Hubbard Street Dance to Host 2013 Inside/Out Choreographic Workshop, 7/6


Continuing its commitments to nurturing artists and advancing contemporary dance, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago announces its 12th annual Inside/Out Choreographic Workshop at the UIC Theatre, 1044 West Harrison Street in Chicago. Twelve short works premiere during two performances on July 6, 2013, beginning at 5 pm and 8 pm.

Inside/Out features original choreography created in-house, by Hubbard Street dancers Jonathan Fredrickson, Alice Klock, Johnny McMillan, Kevin J. Shannon and Quinn B Wharton; by Hubbard Street 2 (HS2) dancers Brandon Lee Alley, Alicia Delgadillo, Emilie Leriche, Felicia McBride, Richard Walters and Andrew Wright; and by HS2 Director Terence Marling. Each new work is less than ten minutes in length; the program contains some nudity and mature content.

Premieres for Inside/Out are created through Hubbard Street's Choreographic Development Initiative. At the heart of Hubbard Street's vision is an ambition to advance contemporary dance, requiring experimentation and innovation. The three programming components of Hubbard Street's Choreographic Development Initiative are the Inside/Out Choreographic Workshop, the National Choreographic Competition (NCC) and danc(e)volve: New Works Festival.

Hubbard Street 2 initiated the National Choreographic Competition in 1999 as part of its mission to identify and nurture young choreographers. Each year, the competition provides residencies allowing choreographers the opportunity to create original works for Hubbard Street 2 and conduct master classes for the community. The NCC has gained an esteemed reputation and international recognition, and has produced nearly 30 World Premieres. This summer, Hubbard Street will announce two NCC winners for the 2013-14 season.

Hubbard Street launched its Inside/Out Choreographic Workshop in 2001, to provide a yearly opportunity for its company dancers and artistic team members to develop their choreographic skills and their understanding of all elements of dance production, including rehearsal management, marketing, creative rights, and costume and lighting design.

• Works and choreographers identified through both programs above are eligible for inclusion in each danc(e)volve: New Works Festival, which opportunity provides artists with still more production support and rehearsal time. From danc(e)volve: New Works Festival, selected works are brought into active repertoire for the main company and/or Hubbard Street 2, and performed during domestic and international touring engagements. Hubbard Street launched danc(e)volve in January 2012 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, where it returned and nearly sold out its two-week run of eight performances in June 2013.