The Huffington Concert Series continues at Culver Academies with the return of the Chicago-based Hubbard Street 2 dance company on Tuesday, March 12, at Eppley Auditorium.
Tickets for Tuesday’s performance are available through the Steinbrenner Performing Arts Center box office (open 9 a.m.–noon and 1-5 p.m., Monday-Friday) and the Eppley Auditorium box office one hour prior to the 7:30 p.m. performance. To request tickets, email Marsha Coven or call the box office at (574) 842-7058. All seats are reserved. Tickets are $20 for orchestra/mezzanine ($15 for seniors/students) and $15 for the balcony ($10 for seniors/students).
Hubbard Street 2 is a central aspect of Hubbard Street’s comprehensive educational program and the dance company’s primary link to the community. In 1997, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (HSDC) founder Lou Conte launched Hubbard Street 2 to expand community efforts while developing young professional dancers. The dancers take daily classes at the Lou Conte Dance Studio and gain valuable performance experience by presenting programs in the Chicago area. Dancers work with emerging choreographers on dances created specifically for Hubbard Street 2.
The six dancers are 19-25 years of age. The performance draws from a repertoire of 18 works featuring different types of dance – ballet, modern, jazz, hip-hop, and tap – and a variety of musical selections, choreographic styles, and influences that provide discussion points for the moderator between pieces. Since most of the choreography has been especially commissioned by Hubbard Street 2, the moderator will often give a brief history of the piece and background of the choreographer.
Along with the March 12 performance, members of Hubbard Street 2 will be working with Culver’s Dancevision troupe and students in the dance classes.