Hubbard Street Dance Chicago begins its first season under Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton, who gets right to business leaving his mark on the company’s repertoire with the world premiere of a work by Finnish choreographer Jormo Elo set to music by Mendelssohn and Monteverdi. Also on the docket is the return of audience favorite “Jardi Tancat” by Nacho Duato. The evening continues with Hubbard Street’s Associate Artistic Director Lucas Crandall’s “The Set,” a quirky love story featuring three dancers and a divan. No evening at Hubbard Street would be complete without a work by resident choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo. The young dance maker’s “Lickety-Split” is a sensual ride that embodies what is fresh about Cerrudo’s brand of movement. While this may not be the most daring program of the season (stay tuned for more exciting premieres), it does offer a pretty accurate survey of just what makes Hubbard Street hot. (William Scott)
At the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph (312)334-7777. October 1-4; Thursday at 7:30, Friday at 8, Sat at 8 and Sun at 3pm. $25-$90.