"In this process, I really wanted to get to know the Hubbard Street dancers of today. I wanted to explore the fullness of them. Knowing them became inspiring. It was the door to making something happen. I would give them prompts, and they would respond, and we would move through their stories, their reflections, their poems, and their texts. And the piece was born from those ideas. I found that really exciting. There are really brilliant, brilliant minds at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago."Jonathan Fredrickson
Jonathan Fredrickson was born in Corpus Christi, Texas. He attended California Institute of the Arts where he received his BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography. Jonathan danced with the Limon Dance Company from 2006-2011, and created two works on the company during his time there, The Edge of Some World and Chrysalis. In 2010, he was a winner of Hubbard Street’s National Choreographic Competition and was also honored as one of Dance Magazine's "25 To Watch." He then danced with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago from 2011 - 2015, where he was commissioned to create two new works on the company, Untitled Landscape and For the Wandered. His work has been shown in festivals such as Hong Kong Dance Festival, Reverb Dance Festival, and White Wave, and he has created for school programs like California Institute of the Arts, CalState Fullerton, Limon Institute, and Sundance/Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre. He joined the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch in 2015, where he has been performing her work internationally, and creating for the company's choreographic platform UNDERGROUND with the works Epilogue and Afternoon Forest Birds.
Photo by Paul Octavious
A native of Maine, Tobin Del Cuore began his ballet training at the Walnut Hill School in Natick, Massachusetts. He attended The Juilliard School under the direction of Benjamin Harkarvy, graduating in 2001 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Upon graduating, Del Cuore joined the artists of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, where he danced for six years. Del Cuore has since danced for Aszure Barton & Artists, The Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, The Metropolitan Opera, BalletX, Alessandra Ferri Dance, Houston Grand Opera, The Lyric Opera of Chicago, and SFDanceworks. Today, Del Cuore works closely with Aszure Barton, assisting in new creations, staging existing work and creating video projections. Del Cuore also stages work for Lar Lubovitch and Alejandro Cerrudo and recently was associate choreographer for the US National Tour of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage. In 2011 Del Cuore founded his production company, Imagination + Muscle, where he has produced and directed numerous music videos, commercials, promos, dance films, and multi-camera live performance captures.
Photo by Steven Trumon Gray
Oleg Stepanov was born in Ural, Russia, and currently lives in Wuppertal, Germany. Oleg began his career as an engineer, but since 2008 he has been a dance and video artist. He was engaged in Gothenburg Dance Company for three years, and since 2016 he has been part of Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch. Parallel to this, Oleg started to experiment with sound and music making. To date, he has released two full albums, In Search of Something Elusive and Lost Contours of Memory Shine, and is currently working on the new release. He’s inspired to create music that would make you move, literally or figuratively. His music spans a spectrum from reflective and intimate to spatial and disturbing. His work often refers to the theme of time, memory, and its distortion.
Photo by Alberto Mancini