Newton discovered that bodies in motion tend to stay in motion until acted upon by a choreographer, scathing critic, or falling grand piano. Witness the motion of graceful bodies with today’s Groupon: for $45, you get one premier ticket to a Spring or Summer Series performance by Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (a $94 value). Choose from the following dates:
- Thursday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m.
- Friday, March 18 at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, March 19 at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, March 20 at 3 p.m.
- Thursday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m.
- Friday, May 20 at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, May 21 at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, May 22 at 3 p.m.
Hubbard Street Dance, one of the country’s preeminent contemporary dance companies, cultivates innovation by staging diverse dance techniques and forms. This year’s Spring and Summer Series are set to awe eyeballs and gratify gray matter with choreography by dance masters from around the globe. Vernal show-goers will witness a pair of Israeli-born performances: a collage of recent work from Tel Aviv’s Batsheva Dance Company’s artistic director Ohad Naharin and a world debut by its resident choreographer, Sharon Eyal. The summer show inaugurates a collaboration with LINES Ballet, including a performance of artistic director Alzono King’s Following the Subtle Current Upstream along with two other works. Your premier-level seat on the main floor or balcony gets you close enough to the action to guess about the dancers’ right or left footedness.
Performances take place at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance at Millennium Park. Tickets are assigned in the order in which they were purchased and are available for pick-up at the theater up to one hour before your performance. To be seated next to your spouse or landlord, you must purchase multiple Groupons in the same transaction.
The New York Times, the Washington Post, and the San Francisco Chronicle have all featured Hubbard Street Dance. Nine Yelpers give it a five star average. > * It’s not often audiences leave a modern dance performance feeling thoroughly entertained. Confused or deeply moved, yes, but not like the previous two hours were a rip-roaring good time. Hubbard Street Dance Chicago delivered just such a crowd-pleasing evening… – Rebecca J. Ritzel, Washington Post > * The Hubbard Street Dance Company is one of the success stories of dance today. – Jennifer Dunning, New York Times
Lou Conte Dance Studio
Back in 1974, Lou Conte Dance Studio was nothing more than a twinkle in Claire Bataille's eye. Nearly 40 years and a slew of international acclaim later, the studio has become a pillar of the Chicago dance community. Today, Bataille—who earned the Ruth Page Award for Outstanding Dancer— and her staff lead more than 70 dance and fitness classes every week for teens, adults, beginners, and professionals. Their regular workshops delve into the nuances and history of dance, enhancing the curriculum with focused lessons and special lectures on the dangers of carelessly discarding banana peels.