May 17, 2019 @ 7:30PM | May 18, 2019 @ 7:30PM | May 19, 2019 @ 2PM

Russia’s most innovative dance company returns to the Auditorium Theatre following the triumph of 2017’s Red Giselle, named one of the best dance performances of the year by the Chicago Tribune. The company gives the North American premiere to Boris Eifman’s The Pygmalion Effect, a new re-envisioning of the classic Greek myth. Set to music by Johann Strauss, Eifman’s ballet follows a passionate ballroom dancer who crafts a young woman into a brilliant dancer. Eifman — known for his “Russian psychological ballet theatre” and choreography that is “big on tumultuous narrative and passionately seething characters” (Los Angeles Times) — and his dancers have been called “among the most fascinating artists before the public today” (San Francisco Chronicle).

Please note that there is brief nudity in this performance.

Tickets start at $34!

Phone: 312.341.2300 | Box Office50 E Ida B Wells Dr
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Please note: Artists, programs, and dates are subject to change. Ticket prices may change due to demand.


Reception Service :: Available on Friday, May 17 + Sunday, May 19
The Auditorium’s reception service ($15 for patrons under 21 and $35 for patrons over 21) is a great way to get the most out of your night on the town! Reception service includes light bits and drinks starting one hour before the performance and at intermission.

FREE Dance Master Class | May 18, 2019 @ 11AM-12:30PM
Study with the professionals performing on our stage! Company members from our International Dance Series lead 90-minute master class workshops, giving dancers the opportunity to learn the technique and styles performed throughout our season.
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FREE Post-Show Q & A | May 19, 2019
Join us immediately following select performances for a 20-minute post-show Q & A session. The Auditorium Theatre Creative Engagement staff guides the conversation as performers and artistic staff from the presenting company answer audience questions about their work.


Young Professionals’ Party | Friday, May 17 | 6-7PM
For just $50*, Young Professionals ages 21-45 get a seat to the performance + a post-show party at Russian Tea Time, which includes drink vodka drinks and light bites. Click here to purchase!
*Tickets must be picked up at Will Call with a valid ID. Learn More