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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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Program notes are available online. [PDF]