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 ticket to a Fall or Winter Series performance by Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (a $94 value). Choose from the following dates:
- Thursday, September 30, at 7:30 p.m.
- Friday, October 1, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, October 2, at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, October 3, at 3 p.m.
- Thursday, December 2, at 7:30 p.m.
- Friday, December 3, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, December 4, at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, December 5, 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 Fall and Winter Series are set to awe eyeballs and gratify gray matter with choreography by dance masters from around the globe. The autumnal show has a world-premiere performance choreographed by Los Angeles–born Victor Quijada (who earned the nickname “Rubberband” because of his childhood break-dancing dexterity) in addition to Arcangelo, a mind-bendingly mysterious work by Nacho Duato, a Spaniard who served as artistic director of the National Spanish Dance Company. Winter Series goers will witness a performance of the emotional Petite Mort by Jirí Kylián, a Czech choreographer, and Alejandro Cerrudo, Hubbard Street Dance’s resident choreographer, will also reveal his latest leaping, twisting, and twirling work. 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 handedness.
Performances take place at Harris Theater for Music and Dance at Millennium Park. Tickets are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Seats are assigned based on when Groupons are purchased, so to be seated next to your spouse or landlord, you must purchase multiple Groupons in the same transaction.
Tickets are available for pick up one hour before your purchased performance. Present your Groupon for performance tickets at the designated Groupon ticket pick-up table near the box office at Harris Theater.
The New York Times, the Washington Post, and the San Francisco Chronicle have all featured Hubbard Street Dance. Ten 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.