Hubbard Street presents 2014 Summer Series

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago in Quintett by William ForsytheHubbard Street Dance Chicago, under the artistic direction of Glenn Edgerton, presents its Summer Series program June 5–8, featuring the 13th world premiere for the company by Resident Choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo, with costumes by Branimira Ivanova, “Jeff” Award–winning designer of numerous Hubbard Street premieres; and lighting by Michael Korsch, designer for both of Cerrudo’s acclaimed works for Hubbard Street’s main company in 2012: Little mortal jump and One Thousand Pieces.


Completing the Summer Series program are two works by master international choreographers: Gnawa by Nacho Duato, incoming artistic director at Staatsballett Berlin, and Quintett by William Forsythe, founder of The Forsythe Company.


Hubbard Street and the Harris Theater for Music and Dance will also present a live simulcast during the Summer Series to a state-of-the-art, 40-foot wide, 221-foot tall LED screen in the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago’s Millennium Park on Friday, June 6 at 8 pm. This free outdoor event, open to the public, is part of Millennium Park’s 10th anniversary celebration and highlights the final weekend of Hubbard Street’s Season 36 performances. It will officially conclude the presenting portion of the Harris Theater’s 10th anniversary season. It follows the success of the Harris Theater’s simulcast in June 2012 of the Paris Opéra Ballet’s Giselle, a first-of-its-kind event which drew a capacity audience of more than 11,000 patrons.


Hubbard Street in Falling AngelsIn addition to Gnawa and the new Cerrudo work, the simulcast performance includes the “entirely mesmerizing” (Chicago Music) 1989 work Falling Angels by Jirí Kylián. The work is for eight women and set to phased percussion by Steve Reich, performed live by Chicago’s Third Coast Percussion. Cerrudo’s PACOPEPEPLUTO will also be presented. It features three solos for male dancers to songs popularized by “the king of cool,” Dean Martin, in the ’50s and ’60s.


For more information on the Summer Series program, visit or call 312-850-9744. Single tickets range from $25 to $99.


Hubbard Street’s 2014–15 season will begin with the world premiere of a collaboratively devised production with Chicago’s renowned home for improvised and sketch comedy, The Second City, on October 16–19.


Photo (top): Hubbard Street dancers Jesse Bechard, above, and Jacqueline Burnett in Quintett by William Forsythe with, behind, Johnny McMillan. Photo by Cheryl Mann. Photo (left): Hubbard Street in Falling Angels. Photo by Todd Rosenberg.