Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Announces 10-11 Season
Today Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (HSDC), led by Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton, announces its 2010-11 season, unveiling a World Premiere-packed series of performances at home in Chicago, as well as national and international touring and innovative collaborations with cultural partners in the city.
"It is my desire that all roads of the highest artistic quality pass through Hubbard Street Dance Chicago," notes HSDC Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton. "We are working to expand the company's capacity, and by obtaining new works by Alejandro Cerrudo, Ohad Naharin, Sharon Eyal and Victor Quijada, as well as offering the Chicago Premieres of Alonzo King's Following the Subtle Current Upstream and Nacho Duato's Arcangelo, I feel that we are moving Hubbard Street into new and exciting territories this season."
PERFORMANCES IN CHICAGO
At the heart of HSDC is its four-part series of performances at the Harris Theater in Millennium Park. The blockbuster 2010-2011 season will launch with the Fall Series September 30-October 3, featuring a World Premiere by RUBBERBANDance Group founder Victor Quijada; the Chicago Premiere of Nacho Duato's mysterious and illusive Arcangelo; and the dramatic Tabula Rasa by Ohad Naharin. HSDC's Winter Series, which will take place December 2-5 will highlight the sixth premiere by HSDC resident choreographer and dancer Alejandro Cerrudo; the return of Jorma Elo's tender and spirited Bitter Suite; the emotionally charged Petite Mort by Jirí Kylián; and a World Premiere work, TBA, set on Hubbard Street 2 (HS2).
Chicago's spring dance season would not be complete without HSDC's Spring Series. The company will heat up the city with a program featuring two World Premieres, March 17-20, 2011. In an Israeli expression of dance, the first new work will be choreographed by Batsheva Dance Company Artistic Director Ohad Naharin; the second premiere will be by Batsheva Dance Company's resident choreographer Sharon Eyal. To close out the company's 2010-11 season, HSDC's Summer Series May 19-22, 2011, will offer the Chicago Premiere of Alonzo King's Following the Subtle Current Upstream; the return of Jirí Kylián's 27'52" - a stunning piece that just had its Chicago Premiere in March 2010 at the Harris Theater; and a revival of Aszure Barton's new work, which will have its World Premiere with the company in June 2010.
Four-program subscriptions range in price from $75-$282. For more information about HSDC's 2010-11 season and subscriptions packages, please call the HSDC Ticket Office at 312-850-9744 or visit hubbardstreetdance.com. Single tickets will go on sale in August.
HSDC's 2010-11 touring schedule will take the company to some of the most prestigious venues in America including: Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival in Becket, MA; The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC; Playhouse Square in Cleveland, OH; the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach, FL; the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami, FL; the University of California-Berkeley and Irvine Barclay Theatre, both in California; the Krannert Center for Performing Arts at the University of Illinois in Urbana, IL; and the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, IL. HSDC international touring dates will be announced later this year.
HS2 also has an extensive touring roster including the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC with a new dance production of children's literary classic Harold and the Purple Crayon; Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA; the California Center for the Arts in Escondido, CA; the Arts United Center at Fort Wayne Dance Collective in Ft. Wayne, IN; and international tours in Germany and Switzerland.
PARTNERSHIPS IN THE CITY
HSDC prides itself on the unique collaborations established around the city with other top-notch cultural institutions. For the 8th season, HSDC will take the stage once again with the illustrious Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO), April 27-30 and May 2, 2011. HS2 will also be performing as part of the CSO's Kraft Family Matinee Series, May 6 & 7, 2011.
After a successful "500 Ways of Looking at Modern" residency at the Art Institute of Chicago, HSDC and HS2 will continue its collaboration in 2010-11 with the renowned museum. Performance dates at the Art Institute of Chicago are: September 9, October 21, November 26 (the Wreathing of the Lions), 2010; and January 20, March 17, and April 21, 2011.
Now in its 13th year of intense partnership with the public schools system, HSDC provides at least one program every day that school is in session. Offering a combination of long-range collaborative partnerships, meaningful after-school programs, and enhanced opportunities to view and understand professional dance, HSDC will continue this vital work with 25 city and suburban schools.
Piloted during the 2008-09 season with four interactive sessions at partner institutions throughout the city including the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Botanic Garden and Center on Halsted, HSDC will expand its family workshop series to reach even more families in Chicago and beyond. This expansion will include six workshops will be held with cultural partners in the city and twelve more with HSDC's partner schools.
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago extends special thanks to its 2010-2011 Sponsors: American Airlines, Official Airline; AthletiCo, Official Provider of Dancer Health & Wellness Services; Chicago Athletic Clubs, Official Health Club; Sara Lee Foundation, Lead Choreography Sponsor; and Target, Lead Community Partner. Hubbard Street is also grateful for support from a City Arts Program 4 Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs; the National Endowment for the Arts; and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.
ABOUT HUBBARD STREET DANCE CHICAGO
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (HSDC), under the artistic leadership of Glenn Edgerton, celebrates over 30 years as one of the most original forces in contemporary dance. Critically acclaimed for its exuberant, athletic and innovative repertoire, HSDC presents performances that inspire, challenge and engage audiences worldwide. The company's ensemble of dancers displays unparalleled versatility and virtuosity, allowing HSDC to expand its eclectic repertoire with works by master American and international choreographers. HSDC also contributes to dance's evolution by developing new choreographic talent and collaborating with artists in music, visual art and theatre. Since Lou Conte founded the company in 1977, HSDC has expanded beyond its main company to include: Hubbard Street 2, which cultivates young professional dancers and choreographers and performs nationally and internationally with a diverse and engaging repertoire; extensive Education & Community Programs which offer city- and state-accredited professional development for teachers to incorporate movement into curricula and allow young people to experience dance; Youth Dance Classes (ages 9 months - 13 years) including Creative Movement and various dance technique classes at Hubbard Street Dance Center; and the Lou Conte Dance Studio, which offers a wide variety of classes weekly in jazz, ballet, modern, tap, African, hip hop, Yoga, Pilates, and Zumba® at levels from basic to professional, as well as workshops and master classes.
Hubbard Street 2 (HS2) is a company of six dancers between the ages of 17 and 25 who perform a repertoire of works by some of the nation's most promising young choreographers. HS2 reaches more than 35,000 people annually through performances in schools, community centers and theaters. Since its inception in 1997, the company has become a respected training ground for young, professional dancers and choreographers; a major component of HSDC's Education & Community Programs; a resource for new dancers for HSDC's main company; and a company performing a diverse and engaging repertory nationally and internationally.
All programming is subject to change. For more information, visit hubbardstreetdance.com.
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