If you’re a dance company, you need live music to dance to, and if you’re a symphony orchestra, you need something for your audience to look at other than folks sitting there in tails and gowns. Such is the mutual benefit for the collaboration between Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, a partnership that is celebrating its fifth anniversary. Past collaborations and new works will be spotlighted at this special anniversary one-night-only performance, which will include the first-ever collaboration between the two organizations, “counter/part,” choreographed by Hubbard artistic director Jim Vincent and set to movements from Bach’s “Brandenburg” Concertos along with the return of 2004’s “SF/LB,” set to Leonard Bernstein’s “Prelude, Fugue and Riffs,” with choreography by Daniel Ezralow as well as an excerpt from Vincent’s 2007 “Palladio” with music by Karl Jenkins and a preview performance of Doug Varone’s “The Constant Shift of Pulse,” set to music of John Adams, which will be officially premiered by Hubbard in March. Also included on this Edwin Outwater conducted program are Mendelssohn’s “Hebrides” Overture and Bartok’s “Romanian Folk Dances.” (Dennis Polkow)
At the Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan, (312)294-3000. This production is now closed.