Here’s the press release from HSDC:
HUBBARD STREET DANCE CHICAGO ANNOUNCES 2009-10 SEASON
World-Class Art Reaches Chicago Audiences, On Stage and Around The City
CHICAGO – March 11, 2009 – Today, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (HSDC) announced its 2009-10 season, unveiling a premiere-packed series of performances at home in Chicago, domestic and international touring, pre-professional training initiatives and innovative collaborations with cultural partners in the city.
PERFORMANCES IN CHICAGO
The foundation of HSDC’s presence in Chicago, its four-part series of performances at the Harris Theater in Millennium Park, will feature world premieres by Finnish choreographer Jorma Elo and Baryshnikov Center Artist-in-Residence Aszure Barton, the Chicago premiere of Jiri Kylian’s 27:52, and, in conjunction with the company’s 6-year collaboration with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the world premiere of Alejandro Cerrudo’s work set to the music of electro-acoustic composer Mason Bates.
In addition, the company will perform Kylian’s No More Play, Jardi Tancat and Gnawa by Nacho Duato, Alejandro Cerrudo’s Lickety-Split and Off Screen, Slipstream and Palladio by Jim Vincent, Susan Marshall’s Kiss, The Set by Lucas Crandall, and Walking Mad by Johan Inger. Performances will take place October 1-4, 2009, December 3-6, 2009, March 18-21, 2010, and June 3-6, 2010.
“For the better part of the year, our dancers are on the road, performing works for thousands of people throughout the country,” said Jason Palmquist, executive director of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. “By unveiling a four-part series, featuring a world-class repertoire in the spring, summer, fall and winter, we’re ensuring that Chicagoans have multiple opportunities to see their own contemporary dance company perform.”
5 different price points are available to patrons, ranging from as little as $25 to $90 for Premier seating. 4-program subscriptions are on sale now for 25% off regular prices, and HSDC will offer other multiple-program discounts throughout the season in an effort to provide accessibility for all patrons. “In an economy of uncertainty, spending an evening on the arts – and giving back to one of Chicago’s own non-profit organizations – is one investment sure to provide a great return” said Palmquist.
In addition, HSDC will take the stage once again with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for their 7th annual collaboration in April 2010 featuring Alejandro Cerrudo’s work to the music of Mason Bates.
The company’s annual Inside/Out choreographic workshop will take place at the Hubbard Street Dance Center on June 27, 2009. Dancers will again have the opportunity to create choreography on their colleagues, this time in a site-specific setting throughout the Hubbard Street Dance Center studios, offices, and warehouse spaces. The audience will be led throughout the building for a truly behind-the-scenes look at the creative process, getting an early glimpse of works that may be developed for the stage during the upcoming season.
HSDC’s annual National Choreographic Competition winners will be announced in spring 2009. Winners will participate in a two-week residency with the company, and works created during the residencies will be performed by HS2 during the 2009-10 season.
HSDC has a particularly active international touring schedule in 2009-10, the highlight of which is an appearance at Holland Dance Festival November 10 & 11, 2009. The company will also perform in Israel October 28 – November 5, 2009, Coesfeld, Germany November 13, 2009, and Baden Baden, Germany in June 2010. Domestic touring includes engagements in Denver, CO, Seattle, WA, Madison, WI, Ann Arbor, MI and Omaha, NE.
In summer 2009, HSDC will host two intensive professional training programs, offering the unique opportunity to study with the artists of HSDC and learn selected HSDC repertoire. For high school students, the program will be held at the Colburn School in Los Angeles July 6-17. For professional level students ages 18-24, summer intensive training will be at Hubbard Street Dance Center in Chicago, July 20 – August 7.
PARTNERSHIPS IN THE CITY
Now in its 12th year of intense partnership with the public schools, HSDC provides at least one program every day that school is in session. Offering a combination of long-range collaborative partnerships, meaningful after school programs, and enhanced opportunities to view and understand professional dance, HSDC will continue this vital work with 25 city and suburban schools.
Hubbard Street Dance Center’s incredibly successful Dance for Parkinson’s Disease program will continue to offer weekly classes, taught by former HSDC dancer Sarah Cullen Fuller, in conjunction with Rush University Medical Center.
Piloted during the 2008-09 season with four interactive sessions at partner institutions throughout the city including the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Botanic Garden and Center on Halsted, HSDC will expand its family workshop series to reach even more families in Chicago and beyond. Six workshops will be held with cultural partners in the city, six more with HSDC’s partner schools, and four additional workshops are planned for HSDC touring locations.
All programming subject to change. For more information, visit hubbardstreetdance.com.
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (HSDC), under the artistic leadership of Jim Vincent, celebrates over 30 years as one of the most original forces in contemporary dance. Critically acclaimed for its exuberant, athletic and innovative repertoire, HSDC presents performances that inspire, challenge and engage audiences worldwide. The company’s ensemble of dancers displays unparalleled versatility and virtuosity, allowing HSDC to expand its eclectic repertoire with works by American and international choreographers. HSDC also contributes to dance’s evolution by developing new choreographic talent and collaborating with artists in music, visual art and theatre. Since Lou Conte founded the company in 1977, HSDC has expanded beyond its main company to include Hubbard Street 2, which cultivates young professional dancers and choreographers, serves as the foundation of HSDC’s education initiatives and performs nationally and internationally with a diverse and engaging repertoire; extensive Education & Community Programs which offer city- and state-accredited professional development for teachers to incorporate movement into curriculums and expose young people to dance; and the Lou Conte Dance Studio, which offers a wide variety of classes weekly in jazz, ballet, modern, tap, African, hip-hop and Pilates at levels from basic to professional, as well as workshops and master classes.