Hubbard Street unofficially begins a multi-year collaboration with San Francisco-based LINES Ballet, performing as the highlight of this program LINES founder Alonzo King’s “Following the Subtle Current Upstream.” The coming year will bring joint presentations between the two companies (made possible by a sizable Joyce Foundation grant), but this show is all Hubbard Street, featuring popular repertory work like “27’52”” by Jiri Kylian—a hyper-smart piece with phrases that ripple through dancers bodies from slow-mo to fast-forward as quick as your internet-2.0-shortened attention span can grasp, reminiscent of breakdancing and CGI-heightened action flicks. Also on the program is “Untouched” by Aszure Barton, a piece built for Hubbard Street on personal work with each dancer and inspired by the Spanish dancers in the company. (Sharon Hoyer)
At the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 East Randolph, (312)850-9744. May 19-May 22. $25-$94.