Hubbard Street Dance Chicago brings rare Forsythe creation to the Barclay

Dance
There’s history here. Hubbard Street Dance Chicago was first presented by the Irvine Barclay Theater at UC Irvine nearly 25 years ago under the auspices of its founding director, Lou Conte. The company, since 2009 under the leadership of artistic director Glenn Edgerton, has moved from its jazz-dance roots to being one of the nation’s ...

Chicago troupes bring “The Art of Falling” to Los Angeles

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It’s not immediately obvious why Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and The Second City improv troupe collaborated on “The Art of Falling,” coming to the Ahmanson Theatre next weekend, except that both companies are based in Chicago. So I asked Michael Solomon, Associate Vice President of Programming at The Music Center, if he knew why. “Both ...

L.A. ballet builders give boost to Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Dance
A bevy of Angelenos joined forces with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and its artistic director, Glenn Edgerton, to make a June 1 gala fundraiser a rousing success. Los Angeles philanthropist Glorya Kaufman presented an artistic Spotlight Award to renowned choreographer William Forsythe, associate choreographer with the Paris Opéra Ballet as of fall 2015, and incoming faculty ...

Contemporary-choreography connoisseurs convene in Chicago

Dance
A Western pow-wow of three dance chieftains… convened in the capitol of the midwest on the occasion of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet‘s weekend performance at Chicago’s Harris Theater. In the photo, ex-Joffrey Ballet men Adam Sklute, Tom Mossbrucker and Glenn Edgerton, directors, respectively, of Ballet West, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. ...

Laguna Dance Festival: What’s not to love?

Dance
One of southern California’s most charming beach communities with a long history as an art colony (group it with Carmel in the north and Santa Barbara on the central coast), Orange County’s Laguna Beach hosts, with civic pride, an eight-year-running dance festival. It’s the labor of love of Jodie Gates, the former Joffrey Ballet ballerina. ...