Hubbard Street reprises resident choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo’s first evening-length work after a triumphant premiere last fall. “One Thousand Pieces” is inspired by the Chagall “America Windows” in the Art Institute; the cool palate used by lighting designer Michael Korsch, falling on curtains of mist and a water-splashed floor, evoke images of rain on blue glass. Like many of Cerrudo’s shorter works, “One Thousand Pieces” is abstract and lush; it’s created for dancers he works side by side with each day, this time highlighting the strengths of the combined casts of Hubbard Street and Hubbard Street II. The intensity, fluidity and sheer density of movement ideas Cerrudo sustains on almost thirty dancers—the largest ensemble he’s choreographed—for an hour and a half is absolutely mesmerizing and the score by Philip Glass completes the sensation of being swept into a gorgeous current of music and light. “One Thousand Pieces” is magnificent, immersive, and warrants multiple viewings. (Sharon Hoyer)
At the Harris Theater, 205 East Randolph, (312)334-7777. Thursday-Sunday, December 12-15. $25-$99.