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Seven Hot Dance Performances in Chicago Next Month

In March, Alvin Ailey, Hubbard Street, and Wendy Whelan all make the critic’s picks.

Hubbard Street Dance mounts its first all-Kylián program March 13–16.   Photo: Courtesy of Hubbard Street Dance
CRITIC’S PICK

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Through 3/9 In addition to perennial favorite Revelations, the venerable modern dance company will perform the hyperkinetic Chroma, by British choreographer Wayne McGregor. $32–$92. Auditorium Theatre, 50 E Congress. auditoriumtheatre.org

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan

3/14, 16 Named after an ancient Chinese dance, the respected Taiwanese troupe performs Songs of the Wanderers, a modern piece inspired by the work of Siddhartha and set to Georgian folk songs. $25–$68. Auditorium Theatre, 50 E Congress. auditoriumtheatre.org

Giordano Dance Chicago

3/28–29 Chamber choir Bella Voce provides a live soundtrack, singing works by composer Eric Whitacre. $15–$60. Harris Theater, 205 E Randolph. harristheaterchicago.org

CRITIC’S PICK

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

3/13–16 Known for crafting dances that make audiences chuckle, Czech choreographer Jiří Kylián gets a cushy tribute as Hubbard mounts its first all-Kylián program. $25–$99. Harris Theater, 205 E Randolph. hubbardstreetdance.com

Thodos Dance Chicago

3/8–9 Founder Melissa Thodos enlists architect Jeanne Gang to design a set for her dancers, part of a collaboration looking at the intersections among dance, design, and, um, physics. $20–$60. Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph. harristheaterchicago.org

CRITIC’S PICK

Wendy Whelan

3/20 at 7:30 Restless Creature. Whelan, a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet, duets with some heavyweights of modern dance choreography: Kyle Abraham, Joshua Beamish, Brian Brooks, and Alejandro Cerrudo. $40–$95. Harris Theater, 205 E Randolph. harristheaterchicago.org

Raphael Xavier

3/1 at 8 The veteran b-boy choreographed The Unofficial Guide to Audience Watching, an autobiographical look at his rapid ascent up the break dancing ladder. $30. The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago, 1306 S Michigan. zoejuniper.org

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