Hubbard Street: Crystal Pite

Hubbard Street presented three choreographies by Crystal Pite in their second week at the Joyce Theater.

I love how Crystal creates the connections between the dancers… from our relationship with ourselves in “A Picture of You Falling” and “The Other You”… to how 14 dancers work together and in contrast with each other in “Grace Engine.”

Hubbard Street: Decadence

What a stunning program tonight!!! Hubbard Street presented “Decadence/Chicago”, a collection of excerpts from choreographies by Ohad Naharin. I am completely overwhelmed by the creativity, ingenuity, and the power of Ohad’s work. Bravos to the Hubbard Street dancers for an incredible presentation. It’s so wonderful to finally see piece such as “Minus 16” live on stage.

(top photo courtesy of the Joyce Theater)

Fall for Dance: Day Nine

Tonight’s program opened with a bang! Absolutely stunning performance of “Solo Echo” by Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. Choreographed by Crystal Pite. Flawlessly executed by the seven amazing dancers with impeccable techniques: Jacqueline Burnett, Kellie Epperheimer, Michael Gross, Elliot Hammans, Alice Klock, Kevin Shannon, and Florian Lochner (replaced Andrew Murdock).

Beautiful combination of contemporary, modern, jazz, and ballet. So much power and emotion in the individual dancers. What’s more, I love how the group moves and flows as one. Definitely one of my favorite pieces, out of all five programs in this year’s festival.

San Francisco Ballet came out flying (figuratively and literally) with “Concerto Grosso” choreographed by Helgi Tomasson that showcased their five gorgeous male dancers.

Danza Contemporanea de Cuba capped the night with energetic formations of 24 dancers.