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Dance
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Over its 40-year-history, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago has tackled a thrilling range of repertoire, working with both veteran choreographers and fresh voices reimagining contemporary dance for new generations. For Program A, the company's "brisk and hot-blooded" (The Washington Post) dancers perform Nacho Duato's first work, Jardí Tancat; Crystal Pite's fierce Grace Engine; Alejandro Cerrudo's enigmatic and sensual Lickety-Split; and William Forsythe's quartet N.N.N.N. Program B features the Bay Area premiere of a new collaboration by two twentysomethings redefining what it means to make dances today—Emma Portner, who has become a sensation for her imaginative viral dance videos; and Lil Buck, who brings the street to the stage as the foremost practitioner of jookin, a vibrant urban dance form that originated in Memphis during the 1990s. The music is by producer Dev Hynes (aka Blood Orange) and features Chicago's new-music sensation Third Coast Percussion performing live.

Program A (Jan 18, Jan 20)
NACHO DUATO
Jardi Tancat (music: Wagner Tiso, Maria del Mar Bonet)
WILLIAM FORSYTHE
N.N.N.N. (music: Thom Willems)
ALEJANDRO CERRUDO
Lickety-Split (music: Devendra Banhart)
CRYSTAL PITE
Grace Engine (music: Owen Belton)
Program B (Jan 19)
EMMA PORTNER and
LIL BUCK
New Piece (music: Dev Hynes, with Third Coast Percussion) (Bay Area Premiere)

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Parking Alerts

Parking will be a problem on campus for the Jan 20 performance due to a Cal Women's Basketball game. Please see our Parking Alert section for more information.

Donor Benefits

Donor Event: Intermission Hospitality
Fri, Jan 18, 8pm
Zellerbach Hall Mezzanine
(Donors of $1500+)
Producer's Circle members are invited to join us for complimentary refreshments on the Mezzanine at Zellerbach Hall during the above performance(s). Donor Intermission Hospitality is the perfect place to enjoy a complimentary glass of wine in the company of other Producer's Circle members.

Donor Event: Intermission Hospitality
Sat, Jan 19, 8pm
Zellerbach Hall Mezzanine
(Donors of $1500+)
Producer's Circle members are invited to join us for complimentary refreshments on the Mezzanine at Zellerbach Hall during the above performance(s). Donor Intermission Hospitality is the perfect place to enjoy a complimentary glass of wine in the company of other Producer's Circle members.

Donor Event: Intermission Hospitality
Sun, Jan 20, 3pm
Zellerbach Hall Mezzanine
(Donors of $1500+)
Producer's Circle members are invited to join us for complimentary refreshments on the Mezzanine at Zellerbach Hall during the above performance(s). Donor Intermission Hospitality is the perfect place to enjoy a complimentary glass of wine in the company of other Producer's Circle members.

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Mt. Beautiful wines generously donated by Leigh Teece in appreciation of Cal Performances' education outreach.


Donor Parking
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Program Notes

Program notes will be available approximately one week before the performance.