Annenberg Center Live Brings Famed Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Back to Philadelphia after 10-year Absence, Oct 20-21

After a 10-year absence from Philadelphia stages, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago returns for performances October 20-21, presented by Annenberg Center Live. Famed for its diverse repertoire of adventurous choreography and exceptionally versatile dancers, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago celebrates its 40th anniversary this season. In a nod to the Annenberg’s rich history of staging premieres and new work, the program for the performances is almost entirely Philadelphia premieres:

  • N.N.N.N. by William Forsythe
    Philadelphia premiere
    Dancers: Jacqueline Burnett, Ana Lopez, Andrew Murdock, Kevin J. Shannon
  • Cloudline by Robyn Mineko Williams
    Philadelphia premiere
    Dancers: Jacqueline Burnett, Michael Gross, Alice Klock, Ana Lopez, Andrew Murdock, Kevin J. Shannon, David Schultz
  • Violoncello (Duet from Multiplicity. Forms of Silence and Emptiness.) by Nacho Duato
    Dancers: Oct 20: Ana Lopez, Florian Lochner; Oct 21: Jacqueline Burnett, Michael Gross
  • PACOPEPEPLUTO by Alejandro Cerrudo
    Philadelphia premiere
    Dancers: Oct 20: Michael Gross, Kevin J. Shannon, David Schultz; Oct 21: Andrew Murdock, Kevin J. Shannon, David Schultz
  • Solo Echo by Crystal Pite
    Philadelphia premiere
    Dancers: Jacqueline Burnett, Kellie Epperheimer, Michael Gross, Alice Klock, Andrew Murdock, Kevin J. Shannon, Florian Lochner

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s core purpose is to bring artists, art, and audiences together to enrich, engage, educate, transform, and change lives through the experience of dance. Celebrating their 40th season in 2017-18, under the artistic leadership of Glenn Edgerton, Hubbard Street continues to innovate, supporting ascendant creative talent while presenting repertory by internationally recognized living artists. Hubbard Street has grown through the establishment of multiple platforms alongside the Lou Conte Dance Studio, now in its fifth decade of providing a wide range of public classes and pre-professional training, while extensive youth, education, community, adaptive dance, and family programs keep the organization deeply connected to its hometown.

The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts serves as a major cultural destination and crossroads connecting Penn and the greater Philadelphia region through innovative human expression in theatre, music, dance, and film, serving an annual audience of almost 50,000. The Annenberg Center also serves as a key resource for the arts at Penn, connecting master artists with Penn students in support of and as an enhancement to the arts curriculum. Student performing arts groups are also key users of the Annenberg Center’s multiple performance and rehearsal spaces, while also staffing many operational roles throughout the academic year. In reflection of Penn’s core values as a world-respected academic institution, the Annenberg Center emphasizes artistic and intellectual excellence, diversity, and rigor in its presentations; prioritizes broad inclusiveness in the artists, audiences, and groups it serves; manages outstanding performance, conference, and meeting facilities; and stresses comprehensive event planning, production support, and customer service. The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts is a major provider of performing arts access for school children and actively engages a broad range of primary, secondary, and post-secondary student audiences and inclusive constituencies from the campus, community, and greater Philadelphia region.

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
Friday, October 20 @ 8 PM
Saturday, October 21 @ 2 PM
Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
Visit AnnenbergCenter.org for ticket information