The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater comes to Chicago once a year, and this year I decided not to miss it, even though Victor was out of town. The program I saw included "Firebird" as well as "Flower" and "Revelations," which has you leaving the theater doing a little dance inside. Just terrific performers, and inspiring choreography. "Flower" was my least favorite, though I could appreciate it. I had seen "Revelations" before--I think it's kind of a signature work. But "Firebird" was new to me, and I thought it was just spectacular.
The Auditorium Theater is a wonderful venue: beautiful space, great acoustics. Every time I return there I'm amazed again.