Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Mar 4-8, 2020


Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, “one of the best known companies in the world” (The Associated Press) that “never fails to inspire and delight” (Chicago Tonight), returns to its Chicago home of more than 50 years as a Visiting Resident Company. Presenting premieres, new productions, timeless classics, and audience favorites, the “extraordinary Ailey dancers” (Chicago Tribune) are known for their incredible artistry and mastery of modern, ballet, hip-hop, and a variety of dance techniques. “If you haven’t seen a performance by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in a while, you might forget just how accomplished the company’s dancers are. You know they can do anything, but the visible evidence can leave you reeling” (The New Yorker).

Featuring works from Alvin Ailey, Judith Jamison, Robert Battle, Jamar Roberts, Lar Lubovitch, Darrell Grand Moultrie, Donald Byrd, and Ronald K. Brown. For a full list of programming, click here!

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This engagement is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Illinois Arts Council Agency and the Crane Group.

Special Events

@ The Auditorium

"Revelations" Workshop

Mar 4, 2020

Take a workshop with an Ailey dancer and learn how to move like Alvin Ailey company dancers!

@ The Auditorium

Young Professionals' Nights

Oct 31, 2019-Jun 6, 2020

For a discounted price, young professionals ages 21-45 get a seat to the performance plus a pre-show reception, which in...

Student Matinee

Jan 17-Mar 6, 2020

Take your students to the Auditorium Theatre – a National Historic Landmark – for an enriching field trip th...

@ The Auditorium

FREE Dance Master Classes

Mar 7-Jun 13, 2020

Study with the professionals performing on our stage! Company members from our International Dance Series lead 90-minute...

@ The Auditorium

Post-Show Q&A

Jan 19-Jun 13, 2020

Join us immediately following select performances for a 20-minute post-show Q&A session. The Auditorium Theatre Educ...



Program A

Program A will be performed on Wednesday, March 4 @ 7:30PM and Saturday, March 7 @ 2PM.

Program B

Program B will be performed on Thursday, March 5 @ 7:30PM and Sunday, March 8 @ 3PM.

Program C

Program C will be performed on Friday, March 6 @ 7:30PM.

Program D

Program D will be performed on Saturday, March 7 @ 8PM.