Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (HSDC) Artistic Director Linda-Denise Fisher-Harrell announced the company's 45th-anniversary "sapphire" season: a mix of world premieres and revivals of company and audience favorites.
The 2022-23 Season 45: Sapphire Season begins with HSDC's fall series Refraction at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph St., which will show Sept. 29-Oct. 2 with four season-opening performances.
Fall Series: Refraction will feature The Windless Hold, by Cuban choreographer and Malpaso Dance Company Artistic Director Osnel Delgado; Dichotomy of a Journey, by Darrell Grand Moultrie; and a world premiere in honor of the Year of Chicago Dance, by Chicagoan Randy Duncan, a three-time recipient of Chicago's Ruth Page Award for Outstanding Choreographer of the year.
Returning to the MCA's intimate Edlis Neeson Theater, HSDC brings together repertory revivals and new creations by longtime and new collaborators in Spring Series: Elements,
showcasing the essential elements of Hubbard Street. Program A (March 23-26) features a
world-premiere creation by acclaimed choreographer Thang Dao alongside the company
premiere of Coltrane's Favorite Things, by Lar Lubovitch; a solo excerpt from The
Bystander, by Kyle Abraham; and the return of audience favorite BUSK, by Aszure Barton. The
following week, Program B (March 30-April 2) includes BUSK plus a world premiere by Guggenheim Works & Process awardee Hope Boykin; and the return of Osnel Delgado's The Windless Hold and Spenser Theberge's duet Ne Me Quitte Pas.
To close Hubbard Street's Sapphire Season, Summer Series: Facets celebrates the
company's 45-year legacy. For Program A (May 18-19), HSDC brings a world-premiere homage to Chicago house dance by Rennie Harris, plus selections from the season, including Coltrane's Favorite Things by Lar Lubovitch and Randy Duncan's world-premiere work
from the fall. Program B (May 20 + 21) features encore performances of this season's world-premiere commissions by Hope Boykin, Thang Dao, and Rennie Harrisplus a world-premiere finale by Rena Butler.
Subscriptions for the 45th-anniversary Sapphire Season are now available to renewing season 44 subscribersstarting at $76 plus a $12 handling feeuntil mid-August, when subscriptions open to new members. Renewals are available by calling the Harris Theater Box Office at 312- 334-7777 or visiting hubbardstreetdance.com/subscribe. HSDC is also offering, once again, Young Professionals Subscription packages for $60 plus a handling fee, which includes one Section 3 ticket per series. Visit hubbardstreetdance.com/subscribe to learn more.