Events Listing

Deeply Rooted Dance Theater
Friday November 3, 2023

“This powerhouse company is a magnificent display of soul stirring raw power and grace,” says Chicago Theatre Review. Deeply Rooted Dance Theater reimagines and diversifies the aesthetics of contemporary dance by uniting modern, classical, American, and African American traditions in dance and storytelling. Celebrating more than 27 years as one of the most renowned dance companies in Chicago, the evening at the historic Auditorium Theatre will present the full spectrum of Deeply Rooted’s impressive trajectory. The evening features the world premiere of Madonna Anno Domini from Artistic Director Nicole Clarke-Springer, and back by popular demand is Ulysses Dove’s Vespers – a historic piece befitting this illustrious company’s “impeccable dancers” (WTTW). 2023-24 season subscriptions now available. Click here for more information.

Complexions Contemporary Ballet
Saturday February 3, 2024

Founders Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson, armed with a rich Alvin Ailey lineage and a cadre of 16 spectacular dancers, have re-envisioned ballet through technical precision, athletic prowess, and sheer passion. Complexions’ blockbuster hit, STAR DUST: From Bach to Bowie is sure to rock audiences with a soundtrack celebrating David Bowie classics, including “Young Americans,” “Heroes,” and “Space Oddity.” 2023-24 season subscriptions now available. Click here for more information.

Compañía Nacional de Danza
Saturday February 10, 2024

Making its Chicago debut at the Auditorium, the Madrid-based ‘National Dance Company’ performs varied and representative repertoires, recognizable inside and outside Spain, covering classical, neoclassical, and contemporary dance. Compañía Nacional de Danza is led by Artistic Director Joaquín De Luz, a past soloist with American Ballet Theatre and principal dancer with New York City Ballet. The company will perform Passengers Within (2022), a new work by De Luz to music by Philip Glass and inspired by today’s society and our slavery to the system of modern technology. The mixed rep program also includes Sad Case (1998, Sol León and Paul Lightfoot) showcasing the surprising and earthy movements of the mambo; and White Darkness (2001) by acclaimed Spanish modern ballet dancer and choreographer Nacho Duato, current artistic director of the Berlin State Ballet. 2023-24 season subscriptions now available. Click here for more information.

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

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

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 subscriptions now available. Click here for more information.