Mar 2, 2022 - Things to Do

Best Day Ever: Solomon Dumas of Alvin Ailey


Solomon Dumas in Alvin Ailey's Revelations. Photo: Paul Kolnik

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is performing Ailey's signature piece, "Revelations," as well as new works in a run at the Auditorium Theatre tonight through Sunday.

One of the featured dancers is Chicago native Solomon Dumas.

  • He grew up on the South Side but now lives in Brooklyn and tours the world with Alvin Ailey.
  • Dumas started his dance career at the age of 12 by attending AileyCamp in Chicago and is the only AileyCamper to ever become a member of the dance company.

Solomon's work will be front and center this week, so we thought we would get his thoughts on his best day ever in Chicago.

πŸ₯ž Breakfast: "My ideal place to dine would be at Valois Cafeteria."

🌊 Morning Activity: "Walk to Promontory Point and sit and meditate by the lake."

πŸ₯•Lunch: "I would visit Soul Veg City (formerly known as Soul Vegetarian)."

🩰 Afternoon activity: "Swing by Synergy foods at Boxville Marketplace in Bronzeville for a gourmet synergy apple, before heading to Russell Talbert Dance studio for a chance to watch a ballet class and talk to some students."

πŸ˜‹ Dinner: "I would eat at Majani Soulful Vegan Cuisine."

🍰 Evening Activity: "I have a major sweet tooth, so I would probably go to Brown Sugar Bakery for a dessert before heading to eta Creative Arts Foundation or Muntu Dance Theatre to watch a live performance."

Majani Soulful Vegan Cuisine. Photo: Monica Eng/Axios

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