Chat #WithHubbard is a series of conversations between the Hubbard Street company dancers and people in the global dance community we want to connect with during this time in the world when connection & community is needed more than ever.
ANA LEGUNA + MATS EK
World-renowned Spanish-Swedish dancer Ana Laguna and Swedish choreographer Mats Ek sit down to answer questions from the Hubbard Street dancers.
Ana and Mats share an iconic and powerful partnership not only in life, as husband and wife, but also as a creative artistic force. They talk about their creative processes, the world of contemporary dance, and staying connected during a global pandemic. Throughout the chat, their generosity and affection shines through.
Our Chat #WithHubbard series continues with a deeply engaging conversation with choreographer Aszure Barton, founder and director of Aszure Barton & Artists.
Barton has created works for Mikhail Baryshnikov, American Ballet Theatre, Teatro alla Scala, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, the English National Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater, Martha Graham Dance Company, National Ballet of Canada, Bayerisches Staatsballett Munich and the Sydney Dance Company, among many others. Barton has a growing relationship with Hubbard Street.
In this episode, Kyle Abraham takes the time to catch up with Hubbard Street and share his thoughts on a variety of subjects, including his artistic process and inspirations as well as the future of the performing arts in light of the current pandemic.
Kyle Abraham is the founding Artistic Director of Abraham In Motion (A.I.M.) and a highly accomplished choreographer. In 2019, Hubbard Street commissioned Abraham to choreograph The Bystander.
Alonzo King, founder of Alonzo King LINES Ballet, answers questions on a variety of topics and shares invaluable wisdom with the Hubbard Street Company Dancers in this episode of Chat #WithHubbard.
Alonzo King has been called a visionary choreographer, who is altering the way we look at ballet. King calls his works “thought structures” created by the manipulation of energies that exist in matter through laws, which govern the shapes and movement directions of everything that exists. Alonzo King LINES Ballet has been guided by his unique artistic vision since 1982.
Hubbard Street was delighted and honored to have Chicago legend Frank Chaves on this episode to answer questions and share his thoughts on how to maintain the vivacity and closeness of the Chicago dance community, among other rich insights from his career and life.
After 23 years as Artistic Director of River North Dance Chicago, Chaves retired in December 2015. Having produced more than 20 original works for the company, he now concentrates on choreography, creating new works and finding new homes for his existing body of work.