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Feb042016

ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER RETURNS TO THE AUDITORIUM THEATRE FOR 7 PERFORMANCES

Alvin Ailey Chicago Auditorium Theatre

Featuring Awakening, Robert Battle’s First World Premiere Since Becoming Artistic Director, Three New Productions from Late Founder Alvin Ailey, plus his Must-See American Masterpiece Revelations

The Auditorium Theatre’s annual Chicago presentation of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will bring a wide array of premieres, new productions, and classics to life on its landmark stage Tuesday, March 8 through Sunday, March 13. Beloved as one of the world’s most popular dance companies, Alvin Ailey’s pioneering legacy of uplifting, uniting, and celebrating the human spirit lives on in the movement of Ailey’s extraordinary dancers. Ticket prices start at $33 and can be purchased online at AuditoriumTheatre.org, by phone at 312.341.2300, or in-person at the Auditorium Theatre Box Office (50 E. Congress Parkway). The Auditorium Theatre will also present a sold-out student matinee on March 11.

“Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has been a symbol of excellence in dance for nearly 60 years,” said Auditorium Theatre Board of Trustees Chairman Charlie Gardner. “Serving as the Chicago home for such an esteemed dance company is an honored tradition, and the Auditorium Theatre is fortunate to once again share their diverse repertory with our community.”

Robert Battle's Awakening“I am excited to share with Chicago audiences my world premiere, Awakening, new works by visionary choreographers like Ronald K. Brown and Rennie Harris, as well as enduring classics by Paul Taylor and Alvin Ailey,” stated Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Artistic Director Robert Battle.  “At this year’s Auditorium Theatre engagement, 31 extraordinary dancers will share performances that enrich our society and stir our souls, building upon Ailey’s proud legacy of inspiring, enlightening and uniting.”

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