February 12, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.
Jesse Bechard and Meredith Dincolo in One Thousand Pieces © Photo: Todd Rosenberg

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

One Thousand Pieces

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Jesse Bechard and Meredith Dincolo in One Thousand Pieces © Photo: Todd Rosenberg
Dance
“... a magnificently beautiful achievement. One Thousand Pieces is creamy, flowing, seamless ... rich design, power and poetry. The ending ... is dance heaven.” Sid Smith, The Chicago Tribune

Resident choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo’s magical One Thousand Pieces – the company’s first-ever full-evening work – was created in celebration of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s 35th anniversary in 2012. Cerrudo’s velvety spectacle for 24 dancers, with music by Philip Glass, was inspired by Marc Chagall’s America Windows, stunning panels of glowing stained glass donated to the Art Institute of Chicago in 1977 – the same year Hubbard Street was founded – to commemorate America’s bicentennial. One Thousand Pieces is a fast-moving onslaught of gorgeous, classically pure dance extolling the importance of creativity, cross-disciplinary collaboration and innovation. It’s also a fluid and eye-poppingly brilliant testament to the power of contemporary dance.

For information on the masterclass with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago please click here.

Performance is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes including intermission

video:
Jesse Bechard and Meredith Dincolo in One Thousand Pieces © Photo: Todd Rosenberg
Jonathan Fredrickson in One Thousand Pieces © Photo: Todd Rosenberg
Hubbard Street dancers in One Thousand Pieces © Photo: Todd Rosenberg

Artists

  • Choreography Alejandro Cerrudo
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