Chicago’s Hubbard Street 2 performs in Vail today |

Chicago’s Hubbard Street 2 performs in Vail today

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO, Colorado
Special to the DailyChicago's Hubbard Street 2 will perform a free family matinee at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater on Sunday.

VAIL ” Dance enthusiasts of all ages will have the opportunity to experience one of the nation’s top performance ensembles on Sunday afternoon as the 2007 Vail International Dance Festival comes to a close. Hubbard Street 2 will perform a family matinee at noon at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater.

The free performance will bring down the curtain on the 10-show, two-week festival at both the Ford Amphitheater and Vilar Center for the Arts.

Based in Chicago, Hubbard Street 2 is a company of six dancers, between the ages of 17 and 25, who perform a repertoire of works by some of the nation’s most promising young choreographers. The group annually touches more than 35,000 people through performances in schools, community centers and theaters.

Since its inception in 1997, the company has become a respected training ground for young, professional dancers and choreographers, as well as a major component of parent company Hubbard Street Dance Company’s education and community programs and a resource for new dancers for Hubbard Street’s main company.

With the desire to expose the dancers and audiences to a wide variety of dance techniques, movement styles and artistic approaches, Hubbard Street 2 strives to assemble an eclectic body of work, with an emphasis on new creation. Their repertoire reflects influences from ballet to hip-hop to improvisation, while also featuring full company works and more intimate pieces.

The free family matinee with Hubbard Street 2 will be the second free performance in conjunction with the Vail International Dance Festival, joining the July 31 free Bud Light Hot Summer Nights show with the urban funk hip-hop showcase, featuring Break!

The Vail International Dance Festival, Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater and Vilar Center for the Arts are all programs and facilities of the Vail Valley Foundation. For additional information please call 949-1999 or visit

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