Chicago’s Hubbard Street 2 mixes purple crayon power with infinite imagination to create an infectiously fun, interactive dance adventure.
“Every kid’s introduction to dance should be as natural and easy as this show”
TIME OUT CHICAGO KIDS
Based on the beloved story by Crockett Jackson and accompanied by Andrew Bird’s musical score, a young, curious boy named Harold draws to discover his next adventure. Hubbard Street Dance Chicago is among the most original forces in contemporary dance. As one of the only professional dance companies to perform year-round, Hubbard Street has been continually touring nationwide and internationally for the past 35 years. Hubbard Street 2’s dancers reach thousands annually with valuable outreach in schools, site-specific work in museums and cultural institutions and repertoire performances.
"My goal," says original director Taryn Kaschock Russell, "is to inspire creation. I want children and families to leave the theater feeling like the world around them is their canvas, waiting to be brought to life. I want them to realize that every move they make — whether they’re walking, running, spinning or, yes, dancing — they’re adding color to the world that they are creating.”
RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 4 AND UP.
PRE-SHOW: Join us one hour prior to each performance for an educational activity. Print out the Harold coloring sheets at home by clicking here and bring them the day of the performance. We will work together to create a “collective canvas.”
POST-SHOW: A Q&A with Company Members will take place on October 5 immediately after the 5pm show, and October 6 immediately after the 2pm show.
View the full program here.
SAVE ON OUR BIG RED CHAIR FAMILY SERIES
For $140, THE 2013/2014 BRC 6-PACK includes 6 tickets to attend Big Red Chair performances of your choosing and a $50 contribution in support of future Skirball Center programming.
LIMIT TWO PACKAGES PER FAMILY, PER SEASON, AND 4 TICKETS PER PERFORMANCE. AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE THROUGH NOVEMBER 9; OTHER LIMITS AND RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY.
THE 2013/2014 BIG RED CHAIR SERIES:
November 9 | The Very Hungry Catepillar...
November 29-December 1 | Dinosaur Train Live!
NYU SKIRBALL CENTER'S BIG RED CHAIR FAMILY SERIES IS MADE POSSIBLE IN PART WITH GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM JOAN GANZ COONEY AND L. JAY AND MARY ELLEN OLIVA WITH ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FROM CON EDISON FOR FAMILY EDUCATIONAL AND ENRICHMENT PROGRAMMING.
PHOTOS BY TODD ROSENBERG