Click above to buy a premier ticket to Hubbard Street Dance on Saturday, 3/20/10, at 8 p.m. Click on the links below for other dates and times:
- Buy here for Thursday, 3/18/10, at 7:30 p.m.
- Buy here for Friday, 3/19/10, at 8 p.m.
- Buy here for Sunday, 3/21/10, at 3 p.m.
- Buy here for Thursday, 6/3/10, at 7:30 p.m.
- Buy here for Friday, 6/4/10, at 8 p.m.
- Buy here for Saturday, 6/5/10, at 8 p.m.
- Buy here for Sunday, 6/6/10, at 3 p.m.
Today’s Groupon gracefully choreographs a $45 premier seat on the main floor or balcony to any performance in Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s Spring or Summer Series (a $90 value). HSDC is the preeminent contemporary dance company in Chicago; the Washington Post says a twirl at HSDC is a “rip-roaring good time.”
Nothing tops the feeling that comes from seeing the human body in motion. A perfectly choreographed contemporary dance piece is like a new language that’s comprehendible because your body already speaks it. A ticket to a dance performance is a great way to out-culture your friends and coworkers, impress a date, or leave the house.
The Spring Series (March 18–21) features the company premiere of 27’ 52” by world-renowned choreographer Jirí Kylián, in which dancers seamlessly manipulate each other’s movements—blurring the line between one partner and the next. The program also includes world premieres by HSDC’s Alejandro Cerrudo and Terence Marling, and a return of Susan Marshall’s Kiss, in which male and female dancers are suspended by harnesses that allow them to soar off the stage in a sensuous aerial duet.
The Summer Series (June 3–6) features world premieres by Aszure Barton and Alejandro Cerrudo and Bardo by Toru Shimazaki. Check out Hubbard Street’s website for videos and information about its repertoire.
Performances take place at Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park. You get a premier seat, which means you’re close to the action on the main floor or balcony. (Your seat will be assigned in either area and will be done on a first-come, first-served basis based on best availability; click here to see the seating chart.)
Note: You must exchange your Groupon for performance tickets at Harris Theater’s box office on the day of your purchased performance. The Spring Series contains partial nudity.
The New York Times, the Washington Post, and the San Francisco Chronicle all dance to the beat of Hubbard Street Dance: > * 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 > * As they dance, the most common reaction is simply a broad smile of satisfaction. – Octavio Roca, San Francisco Chronicle > * 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.