Todd Rosenberg


Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Jan. 27
7:30 p.m.

As if we weren’t already thrilled to welcome back this dynamic company of unflagging energy, stylistic integrity, and artistic invention, Hubbard Street recently announced that a work by Crystal Pite has been added to the program. The Canadian choreographer and founder of Kidd Pivot, a multidisciplinary company of thrilling physicality and intellectual rigor, already set our hair on fire with “Dark Matters” and “Betroffenheit,” a gripping, visually arresting journey through trauma, addiction, and recovery created with and starring—attention sci-fi/fantasy geeks—Jonathon Young, who played Tesla in Sanctuary. “One Flat Thing,” a work by Pite’s mentor, William Forsythe, who deconstructed ballet to generate the hyper-virtuosic stage body, is also on the program. Pieces by Nacho Duato and Lou Conte round out the evening.