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danc(e)volve Brings New Works To The MCA

By Michelle Meywes Kopeny in Arts & Entertainment on Jun 6, 2013 3:00PM

Robyn Mineko Williams' ManRouge

Hubbard Street Dance teams up with the Museum of Contemporary Art for a second year of danc(e)volve, beginning tonight. The focus of this two-week festival, and of Hubbard Street’s entire Choreographic Development Initiative, is to cultivate the advancement of contemporary dance. The other arms of the Initiative, the National Choreographic Competition and the Inside/Out Choreographic Workshop, give emerging choreographers the tools and support to create truly innovative pieces that are eligible to be selected for danc(e)volve.

The MCA performances are all new works—six world premieres in all—that have a chance to move on once more, and become part of the company’s active repertoire. This year’s distinguished choreographers are Hubbard Street dancers Jonathan Fredrickson (a danc(e)volve veteran) and Penny Saunders, Andrew Wright (HS2), Terence Marling (HS2 Director) and former company member Robyn Mineko Williams who is presenting a follow-up to her 2012 danc(e)volve piece, Recall.

Most of the dates are already sold out, but tickets still remain for the final two performances on Sunday, June 16. There’s a 3pm matinee and 7:30pm evening performance, and tickets are $35 ($28 for MCA members). Get them fast, because these are likely to sell out, too.

The MCA is located at 220 E. Chicago Ave.