Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
danc(e)volve: New Works Festival

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When a Hubbard Street dancer moves, the audience forgets to breathe.

—Chicago Theater Beat


Copresented by the MCA and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

In its second year, danc(e)volve: New Works Festival continues Hubbard Street and the MCA’s shared commitment to advancing the art of contemporary dance. Five works premiere alongside a piece developed during Hubbard Street’s spring 2013 tour to Spain and North Africa, through the Brooklyn Academy of Music and US State Department’s DanceMotion USA program. Danc(e)volve choreographers include Jonathan Fredrickson (“25 to Watch,” Dance Magazine), Pretty Creatives International Choreographic Competition winner Robyn Mineko Williams, National Choreographic Competition winners Terence Marling and Penny Saunders, and Hubbard Street 2 member Andrew Wright.


Hubbard Street Dancers Kellie Epperheimer and Garrett Anderson in thrice by Terence Marling Photo: Todd Rosenberg


About the Artists

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, under the artistic leadership of Glenn Edgerton, celebrates its 35th season. Among the world’s top contemporary dance companies, the company is critically acclaimed for its exuberant and innovative repertoire, featuring works by master American and international choreographers. The company’s 18 artists hail from four countries and 12 US states, and comprise a superlative ensemble of virtuosity and versatility. Since its founding by Lou Conte in 1977, Hubbard Street has grown through the establishment of multiple platforms.

Hubbard Street 2, its second company for young professional artists, appears throughout the United States and overseas, often in service of dance education through master classes and workshops. Hubbard Street’s Education and Community Programs are nationwide benchmarks for arts outreach in schools, impacting the lives of thousands of students. The Lou Conte Dance Studio attracts aspiring dancers from around the nation and dance enthusiasts in the Chicago area.


One thing must be made abundantly clear: The Hubbard Street dancers are simply phenomenal.

—Chicago Sun-Times

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Hubbard Street Dancers in ManRouge by Robyn Mineko Williams, from left: Jesse Bechard, Garrett Patrick Anderson, Jonathan Fredrickson, and David Schultz Photo by Todd Rosenberg


Generous support for dance(e)volve: New Works Festival is provided by Pamela Crutchfield, and David Herro and Jay Franke.