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Today’s Groupon gracefully choreographs a $45 Premier seat on the Main Floor or Balcony to any performance in Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s Fall or Winter 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. This Groupon gets you a ticket to any show in HSDC’s Fall or Winter series. Here are descriptions of the dances from the company’s website: * Lickety-Split by Alejandro Cerrudo: Danced by three couples enveloped in the unpredictable layers of love, Lickety-Split is a contemporary work moved by the sounds of renowned Bay Area songwriter Devendra Banhart. (Click here to see a video.) * Walking Mad by Johan Inger: In this madcap comedy, Inger has found the perfect balance between pure dance and theatrical effects. Walking Mad consists of many bizarre and surreal situations propelled by the rhythmic “Boléro” by Maurice Ravel. (Click here to see a video.) * The Set by Lucas Crandall: Flirtation, deception, and naiveté inspired this hilarious romp by Company Associate Artistic Director Lucas Crandall. Set to music by J.S. Bach, The Set features three dancers and a divan.
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.
- 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, The 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, The New York Times
Hubbard Street Dance gets five stars on Yelp: > * FANTASTIC! ENERGETIC! WHIMSICAL! WONDERFUL! This was one of the best theater experiences I’ve had. – Christy M. > * GO SEE Hubbard Street Dance Company. Go. Immediately. Go in Chicago or whatever city they are performing in. – Laura D. > * The best contemporary company in the city, and one of the best in the country. I love love LOVE HSDC, been a fan of many years. – Ryan P.
Twist and Shout
Contemporary dance has its roots in traditional dance, which, in turn, has its roots in that most ancient and noble of arts: Yelling. If you still haven't had your fill after checking out HSDC's Fall and Winter performances, you might be interested in some of the classical yelling pieces being performed by upstart yelling troupes and high school yelling teams around Chicago this Fall:
- Guy on Top of Building Tries to Get Other Guy’s Attention
- Marzipan! Marzipan! Marzipan!
- Dog Does Something Dog Ought Not Have Done
- You Can’t Fire Me, I Quit!
- Guy Below Guy on Building Pressures Guy on Top of Building to Jump Citing Illusion of Height
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.