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Contemporary dance takes center stage Feb. 3

UGA’s Office of Performing Arts presents Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (above) on Feb. 3 at 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theatre on Baldwin Street. Hubbard Street Dance Chicago is one of the most renowned dance institutions in America and has been hailed as “a national treasure,” by the San Francisco Chronicle. Tickets are $27 (rear orchestra) and $32 (front orchestra). Discount tickets are available for groups. Tickets are half price for UGA students with a valid ID.

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago  was founded in 1977 by dancer and choreographer Lou Conte, who served as artistic director until his retirement from HSDC in 2000. Today, under the leadership of artistic director Jim Vincent, HSDC is among the most original forces in contemporary dance. Critically acclaimed for its athletic and innovative repertoire, the company of 22 dancers presents performances that inspire audiences worldwide, reaching out to more than 150,000 people annually through dance creation, training and community education.

A pre-performance lecture will be given by Danielle Mason, a member of Dance FX. The lecture begins at 7:15 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

The program, which is subject to change,  includes Gnawa (choreographed by Nacho Duato with music by Hassan Hakmoun, Adam Rudolph, Juan Arteche, Xavier Paxadiño, Abou-Khalil, Velez, Kusur and Sarkissian); Strokes Through the Tail (choreographed  by Marguerite Donlon with music by Mozart); Float (choreographed by Julian Barnett with music by Orvar Smarson and Gunnar Tynes); and Minus 16 (choreographed by Ohad Naharin with music by various composers).