Hubbard Street has commissioned Resident Choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo to create a full-length world premiere to celebrate the Company’s significant history as Chicago’s premiere contemporary dance company.
A full-Company work including the dancers of Hubbard Street 2 and featuring the music of Philip Glass, this is the Company’s first, full-length work by a single choreographer, featuring a single theme.
Tentatively titled A Thousand Pieces, Cerrudo’s inspiration for this new dance lies in one of the most beloved Chicago treasures housed at the Art Institute of Chicago, Marc Chagall’s America Windows. The historic panels of stained glass, created by Chagall especially for the Art Institute and dedicated to Chicago’s Mayor Richard J. Daley (1902-1976), commemorate the American Bicentennial. The glowing glass infuses the artist’s landscape of familiar American icons, references to Chicago and symbols of the fine arts with an ethereality that suggests the creative expansiveness made possible by American freedom and liberty. Alejandro Cerrudo’s new work has been dedicated to Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his commitment to making Chicago an international destination for dance.