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.

Hubbard Street believes this three-pronged model of selecting works for its repertoire can be a national model for artistic development, while proactively diversifying contemporary concert dance.

Tickets for Inside/Out - $35 (preferred "VIP" seating) and $20 (general admission) - are available online at or by phone at 312-850-9744.

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, under the artistic leadership of Glenn Edgerton, will celebrate its 36th season in 2013 and 2014. Among the world's top contemporary dance companies and a global cultural ambassador, Hubbard Street demonstrates fluency in a wide range of techniques and forms, and deep comprehension of abstract artistry and emotional nuance. The company is critically acclaimed for its exuberant and innovative repertoire, featuring works by master American and international choreographers. Hubbard Street's artists hail from four countries and 12 U.S. states, and comprise a superlative ensemble of virtuosity and versatility.

Since its founding by Lou Conte in 1977, Hubbard Street has grown through the establishment of multiple platforms. Each is dedicated to the support and advancement of dance as an art form, as a practice, and as a method for generating and sustaining communities of all kinds.

Hubbard Street 2, directed by Terence Marling, cultivates young professional dancers, identifies next- generation choreographers, and performs domestically and abroad, in service of arts education, collaboration, experimentation and audience development.

Extensive Youth, Education & Community Programs are models in the field of arts education, linking the performing company's creative mission to the lives of students and families. Hubbard Street also initiated the first dance-based program in the Midwest to help alleviate suffering caused by Parkinson's disease. Youth Dance Classes at the Hubbard Street Dance Center include Creative Movement and progressive study of technique, open to young dancers ages 18 months to 16 years.

At the Lou Conte Dance Studio, directed by founding Hubbard Street Dancer Claire Bataille, workshops and master classes allow access to expertise, while a broad variety of weekly classes offer training at all levels in jazz, ballet, modern, tap, African, hip-hop, yoga, Pilates and Zumba.

Photo by Todd Rosenberg