VIDEO: Sneak Peek at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago's ONE THOUSAND PIECES, Opening Tonight
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton will continue Season 36 at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park, tonight, December 12-15, 2013. Click below for a sneak peek at ONE THOUSAND PIECES!
Hubbard Street's Winter Series is devoted to a special encore presentation of One Thousand Pieces by Resident Choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo, which opened the company's Landmark 35th Anniversary Season to critical acclaim. Featuring members of both the main company and Hubbard Street 2, it was Cerrudo's and Hubbard Street's first full-length work, inspired by Marc Chagall's America Windows, permanently on display at the Art Institute of Chicago.
The America Windows were given by Chagall to the city of Chicago and accepted by then-Mayor Richard J. Daley in 1977, the same year Hubbard Street Dance Chicago was founded by renowned choreographer and teacher Lou Conte. Likewise, One Thousand Pieces was presented as a gift to the city and accepted onstage by Mayor Rahm Emanuel before its October 19, 2012 performance.
Including three acts and one intermission, One Thousand Pieces runs approximately 90 minutes. Its premiere engagement was supported in part by the Prince Prize for Commissioning Original Work, awarded to Alejandro Cerrudo and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago in 2012; corporate sponsors Exelon and Grosvenor Capital Management, L.P.; Individual Sponsors Meg and Tim Callahan; and a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
The score for One Thousand Pieces is by renowned American composer Philip Glass and provides a unique overview of his career from 1976-2006, as it includes selections from his works for solo instruments and chamber ensembles, orchestral arrangements and operas, and original compositions for films. One Thousand Pieces features lighting by Michael Korsch, and sets and costumes by Thomas Mika, whose prior collaborators in dance include John Cranko, Derek Deane and Kevin O'Day.
Says Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton: "One Thousand Pieces is a mercurial fantasy of movement and light and, every time I see it, I discover an intriguing detail for the first time."
Hubbard Street continues Season 36 with One Thousand Pieces at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park, 205 E. Randolph Dr., Chicago, Illinois, 60601. Performance schedule:
• Thursday, December 12 at 7:30 pm
• Friday, December 13 at 8 pm (plus, at 11 am, a special presentation for school students) • Saturday, December 14 at 8 pm
• Sunday, December 15 at 3 pm
Single tickets, $25-$99, are available at hubbardstreetdance.com/winter or by phone at 312-850-9744. Subscriptions to remaining Season 36 performances at the Harris Theater including One Thousand Pieces, Hubbard Street's Spring Series featuring four works by Jir?i? Kylia?n (March 13-16, 2014) and the Summer Series (June 5-8, 2014) remain available by phone or online at hubbardstreetdance.com/subscribe.