An artist pens her choreographic love letter to her home city, which at once fills her spirit and breaks her heart. An expatriate artist breaks free of quarantine at home by exploring the expanse of his own imagination. Five choreographers — all former Hubbard Street Dancers — come home this year to collaborate with the company on a groundbreaking virtual season. Innovative and inspiring, this season features acclaimed and emerging artists pushing into the unknown to create contemporary dance that speaks powerfully to our present moment.
Season 43 begins with a searing new work from Rena Butler, making its world premiere on Thursday, October 22, 2020. This performance on film features the full company of Hubbard Street Dancers, plus collaborations with filmmaker Talia Koylass, composer Darryl Hoffman, and vocalists Shawnee Dez and Alencia Norris. Bursting with emotional, intellectual, and artistic tension, this new work is at once Butler's love letter to her home city of Chicago and a riveting portrait of life as a young person in a city torn by violence.
Hubbard Street is committed to keeping our dancers collaborating and creating, with full salary and benefits. It is not too bold to say that this commitment is rare in the performing arts at this unprecedented time. We make this commitment because we believe that — even in a world of empty stages and empty seats — these artists still have the power to create compelling, engaging, poignant, beautiful work that shines a light on what it means to be human. If you share this belief, and if you cherish their creativity, please support Hubbard Street Dance Chicago right now.
Online Company Class
Dance at home with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago! Join our company dancers virtually for a FREE 1 hour and 15 minute ballet class led by world class instructors from Hubbard Street and beyond.
Dance together while you spend your days at home! Hubbard Street is helping families come together and fill the hours. We're offering free resources on healthy, fun, and enriching dance activities that you can share with your kids. Click below to find out more.
Our dance program are now coming right to your homes! Our teachers and artists have created hundreds of videos and streamed dozens of live classes. If you have not received your class link, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Classrooms may be empty, but the learning continues. Hubbard Street is now offering free resources for teachers to integrating dance into the e-learning curriculum. Click below to sign up to use these free resources!