Welcome to the Season 43 Spotlight Ball!

This year, Hubbard Street's annual Spotlight Ball gala was dedicated to celebrating the perseverance and creativity of HSDC’s dancers, staff, teachers, patrons, and community partners. The video below was originally livestreamed on Thursday, June 10, 2021 as part of the first-ever free, virtual Spotlight Ball, produced in partnership with Taste Media Group

 


Expand the video to full screen by clicking the four arrows icon in the bottom right corner of the Vimeo player.

 

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Beginning with a commitment to offer free, accessible dance to all, Season 43 presented opportunities for Hubbard Street to be more innovative, collaborative and connected than ever before. Featuring an inspiring collage of experiences woven together to tell the story of this remarkable year, the program culminates with Artistic Director Linda-Denise Fisher-Harrell sharing her vision for Hubbard Street’s future: to push contemporary dance and society forward by presenting challenging and diverse voices while working to inspire audiences and fill their hearts with joy.

The program also includes the world premiere of a new short film entitled Ended When, an excerpt of acclaimed choreographer Robyn Mineko Williams' Cloudline reimagined for film and performed by Hubbard Street Dancer Alysia Johnson with music by Alencia Norris.

Thank you for watching! We were thrilled to be able to make this year's Spotlight Ball free and accessible to all thanks to our generous donors and sponsors. If you are interested in joining this community of supporters, please consider making  a gift of any amount in honor of Hubbard Street's future!

MAKE A GIFT

 


Like the entirety of our Season 43 programming, we are able to make this year’s virtual Spotlight Ball free and accessible to all thanks to our generous donors and sponsors.

If you’re interested and able to join this community of supporters, take a look at our sponsorship levels and benefits below. Your support allows us to reach audiences across Chicago, the country, and the world.  Thank you!

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT BALL


Supporter—$500

  • 2 tickets to the Advance Screening of Connie Shiau’s new dance film on June 23, 2021
  • Recognition on website (hubbardstreetdance.com)

Patron—$1,000

  • After Party (2 tickets)
  • 2 tickets to the Advance Screening of Connie Shiau’s new dance film on June 23, 2021
  • Recognition on website (hubbardstreetdance.com)

Field-leading Educational Programs —$2,500

Support Hubbard Street’s field-leading Education Programs that provide free dance education to thousands of children in Chicago Public Schools, teacher professional development, and access to Hubbard Street performances and classes.

  • After Party (4 tickets)
  • 4 tickets to the Advance Screening of Connie Shiau’s new dance film on June 23, 2021
  • Recognition as a sponsor during event
  • Recognition on website (hubbardstreetdance.com)

Groundbreaking Choreography —$5,000

Support the acquisition of groundbreaking new choreography and support new talent through Hubbard Street’s choreography fellowships and programs like Inside/Out and danc(e)volve.

  • After Party (4 tickets)
  • 4 tickets to the Advance Screening of Connie Shiau’s new dance film on June 23, 2021
  • Recognition as a sponsor during event
  • Recognition on website (hubbardstreetdance.com)

Bronze—$7,500

  • Recognition on event collateral
  • After Party (10 tickets)
  • 10 tickets to the Advance Screening of Connie Shiau’s new dance film on June 23, 2021
  • Recognition on website (hubbardstreetdance.com)
  • Name shared during event

Silver—$15,000

  • VIP reception (10 tickets)
  • Hubbard Street VIP reception gift item shipped to your home
  • Recognition on event collateral
  • After party (10 tickets)
  • 10 tickets to the Advance Screening of Connie Shiau’s new dance film on June 23, 2021
  • Recognition on website (hubbardstreetdance.com)
  • Name/Logo shared during event

Gold—$25,000

  • Verbal recognition during event (we will work with you to design special recognition during the event)
  • VIP reception (10 tickets)
  • Hubbard Street VIP reception gift item shipped to your home
  • Recognition on event collateral
  • After Party (10 tickets)
  • 10 tickets to the Advance Screening of Connie Shiau’s new dance film on June 23, 2021
  • Recognition on website (hubbardstreetdance.com)
  • Name/Logo shared during event

 

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT BALL

 

 

 

Steven Collens

Kristin Conley

Larry Gilbert

Marc Miller

Jasminka Milpak

Jodi Patt

Richard Rodes

Camille Rudge

James Schulte

Yasmine Winkler

A Special Thank You to our Spotlight Ball Sponsors

 

Gold Sponsor

Larry and Marla Gilbert

The Collens Family

Silver Sponsor

James Schulte & Katie Grogan

Kristin Conley and Andrew Sudds

Bronze Sponsor

Penny Rodes DeMott

Jackson National Life Insurance/PPM America

Marc Miller and Chris Horsman

Jodi Patt & Wesley Crampton

Richard L. Rodes

Camille and Kevin Rudge

Yasmine Winkler

Patti Eylar and Charlie Gardner

Sheli and Burton Rosenberg

Ron and Elise Magers

Melissa O'Malley

Groundbreaking Choreography Sponsor

Joel and Katie Cory

Sandy and Jack Guthman

Patron Sponsor

Athletico Physical Therapy

Ginger Farley and Bob Shapiro

Jasminka Milpak

Jim Huberty and Marc Giles

Mike Grant and Carol McMahan

Tom Feie

Victoria Priola

Supporter Sponsor

Catherine Chavez

Chris and Ann Redgate

Dimple and Anand Shukla

Bill Melamed and Jamey Lundblad

James and Leanne Mazurek

Jay and Donna Williams

OnceUponADance.com

Surgical Solutions

Terry and Jan Mostrom

Mr. and Mrs. Russell Karlins

John Tullsen and Evan Siegel

 

For more information contact Nikki Horwitz at nhorwitz@hubbardstreetdance.com or 312.850.9744.