Once again the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University is prescribing Chicago a healthy dose of the dance medicine it needs and deserves. Over the past years the historic venue has shown a remarkable commitment to giving some of the world’s best dance companies Chicago premieres or bringing them back after long absences. Kicking off its 120th-anniversary celebration, Auditorium Theatre brings the Miami City Ballet to our great city for the first time. Under Artistic Director Edward Villella, MCB has become one of the largest companies in the United States and has earned an international reputation for the breadth of a repertoire that stretches from classic to contemporary. Miami City Ballet will show off that dexterity with their Chicago program. Two works by Balanchine, Petipa’s “Black Swan Pas De Deux” and a signature dance by contemporary icon Twyla Tharp share the stage this weekend. (William Scott)
Miami City Ballet performs October 2-4 at Auditorium Theatre, 50 East Congress, (312)902-1500. $30-$89.