One of my absolute favorite professional dance companies is The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. They tour through Chicago every year. I know it's hard to get up there and it's not cheep, but I wanted to share because Revelations is one of the most beautiful, Christian works that I have ever seen. Every time I've seen it, I've felt a renewed faith and excitement. It will be in Chicago this March from the 6th- the 10th with night shows and matinee shows performed.
Here's the link to the Auditorium Theater which will present Alvin Ailey as well as the Joffrey Ballet (One of the top five American ballet companies) season and a few other dance shows that look wonderful.
Come see Alice in Wonderland and Paquita produced by Peoria Ballet on April 5 & 6 at Five Points in Washington. Peoria Ballet is my home studio and I support all that they stand for.
Central Illinois Ballet also produces shows throughout the year. I took my daughters to see their version of the Nutcracker in December and it was lovely.
In December, my parents invited me to a production called This Moment in Time produced by Northwoods Church in Peoria. I was told that they do this every year, and I will definitely try to go next year. You must get tickets to have a reservation, but there is no cost. It was a dance and music celebration of the birth of our lord complete with a drum corps depending from the catwalks and aerial dance. The dancers in this production were beautiful and I love family outings that focus on the real meaning of Christmas!
General resources for Central Illinois
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