Hubbard Street Dance Summer Series to Spotlight Works from Recent Programming, Including Brian Brooks' Terrain
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Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s upcoming Summer Series program will feature an intriguing look back at highlights from the company’s recent repertoire, including work by acclaimed choreographers Brian Brooks, Resident Choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo and Crystal Pite.
“This program celebrates the outstanding work by some of the leading choreographers working today,” said Hubbard Street Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton. “Since their debut performances, we have heard repeatedly that audiences would love to see these works more often. This is a ‘greatest hits’ program that showcases the versatile talents of our dancers, who truly have the ability to perform the most challenging and exciting choreography out there.”
The program will include Terrain by Harris Theater Choreographer in Residence Brian Brooks. Brooks has created a work in which conflict and collaboration coexist for HSDC’s 16 dancers. A bold mix of sounds, including Todd Reynolds propulsive, electronic re-composition of Terry Riley’s classic minimalist score “In C,” heightens the inherent tension, while lighting by Nicole Pearce and costume design by Karen Young add to the overall aesthetic. Brooks said that he hoped audiences would feel as though they are “watching a flock of birds—something of one mind, of one focus, with a cohesiveness balancing order and chaos.” The Chicago Tribune called the work “hypnotic… creating a minimalist, pointillist aural backdrop for the dancers' tumbling series of liquid moves.” The piece received its world premiere in 2016 at the Harris Theater.Also on the program are Out of your Mind by Alejandro Cerrudo (Cerrudo’s 16th work for Hubbard Street), and Crystal Pite’s A Picture of You Falling among other works to be included.
The program will premiere at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park (205 East Randolph Street) on Thursday, June 6 at 7:30 p.m., followed by performances Saturday, June 8 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, June 9 at 3 p.m.
Free Balcony Talks will begin one hour prior to the start of each performance. No advance reservations are required.Tickets are available now for between $25-$110 and can be purchased online at hubbardstreetdance.com or by phone at 312-635-3799. Tickets can also be obtained at the Harris Theater box office.
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago in choreographer Brian Brooks' work, Terrain (photo courtesy of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago).
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