Annual visit visually majestic, exquisitely visionary
|Auditorium Theatre and Blackwell Global Consulting present|
|Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater|
|at Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress (map)
thru May 22 | tickets: $30-$87 | more info
Reviewed by Katy Walsh
This show is a celebration! Having first performed in Chicago in 1969, the Alvin Ailey dance company is commemorating its 140th performance on the Auditorium Theatre stage. In addition, the annual visit by the New York based troupe marks the final season of Artistic Director Judith Jamison's leadership. The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University and Blackwell Global Consulting present Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. The limited engagement will produce six Chicago premieres during the six performance and two student matinee run. Although each show will have a different program schedule, Revelations will be the consistent finale. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater uses a spectacular combination of elegant and primitive body movement to narrate vivid folk tales.
Read the rest of my review at Chicago Theater Blog.