Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
American Dance Festival at DPAC
Jun 29 - 30 , 2012
As a repertory company with unparalleled versatility, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago remains one of the most original and forward-thinking contemporary dance companies. They continue to present the works of numerous choreographers and styles, including this summer’s presentation of Twyla Tharp’s new piece, Scarlatti (2011). Created specifically for Hubbard Street, this work is set to seven sonatas and one fugue by Domenico Scarlatti. The company will also perform 2012 Scripps/ADF Awardee William Forsythe’s 1993 work, Quintett, a joyously complex and contemplative contemporary ballet that shines with Forsythe’s choreographic genius. This quiet masterpiece is set to Gavin Bryars’ Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet as it explores themes of loss, hope, fear, and joy. Additionally, the company will present Too Beacoup by Sharon Eyal, Batsheva Dance Company’s House Choreographer.
Scripps/ADF Award Presentation to William Forsythe will be at the top of the Saturday, 8pm program.
Post Performance Discussion: Friday, June 29
Children's Matinee Performance: Saturday, June 30, 1:00pm-2:00pm
"Harold and the Purple Crayon: A Dance Adventure"
About the Choreographers
Twyla Tharp has choreographed more than 135 dances and five Hollywood movies, directed and choreographed four Broadway shows and four television specials, and written three books. In 1965, she founded her dance company, Twyla Tharp Dance. In addition to choreographing for her own company, she has created pieces for several renowned dance companies around the world, including Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. Tharp was instrumental in creating and setting a plush repertoire of work for the company, helping to form the renowned organization that exists today. She has received one Tony Award, two Emmy Awards, and 19 honorary doctorates, the Samuel H. Scripps American Dance Festival Award for Lifetime Achievement, the Vietnam Veterans of America President’s Award, the 2004 National Medal of the Arts, the 2008 Jerome Robbins Prize, and a 2008 Kennedy Center Honor.
Raised in New York and initially trained in Florida, William Forsythe has danced with the Joffrey Ballet and later the Stuttgart Ballet, where he was appointed Resident Choreographer in 1976. Over the next seven years, he created new works for the Stuttgart ensemble and ballet companies in Munich, The Hague, London, Basel, Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, Paris, New York, and San Francisco. In 1984, he began a 20-year tenure as director of the Ballet Frankfurt, where he created several works. After the closure of the Ballet Frankfurt in 2004, Forsythe established a new, more independent ensemble, The Forsythe Company, which now exclusively perform his latest works.
Sharon Eyal joined Batsheva Dance Company in 1990, during which time she developed her talents as a choreographer and was named Associate Artistic Director in 2003 and 2004. In 2005, Eyal was invited to serve as Batsheva’s Resident Choreographer, a position she still holds today. Too Beaucoup is her first work created for and presented by an American dance company.
- Friday, June 29, 2012 - 8:00 PM
- Saturday, June 30, 2012 - 1:00 PM
- Saturday, June 30, 2012 - 8:00 PM