Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
February 28, 2014 at 11AM
$12 per person
Hurry — this performance is sure to sell out!
This interactive performance will include a full performance of the classic Revelations and selections of other repertory.
Carnival of the Animals and a ChiArts Showcase of Music & Dance
April 11, 2014 at 11AM
$10 per person
Come out and witness the “next generation of Chicago artists” in a showcase of The Chicago High School for the Arts’ dazzling young talent
The 2013 - 14 Student Matinee Series is generously supported by The PrivateBank and Robert Thomas Bobbins Foundation.
What Educators Say About Our Series!
“Our students have benefited greatly from the Student Matinees at the Auditorium Theatre. The performances offer the unique opportunity for students to see some of the behind-the-scenes work that goes into a professional performance. They see dancers warming up onstage, fully produced dance excerpts and hear directly from choreographers, dancers and artistic directors about their artistic process. Our students always come away inspired and motivated by what they experienced.”
Sarah Ford Thompson, Horton Technique + Department Admin. Assistant, Chicago High School for the Arts
"In addition to building their confidence, the Student Matinees fuel my students' passion to learn and perform at their best."
Sarah Lynes-Campbell, Dance Teacher at Deerfield High School
"This is our 5th year coming to see Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and each year our students walk away mesmerized. After each performance, there's always a handful of students who aspire to become dancers. I encourage everyone to come and see the performance."
Yolanda McMillan, Altgeld Elementary School
Student Matinees allow facilitators to create new and emerging approaches that help students think critically and act with integrity while reclaiming social responsibility, and humanity.
Melinda Wilson, Dance Director, Curie High School
Photo: Alicia Graf Mack in Alvin Ailey's Streams. Photo by Andrew Eccles.