Snapshots: Hubbard Street at 40
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago is among the most original forces in contemporary dance. As one of the only professional dance companies to perform year-round, Hubbard Street is continually touring nationwide and internationally and is celebrating its 40th anniversary season.
Join us for a dynamic performance that will introduce students to contemporary dance styles, choreography and technique as they experience snapshots from this world-renowned company’s rich history.
Violoncello, by choreographer Nachu Duato
This witty duet is a tribute to composer Johann Sebastian Bach. In it, the great composer plays a human cello, with the movement serving as a beautiful metaphor for a composer in love with his music.
Excerpts from Jardi Tancat, by choreographer Nachu Duato
Based on a collection of Spanish folk songs, the dancers’ movements evoke sowing, planting, and threshing on a barren Cantalonian land.
Georgia, by choreographer Lou Conte
This duet set to Willie Nelson’s “Georgia On My Mind” was choreographed by Hubbard Street’s founding artistic director Lou Conte in 1987.
The 40s, by choreographer Lou Conte
Dancers in tuxedos and bowler hats perform an energetic tribute to the Big Band era, complete with jitterbug-inspired choreography and old standards. This joyous work is considered one of the company’s signature pieces.
*Exact pieces subject to change.
Please note: all children who enter the theater for this production must have a ticket and be at least three years old.
21st Century Skills
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