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Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

7:30 pm Tuesday, February 2, 2016

“If variety is the spice of life, then Hubbard Street Dance Chicago is one of the spiciest—not to mention liveliest—companies around,” asserts a New York Post reviewer. Celebrating thirty-eight years as one of the most original forces in contemporary dance, Hubbard Street has long been known for its exceptionally talented dancers and a diverse repertoire of adventurous choreography. Hubbard Street’s eighteen dancers display unparalleled versatility and virtuosity. The troupe transcends preconceptions by juxtaposing works inspired by a variety of genres, including jazz, modern, ballet, and theatrical. Under the artistic direction of Glenn Edgerton, the company is at the top of its game. One of the only American dance companies to operate year-round, Hubbard Street produces bold and passionate performances in the Windy City, across the United States, and abroad. “Take a deep breath,” a Washington Post critic advises, “because Hubbard Street Dance Chicago is going to take your breath away.”

The Penn State program features Out of Keeping, a new 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.

Adult $38
University Park Student $19
18 and Younger $28

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Artistic Viewpoints

6:30 pm Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Eisenhower Auditorium

Artistic Viewpoints, an informal moderated discussion featuring Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton and dancer/choreographer Penny Saunders, is offered in Eisenhower Auditorium 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.