Hubbard Street Concludes Season With Unique Collaboration
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, critically acclaimed for its exuberant, athletic and innovative repertoire, will conclude one of the most successful seasons in its history with a distinctive beginning – the Company Premiere of Following the Subtle Current Upstream choreographed by LINES Ballet Artistic Director Alonzo King; as well as the return of master choreographer Jirí Kylián’s powerful and striking 27’52” and a revival of Untouched, a spellbinding work created for the company by illustrious choreographer Aszure Barton. This highly anticipated Summer Series will take place at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph Drive, in four performances only, May 19-22, 2011.
“Hubbard Street’s Summer Series is a thrilling way to end what has been a most successful season. Our audience raved about two specific pieces from last year and so we are bringing back Jirí Kylián’s 27’52” and Untouched by Aszure Barton,” comments Hubbard Street Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton. “What I am most excited about is that our Summer Series audience will be able to witness the kick-off of Hubbard Street’s fascinating union with choreographer Alonzo King and his LINES Ballet. While we are not performing with the dancers of LINES just yet, it is the start to an exciting process of working alongside another full company for an extended period of time.”
Edgerton initiated the coming together of the two very different companies – LINES Ballet’s neoclassical focus and Hubbard Street’s contemporary style – as part of Hubbard Street’s mission to collaborate with other artists, as well as expand the artistic experience for both dancers and audience. In January, Hubbard Street received a $50,000 Joyce Award from The Joyce Foundation to support a multi-year collaboration between Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and King together with his San Francisco-based dance company. Hubbard Street‘s Summer Series launches this unprecedented partnership with the company premiere of King’s Following the Subtle Current Upstream, a work that addresses the subtle currents that exist in the body as the path to liberation.