Wednesday, March 23, 2016
University Park Campus
Admission is free. Reservations required. RSVP beginning Thursday, February 25, at 9 a.m.
Join us for an evening of dance that will lift your spirits as Hubbard Street 2 takes the Bovard Auditorium stage. A professional company of young dancers, Hubbard Street 2 celebrates the evolution of dance by performing original works by emerging choreographers.
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago is among the world’s top contemporary dance companies. Hubbard Street 2, founded by Julie Nakagawa and Lou Conte in 1997 and now led by Terence Marling, prepares dancers ages 18 to 25 for careers in contemporary dance and identifies next-generation choreographers. As the Chicago Sun-Times reports, “It’s called the ‘second company,’ but there is absolutely nothing second-class about Hubbard Street 2.”
As part of its mission to identify and nurture young choreographers, Hubbard Street 2 initiated a national choreographic competition in 1999. Winners create original works for the company to premiere. Hubbard Street 2 has performed at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Joyce SoHo, festivals around the world, and numerous other prestigious venues. Hubbard Street 2 is also an integral component of Hubbard Street Dance’s youth, education, and community programs, which bring students into the world of dance.
Following the performance, Hubbard Street 2’s artistic director, Terence Marling, will engage in an illuminating discussion with Jodie Gates, vice dean of the USC Kaufman School of Dance.
Organized by the USC Kaufman School of Dance.
Photo: Todd Rosenberg