Corea and 15-time Grammy winner Fleck's most recognizable tunes with the music from their Latin Grammy-winning album The Enchantment!
|The Idan Raichel Project
May 15, 2014
The Idan Raichel Project burst onto the global music scene changing the face of Israeli popular music and offering “a fascinating window into the young, tolerant, multi-ethnic Israel taking shape away from the headlines.” (Boston Globe).
The Sleeping Beauty
October 4-5, 2013
Ballet West returns to the Auditorium withThe Sleeping Beauty, newly conceived and produced by Artistic Director Adam Sklute. Set to Tchaikovsky’s soaring music with a live orchestra, it’s perfect for the entire family.
October 6, 2013
Ballet West also presents the Midwest premiere of Val Caniparoli’s The Lottery*, based on Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery”. Set to a new musical score by Robert Moran, The Lottery is a groundbreaking interactive experience, with the audience finding out the secret before the dancers!The Lottery will be performed with Rubies,Pas de Deux from Diamonds, and world premiere Presto.
|Hungarian State Folk Ensemble
November 22, 2013
“Crackling with dancing that snaps like a whip,” raves The New York Times. Don't miss this one night only event!
|Too Hot to Handel
The Jazz Gospel-Messiah
January 18-19, 2014
“Handel's indelible, indestructible tunes remain, but rhythmically the Messiah takes flight in ways that the great composer never could have anticipated.” (Chicago Tribune). Guaranteed to have you dancing and singing in the aisles!
Photo of Ballet West artists in “The Sleeping Beauty” by Luke Isley. | Photo of Ballet West’s Adrian Fry and Beckanne Sisk in Val Caniparoli’s “The Lottery” based on Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery.” Set and Costumes by Sandra Woodall. Lighting by David Finn. Photo by Luke Isley. | Photo of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Antonio Douthit-Boyd by Andrew Eccles. | Photo of National Ballet of Japan dancer Ryuji Yamamoto by Hidemi Seto. | Photo of River North Dance Chicago's Renatus by Cheryl Mann. | Photo of Paul Taylor Dance Company's Eran Bugge and Robert Kleinendorst by Paul B. Goode. | Photo of Idan Raichel by Beaver Global. | Photo of Chick Corea and Béla Fleck by Jay Blakesberg.