A company tour in the Middle East inspired Glenn Edgerton, Hubbard Street’s artistic director, to put together a program of all-Israeli choreographers this spring. While performing in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa, the Hubbard Street dancers stopped to train with Ohad Naharin, head of the celebrated Batsheva Dance Company, on his Gaga method—a movement technique that allowed him to continue working while suffering from a back injury. Hubbard Street has performed a good deal of Naharin’s work over the last decade, including their catchy signature piece, “Minus 16,” and this program will feature a medley of his greatest hits. Sharon Eyal, Batsheva’s associate artistic director and house choreographer, brings a world premiere of “Too Beaucoup,” featuring a robotic movement vocabulary and truly chilling costumes. It’s the first time Eyal’s work will be performed in the U.S. (Sharon Hoyer)
At the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 East Randolph, (312)850-9744. March 17-20, $25-$94.