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Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Hayes Hall

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Dec 3, 8:00pm
Hayes Hall 8:00pm
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Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Artis—Naples Dance Series


Glenn Edgerton, artistic director

The dancers of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago form one of the country’s most celebrated contemporary dance companies, which presents new works and masterpieces by living artists drawing from a vast array of forms, techniques and traditions. Under the artistic leadership of Glenn Edgerton since 2009, the company is comprised of 16 dancers of unparalleled virtuosity and versatility.


Arrive early to enjoy the Hayes Hall Galleries and light fare at the cafe. The doors to Hayes Hall open 90 minutes prior to this performance.

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago


Hubbard Street Dance Chicago grew out of the Lou Conte Dance Studio at LaSalle and Hubbard streets in 1977, when Lou Conte gathered an ensemble of four dancers to perform in senior centers across Chicago. Barbara G. Cohen soon joined the company as its first Executive Director. Conte continued to direct the company for 23 years, during which he initiated and built relationships with both emerging and established artists.

The main company’s 16 members comprise one of the only ensembles in the U.S. to perform all year long, domestically and around the world, while a nationally renowned summer intensive program brings young artists into its ranks.

The Lou Conte Dance Studio — where Hubbard Street began — has been training the next generation of artists and dance enthusiasts, at all ages and skill levels, since 1974. Under the direction of Claire Bataille, one of the original four Hubbard Street dancers, LCDS attracts aspiring dancers from around the nation and dance enthusiasts in the Chicago area.

As part of its commitment to providing quality training, LCDS maintains a scholarship program for advanced dancers that provide a definitive step into the professional dance world. Additionally, Hubbard Street now offers a Summer Intensive, which provides concentrated training in ballet and modern technique classes, repertoire rehearsals, dance history lectures and health and wellness presentations to pre-professional dancers from across the nation. With a faculty of experienced performers, choreographers and musicians from the Chicago community and an exceptional facility, LCDS continues to be at the forefront of the nation’s training institutions.

Hubbard Street’s Youth, Education, and Community Programs were formed in 1997 in order to offer movement-based arts experiences to students, teachers and families throughout the Chicago area, giving them opportunities to experience and participate in dance activities and to enhance their learning in other curricular areas. These programs are nationwide benchmarks for arts outreach in schools, impacting the lives of thousands of students. In 2009, Hubbard Street launched youth and family programs to teach dance with an emphasis on creative expression. People with Parkinson’s are welcome to Hubbard Street to join the first dance classes in the Midwest for those affected by the disease.

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