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Trinity Irish Dance Company
Sunday March 3, 2024

Under the lead of Mark Howard, founding artistic director/choreographer – and recent inductee into the 2023 Irish American Hall of Fame – Chicago’s own internationally-renowned Trinity Irish Dance Company brings world premiere work to the Auditorium Theatre stage!
“Sophisticated and commanding” (Los Angeles Times), the Trinity Irish Dance Company (TIDC) is the birthplace of progressive Irish dance, an innovative movement genre that “ushered in a new era for Irish step dance” (Chicago Tribune). Kicking off the St. Patrick’s Day season with their unique vision to fuse vibrant Irish traditions with ever-evolving American innovation, their mixed rep program will include two world premiere works:
Taking the Mick choreographed by Mark Howard and Associate Artistic Director Chelsea Hoy, takes the versatility of these artists to a new level through multi-genre vignettes of rapid fire footwork, theatrics, and twisted traditions. Drawing upon the American Vaudeville era and its place in Irish step dance history, Taking the Mick blends commentary and innovation through movement that is at once whimsical and fierce.
P.O.V. is a new work by elusive, renowned choreographer Harrison McEldowney, who has come out of retirement specifically for Trinity Irish Dance Company with a concept that brings a new “point of view” to audiences who always ask, “what is it like to be a Trinity Irish dancer?” A collaboration between two Chicago dance community stalwarts, P.O.V. provides the audience a unique “lens” into TIDC’s fast-paced movement genre. Each performance is unique to its audience and venue–you have to be there to believe what you are seeing! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7ogMgt_DgE
2023-24 season subscriptions now available. Click here for more information.

MOMIX - ALICE
Saturday March 9, 2024

Known internationally for presenting works of astounding inventiveness and physical beauty, MOMIX, a company of dancer-illusionists founded and directed by Moses Pendleton, marks its long-awaited return to the Auditorium Theatre following its engaging production of Home for the Holidays in December of 1997. Audiences are invited to travel down the rabbit hole, MOMIX-style, with Pendleton’s ALICE, inspired by Alice in Wonderland.  As Alice’s body grows and shrinks and grows again, Pendleton’s dancers extend themselves by means of props, ropes and other dancers – sharing a family-friendly journey that is magical, mysterious, fun, eccentric and much more!

Recommended for ages 6 and up.

2023-24 season dance subscriptions now available. Click here for more information.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Wednesday April 17, 2024 - Sunday April 21, 2024

Celebrating over 55 years of partnership with the Auditorium Theatre, the illustrious Alvin Ailey returns to its Chicago home for a must-see six-performance program with both new works and beloved classics including Ailey’s masterpiece Revelations. Steeped in cultural history and expanding with new boundary-breaking choreographers, this is truly a must-see event!

Program A: Audience Favorites

Wednesday, April 17 | 7:30PM

Saturday, April 20 | 7:30PM

Dancing Spirit by Ronald K. Brown Are You In Your Feelings? by Kyle Abraham Revelations by Alvin Ailey

Program B: All New

Friday, April 19 | 7:30PM

Saturday, April 20 | 1PM (stay for Post- Show Q&A after the matinee)

Me, Myself, and You by  Elizabeth Roxas-Dobrish (Midwest Premiere) Solo by Hans van Manen Following The Subtle Current Upstream by Alonzo King CENTURY by  Amy Hall Garner (Midwest Premiere)

Program C: Ailey Classics

Thursday, April 18 | 7:30PM

Sunday, April 21 | 3PM

Ailey Classics by Alvin Ailey including Excerpts from Memoria, Night Creature, Pas de Duke, Masekela Langage, Opus McShann, Love Songs, For 'Bird' - With Love and Reflections in D  Revelations by Alvin Ailey  

South Chicago Dance Theatre
Saturday April 27, 2024

In its 7th season, South Chicago Dance Theatre is a flourishing local company that presents a seamless fusion of classical and contemporary dance. Audiences will be in awe of their "energy and heart" (Chicago Tribune) in an evening featuring six world premieres and new collaborations with esteemed and fresh choreographers Donald Byrd, Joshua Blake Carter, Monique Haley, Tsai Hsi Hung, Terence Marling, and founding Executive Artistic Director Kia S. Smith. 2023-24 season dance subscriptions now available. Click here for more information.