All students and teachers are invited to participate in a live Q&A with some of the artists in the film on Friday, November 13 at 1:00 pm CT.  Please sign up below to receive the Zoom link.


Students who cannot attend live may submit questions via the form linked below.  The Q&A will be recorded and distributed to all who register.


Keep scrolling to view the film and learn more about it!


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. 

 More About the Artists

Dance Discussions for Middle & High School

Three multi-media discussion guides explore the concept of Dance as Advocacy, globally and in A Tale of Two.

K-8 Dance as Advocacy Online Curriculum

Four 15-minute mini-lessons allow your students to explore the theme Dance as Advocacy through their own choreography.

Rena Butler's Film Asks

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