International Commissioning Project
The development of new work is important here at Hubbard Street, and in line with that mission, every year the organization announces a call for entries to its International Commissioning Project (formerly named the National Choreographic Competition).
Through this annual competition, a program of the Choreographic Development Initiative, Hubbard Street identifies emerging choreographers to create original works for HS2, the second company of the internationally acclaimed Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. Hubbard Street is committed to working with artists of diverse experiences and backgrounds and utilizes the International Commissioning Project as a way to bring new voices into the repertoire.
About the International Commissioning Project
The IC Project — part of Hubbard Street’s Choreographic Development Initiative — has gained an esteemed reputation, international recognition, and produced 40 original works to date. Notable grantees include Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater artistic director Robert Battle, Aszure Barton, Camille Brown, Norbert De La Cruz III, Gregory Dolbashian, Jonathan Fredrickson, Ayman Harper, Maurya Kerr, Alex Ketley, Gabrielle Lamb, Jessica Lang, Edwaard Liang, Andrea Miller, Yarden Ronen, Katarzyna Skarpetowska, Samar Haddad King, Dominic Walsh and Edgar Zendejas.
Learn more about the International Commissioning Project
HS2 2013–14 Season promo on YouTube
The majority of HS2’s 2013–14 Season choreography, as seen in this video by HMS Media, was developed for IC Project creations by Gregory Dolbashian and Norbert De La Cruz III.
“Inside Of ‘In C’”
HS2 Dancer Andrea Thompson describes her experience collaborating with IC Project choreographers in this guest post at 4dancers.org.
“Here We Grow”
HS2 alumna Lissa Smith reflects on teaching her Summer Intensive students HS2 repertoire developed through the program in 2013.
Congratulations to the 2014 International Commissioning Project winners!
Past winners include:
Norbert De La Cruz III
Samar Haddad King
Ayman Aaron Harper
Millicent M. Johnnie
Camille A. Brown