FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: September 28, 2000

 

Contact: Debi Edwards, 206-6150

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago returns to Sangamon Auditorium

SPRINGFIELD - At 8 p.m. on Friday, October 13, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago will bring their innovative style of contemporary dance back to the University of Illinois at Springfield's Sangamon Auditorium. Founded in 1977, the touring dance company has combined theatrical jazz, modern, and classical ballet technique. Beginning as a troupe of four dancers performing at senior citizens' homes, the company now includes 20 culturally diverse dancers who perform worldwide. The performance is sponsored by WSEC 14/65 and is also made possible by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council. Now on their third visit to UIS, the company is moving into another era under the new leadership of James A. Vincent. The performance on October 13 will mark the change with his first stewardship outside of Chicago. The company is considered to be one of Illinois' treasures in the performing arts, ranking with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Lyric Opera! Their repertoire features dance pieces by world-renown choreographers. Sechs Tänze (Six Dances) is a farcical piece for eight dancers set to a Mozart score by Jirí Kylián of Nederlands Dans Theater. Let's Call the Whole Thing Off is set to the music of Gershwin and features a couple that can't live with or without each other. The rhythmic and vibrant piece, Jardi Tancat (Enclosed Garden), by Spanish choreographer Nacho Duato, is based on Catalonian folk tunes collected and sung by Maria del Mar Bonet. Lady Lost Found, created by Daniel Ezralow, is a series of whimsical vignettes set to traditional Celtic folk tunes orchestrated by Percy Grainger. Minus 16, by Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin, is a clever and humorous piece that breaks down the barrier between audience and performer. A dinner will be served at 6 p.m. in the UIS cafeteria, PAC level 1. Tickets are $16 (adults), 13.50 (Terrific Friends and up), and 11 (children 12 and under). A Pre-show Discussion & Questions session (PDQ), sponsored by Barnes & Noble, will be held at 7:15 p.m. in the Studio Theatre, PAC level 1. Host Grace Nanavati, director emeritus of the Springfield Ballet Company, will interview Hubbard Street artistic director James A. Vincent.

Tickets for the Hubbard Street Dance Chicago performance are $29, 26, 24, and 15. Tickets can be ordered by calling the Sangamon Auditorium Ticket Office, (217) 206-6160 or (800) 207-6960, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The auditorium administrative offices can be reached at (217) 206-6150 or by e-mail at onstage@uis.edu.

 

COMING EVENTS

October

Tues. 17            Caddie Woodlawn

10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

                        (Class Acts Series-Sponsored by Bank One)

 

Sat. 21              Jekyll & Hyde

2 & 8 p.m.

                        Sponsored by CILCO

                        2 p.m.-$33/30/28/17 (Dinner* 4:30 p.m.)

                        8 p.m.-$35/32/30/18 (Dinner* 6 p.m.)

 

Sat. 28              Illinois Symphony Orchestra

8 p.m.

                        Pops I

$25/22/20

 

November

Tues. 7             Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great             10

a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

                        (Class Acts Series-Sponsored by Bank One)

 

Fri. 10               Little Feat with Leftover Salmon             7:30

p.m.

                        Presented by WCVS FM 96.7 & WFC Foundation; A

benefit for Contact Ministries

                        $25/22.50/20

 

Sat. 11              The Klezmer Conservatory Band                8 p.m.

 

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