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stg: hubbard street returns to seattle

Just got a press release from Seattle Theatre Group re: Hubbard Street Dance Chicago coming to town on October 23.

I can’t wait to see this group! They’re bringing works by Jorma Elo, Nacho Duato, and two Hubbard Street folks: Alejandro Cerrudo and Lucas Crandall.

Tix: $25–$42,

Here’s STG’s press release, verbatim.

“Seattle — Seattle Theatre Group (STG) announces the return of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (HSDC) to The Paramount Theatre on Friday, October 23, 2009 at 8:00 p.m. HSDC, under the leadership of newly appointed artistic director Glenn Edgerton, celebrates over 30 years as one of the most renowned dance institutions in the world, performing annually for more than 100,000 people.

Critically acclaimed for its exuberant, athletic and innovative repertoire, the company features dancers who display unparalleled versatility and virtuosity in performances that inspire, challenge and engage audiences worldwide.

Continually expanding its diverse repertoire with work by leading national and international choreographers, the company also contributes to the art form’s evolution by developing new choreographic talent and collaborating with artists in music, visual art and theatre.

The Seattle program includes:
· A new work by world renown choreographer Jorma Elo
The piece is yet to be named and will premiere in Chicago on October 1st
· Lickety-Split, choreographed by Resident Choregrapher Alejandro Cerrudo
Combining sensual and fluid movement with playful gestures, Lickety-Split is a contemporary work danced by three couples enveloped in the unpredictable layers of love. Moved by the sounds of renowned Bay Area songwriter Devendra Banhart, it is an example of the multi-faceted talent of the company’s artists.
· The Set, choreographed by Lucas Crandall, Associate Artstic Director of HSDC
Flirtation, deception and naiveté inspired this hilarious romp. Set to music by J.S. Bach, The Set features three dancers-and a divan.
· Gnawa, choreography by Nacho Duato
Set to evocative Spanish and North African sounds, Gnawa captivates with its percussive power and sensual grace, combining the spirituality and organic rhythms from the Mediterranean.

In addition to the Friday performance, HSDC dancers will teach two community master classes on Thursday, October 22 at local dance studios.
· Westlake Dance Center
7:30pm – 9:30pm
Int/Adv Jazz ($12; age 14+)
To register call 206.621.7378 or email at
· Spectrum Studios
7:30pm – 9:30pm
Int/Adv Modern ($18; age 14+)
To register call 206.325.4161 or email at

Classes are 90 minutes followed by a 30-minute question and answer session.

Tickets: Hubbard Street Dance Chicago performance tickets are $25.00 – $42.00 and are available online at, by phone at (877)STG-4TIX or (877)784-4849, in person at The Paramount Theatre box office, Monday through Friday 10:00am-6:00pm and The Paramount and Moore Theatre venue kiosks, 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. The Paramount Theatre is located at 911 Pine Street in downtown Seattle.

About Seattle Theatre Group: Seattle Theatre Group is the 501 (c)(3) non-profit arts organization that operates the historic Paramount and Moore Theatres in Seattle, Washington. Our mission is to make diverse performing arts and education an integral part of our region’s cultural identity while keeping these two landmark venues alive and vibrant. STG presents a range of performances from Broadway, off-Broadway, dance and jazz to comedy, concerts of all genres, speakers and family shows – at both historic theatres in Seattle and venues throughout the Puget Sound and Portland, Oregon.”