When: Fri., June 27, 8 p.m. and Sat., June 28, 8 p.m. 2014
What began in 1977 as four dancers performing in senior centers throughout Chicago has blossomed into Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. One of the most original troupes in contemporary dance, the 18-member ensemble draws from a repertoire that highlights the world's most innovative choreographers. Nacho Duato’s vibrant, North African-influenced “Gnawa” opens a program that spans decades and dance styles. Shifting gears, Alejandro Cerrudo’s “PACOPEPEPLUTO” pays tribute to the Rat Pack with a suite of male solos set to music by Dean Martin. Rounding out the evening, Steve Reich’s percussive score punctuates Jiří Kylián’s mesmerizing ballet “Falling Angels,” featuring an all-female cast.