Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
One of only a handful of top-notch modern dance repertory companies, HSDC revels in the constant challenge of the new, tackling diverse works by hot young choreographers from around the world. No wonder the company is invariably characterized as versatile, innovative, and eclectic. That's all true, but I tend to think of it as hip, fearless, and fun. Hubbard Street's crackerjack dancers don't merely interpret the steps of others they own them, grafting them onto a fully finessed individual and company persona that generates powerful sparks.
Founded twenty-five years ago by dancer-choreographer Lou Conte, HSDC is now led by Jim Vincent, an American with extensive international dance experience, who every year manages to commission new works to add to his company's already impressive cache of active repertoire. This season is no exception, with one bonus: for the first time, Vincent has choreographed for his own company.