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See Hubbard Street Dance This Weekend On Stage Or On The Big Screen

By Michelle Meywes Kopeny in Arts & Entertainment on Jun 5, 2014 6:00PM

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Hubbard Street Dance Chicago in Falling Angels by Jiří Kylián. Photo by Todd Rosenberg.

The 40-foot wide LED screen at Pritzker Pavilion will once again see a live dance simulcast from the Harris Theater (the first was the Paris Opera Ballet performing Giselle two years ago). It’s all part of Hubbard Street Dance’s Summer Series, which has a special long program slated for the simulcast performance on Friday. Nacho Duato’s Gnawa and a world premiere from Resident Choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo will be performed all four days of the series, but Friday’s program will also include Cerrudo’s PACOPEPEPLUTO as well as Jiří Kylián's Falling Angels.

Kylián's piece is a holdover from the company’s “all-Kylián” program in March, which featured only works from the Czech master of contemporary dance. The all-female piece is one of the most striking with a driving percussion score from Steve Reich, which will once again be performed live by the Third Coast Percussion trio. Cerrudo’s new work, The Impossible, marks his 13th world premiere for the company. The piece crosses lines between dance and theater and features costuming from “Jeff” Award winner Branimira Ivanova.

The Pritzker simulcast is free to the public as part of Millennium Park’s 10th anniversary celebration. The Harris, also celebrating a decade, is closing out it’s anniversary season with this series, running tonight through Sunday, June 8. Tickets for the Harris Theater performances are $25-$99.

Harris Theater is at 205 E. Randolph, and Pritzker Pavilion is located inside Millennium Park.