In 2013, at the age of 46 — and after 30 years with the company that was her life — she was forced to face retirement and re-imagine her next step.
The troupe spins stories with compelling characters and intriguing plots by using the “language” of tap while adding live music and ingenious design.
The entire ensemble dances with impressive skill, bringing a mix of meticulous synchrony and a fine sense of individuality to their performance.
The engagement serves as evidence of a stunning transformation that few if any major ballet companies has ever managed to finesse.
The arrival of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for its annual Spring season at the Auditorium Theatre is invariably a reason to celebrate.
Arts organizations see the NEA as an emblem of prestige and enduring solidity, as well as an incentive for giving by private donors and foundations.
Dance, which invariably leaves audiences awestruck by the strength, beauty and emotional power of its performers, continues to thrive in Chicago.