Fall Series: Refraction demonstrates Hubbard Street’s remarkable ability to take in the light of choreographers’ ideas and refract them into an endless array of exciting interpretations.

Alongside The Windless Hold by renowned Cuban choreographer and Artistic Director of Malpaso Dance Company, Osnel Delgado, and Darrell Grand Moultrie’s moving Dichotomy of a Journey, Hubbard Street celebrates the Year of Chicago Dance with Love Infinite, a new world premiere work by Randy Duncan, life-long Chicagoan and three-time recipient of Chicago’s Ruth Page Award for Outstanding Choreographer of the Year, featuring an original score by Ira Antelis.


The Windless Hold by Osnel Delgado
Love Infinite, A World Premiere by Randy Duncan, featuring an original score by Ira Antelis
Dichotomy of a Journey by Darrell Grand Moultrie

Thursday, September 29, 7:30 pm
Friday, September 30, 8:00 pm
Saturday, October 1, 8:00 pm*
Sunday, October 2, 3:00 pm

Performance Runtime: Approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, including two 15-minute intermissions


*Includes ASL interpretation and post-show Curtain Talk with choreographer Randy Duncan and Senior Rehearsal Director Jonathan Alsberry



Osnel Delgado danced with Danza Contemporanea de Cuba (DCC) from 2003 to 2011 before founding Malpaso Dance Company, where he serves as Artistic Director and choreographer. He has worked with choreographers Mats Ek, Rafael Bonachela, Kenneth Kvarnström, Ja Linkens, Itzik Galili, Samir Akika, Pedro Ruiz, Isidro Rolando, and George Céspedes, among others. Delgado has created works for DCC, Rakatan, and Ebony Dance of Cuba. Delgado is a 2003 graduate of the National Dance School of Havana, where he is also a professor of dance studies.


Randy Duncan, a native of Chicago, who began his dance training with Ms. Geraldine Johnson and credits much of his artistic development with Harriet Ross, has the unique privilege to be a three-time recipient of Chicago’s prestigious Ruth Page Award for Outstanding Choreographer of the Year. For 19 years, Randy danced and upon the untimely death of Joseph Holmes, served the Artistic Director of The Joseph Holmes Chicago Dance Theatre. He has received numerous awards including the Artistic Achievement Award from the Chicago National Association of Dance Masters, three Black Theatre Alliance Awards, and the Gay Chicago Magazine After Dark Award. He earned an American Choreography Award Nomination for his choreography in the block buster movie Save the Last Dance, starring Julia Stiles. Mr. Duncan’s work has been seen in the companies of Joffrey Ballet, Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago, Ballet Met, and many others. He has created choreography for such theatres as the Goodman, Manhattan Theatre Club, South Coast Repertory, Actor’s Theatre, Court Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Washington Shakespeare Theatre, and Portland Opera. Most recently, Randy’s work can be seen in season four of Showtime’s The Chi. For the past 29 years he has been on the faculty of The Chicago Academy for the Arts, where he now serves as Dance Department Chair and received the 2019 Faculty Legacy Award. Randy has been choreographing the finale for Chicago’s annual Dance for Life Gala since 1994 and has received the 2013 AIDS Foundation Chicago Civic Leadership Award for his work with Dance for Life. He sits on the board of Chicago Dancers United, and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity and the Stage, Directors, and Choreographers Union.


A recipient of the Princess Grace Choreography Fellowship Award, Darrell Grand Moultrie has established himself as one of the most diverse and sought-after choreographers and master teachers. Moultrie has created and staged works for American Ballet Theatre, The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Dallas Black Dance Theater, Atlanta Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet Colorado Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, BalletMet Columbus, Ailey 2, Tulsa Ballet, Richmond Ballet, Smuin Ballet, Sacramento Ballet,The Juilliard School, North Carolina Dance Theatre, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, and NBA Ballet in Japan. On stage, Darrell has provided movement and choreography for the Pulitzer Prize Winning Play Fat Ham at New York’s The Public Theater, MCC’s Space Dogs, The Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park production of Merry Wives, the world premiere of Jeremy O. Harris’s off-Broadway play Daddy, Witness Uganda at American Repertory Theater directed by Tony Winner Diane Paulus, Sugar in Our Wounds at Manhattan Theatre Club, the off-Broadway musical Invisible Thread at Second Stage, the world premiere of Redwood at Portland Center Stage Theater,  and Evita and Pride & Prejudice at Kansas City Repertory Theatre. He has collaborated with Tony Award-winning dancer Savion Glover and provided choreography for Beyoncé’s Mrs. Carter World Tour. Darrell also choreographed El Publico, a new opera at the world famous Teatro Real in Madrid, Spain directed by Robert Castro and Conducted by Robert Heras-Casado. Moultrie will choreograph the world premiere of the new musical Goddess at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, premiering in August. Moultrie is a proud New Yorker, born and raised in Harlem, and a graduate of P.S. 144, The Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts, Laguardia High School, and The Juilliard School.


CURTAIN TALK with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
Saturday, Oct. 1

Immediately following the Saturday evening performance, stick around for an intimate, illuminating conversation between Senior Rehearsal Director Jonathan E. Alsberry and celebrated Chicago choreographer Randy Duncan on Randy’s career, influences, and his sensational world premiere work Love Infinite, his first commission for the company.

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featuring Dichotomy of a Journey by Darrell Grand Moultrie

The company artists and choreographer Darrell Grand Moultrie take us inside the studio at Water Tower Place to share insights on the mutually encouraging process of creating Moultrie’s latest work with Hubbard Street, Dichotomy of a Journey, a work that aims to energize with movement that embodies perseverance and celebrates life.

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago in The Windless Hold by Osnel Delago, photo by Todd Rosenberg.
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago in The Windless Hold by Osnel Delago, photo by Todd Rosenberg.
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago in The Windless Hold by Osnel Delago, photo by Todd Rosenberg.
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago in Dichotomy of a Journey by Darrell Grand Moultrie, photo by Michelle Reid.
Hubbard Street Dancer Alexandria Best in Dichotomy of a Journey by Darrell Grand Moultrie, photo by Michelle Reid.
Hubbard Street Dancer Andrew Murdock in Dichotomy of a Journey by Darrell Grand Moultrie, photo by Michelle Reid.
Hubbard Street Dancers Jacqueline Burnett and David Schultz in Dichotomy of a Journey by Darrell Grand Moultrie, photo by Michelle Reid.

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