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Hubbard Street Dance Chicago performs new, bold works Feb. 2 at Eisenhower

Celebrating 38 years of transcending traditional boundaries of dance, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago visits the Center for the Performing Arts with a performance of four works at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, in Eisenhower Auditorium.

The program, which is subject to change, includes “Out of Keeping,” a 2015 work choreographed by Hubbard Street dancer Penny Saunders to music by Ólafur Arnalds, Hilary Hahn, and Volker Bertelmann (who mostly performs and records under the name Hauschka); “N.N.N.N.,” choreographed by William Forsythe to music by Thom Willems; an excerpt of “Second to Last,” created by Hubbard Street resident choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo to music by Arvo Pärt; and “Gnawa,” choreographed by Nacho Duato to music by various composers.

Purchase tickets, which are $38 for an adult, $19 for a University Park student, and $28 for a person 18 and younger. A grant from the University Park Allocation Committee makes Penn State student prices possible.

Hubbard Street is one of the hardest-working dance companies in the business, with performances scheduled year-round across the world. Under the guidance of Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton, the company is known for tackling groundbreaking works by some of the dance world’s notable choreographers. Hubbard Street has commissioned and presented almost 200 new and acquired dance works of various genres including jazz, modern, ballet and theatrical styles. Since 2000, the company has also championed choreography from within the troupe.

According to Hubbard Street dancer Alicia Delgadillo, working with American choreographer Forsythe on “N.N.N.N.” was a turning point for the troupe.

“I don’t think anyone is the same dancer they were before this program,” she said. “It seems like we’ve all elevated.”

Read a Center for the Performing Arts feature article about Delgadillo.

Listen to a Center for the Performing Arts interview with Delgadillo.

Artistic Viewpoints, an informal moderated discussion featuring Edgerton and Saunders, takes place in Eisenhower one hour before the performance and is free for ticket holders. Artistic Viewpoints regularly fills to capacity, so seating is available on a first-arrival basis.

Kirk and Beth Moon of Moon Brothers Landscaping sponsor the performance.

See the company performing “Gnawa.”

Find more information about Hubbard Street.