Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater gave its first, now-fabled performance in March 1958 at New York’s 92nd Street Y. The iconic choreographer led a group of young African-American modern dancers through a performance that forever changed the perception of American dance.
Start Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2018
End Date: Sunday, March 11, 2018
Time: varies by date
Location: Auditorium Theatre – 50 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago, IL 60605
Cost: $55 to $84 (Ticketing processing fees apply.)
Additional dates and times may be available. Times and prices vary by date. Please view ticketing page for details.
Congress has since designated the troupe “a vital American cultural ambassador to the world” and they just radiate gravitas every time they step onto a stage. When the troupe returns to Auditorium Theatre — which has been their Chicago home for nearly half a century — you’ll see six breathtaking performances, including Ailey’s masterpiece Revelations, as well as new works that blend ballet, modern dance, jazz and African dance techniques.