"This is the kind of dancing one always hopes to see."—Los Angeles Times
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.
* performed live by Third Coast Percussion. Bay Area Premiere.
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.
Program notes are available online. [PDF]