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student matinee events

season Great opportunities for your student group to experience world-class music and dance!

AXIS dance company
Friday, November 18, 2011
11am | 1 hour performance | $10 per person

A physically integrated dance experience! Prepare to leave your

preconceptions of dance at the door. AXIS Dance Company, an ensemble of
performers with and without disabilities, will perform selections of repertory
as well as educate students about access and inclusion. The performance
includes audience participation plus a candid discussion.

AXIS Dance Company in ‘Vessel’ choreographed by Alex Ketley. Dancers Alice

Sheppard, Rodney Bell, Janet Das, & Sonshéree Giles. Photo by Andrea Flores.

Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah

Friday, January 13, 2012
11am | 1 hour rehearsal | $10 per person

Our “hottest” annual tradition! Your students will experience Handel’s

Messiah in a whole new way: infused with jazz, gospel, blues, bebop and other
American musical traditions. Our landmark theatre will be filled with the sounds
of an orchestra, jazz combo and choir, along with riveting soloists Rodrick Dixon,

Too Hot to Handel

Alfreda Burke and Karen Marie Richardson.

Photo by Dan Rest.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Thursday, April 12, 2012
Friday, April 13, 2012

11am | 1 hour performance | $12 per person

Our most popular student matinee! An interactive performance by

America’s foremost dance company will include a full performance of the Ailey
classic Revelations and selections of other repertory.

Rachael McLaren. Photo by Andrew Eccles.

All events are available for student groups of 10 or more people, elementary through high
school. Everyone, including chaperones, must pay the admission fee. Seating for all student
events is assigned on a first-paid, first-seated basis. A one-time $10 handling fee is applied to
each group. | Each student group will receive an official study guide.

Call 312.431.2357 to book your student group today!

50 East Congress Parkway | Chicago, Illinois 60605 |