STG Announces Upcoming Events: Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and More
Date: Saturday, February 9, 2013 @ 8:00pm
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. Now in its 34th year, the main company has appeared in celebrated dance venues in 44 states and 19 countries. The company will be performing two pieces they are calling, The Isralei Program:
THREE TO MAX Ohad Naharin, Choreography
THREE TO MAX, a new creation for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago in 2011, is a collage of past works created by Naharin over the past decade. Working with Naharin is always a rewarding experience for Hubbard Street dancers, who are able to experience the synergy of his "Gaga" method of movement, which involves covering the studio mirrors and letting dancers observe and analyze many things at once.
Too Beaucoup Sharon Eyal and Gaï Behar, Choreography
Too Beaucoup is a full-company work created for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago by Sharon Eyal and Gaï Behar. The piece is the choreographic sequel to Bill, a work created by Eyal and Behar for Batsheva Dance Company in 2010, inspired partly by the video artist Bill Viola. Bill is about things people experience very strongly, which change without notice. Too Beaucoup, meaning "too, too much", aims to manipulate and replicate precise and robotic movement that offers a sense of watching a 3-D video. Because of this, music, costumes and lighting become just as important as the movement. The creative process proved eye opening for Hubbard Street dancers.