As the season opener, Fall Series: Of Peace welcomes audiences back to the Harris Theater with a triptych of sweeping, celebratory works to lift your spirits and warm your soul.
Dichotomy of a Journey
by DARRELL GRAND MOULTRIE
Coltrane's Favorite Things
by LAR LUBOVITCH
return to patience
Company Premiere by Resident Artist ASZURE BARTON
Darrell Grand Moultrie's Dichotomy of a Journey, called "exhilarating" by WTTW, is followed by the joyful Coltrane's Favorite Things by Lar Lubovitch. The program closes with the lyrical and moving return to patience by Hubbard Street's Resident Artist Aszure Barton.
Thursday, November 2, 7:30pm*
Friday, November 3, 8:00pm
Saturday, November 4, 8:00pm
Sunday, November 5, 3:00pm †
Program Runtime: Approx. 1 hour and 35 minutes, including two 15-minute intermissions.
*Performance includes post-show Curtain Talk
† Performance includes ASL interpretation—use promo code ASL to unlock seating reserved for best viewing
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.
Lar Lubovitch is one of America’s most versatile and widely seen choreographers. He founded the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company in 1968. Over the course of 53 years, it has gained an international reputation as one of America’s top dance companies, produced more than 120 dances and performed before millions across the U.S. and over 40 countries. Many other major companies throughout the world have performed the company’s dances, including American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the Joffrey Ballet, Martha Graham Dance Company, and more. Lubovitch has created ice-dancing works for Olympians John Curry, Peggy Fleming, Dorothy Hamill, Brian Orser, JoJo Starbuck, and Paul Wylie, and he has created feature-length ice-dance specials for TV: The Planets for A&E (nominated for an International Emmy Award, a Cable AceAward, and a Grammy Award) and The Sleeping Beauty for PBS and Anglia TV, Great Britain. His theater and film work includes Sondheim/ Lapine’s Into the Woods (Tony Award nomination), The Red Shoes (Astaire Award), the Tony Award-winning revival of The King and I (on Broadway and in London’s West End), Disney’s Hunchback of Notre Dame in Berlin, and Robert Altman’s movie The Company (American Choreography Award). In 2016, he premiered The Bronze Horseman, based on the Pushkin poem, for the Mikhailovsky Ballet in Russia. In 1987, he conceived Dancing for Life, which took place at Lincoln Center. It was the first response by the dance community to the AIDS crisis, raising over one million dollars. Together with Jay Franke, in 2007 Lubovitch created the Chicago Dancing Festival, in collaboration with the City of Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Art. It presented 10 seasons entirely free to the public. Recent awards: 2007 named Chicagoan of the Year by the Chicago Tribune; 2008 named similarly by Chicago Magazine; 2011 designated a Ford Fellow by United States Artists and received the Dance/USA Honors Award; 2012 his dance Crisis Variations awarded the Prix Benois de la Danse for outstanding choreography at the Bolshoi Theatre; 2013 honored for lifetime achievement by the American Dance Guild; 2014 awarded an honorary doctorate by The Juilliard School; 2016 received the Scripps/American Dance Festival Award for lifetime achievement and the Dance Magazine Award, named one of America’s Irreplaceable Dance Treasures by the Dance Heritage Coalition and appointed a Distinguished Professor at UC/Irvine. In honor of his company's 50th anniversary, in 2018 he was presented with the Martha Graham Award for lifetime achievement.
DARRELL GRAND MOULTRIE
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.
Click here to view the digital program book.
Masks are optional and strongly encouraged at the Harris Theater. For more detailed information, please visit the Harris Theater website.
Check out our FAQ and scroll down to "Questions About Performances" for more detailed information regarding the performance experience.
INSIDE THE STUDIO
featuring return to patience by Aszure Barton
Aszure Barton kicks off Season 46 and her 3-year residency at Hubbard Street with the company premiere of return to patience, a work that holds space for deep listening: to others, oneself, and the musicality of movement. We welcome you inside the studio with Barton and the Company Artists to learn more about the process and the Company's intimate history with the piece.
INSIDE THE STUDIO
featuring Dichotomy of a Journey by Darrell Grand Moultrie
The company artists and choreographer Darrell Grand Moultrie take us inside the studio 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.