Hubbard Street Dance Chicago | Harris Theater | Dance | Chicago Reader
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When: March 18-21 2010
Phone: 312-850-9744
Price: $25-$90
Still in his first year as artistic director, Glenn Edgerton is maintaining HSDC's international profile with the company premiere this weekend of 27'52", by Nederlands Dans Theater choreographer Jiri Kylian--the first time Kylian has set the piece on a U.S. troupe. Things fall apart at the seams in this chilling work: the dancers sometimes peel back or split apart a floor covering consisting of six rubber strips spanning the width of the stage. White on top, black underneath, the strips reinforce a sense of a shadowy menace in the sextet, which opens with a woman standing limply before a man who seems to sculpt her. Her eyes half-closed, she's like a sleepwalker at the mercy of an incubus. Dirk Haubrich's music--whines, booms, creaks, bubbly underwater sounds--enhances the horror-flick atmosphere. Two world premieres by company members will also be performed: Alejandro Cerrudo's First Light, danced by Hubbard Street 2, and Terence Marling's At 'em (Atem) Adam, set to a pastiche that samples Billie Holiday, violinist Mark O'Connor, and street musician Louis Thomas Hardin (aka Moondog). Susan Marshall's Kiss completes the program. --Laura Molzahn



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