Center for the Arts Welcomes Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Posted: October 30, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Exuberant, athletic and eclectic, the Hubbard Street Dance Chicago has been an innovative force in the dance world for more than 30 years.

This bold and arresting company displays a powerful and diverse repertoire, creating thrilling and inspiring dance experiences for its audiences.

Hubbard Street dancers
Photo courtesy of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Todd Rosenberg

The dance troupe will perform at Mason’s Center for the Arts on Saturday, Nov. 8, at 8 p.m. The company will perform Alejandro Cerrudo’s “Off Screen,” Doug Varone’s “The Constant Shift of Pulse” and Ohad Naharin’s “MINUS 16.”

A discussion, free to ticket holders, will begin 45 minutes prior to the performance on the Center’s Grand Tier III.

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago is renowned for its humor and extreme versatility, with dancers trained in a variety of styles from jazz to ballet to modern. The company was founded in 1977 by dancer and choreographer Lou Conte, who began a tradition of developing relationships with emerging and world-renowned choreographers.

Today, Hubbard Street continues to expand its diverse repertoire with works by national and international choreographers, including Christopher Bruce, Marguerite Donlon, Nacho Duato, Daniel Ezralow, Jorma Elo, William Forsythe, Jirí Kylián, Lar Lubovitch, Susan Marshall, Ohad Naharin, Toru Shimazaki, Twyla Tharp, Artistic Director Jim Vincent and Associate Artistic Director Lucas Crandall.

The company also contributes to the evolution of contemporary dance by developing new choreographic talent and collaborating with artists in music, visual art and theater. Hubbard Street has recently collaborated on projects with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and other chamber music and jazz ensembles. The company performs for approximately 100,000 people annually and has appeared at celebrated dance venues worldwide.

Tickets are $44, $36 and $22; tickets for children 12 and under are half price. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit tickets.com.

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