Founding Artistic Director Lou Conte’s full-company The 40s, Hubbard Street’s longtime signature work, is set to bandleader Ralph Burns’s rousing take on Sy Oliver’s “Opus One,” and Burns’s own “V. J. Stomp.” Hubbard Street also revives Conte’s beloved duet Georgia, set to Willie Nelson’s “Georgia on My Mind,” originally premiered in 1987 as part of the triptych “Rose from the Blues.” Representing The Tharp Project — a ten-year initiative and partnership launched in 1990 between the company and choreographer Twyla Tharp — Hubbard Street performs Tharp’s The Golden Section, premiered on Broadway in 1981, and debuted by Hubbard Street at the Holland Dance Festival in the Netherlands in 1991. For 13 dancers and set to music by composer and pop star David Byrne (Talking Heads), The Golden Section is the finale of the full-length dance drama The Catherine Wheel, televised for the PBS series “Dance in America,” with costumes by Santo Loquasto, and lighting by Jennifer Tipton. This blockbuster anniversary program also features the full-company work One Flat Thing, reproduced by William Forsythe; the solo A Picture of You Falling by Crystal Pite; and excerpts including scenes from Palladio (2007) by former Hubbard Street Artistic Director Jim Vincent, and One Thousand Pieces (2012), the company’s first evening-length production, created by Alejandro Cerrudo in response to Marc Chagall’s America Windows at the Art Institute of Chicago, and premiered for Hubbard Street’s Landmark 35th Anniversary Season.
Choose a DateSeptember 2017