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PROGRAM NOTES: Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Out of Keeping

INTERMISSION

N.N.N.N.

PAUSE

Excerpt from Second to Last

INTERMISSION

Solo Echo

ARTISTIC TEAM:
Artistic Director – Glenn Edgerton
Executive Director – Jason D. Palmquist
General Manager – Karena Fiorenza Ingersoll
Rehearsal Director – Lucas Crandall
Resident Choreographer – Alejandro Cerrudo
Director of External Affairs – Suzanne Appel
Artistic Associate and Coordinator, Pre-Professional Programs – Meredith Dincolo
Founding Artistic Director – Lou Conte

THE DANCERS:
Jesse Bechard, Jacqueline Burnett, Alicia Delgadillo, Jeffery Duffy,
Kellie Epperheimer, Michael Gross, Jason Hortin, Alice Klock, Emilie Leriche,
Florian Lochner, Ana Lopez, Andrew Murdock, Penny Saunders,
David Schultz, Kevin J. Shannon, Jessica Tong

Director of Production – Jason Brown
Company Manager – Ishanee DeVas
Head of Wardrobe – Rebecca M. Shouse
Lighting Director – Kaitlyn Breen
Stage Manager and Properties Master – Julie E. Ballard
Head Carpenter and Stage Operations – Stephan Panek
Master Electrician – Sam Begich
Audio Engineer – Kilroy G. Kundalini
Touring Wardrobe – Jenni Schwaner Ladd

Out of Keeping

Choreography: Penny Saunders

Music: Ólafur Arnalds, Volker Bertelmann, Karsten Gundermann, Hilary Hahn, Danny Norbury

Set and Lighting Design: Michael Mazzola

Costume Design: Branimira Ivanova

Created for and premièred by Hubbard Street Dance Chicago December 10, 2015 at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park, Chicago. Music by Volker Bertelmann and Hilary Hahn: “North Atlantic” and “Clock Winder,” from the album Silfra, as performed by Hilary Hahn and Hauschka, courtesy of Universal Music Group, used by permission of G. Schirmer, Inc. / Music Sales Group. Music by Danny Norbury: “Speak, Memory,” from the album Dusk, used by permission of Danny Norbury. Music by Ólafur Arnalds: “Tomorrow’s Song,” from the album Living Room Songs. Music by Karsten Gundermann: “Faust – Episode 2 – Nachspiel,” from the album Spheres, as performed by Daniel Hope and Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin, conducted by Simon Halsey, courtesy of Universal Music Group, used by permission of Karsten Gundermann. Elizabeth Yntema for the Mark Ferguson Elizabeth Yntema Family Charitable Trust is the Lead Individual Sponsor of Out of Keeping by Penny Saunders. Additional support for Out of Keeping by Penny Saunders is provided by Individual Sponsors Randy and Lisa White.

N.N.N.N.

Choreography: William Forsythe

Stage Design: William Forsythe

Lighting: William Forsythe

Costume Design: William Forsythe

Music: Thom Willems

Technical Consultant: Tanja Rühl

Staging: Cyril Baldy, Amancio González

N.N.N.N. appears as a mind in four parts, four dancers in a state of constant, tacit connection. Underscored by the sudden murmured flashes of Thom Willems’ music, these dancers enter into a complex, intense inscription. Their arms, heads, bodies and legs become singular voices, each tuned and in counterpoint to the other. These performers write out a text of the voice of the body, slowly, then more and more rapidly, coalescing over and over into a linked entity of flinging arms, folding joints and a sharp, high sense of time. Hubbard Street is honored to be the first U.S. dance company to perform William Forsythe’s N.N.N.N., restaged at the Hubbard Street Dance Center in Chicago by Forsythe with original cast members Cyril Baldy and Amancio González.

N.N.N.N. was created for and premièred by Ballett Frankfurt on November 21, 2002 at the Opernhaus, Frankfurt am Main, Germany; and first performed by Hubbard Street Dance Chicago at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, October 15, 2015. Original score by Thom Willems. Used by permission of Thom Willems. Hubbard Street’s acquisition of N.N.N.N. is sponsored by the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, with support from Sandra and Jack Guthman through the Imagine campaign. Lead Individual Sponsors of the Season 38 Fall Series celebrating William Forsythe are Jay Franke and David Herro. Additional support is provided by Individual Sponsors Pam Crutchfield, Charles Gardner and Patti Eylar, and Richard L. Rodes. The Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation is the Lead Foundation Sponsor of the Season 38 Fall Series.

Excerpt from Second to Last

Choreography &

Costume Concept: Alejandro Cerrudo

Music: Arvo Pärt

Lighting Design: Michael Korsch

Created for and premièred by Ballet Arizona at the Orpheum Theatre, Phoenix, AZ, March 28, 2013. Original Set Design by Wrara Plesoiu. Original Costume Design by Leonor Texidor. First performed by Hubbard Street Dance Chicago as part of The Art of Falling, created for and premièred by Hubbard Street and The Second City, Inc. in collaboration at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park, Chicago, October 16, 2014. Music by Arvo Pärt: “Spiegel im Spiegel,” from the album Arvo Pärt: Alina, as recorded by Dietmar Schwalke, Alexander Malter, Vladimir Spivokov, and Sergei Bezrodny, courtesy of ECM Records. Used by permission of European American Music Distributors Company. The Art of Falling was commissioned by the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park, with support from Sandra and Jack Guthman through the Imagine campaign; was sponsored by Richard L. Rodes, R. Penny Rodes DeMott, GoodSmith, Gregg & Unruh LLP, The Walter E. Heller Foundation and Wessex 504 Corporation; and Choreographer’s Circle Members Meg and Tim Callahan, Sidney and Sondra Berman Epstein, Caryn Jacobs and Dan Cedarbaum, and Sallyan Windt. The Art of Falling was partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

Solo Echo

Choreography: Crystal Pite

Music: Johannes Brahms

Lighting Design: Tom Visser

Stage Design: Jay Gower Taylor

Costume Design: Joke Visser, Crystal Pite

Staging: Eric Beauchesne

Lines for Winter
By Mark Strand

Tell yourself
as it gets cold and gray falls from the air
that you will go on
walking, hearing
the same tune no matter where
you find yourself —
inside the dome of dark
or under the cracking white
of the moon’s gaze in a valley of snow.
Tonight as it gets cold
tell yourself
what you know which is nothing
but the tune your bones play
as you keep going. And you will be able
for once to lie down under the small fire
of winter stars.
And if it happens that you cannot
go on or turn back
and you find yourself
where you will be at the end,
tell yourself
in that final flowing of cold through your limbs
that you love what you are.

Created for and premièred by Nederlands Dans Theater February 9, 2012 at the Lucent Danstheater, Den Haag, the Netherlands. First performed by Hubbard Street Dance Chicago December 10, 2015 at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, Chicago. Music by Johannes Brahms: Allegro non Troppo from Sonata for Cello and Piano in E Minor, Opus 38, and Adagio Affettuoso from Sonato for Cello and Piano in F Major, Opus 99, from the album Brahms Sonatas for Cello & Piano, courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment. Poem by Mark Strand: “Lines for Winter,” from Selected Poems, © 1979 by Mark Strand and published by Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, a division of Random House LLC. All rights reserved. Sara Albrecht is the Lead Individual Sponsor of the Hubbard Street première of Solo Echo by Crystal Pite. Hubbard Street’s touring engagements featuring Solo Echo by Crystal Pite are sponsored by the Lauren Robishaw Creative Fund.