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Alejandro Cerrudo

"Restless Creature" Could Be A Little More Restless

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 06.05.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

It was a lazy Saturday afternoon in Chelsea. Wanderers traipsed across the High Line, stealing light from the sun and embracing summer with selfies and gelato. Underneath them and a few streets east, crowds ventured into the Joyce, the heat outside prompting a soft malaise among them.

DANCE REVIEW: Ballerina Wendy Whelan, Restless for a Reason

Debra Levine | Posted 04.11.2015 | Arts
Debra Levine

Balanchine's chivalrous comportment with Farrell was a memorable treat for audiences in 1965. Fifty years later, former NYCB principal dancer Wendy Whelan made the marvelous and somewhat offbeat decision to launch her post-ballet career squired not by male cohorts, but by a roster of well-selected choreographers dancing in their own creations.

The Art of Falling: Hubbard Street Dance and Second City's Comic Liaisons

Carla Escoda | Posted 12.18.2014 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Early on in the ingenious collaboration between Second City and Hubbard Street Dance, Procol Harum's counterculture hymn permeates Chicago's Harris Theater as actors and dancers assemble in rows of folding chairs facing the audience.

All Is Possible: Hubbard Street's Summer Series

Catherine L. Tully | Posted 08.09.2014 | Arts
Catherine L. Tully

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago brought together three impeccably danced pieces at the Harris Theater Thursday night-one of which was resident choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo's world premiere, The Impossible.

Balancing a Vision: Hubbard Street's Alejandro Cerrudo and One Thousand Pieces

Johnny Nevin | Posted 04.02.2014 | Arts
Johnny Nevin

When the project was announced, the company described the idea as "inspired by Marc Chagall's famed American Windows." That left Cerrudo with the challenge of creating an important and large-scale work. If it was a measure of Hubbard Street's confidence in him.

Emotions in Motion: Hubbard Street Dance Chicago -- Fall Series

Catherine L. Tully | Posted 12.16.2013 | Arts
Catherine L. Tully

Powerful and poignant -- two simple words that provide a quick snapshot of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago's Fall Series at the Harris Theater Thursday evening. Each of the four pieces displayed strong choreography and palpable emotion.

Contemporary Choreographers Muse About Dance Muse Katie Dehler

Debra Levine | Posted 10.13.2013 | Arts
Debra Levine

Katie Dehler, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet's exquisite and treasured lead dancer for 13 seasons and 22 ballets, leaves an indelible impression not only on audiences. The soon-to-retire dancer, both muse and work horse, similarly sparked a trio of choreographers.

Photographing Wendy Whelan In Restless Creature

Christopher Duggan | Posted 07.06.2013 | Arts
Christopher Duggan

After years of photographing and filming performances and rehearsals, Nel and I believe in the power of great dance documentation, but nothing compares to seeing Wendy Whelan perform live. She is captivating, enthralling, alluring -- I just can't describe how I feel when I watch her dance.

Reflecting Chagall: Hubbard Street's "One Thousand Pieces"

Catherine L. Tully | Posted 12.22.2012 | Arts
Catherine L. Tully

The world premiere of Alejandro Cerrudo's One Thousand Pieces was the first full-length work ever presented by Hubbard Street Dance Company, and it is indeed a reflection of Marc Chagall's America Windows in the very best sense of the word.

Dance That Looks Like Music Sounds: Hubbard Street's Alejandro Cerrudo

Johnny Nevin | Posted 07.25.2012 | Home
Johnny Nevin

One of the most revolutionary developments in the art of choreography occurred gradually and unnoticed, as the ability to select music from multiple sources, and reconstruct that music into what is essentially a new structure, became widely available through software-based edititng.

Cerrudo's "Little Mortal Jump" -- Cinematic and Intimate

Catherine L. Tully | Posted 05.26.2012 | Home
Catherine L. Tully

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