CityDance presents Hubbard Street 2 + CityDance Conservatory


Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Second Company

Photo credit: Todd Rosenberg. Dancers: Nick Korkos and Felicia McBride

As part of the second installment of CityDance’s 2012/13 Professional Artist Series, CityDance presents Hubbard Street 2 and the CityDance Conservatory.

Under the direction of CityDance Artistic Director Lorraine Spiegler, CityDance Conservatory provides high quality year-­round dance education to over 100 young dancers ages 12-19. Throughout the weekend, CityDance Conservatory dancers will join Hubbard Street 2 (HS2) in technique and repertory classes. What a fantastic experience for the CityDance Conservatory dancers to dance with some of Chicago’s finest dancers – I’m quite jealous!

I first heard of HS2, the apprentice company of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, in 2010, when they premiered “Harold and the Purple Crayon: A Dance Adventure” – the company’s first program-length work created specifically for young people and families – at The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. I was there for an internship, but unfortunately wasn’t able to attend the performance.

Hubbard Street 2 will perform works by Hubbard Street Resident Choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo and HSDC Company member Robyn Mineko Williams. CityDance Conservatory dancers will perform Choreographer Megan Adelsberger’s I Remember and Christopher K. Morgan’s Brutal Beauty, as well as works going nowhere, getting somewhere and My Heart has Four Corners by Robert Priore, CityDance Conservatory 2012/13 Choreographer-in-Residence.

Alexe Nowakowski, CityDance Executive Director, is excited about this partnership explaining, “we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to bring celebrated dance artists, like Hubbard Street 2, to the community. This performance fulfills our primary mission of bringing high-­level dance to the DC metro area, while also giving CityDance’s students
access to professional artists.”

I invite you to attend this performance at the CityDance Studio Theater and appreciate the energy of the dancers. Friday’s performance has been cancelled due to issues revolving around Hurricane Sandy. The performance Saturday, November 3 at 8PM is still on! You can purchase tickets by visiting the Strathmore site or by calling 301.581.5100.

If you can’t get enough dance, check out the CityDance performance schedule.