Northrop Presents

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Sep 2013
About the Event

Casi-Casa (2009)
Choreography by Mats Ek

Little Mortal Jump (2012)
Choreography by Alejandro Cerrudo

PACOPEPEPLUTO (2011)
Choreography by Alejandro Cerrudo

Fluence (World Premiere, 2013)
Choreography by Robyn Mineko Williams

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, one of America’s favorite contemporary companies, celebrates their 36th year with a Minneapolis program including Casi-Casa by famed Swedish master choreographer Mats Ek (whose Swan Lake had Minnesota audiences raving when the Cullberg Ballet performed it here in 2002). Known for its innovative repertoire, Hubbard Street was the first American company to stage this physically and theatrically inventive piece. Casi-Casa fuses jazz and bagpipes with electronic music and rock. Elements of an everyday life are distorted in a surreal landscape that literally tilts, where household items like vacuums occasionally become dance partners. The program also includes two pieces by resident company choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo: Little Mortal Jump, a black-and-white themed piece tailor made to showcase the company’s talent, and PACOPEPEPLUTO, a series of three exquisite solos strung together by their vivacious physicality. Finally, the repertoire features the world premiere of Fluence from Robyn Mineko Williams, featuring five men and four women who appear profoundly vulnerable one moment, yet in the next like neutral avatars being remotely controlled. Quick double-takes and stuttering movements suggest the entire piece itself is fighting internal glitches, disintegration, or a faulty internet connection.

FREE Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Performance Preview
Sat, Sep 21, 6:45 - 7:30 pm
State Theatre

Northrop Presents Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

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