This November, Hubbard Street kicks off our long-awaited return to the stage with works celebrating the very essence of contemporary dance. Award-winning artist Jermaine Maurice Spivey makes his Hubbard Street and Chicago debut with a mesmerizing world premiere, alongside the radiant Jardí Tancat by world-renowned Spanish choreographer Nacho Duato, and the Hubbard Street premiere of Aszure Barton’s poignant BUSK, called “wildly eccentric and stunningly original” by WTTW Chicago.

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Photos by Paul Octavious. Styling by Hogan McLaughlin.

All audience members attending Hubbard Street performances inside the Harris Theater will be required to show proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test prior to entering the facility. In addition, all audience members will be required to wear a mask while inside the venue, regardless of vaccination status. For more detailed information, please visit the Harris Theater website.

The program will run for approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes, which includes two 15-minute intermissions between each of the 3 pieces. Each piece will be approximately 25 minutes in length.

 

ASZURE BARTON

 

Artist and choreographer Aszure Barton has collaborated with celebrated dancers and companies including Mikhail Baryshnikov, Misty Copeland, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Ballet Theatre, English National Ballet, Martha Graham Dance Company, National Ballet of Canada, Nederlands Dans Theater, Sydney Dance Company, and Teatro alla Scala, among many others. She is a Bessie Award Honoree and has received numerous honors including the prestigious Arts & Letters Award, joining the ranks of Oscar Peterson, Karen Kain, and Margaret Atwood. She was the first Martha Duffy resident artist at the Baryshnikov Arts Center and is an official ambassador of contemporary dance in Canada. She is the founder of Aszure Barton & Artists, an inter-disciplinary international dance project.

JERMAINE MAURICE SPIVEY

Jermaine Maurice Spivey was born in Baltimore, Maryland USA and is a graduate of Baltimore School for the Arts and The Juilliard School. From 2002–2017, Jermaine lived and worked predominately throughout Europe. He has been a company member of Ballet Gulbenkian and Cullberg Ballet, worked as a freelance/guest artist for Hofesh Shechter Company, Robyn Live 2016, The LID, Arias Company and The Forsythe Company from 2013–2015 as well as a cast member of American Repertory Theater’s original production The Shape She Makes conceived by Susan Misner and Jonathan Bernstein. Since 2008, Jermaine has been a member of Crystal Pite’s project-based company Kidd Pivot. He has rehearsal assisted and/or staged Crystal Pite’s work for companies such as Cedar Lake Ballet, Carte Blanche, Hessisches StaatsBallett Wiesbaden, Nederlands Dans Theater, and Paris Opera Ballet. Jermaine has instructed dance all across North America and Europe for professional companies, universities, studios and training programs including USC Kaufman School of Dance, Cal Arts, The Juilliard School, UCLA, NYU Tisch, Baltimore School for the Arts, The Performing Arts Project, MOVE NYC, No)one. Art House, Nuova Officina Della Danza and GöteborgsOperans Danskompani. He is a 2001 Princess Grace Awardee and a 1998 National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts 1st Level Awardee. As a choreographer, Jermaine has been commissioned by Salt Contemporary Dance, Rambert 2, LA Dance Project, The Broad Museum, Christina Aguilera Live at The Hollywood Bowl with Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil, and most recently Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. Jermaine has also created and performed two full evening works with partner and collaborator Spenser Theberge titled Rather This Then and Position 3.

NACHO DUATO

Nacho Duato, born in Valencia, Spain, started professional ballet training with the Rambert School in London at eighteen, expanding studies at Maurice Béjart’s Mudra School in Brussels and completing his dance education at The Alvin Ailey American Dance Centre in New York. In 1980 Duato signed his first professional contract with the Cullberg Ballet in Stockholm and a year later Jirí Kylián brought him to the Nederlands Dans Theater in Holland, where he was quickly incorporated into company and repertoire. His first choreographic attempt in 1983 turned into a major success: Jardí Tancat to Spanish/Catalan music by compatriot Ma del Mar Bonet won him the first prize at the International Choreographic Workshop (Internationaler Choreographischer Wettbewerb) at Cologne. Duato has created more than a dozen works for the two companies of Nederlands Dans Theater and in 1988 was named Resident Choreographer next to Hans van Manen and Jirí Kylián. His ballets form part of the repertoire of companies like Paris Opera, Cullberg Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Deutche Opera Ballet, Australian Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, Ballet Gulbenkian, Finish Opera Ballet, The Royal Ballet, The Singapore Ballet, Tulsa Ballet Theatre, Pacific Northwest Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, The Washington Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, North Carolina Dance Thatre, The Boston Ballet, The Gothemburg Ballet, The Royal Swedish Ballet, The Royal Danish Ballet, The Northen Ballet, Ballet du Capitole, Ballet du Rhin, Teatro Comunale Florence, National Ballet of Portugal, The Norweigian Ballet, National Theatre Tokio, The Universal Ballet, Stars Foundation Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Tulsa Ballet Theatre, Staats Theater Berlin, Bolshoi Ballet, etc. From June 1990 until July 2010 Nacho Duato was Artistic Director of Compañía Nacional de Danza (Madrid-Spain). In 1995 he received the grade of Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres which is annually given by the French Embassy in Spain. In 1998 the Spanish Government awarded him the Golden Medal for Merit in the Fine Arts. At the Stuttgart Opera he was offered the Benois de la Danse, one of the most prestigious international awards for choreography, presented by the International Dance Association for his ballet Multiplicity, Forms of Silence and Emptiness, in April 2000. From January, 2011 he held the position of Artistic Director of Mikhailowsky Ballet (Saint Petersburg, Russia). In 2014 he became Intendant and Artistic Director of Berlin State Ballet (Germany).

 

The previously announced performance of the Fall Series: RE/TURN program on Friday, November 19 has been removed from the schedule to avoid conflicts with traffic and street closures associated with the Tree Lighting Ceremony in Millennium Park that evening. The updated Fall Series: RE/TURN schedule is: Thursday, November 18 at 7:30pm (Opening Night), Saturday, November 20 at 8:00pm, Sunday, November 21 at 3:00pm.

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SEASON 44 FALL SERIES

INSIDE THE STUDIO

Featuring BUSK by Aszure Barton


Watch Hubbard Street in rehearsal as choreographer Aszure Barton, Rehearsal Director Jonathan Alsberry, and the company dancers share insights on why you don’t want to miss this extraordinary ensemble performance this fall.

SEASON 44 FALL SERIES

INSIDE THE STUDIO

Featuring The Seen by Jermaine Maurice Spivey


Delving into movement patterns—of dance, people, and ideas—that rely on careful listening, trust, curiosity, and observation, the company artists and Season 44 choreographer Jermaine Maurice Spivey bring us into the fascinating and intricate process of creating his new work with Hubbard Street, The Seen.