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Dance
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Over its 40-year-history, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago has tackled a thrilling range of repertoire, working with both veteran choreographers and fresh voices reimagining contemporary dance for new generations. For Program A, the company's "brisk and hot-blooded" (The Washington Post) dancers perform Nacho Duato's first work, Jardí Tancat; Crystal Pite's fierce Grace Engine; Alejandro Cerrudo's enigmatic and sensual Lickety-Split; and William Forsythe's "astonishingly intense" (The New York Times) N.N.N.N.

Program B features the Bay Area premiere of new choreography by the brilliant Emma Portner, who has become a sensation for her imaginative viral dance videos, and her accomplished collaborator Teddy Forance. Dev (aka Blood Orange) Hynes' music is performed live by Chicago's new-music sensation Third Coast Percussion. The far-ranging program also includes the Ignore section from Ohan Naharin's ever-evolving Decadance project; Cerrudo's PACOPEPEPLUTO, a showcase for three men dancing to the Dean Martin songbook; and Pite's "brilliantly inventive" (The Guardian, London) Solo Echo, set to Brahms cello sonatas.

Program A (Jan 18, Jan 20)
NACHO DUATO
Jardí Tancat (music: Wagner Tiso, Maria del Mar Bonet)
WILLIAM FORSYTHE
N.N.N.N. (music: Thom Willems)
ALEJANDRO CERRUDO
Lickety-Split (music: Devendra Barnhart)
CRYSTAL PITE
Grace Engine (music: Owen Belton)
Program B (Jan 19)
MUSICAL INTERLUDE
Perfectly Voiceless (music: Dev Hynes)* (Bay Area Premiere)
EMMA PORTNER
For All Its Fury (music: Dev Hynes)* (Bay Area Premiere)
TEDDY FORANCE
Everything Must Go (music: Dev Hynes)* (Bay Area Premiere)
OHAD NAHARIN
Decadance/Ignore (music: Arvo Pärt; text by Charles Bukowski, spoken by Bobbi Jene Smith)
CERRUDO
PACOPEPEPLUTO (music: Dean Martin, Joe Scalissi)
PITE
Solo Echo (music: Brahms)

* performed live by Third Coast Percussion. Bay Area Premiere.

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Parking Alerts

Parking will be a problem on campus for the Jan 20 performance due to a Cal Women's Basketball game. Please see our Parking Alert section for more information.

Related Events

Community Dance Class
Sat, Jan 19, 2019, 10am
Bancroft Studio
A ballet-based class taught by members of the company. Open to all ages and abilities. $10. Pre-registration required; capacity is limited.

Major support for public programs provided by Bank of America.

Donor Benefits

Donor Event: Open Rehearsal with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
Sat, Jan 19
Zellerbach Hall
(Donors of $225+)
Get an inside look at the preparation that goes on before a performance at Zellerbach Hall! Join us to view a rehearsal of this renown dance company followed by a Q&A with company leadership.

Donor Event: Intermission Hospitality
Fri, Jan 18, 8pm
Zellerbach Hall Mezzanine
(Donors of $1500+)
Producer's Circle members are invited to join us for complimentary refreshments on the Mezzanine at Zellerbach Hall during the above performance(s). Donor Intermission Hospitality is the perfect place to enjoy a complimentary glass of wine in the company of other Producer's Circle members.

Donor Event: Intermission Hospitality
Sat, Jan 19, 8pm
Zellerbach Hall Mezzanine
(Donors of $1500+)
Producer's Circle members are invited to join us for complimentary refreshments on the Mezzanine at Zellerbach Hall during the above performance(s). Donor Intermission Hospitality is the perfect place to enjoy a complimentary glass of wine in the company of other Producer's Circle members.

Donor Event: Intermission Hospitality
Sun, Jan 20, 3pm
Zellerbach Hall Mezzanine
(Donors of $1500+)
Producer's Circle members are invited to join us for complimentary refreshments on the Mezzanine at Zellerbach Hall during the above performance(s). Donor Intermission Hospitality is the perfect place to enjoy a complimentary glass of wine in the company of other Producer's Circle members.

Membership benefits like these are our way of thanking our supporters for their much needed contributions. To find out how you can become a Donor, please call 510.643.8783 or visit our Support section.

Mt. Beautiful wines generously donated by Leigh Teece in appreciation of Cal Performances' education outreach.


Donor Parking
As a service to our donors at the $750 level and above, we offer the opportunity to reserve parking for our performances. Reserve parking online 5 business days or more in advance of the performance, or by contacting Cal Performances' Development Department at 510.642.8653 or email donate@calperformances.org.

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Program Notes

Program notes will be available approximately one week before the performance.