The Windy City is in the house this week at The Wallis with the collaborative performance of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and the music ensemble Third Coast Percussion, here for a three-night engagement in Beverly Hills.
The West Coast premiere of Emma Portner’s FOR ALL ITS FURY will open the show, prefaced by the composition “Perfectly Voiceless.” The solo work by Rena Butler is outstanding in this piece, and the energetic male pairings between Craig D. Black, Jr., Elliot Hammans, Florian Lochner, and Andrew Murdock are distinctive.
A second local premiere—Teddy Forance’s EVERYTHING MUST GO—will close out the first half of the evening. The works in Act One run in continuum, and the music for all three was written by Devonté Hynes.
After the break, the groups will perform Ohad Naharin’s IGNORE, Alejandro Cerrudo’s PACOPEPEPLUTO, and Crystal Pite’s SOLO ECHO.
Thursday through Saturday, January 10, 11, and 12.
All shows at 7:30 pm.
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
Bram Goldsmith Theater
9390 Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills.
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago performs choreographer Teddy Forance’s Everything Must Go with David Skidmore of Third Coast Percussion.
Hubbard Street dancers (from left) Kellie Epperheimer, Jacqueline Burnett, Adrienne Lipson, Alicia Delgadillo, and Rena Butler in Ignore from Decadance/Chicago by Ohad Naharin.
Hubbard Street dancer Craig D. Black Jr. in PACOPEPEPLUTO by Alejandro Cerrudo.
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago in Solo Echo by Crystal Pite.
Hubbard Street dancer Rena Butler in For All Its Fury by Emma Portner.
All photographs by Kevin Parry, January 10, 2019, at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.