Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (HSDC) is closing out the season this weekend with a Summer program that exemplifies why these dancers truly are cultural badasses. Adding a fifth world premiere to their repertoire this season, HSDC will unveil Aszure Barton’s first work for the main company of dancers. Through a process working with each company member to develop a shared language, Barton’s piece will highlight the individuality of this eclectic group of artists and their power to function as ensemble. As we went to press, problems with music rights postponed the theatrical premiere of Alejandro Cerrudo’s “Deep Down Dos” until the fall; it has been replaced with “Bitter Suite,” which was created for the company by Jorma Elo in the fall of 2009. The evening will close out with the return Toru Shimazaki’s “Bardo,” and exhaustingly athletic journey to the underworld that demands the full dexterity of the dancers. This program may not be a bottle of accessible pills, but it will do what HSDC does so best: new work, challenging work and work that rattles your bones a little bit. (William Scott)
At the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph (312)334-7777. June 3-6; Thursday at 7:30pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 3pm. $25-$90.