A Tale of Two is a compelling new work by Princess Grace Award-winning choreographer Rena Butler. Created, filmed, and scored in Chicago during the summer of 2020, the work is filled with tension and tenderness, reflecting the vulnerability of youth in a violent world. Dreams amidst despair. Hope amidst hatred. Joy amidst injustice. In a work that speaks powerfully to our present moment, the Hubbard Street Dancers capture both the intimate and the universal.
Originally livestreamed on October 22nd, 24th, and 25th, 2020, this film is now available to watch—free of charge—as part of Season 43: A Virtual Homecoming, our season of free public art.
Each livestream presentation was accompanied by post-show Q&A with Rena Butler and artists involved in A Tale of Two. Learn more about the artistic collaboration, activist inspiration, and creative process behind the making of the film!
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DANCE AS ADVOCACY
Take young people through a deep dive into one of the film's core concepts: Dance as Advocacy. This 4-week series of content includes videos and study guides designed for K-8 and High School youth.