Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

2/28–3/9 In addition to perennial favorite Revelations, the venerable modern dance company will perform the hyperkinetic Chroma, by British choreographer Wayne McGregor, which includes a a score by John Olby and Jack White. $30–$90. Auditorium Theatre, 50 E Congress.


CCN Créteil et Val-De-Marne/Compagnie Käfig

2/20–22 The acclaimed French troupe Compagnie Käfig takes on the dancing of Brazilian favelas, or shantytowns, with Correria Agwa, an acrobatic and rhythmic dance celebrating correria (running) and agwa (water). $21–$30. Columbia Dance Center, 1306 S Michigan.

Khecari and the Humans

2/6–8 Artistic duo Khecari and avant-garde troupe The Humans performs works by three Chicago choreographers. Columbia Dance Center, 1306 S Michigan.


Joffrey Ballet

2/12–23 Contemporary Choreographers. The Joffrey performs works by three young-ish choreographers, including rapidly-rising star Alexander Ekman, whose eclectic piece Episode 31 first premiered at the Chicago Dancing Festival. $41–$162. Auditorium Theate, 50 E Congress.

The Radio Show

2/20–23 The loss of an iconic black radio station and the deterioration of a grandfather succumbing to Alzheimer’s form the crux of this haunting 2010 contemporary piece by MacArthur Foundation fellow Kyle Abraham. $10–$22. Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago.

Raphael Xavier

2/27–3/1 at 8 The veteran b-boy choreographed this autobiographical look at his rapid ascent up the breakdancing ladder with The Unofficial Guide to Audience Watching. $26. The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago, 1306 S Michigan.