AUDIENCE FAVORITE HUBBARD STREET DANCE CHICAGO
APPEARS IN A DIVERSE
PROGRAM OF CONTEMPORARY WORKS, JULY 2-6
June 12, 2014 -- (Becket, Mass) Popular contemporary company Hubbard Street Dance Chicago returns to Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival for the first time since 2010, bringing a sensational mixed-bill program. Directed by Glenn Edgerton, the 18-member company performs the dramatic Mediterranean-inspired Gnawa, choreographed by Nacho Duato, and Jiří Kylián's vivid Falling Angels, a stark all-female work danced to "Drumming" by contemporary composer Steve Reich. The company's performance of Falling Angels earlier this year was called "a gorgeous combination of energetic and hypnotic, a celebration of what the body can do" by Lauren Whalen of Chicago Theater Beat. Hubbard Street Resident Choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo's latest work for the company, The Impossible, is a bold and theatrical work centered around themes of memory, mortality, and the human spirit. PACOPEPEPLUTO, also by Cerrudo, features choreography "rich in circular turns, jumps and dashing Olympian form" for three male dancers set to the sweet songs of Dean Martin (Sid Smith, The Chicago Tribune). Hubbard Street performs in the Ted Shawn Theatre in an extended seven-show engagement, July 2-6. For the full press release, click here.